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The Board & Corporate Governance

Build the trust, transparency and accountability necessary for fostering long-term investment, financial stability and business integrity to support stronger growth and more inclusive societies

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A one-day Corporate Governance course

Corporate Governance Training: Introduction

  • Some Basic Principles
  • What is the role of the board?
  • What is corporate governance?
  • The international perspective - divergence or convergence?
  • US Sarbanes Oxley - act style legislation
  • UK-style voluntary code
  • The Senior Managers Regime
  • Regulatory expectations

Corporate Governance Course Content

  • Why does good corporate governance matter?
  • What does “good” look like?
  • Does good boardroom practice lead to good performance?
  • The ‘corruption premium’ and the cost of accessing global capital
  • Countering the vulnerability of short-term capital flows
  • Assessing governance in others
  • Governance in banks - the agency problem; opaqueness, “rogue traders”
  • The role of the bank in improving the governance of the corporate sector
  • How poor governance can cause systemic financial crises
Case Study/Example

Legislative Framework

  • Then the legal responsibilities of the directors
  • Listing requirements: how capital markets impose corporate governance requirements
  • Corporate governance codes
  • Recent regulatory trends in corporate governance
  • How to develop a corporate governance code for your company
  • Governance disclosures: governance as a competitive edges
Corporate Governance Course Case Study & Example

The Role of the Board

  • Principles of independence and leadership
  • Building the right working relationship between the Board and management
  • The Board’s responsibilities for:
    • Management oversight
    • Protection of stakeholders’ rights
    • Disclosure and transparency
    • The company’s strategy
  • Board Composition
  • Independent and non-executive directors 
  • New powers for non-executive directors, stiffer penalties for negligence 
  • Rule of engagement: defining the non-executive director 
  • How two-tier boards embed ‘independence’ – sometimes at a cost 
  • Board meetings basics; information for directors
Case Study/Example

Board Governance Training: The Board in Practice

  • What are committees for?
  • Rules and principles for committees.
  • The role of the Audit Committee
  • Other key committees
  • Membership and expertise requirements; “financial literacy” requirements; processes and procedures
  • Resources for Committee Members
  • Relationships with internal and external auditors
  • Managing changes in membership
  • Structuring internal oversight, reviewing internal controls
  • Board nominations: whom to appoint to the board?
  • Sourcing directors 
  • Creating effective Board appraisals and assessments 
  • How the board should manage succession planning 
  • Setting pay and compensation in the company: basic principles 
Case Study/Example

Governance & Risk

  • The oversight of risk
  • Assigning responsibility in management 
  • The role of the Chief Risk Officer
  • Reporting line practices 
  • Modern systematic approaches to risk management
  • Tools for the Board 
  • Enterprise Risk Management  
  • Extreme event management
  • Board governance course case study & example

Dealing With Key Stakeholders

  • Disclosure and financial reporting best practices 
  • Investor relations: the practicalities for the board 
  • Communicating governance inside and outside the company 
  • Shareholders and their rights 
  • Shareholder stewardship; communications between the board and shareholders 
  • Dealing with shareholder activism  
  • Managing the annual shareholders’ meeting

Corporate Governance Course Conclusion and Review & Feedback

Delivering sessions at Redcliffe Training is an individual with over 40 years of experience working in the banking and financial sector. For much of his career, our corporate governance training specialist was in senior management and Director roles. Having gained the relevant qualifications at a distinction level, our trainer is a former Institute of Banking Lecturer.

As a subject matter expert on all aspects of retail, corporate and global banking, including risk management and regulatory compliance, you’re in extremely capable hands. Our trainer has lectured extensively to both leading global financial institutions and smaller bespoke specialists alike. He has delivered extensive programs in all parts of the world including the USA, Europe, MENA, Africa, and Hong Kong. He is an accredited Master Trainer at the world’s biggest global trade finance bank and brings a wealth of knowledge to this board governance course.

Corporate governance training courses allow delegates to:
  • Define the nature, important components and requirements of corporate governance frameworks.
  • Integrate requirements harmoniously with existing initiatives.
  • Identify behavioural and procedural requirements of good governance.
  • Assign relevant roles, responsibilities, and accountability within an appropriate structure and culture based on values.
  • Appreciate the importance of risk governance and how to achieve it.
  • By the end of this corporate governance training, delegates are fully aware of the Board’s informational and assurance needs to discharge its oversight effectively while ensuring appropriate stakeholder engagement.

  • Delivered by former board members, corporate governance training course delegates benefit directly from these bespoke sessions.
  • We have delivered interactive workshops on corporate governance training and similar topics for many years to different-sized organisations and as a result, we are completely up to date with modern corporate governance thinking.
  • We are privileged to have been asked to deliver risk management and corporate governance training courses to some of the world’s largest corporates, highlighting our subject knowledge.
  • Even at the senior board level, we understand the importance of delivering relevant and interactive training.
  • Learning is supplemented by real-life examples and interesting case studies to illustrate key points.
  • We bring this topic alive, delivering in a manner that ensures delegates see immediate relevance within board governance training sessions.

Corporate Governance is not the same as management, demanding different approaches, competencies, and styles. It’s the way organisations are directed and controlled. It is the toolkit for the processes and the oversight which drives the highest standards of leadership, accountability, and behaviour. During this corporate governance course, we’ll cover all the necessary aspects.

Strong governance is a key enabler for Boards and organisations to make well-informed and appropriate decisions, implement them effectively, and achieve critical stakeholder outcomes by acting appropriately and fairly. New or updated corporate governance laws, regulations and directives are frequently released.

At Redcliffe Training, sessions highlight why good corporate governance is of increasing importance globally. Its purpose to help build trust, transparency and accountability is necessary for fostering long-term investment, financial stability and business integrity. This results in the support of stronger growth and more inclusive societies; all covered in corporate governance training.
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