Introduction to Corporate Governance

What exactly is corporate governance? Why is it so important? Who is responsible for it in an organisation – and what do they do? Designed specifically for those with no prior knowledge of the subject, this course examines how corporate governance works in the UK, and the legal and regulatory framework which underpins what organisations do. It looks in detail at some of the key governance responsibilities for company boards, and explores the role of shareholders and other stakeholders.

Course details

Trainer: Julia Casson
Type: Full day
Location: ICSA, Saffron House, 6–10 Kirby Street, London, EC1N 8TS


  • What is corporate governance?
  • Who is responsible for it in a company?
  • How governance works in the UK
  • Roles on the board: who they are, what they do
  • Case study: management, governance and leadership
  • Shareholders and stakeholders.

What will you get out of it?

  • An understanding of the key concepts and discussions in this area
  • The confidence, through the use of group working and a governance case study, to apply the concepts examined to your own organisation
  • Insight into the relationship between governance, corporate values and ethics.

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