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Essential Corporate Governance

A one-day training course that examines in detail the principles of corporate governance in the UK and how they should be applied

Duration: Full day        CPD: 6 hours

About

This essential corporate governance training course provides delegates with an understanding of key governance debates and principles and offers practical advice on compliance and best practice. It explores the key governance frameworks and regulation, including in-depth coverage of the UK Corporate Governance Code, board structures, roles and committees, reporting and disclosure, corporate social responsibility and risk.

Guest speakers for this course include Tony Hoskins, director of corporate consultancy The Virtuous Circle, speaking on corporate social responsibility.

Who is this course for?
Company secretarial and compliance staff, lawyers, accountants and other professionals who require a thorough overview of corporate governance. Some prior knowledge of business administration is assumed. Those seeking to learn more about the fundamentals of corporate governance should refer to our Introduction to Corporate Governance course.

Course highlights

  • The UK Corporate Governance Code
  • The board, its role and its committees
  • Director induction, training and effectiveness
  • Internal control and risk management
  • Stakeholder management
  • The company secretary’s role

What will you get out of it?

  • An understanding of the development of corporate governance in the UK from its origins to the present day
  • The tools to examine your own organisation’s governance arrangements and consider how it might be improved
  • An opportunity to explore with your peers definitions of, and differences between, good governance practice and bad
  • Six months’ free affiliate membership of ICSA on attending this course. This gives you opportunities to extend your learning through regular briefings and the knowledge base, benefit from exclusive discounts on further training and publications and extend your network. Discover more.

Upgrade to a Professional Development Award

This course forms part of the ICSA Professional Development Award in Company Law and Compliance in Listed Companies.

To find out more, call 020 7612 7034 or contact us

Here’s what past delegates said about this course:

“Very informative…Good to hear experiences from other delegates.”
Alex Mair, Chief Executive and Company Secretary

Programme

08.45 Registration, tea/coffee
09.00 What is corporate governance?

How do we define this and what is ‘good’ governance?
The distinction between governance and management
Key governance issues. The Company Secretary’s role in governance

09.40

Introduction to the UK corporate governance framework
Key provisions of the UK corporate governance code;

10.10

Your approach to governance
Proportionality; Embedding your approach; Benefits of good governance

10.30

The development of corporate governance in the UK
How UK governance has developed since the 1990s, Why changes were
made and why we have the framework we have today

11.00 Tea/coffee
11.15 Case Study
11.45

The UK Code of Corporate Governance and the board
Role and composition of the board: balance independence and diversity;
Roles of executive and non-executive directors (including SIDs);
Roles of the Chairman and CEO;

12.30

The board committees
Role and composition of audit, remuneration and nomination committees;
Appointment and re-election and the nomination committee;
Directors’ remuneration and the remuneration committee;

13.15 Lunch
14.00

Reporting internal control and risk management
Corporate reporting, including governance reporting;
The Turnbull guidance and risk management

14.45

Board induction, training and effectiveness
Induction and professional development; Board performance evaluation

15.15 Tea/coffee
15.30

Non financial reporting – Strategic Report and Corporate Social
Responsibility
The requirements behind the Strategic Report;
Latest developments in narrative reporting requirements;
How to handle CSR reporting in annual reports and accounts, and elsewhere

16.15

Stakeholder management
Communication, shareholder activism and engagement; Investor relations;

16.30 Discussion and conclusions
16.45 Close

Trainers

Julia Casson

Julia Casson

Julia is Director of Board Insight Limited, which advises clients on corporate governance best practice. It carries out board and committee evaluation work and runs professional development courses on topics such as corporate governance, directors’ role and responsibilities and company law.

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Louis Cooper

Louis Cooper is a non-executive director of NEDA, specialising in corporate governance, risk management and internal control training, consulting and advisory services. Louis sits on the Quoted Company Alliance Corporate Governance Committee, is a member of the Institute of Risk Management Special Interest Group on Risk Innovation and is a member of the Institute of Internal Auditors.

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Tony Hoskins

Tony Hoskins

Tony Hoskins is Chair of the Asesoria Group, a professional services company, supporting organisations with their Governance, Corporate Responsibility and Human Capital Management strategies.

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Course price

£665 + VAT (Non-members)
£510 + VAT (ICSA members)
£335 + VAT (ICSA students)

Dates for 2017 are fully booked.

To be put on the waiting list for 2017 dates please call 020 7612 7034 or contact us

Click below to secure your spot today for the next available date:

Course date

6 February 2018 Book now

Course location

  • Saffron House
    6-10 Kirby St
    London
    EC1N 8TS

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    London
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    London
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13 November 2018 Book now

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    6-10 Kirby St
    London
    EC1N 8TS

Free affiliateship

Get six months free affiliate membership of ICSA with this course and benefit from our knowledge, network and exclusive discounts.

Course price

£665 + VAT (Non-members)
£510 + VAT (ICSA members)
£335 + VAT (ICSA students)

Dates for 2017 are fully booked.

To be put on the waiting list for 2017 dates please call 020 7612 7034 or contact us

Click below to secure your spot today for the next available date:

Course date

6 February 2018 Book now

Other dates

Course location

  • Saffron House
    6-10 Kirby St
    London
    EC1N 8TS

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