A one-day course on how good governance can create value in unlisted and private companies
Duration: Full day CPD: 6 hours
This course examines how, through the application of good governance principles, private companies can better direct and manage their operations, lower their running costs and improve the reputation of their business. The increased focus on governance in recent years is putting pressure on directors and company secretaries of private and unlisted companies to be more professional in the performance of their duties.
Far from being just a matter of compliance, correctly implemented governance initiatives can provide many benefits. The course is structured around several core challenges faced by all private companies and will examine how by employing the appropriate governance systems, improvements, savings and higher performance can be achieved.
By using practical, real world examples of how companies have improved their performance through the development of their governance systems, this course will outline why governance should be seen as an investment rather than a chore.
Who is the course for?
Anyone undertaking company secretarial, compliance or governance duties in a private or unlisted business.
What will you get out of it?
Registration & tea/coffee
Welcome and introduction
The business case for governance
Governance as tool for value creation, not just compliance
Improving access to external finance
Reducing the cost of capital
Improving risk management
An overview of the governance framework and practices relating to organisations
Increasing overall organisational value
Defining the boards governance role and classification of roles
What does an effective board do?
Governance oversight issues and stewardship
Information flows to boards
The company secretary and the governance framework
Governance assessments and developing an action plan
Governance health checks
Exploring the governance challenges in your organisation
Articulating the governance framework
Better board practices
Identification of challenges
Solutions to problems
Conclusions and round up
Vanessa Jones is a Director of Corporate Legal Solutions Limited a consultancy company working in corporate governance, risk management and internal control, company secretarial practice and compliance.
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£665 + VAT (Non-members)
£510 + VAT (ICSA members)
£335 + VAT (ICSA students)
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