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Governance in Unlisted and Private Companies

A one-day course on how good governance can create value in unlisted and private companies

Duration: Full day       CPD: 6 hours

About

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.

Course highlights

  • Governance as a tool as for value creation
  • How governance can improve access to external finance
  • Reducing cost of capital through good governance
  • Governance systems to improve the management of risk
  • Using governance to improve operational performance
  • How governance can increase organisational value

What will you get out of it?

  • An opportunity to discuss the particular  governance challenges faced by your organisation
  • A chance  to learn from practical, real world examples how companies have improved their performance through the development of their governance systems
  • Insight into how to overcome the barriers to good governance
  • 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 Unlisted Companies.

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

Programme

08.45

Registration & tea/coffee

09.00

Welcome and introduction

09.10

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

11.00 Tea/coffee break

11.30

An overview of the governance framework and practices relating to organisations

Improving operational performance

Increasing overall organisational value

Defining the boards governance role and classification of roles

What does an effective board do?

13.00 Lunch

13.45

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

Case study

15.00 Tea/coffee

15.30

Exploring the governance challenges in your organisation

Articulating the governance framework

Better board practices

Identification of challenges

Solutions to problems

16.20

Conclusions and round up

16.30 Close

Trainers


Vanessa Jones

Vanessa Jones

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.

More about Vanessa Jones

Course price

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

Course date

28 November 2017 Book now

Course location

  • Saffron House
    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)

Course date

28 November 2017 Book now

Course location

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

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