Governance in Unlisted and Private Companies

A one-day course showing how good governance creates value in unlisted and private companies. 8.45am – 4.30pm. 


Good governance is not just about ticking boxes. It can deliver very significant value for any business. Better management leads to lower costs, higher productivity, access to capital and more.

This course uses real-world examples to show how companies have invested in governance.  We examine the challenges faced by unlisted businesses and how to turn them to our advantage.

This course is perfect for anyone undertaking (or promoting) compliance or governance in a private or unlisted business.

What you get

By the end of the day you will understand how to:

  • Overcome the barriers to good governance
  • Increase the value of your business
  • Improve access to external finance
  • Reduce the cost of capital
  • Improve performance and reduce risk
  • How real-world companies have grown through governance

You will also receive:

  • A Delegate Pack containing comprehensive course notes and presentation slides
  • A certificate to show you have attended the course
  • 6 months complimentary professional subscription to the Chartered Governance Institute (see below)
  • 6 hours credit towards your Continuing Professional Development (CPD) 

Your complimentary 6-month professional subscription

We support our attendees long after they complete the course. Your professional subscription includes a subscription to G+C Magazine, as well as access to briefings, discounts and our knowledge base.

Get your copy of Corporate Governance Unlocked and Corporate Governance Handbook, 4th edition

Delegates to this course get the opportunity to buy the accompanying books when signing up. For more info about our books, please visit our book shop.



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8:45   Registration

9:00   Welcome and introduction

9:10   The business case for governance

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  • Governance as tool for value creation, not just compliance
  • Improving access to external finance
  • Reducing the cost of capital
  • Improving risk management

11:00   Break

11:30   An overview of the governance framework and practices relating to organisations

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  • 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

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  • 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   Break

15:30  Exploring the governance challenges in your organisation

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  • Articulating the governance framework
  • Better board practices
  • Identification of challenges
  • Solutions to problems

16:20 Conclusions and round up

16:30 Close

Course leader

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.

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Great and thought provoking course with content that I can easily apply back in the workplace.
Danielle Bacon, Head of Business Operations, Investors in People



£725 +VAT (Non-members)
£655 +VAT (Professional subscribers)
£565 +VAT (The Institute members)
£375 +VAT (The Institute students)

Next course: 2 December 2020
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Location: Webinar


Later dates are yet to be confirmed

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   +44 (0)20 7580 4741

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   Saffron House, 6–10 Kirby Street, London, EC1N 8TS

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