Governance is a system that provides a framework for managing organisations. It identifies who can make decisions, who has the authority to act on behalf of the organisation and who is accountable for how an organisation and its people behave and perform.
Governance enables the management team and the board to run organisations legally, ethically, sustainably, and successfully, for the benefit of stakeholders, including shareholders, staff, clients and customers, and for the good of wider society.
What exactly is corporate governance? Why is it important? Who is responsible and what do they do?
This course introduces corporate governance in the UK. Designed for those with no prior knowledge, it covers the law, regulation, the boardroom, shareholders and more.
By the end of the course you will understand how to:
This course leads on from our ‘Introduction to Corporate Governance’ course and looks in more detail at the role of boards in delivering good governance, the regulatory landscape and key responsibilities for directors. The course is aimed at junior company secretarial and compliance staff, lawyers, accountants and related professionals.
The programme blends detailed technical information with practical guidance on compliance and best practice. A basic understanding of boards and corporate governance is assumed.
By the end of the course you will understand:
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.
By the end of the day you will understand how to:
This course walks delegates through the basics of company law using plain language and everyday examples. We cover the lifetime of the company, its legal obligations and its day to day business.
All delegates arrive at a similar level, and no prior knowledge is assumed.
By the end of the day you will understand:
If you would like to arrange tailored training for your organisation or group, the Institute can help.
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