Document Retention: Getting it Right

A practical, one-day course for anyone responsible for the management of corporate documents and how to get document retention right within a business.


Businesses that do not maintain clear records often find themselves in financial and legal difficulty. The problem lies in knowing exactly which documents to retain– and for how long.

This governance training course examines the importance of a robust document retention policy, the risks when this is not in place and provides the tools, knowledge, and skills to develop effective document retention policies and procedures.

Whis this course for

This course is perfect for anyone responsible for retaining and maintaining clear corporate records. This could include:

  • Governance professionals
  • Company secretaries
  • Secretarial teams
  • Compliance professionals
  • Legal professionals
  • Administrators or any other role in which retaining documents is important.

This training course is relevant to all sectors, including listed and private companies, charities, the public sector and the NHS.

Learning outcomes

By the end of the day you will understand:

  1. Which documents your organisation needs to retain – and for how long
  2. The consequences for companies who fail to do so
  3. How to develop an effective document retention policy
  4. How to balance business needs with regulatory obligation
  5. Retention, disposal and review procedures
  6. Data law and the use of documents as evidence
  7. The retention of electronic data 

You will also receive:

  • A delegate pack containing comprehensive course notes and presentation slides
  • A certificate to show you have attended the course
  • 6 hours credit towards your Continuing Professional Development (CPD)
  • 6 months complimentary professional subscription of The Chartered Governance Institute UK & Ireland. This includes a subscription to G+C Magazine as well as access to briefings, discounts and our knowledge base.

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Competency framework:

This course aligns to CGI’s competency framework: Entry/Emerging
Use the competency framework to identify your strengths and areas for improvement in governance.


£550 + VAT (Non-members)
£495 +VAT (Professional subscribers)
£440 + VAT (CGIUKI members)

Location: Virtual
Time: 9:00 - 16:30

There are discounts available if you are working for a registered charity. Please call us and get up to 30% discount.

03 September 2024
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If you have a group of 5 people or over, it may be beneficial to run this programme as a bespoke, in-house course. Click below to contact us.

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