Essential Corporate Governance

An intermediate level, virtual course on the key drivers that influence corporate governance principles in the UK.


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.

Just starting out in governance?

You may prefer our Introduction to Corporate Governance course.

What you get

By the end of the course you will understand:

  • The Corporate Governance Code, and its development in the UK
  • Key themes in regulation effecting corporate governance
  • The evolving role of the board
  • The role of directors in setting good corporate behaviour
  • Current challenges for companies around corporate reporting
  • Why boards must engage with issues around diversity, transparency and succession planning

You will also receive:

  • A delegate pack containing handouts and presentation slides
  • A certificate to show you have attended the course
  • 6 months complimentary professional subscription of The Chartered Governance Institute UK & Ireland (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. An automatic email will be sent to you after your attendance.

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.


£755 +VAT (Non-members)
£680 +VAT (Professional subscribers)
£605 +VAT (CGIUKI members)

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

05 March 2024
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Location: Virtual
Time: 9:00 - 16:00

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14 May 2024
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05 November 2024
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