Introduction to Corporate Governance

An introduction to the fundamental principles of UK corporate governance.


Good governance drives better decision making, unlocks business growth, reduces risk, and ensures organisations are fit for the future. Bad governance increases the risk of reputational damage, financial losses, or corporate failure.

This training course will equip you with practical grounding in the principles of corporate governance in the UK. It is perfect for anyone seeking to understand how governance works in practice and how to begin applying corporate governance principles in their organisation.

Attendees will learn about key governance guidelines and frameworks in the context of the UK Corporate Governance Code. You will walk away with knowledge of accepted good governance practice in how boards function, the interrelation between corporate governance, value and ethics, and how shareholders and stakeholders should be engaged in the process of governance.

Who is this course for:

Anyone seeking to apply corporate governance principles in their organisation. This could include:

  • Staff with responsibility for supporting the board.
  • Staff with responsibility for governance but without formal training.
  • Directors, Senior managers and aspiring managers.

This training course is focused on corporate governance in listed and private companies, but the principles covered are commonly used and therefore relevant to all sectors, including listed and private companies, charities, the public sector and the NHS.

Learning Outcomes

By the end of this course, participants will understand:

  1. The key concepts and principles of UK corporate governance.
  2. Who is responsible for governance within a company.
  3. What's happening in the boardroom: who they are, what they do.
  4. The relationship between governance, corporate values, and ethics.
  5. The role of shareholders and other stakeholders.
  6. How to apply this knowledge to your organisation.

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
Use the competency framework to identify your strengths and areas for improvement in governance.


    £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.

    18 June 2024
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    Location: Virtual
    Time: 9:00 - 16:00

    Alternative dates

    08 October 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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