Effective Company Secretaries are more valuable (and in demand) than ever. However, that value depends on qualifications, up-to-date skills, contacts and support from those around them.

This Company Secretary course presents an overview of the role, which will help those who work with Company Secretaries, from the Chairman to the executive support team. Alternatively, if you are considering accepting a role as a Company Secretary, it will help you understand if you are suited to this career.

Already know the basics?

You may be interested in the second part of this course for a more in-depth discussion on understanding the role of the company secretary.

We also offer a chartered qualification for governance professionals. For more information view the Chartered Governance Qualifying Programme

What you get

Confidence comes from knowledge. By the end of the course you will understand:

  • The core responsibilities of a Company Secretary/Governance Professional.
  • The legal and regulatory components of Statutory Compliance.
  • External reporting.
  • Meeting Management; including types of meetings, conflicts of interest, minutes, and timelines.
  • Director Duties.
  • Basic Corporate Governance; including the history of governance, governance codes and The Wates Principles.

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 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 The Company Secretary's Checklists, 11th edition and The Company Secretary's Handbook, 12th 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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