CGE802: Developing Effective Corporate Governance in Companies

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CGE802: Developing Effective Corporate Governance in Companies

About this course

Course Outline
Course Name/Title Developing Effective Corporate Governance in Companies
Course Number CGE802
Who will benefit from attending? This course is designed for –

·        Senior, Mid-level and Junior Managers

·        Supervisory Staff

·        Project Managers

·        Team Leaders

·        Staff needing to hone their corporate governance skills


The course allows delegates to update their knowledge and learn new or improved techniques for building effective corporate governance systems.



Course Learning Outcomes (CLOs)  

On completing the course, delegates will be able to –


CGO1 Describe optimal methods for monitoring and guiding key functionaries on governance issues
CGO2 Characterize more advanced governance models, frameworks and structures
CGO3 Critically discuss the linkages between governance and regulatory issues



Course Topics Topics covered include:  
·        Shareholder Models

·        Shareholder Communications

·        Shareholder Mapping Matrices

·        Institutional Investor Characteristics

·        Pension and Hedge-Fund Investor Issues


Day 1
·        Attributes of Boards – Unitary versus Dual Boards; Composition & Term

·        Board Leadership; Responsibilities and Duties of the Board

·        Board Agendas; Boardroom Dynamics

·        Sarbanes-Oxley (SOX) impact on Board and Director Duties

·        Board Election Issues; Board Diversity

·        Succession Issues for Board Members and CEOs


Day 2
·        Agency Models; Stakeholder Models

·        Stewardship Models

·        Economic Models of Corporate Governance

·        Alternative Board Structures

·        Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) Issues

·        Enlightened Shareholder Value (ESV)

·        OECD Principles for Corporate Governance

·        Sub-Committees for – Audit, Risk, Remuneration, Ethics and Diversity


Day 3
  ·        Local Regulatory Issues Affecting Governance

·        SOX and Code of Ethics Issues; Conflict of Interest Scenarios

·        Anti-Corruption Initiatives

·        Capital Flight and Tax Avoidance Issues

·        Governance Reform Issues

·        Sector-Specific Regulatory Regimes

·        National ‘Tone at the Top’ Considerations

·        International Governance Frameworks – ICGN, GCCF and GMI

·        Executive Compensation

·        Stock Options, Bonuses and Other Executive Rewards Schemes

·        Golden “Hellos”


Day 4
Course Scheduling & Price Information
Course Run Dates Course timings to suit EMBT College Schedule and/or client requirements


Course Duration 4 days (this may be varied or customized to suit the client)




Course Delivery Approach

The courses are delivered via instructor-led sessions.  Emphasis is placed on the use of topical case studies and relevant simulations to impart practical knowledge and corporate governance expertise.  Sessions will involve a mix of instructor presentations and case study work, with supporting classroom discussions.





Assessment & Certification

Assessment of performance will be through delegate-completed portfolio of work.  The final course outcome is a college-issued “Corporate Governance” Course Certificate of Completion which is also UK Ofqual-endorsed.


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