Corporate governance is a key topic that has recently started attracting more attention in business schools and among legislatures, with this trend only increasing. While there are different models for corporate governance, all of them aim at organizing the relationship between the company and stakeholders. Governance models start with Shareholder Wealth Maximization (SWM) that stresses owner’s rights, as applied mainly in the US and UK.
Other methods of governance, applied in Germany or Japan for example, bring other stakeholders, such as the workforce and bankers strongly into play. In addition to these models, this course also covers the reasons why board members may be one tier or two tiers, and includes discussions about board structure, committees, their functions and duties, the audit committee and the appointment and remuneration committee. Other topics discussed are the role of the chairman and the effect of institutional investors.
Corporate Governance Training Methodology
The course is built on presentations by the instructor and the participants and includes exercises and case studies to be discussed in the training.
Corporate Governance Course Objectives
By the end of the course, participants will be able to:
List the essential fundamentals and significance of corporate governance
Analyze training models and suggest improvements
Assess the ethical and policy considerations underpinning shareholders, Board of Directors (BOD), auditors, senior management and executives
Decide on the corporate governance structure that is best suitable for the business model
Deploy training best practices
Apply disclosures and transparency requirements issued by IFRS and other authorities
Board members, chief financial officers, senior management, directors, finance managers, financial controllers, accounting and finance personnel, legal counsel, corporate legal advisors, corporate secretaries, lawyers, external and internal auditors, HR managers, and department heads.