The Board Agenda – What Directors Need to Know

Speaker:  Steve Giles  |  CPD Hours: 6.0

Price £595 plus VAT

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OBJECTIVES

Being a director in any organisation today is a tough one, combining legal duties and responsibilities with expectations of successful leadership. The role of director is very different from that of manager.  This course provides a performance improvement template for experienced and new directors alike, as well as those aspiring to the position. It combines a review of the latest governance hot topics with practical tips and advice on how best to discharge the directors’ legal and oversight duties. It is practical and inter-active throughout, with examples drawn from headline cases and real-life experience.  Delegates will learn the business benefits and drivers of good governance, and will gain a better understanding of the roles, responsibilities and dynamics of the boardroom. The course caters for delegates from all business sectors.

CONTENT

  • Awareness of the governance fundamentals
  • Understanding directors’ duties and the legal requirements
  • Knowledge of best practices – the key guidance frameworks (the UK Corporate Governance Code; the QCA Code for Small and Mid-Size Companies; the 7 Principles of Public Life; the duties of trustees)
  • Understanding the qualities of an outstanding director (and why, sometimes, good managers do not make good directors)
  • Creating an effective and talented board
  • Making board committees work well
  • Establishing the tone at the top: corporate culture and values, business ethics and the protection of reputation
  • Implementing the key governance performance improvement drivers: risk management and financial control; an effective audit process; a board evaluation process; and diversity
  • Governance hot topics: risk governance; accountability and the Senior Managers’ Regime; succession planning and the Nominations Committee; audit independence; directors’ remuneration

WHO SHOULD ATTEND

Existing and prospective directors, both executive and non-executive; trustees from private, public and voluntary sectors; executives seeking a board-level appointment; members of senior management teams in the public sector; company secretaries; compliance and ethics officers; in-house lawyers and internal auditors; HR professionals and executive search consultants; directors and managers of foreign companies seeking a listing in the UK.      

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