This course is tailored after the several country and industry codes of corporate governance, industry regulatory requirement on corporate governance; international best practices and standards like: ISO 19600 Compliance management;  ISO 37000 guidance on corporate governance; ISO 37001 Anti-bribery Management System and other anti-corruption best practices.  The course would give the professional the required insight, skills, environment, and platform to successfully execute a strategy, develop and attract talent to the organisation for sustenance and enhance the firm’s value, thereby reducing financial risks and increasing shareholder returns.

Course Objectives:

The primary objective of this course is to empower corporate professionals with:

  • An in-depth understanding of Corporate Governance in Organisation, including:
  • The necessity of proper corporate governance in the organisation
  • Knowledge of how to balance between financial optimisation, shareholder resolution, and well-being and organisational quality of life
  • Corporate governance monitoring and measurements techniques
  • Corporate governance system audits

Outcome

Participants will be able to

  • Improve transparency and integrity of information among and from all stakeholders.
  • Promote a positive and ambitious Board culture
  • Mitigate risks and unethical practices
  • Audit Corporate Governance System

Who should Attend?

  • Directors, Board Members, Chief Financial Officers and other members constituting the top management of an organisation
  • Shareholders and investors who are part of or want to be part of a firm’s delivery and function
  • Human resource directors and professionals.
  • Legal professionals and Company Secretaries
  • Auditors and members of compliance unit

 

Course Outline

The course will cover the following areas critical to efficient and optimal corporate governance in the organisational service industry:

Corporate Governance in the Organisation

  • Corporate governance principles
  • Corporate Governance framework
  • Industrial codes of corporate governance
  • Regulatory requirements
  • IT Governance Requirements

Challenges of Corporate Governance

  • Ethical issues
  • Internal and external pressure
  • Risk management and mitigation
  • Inaccurate data reporting and disclosures

Corporate Governance Codes

  • The context of the organization
  • Internal and External Issues
  • Stakeholder management
  • Regulatory Requirements
  • Corporate Governance Policies
  • Corporate Governance Risks Management
  • Corporate Governance Plan

Leadership and independence

    • Board role and responsibilities
    • Governance Committees and Management
    • Commitment to governance

Documents management

  • Policies, processes and procedures
  • Documents and Records Control process

HR Management in Corporate Governance

Corporate Governance Audit Criteria

    • ISO 37000, 37001 and 19600
    • General Codes
    • Industry Codes
    • Internal Criteria
    • Regulatory Requirements

 

Compliance and control structure

  • Legal and other Regulatory Requirements
  • Understanding national and international regulations
  • Understanding sectoral codes of corporate governance
  • Managing organisational grievance redressal systems
  • Code of Business Conducts and Ethics
    • Corporate culture
    • Ethical Values and Standard
    • Anti-bribery and anti-corruption policies
    • Policies on insider trading and conflict of interest
  • Management of OHS, environmental and quality risk
  • Whistleblowing
  • Risks Controls Implementation and Reporting

 

Monitoring and Reporting

  • Monitoring level of compliance
  • Data collection and data analysis
  • Data reporting
  • Auditing principles
  • Financial, governance and system audit processes
  • Internal and external audit roles
  • Auditing techniques and process
  • Audit programme

Management Review

  • Making Management Review relevant to Management
  • What will be reviewed?
  • Establishing the Objectives
  • Planning the Management Review
  • Output of Management Review

ISO 19011:2011

  • Fundamentals of Internal Auditing
  • Decide how to Audit
  • Principles of Auditing
  • Managing an Audit Programme
  • Preparation & Planning Of Audits
    Preparation Of checklist

ISO 19011:2011 and ISO 17021:2018

  • Audit Activities
  • Identification of Non-Conformities [N/C’s].
  • Documenting the Audit (Audit Report)
  • Conducting Audit Follow-Up
  • Practical Auditing Exercise
  • Competence and Evaluation of Auditors.

Creating a Corrective Action Plan

  • Who participates?
  • Developing a Plan
  • Using the Form
  • What is Root Cause Analysis?
  • When (and when not) to use Root Cause Analysis
  • The Root Cause Analysis Process
  • How to construct a Root Cause Analysis Checklist
  • Examples of how a well-run Root Cause Analysis Process works
  • Corrective and Preventive Actions

Training Methodologies

  • Case Study
  • Individual Exercises
  • Role Play
  • Group Exercises
  • Group Presentation
  • Examination

Assessment and Qualification
Learning is assessed through:

  • 4 hours open examination. This qualifies the candidate for Cognicert Corporate Governance Auditor (CPD Certificate)
  • Practical experience of 25 days with activity log qualifies participants for our Cognicert Corporate Governance Auditor (Auditor Category) I.D Card and Certificate
  • Practical experience of 50 days with activity log qualifies participants for our Cognicert Corporate Governance Auditor (Lead Auditor Category) I.D Card and Certificate