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


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

Duration: 5 days

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

Self-Study Material, Exam and Certification 

Online Training, Material, Exam and Certification 

Classroom Training Location Here (Fee to be decided by delivery partners)




February 27

January 22, 2022

March 24

February 22, 2022

April 21

March 22, 2022

May 18

April 22, 2022

June 22

May 24, 2022

July 27

June 22, 2022

Aug 24

July 22, 2022

September 21

August 24, 2022

October 19

September 15, 2022

November  23

October 13, 2022

December 18

November 11, 2022

Cancellation: 3 weeks before examination attract 100% refund. 0% refund after.