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Corporate Governance Training Week
Our practical Corporate Governance Masterclass examines current best practice in all aspects of corporate governance, from the new role of board committees and directors' responsibilities and powers, to best implementation of governance in day-to-day activities. The costs and benefits of best practice governance will be examined and practical guidance will be given on such issues as the relationship with shareholders and other stakeholders, managing and meeting the expectations of the market, international investors and local government and regulatory authorities. The course will also discuss the challenges of implementing best-practice corporate governance in emerging markets and will include the specific requirements of banks and financial institutions.
How will this course assist you?
This comprehensive 5-day programme will cover:
- The current state and direction of best practices in corporate governance
- Implementing and embedding best practices within your organisation /institution
- How to structure board committees, institutional policies and procedures to conform to international requirements and expectations
- How to communicate governance procedures to outside stakeholders including shareholders, governments and communities
- Implementing governance directives within the management of the institution
- Analysing the governance of other institutions
- Governance as a competitive edge
- Identifying and maximising the financial benefit from improved corporate governance and procedures
Who should attend
- Directors & Board Members
- Audit Committee members
- Company secretaries and governance professionals
- Corporate counsel
- Senior company management
- Investors and fund managers
- Securities exchange officials
- Lawyers & legislators
Day OneAn Introduction
Governance vs management
Hard Prescriptive(USA Sarbanes Oxley)or
Voluntary “soft” UK approach
The UK Corporate Governance Code
The Agency dilemma
The overall Regulatory Framework including Bribery and Corruption
Case Study:The UK LIBOR Rigging Scandal
Governance of non listed companies
Eg Private companies,family companies,Code for unlisted companies
Charities and not for profit
Case Study:FIFA:Values,accountability and ethics
Governance in the Public Sector
Governance in Emerging Markets
Patterns of ownership
Protection of minority investors
Convergence of OECD Norms
Case Study: Goldman Sachs and 1mbd
Corporate Governance in Banks
Systemic crises and poor Governance
Case Studies:Anglo Irish Bank,Westpac,National Australia Bank,Northern Rock,Lehman Brothers.
Governance of Listed Companies
Investor Relations.Best Practice
The Annual General Meeting/General Assembly
Case Studies:Carillion,Enron,Sports Direct,Galleon,Ocado
What do Boards do?
Performance vs Conformance
Boards and management
The Effective Board.Understanding Board Dynamics
Mix and diversity
Protection of shareholder rights
Managing agendas,meetings and minutes
Communication with shareholders
Case Study:Managing a Board Meeting
What makes a good Board
Values and Ethics
Overseeing whistleblowing process
Corporate Social Responsibility
Case Studies:Wells Fargo,UBS.How the mighty get affected.
Olympus.Michael Woodford’s experience
Hard and soft capabilities
Induction and training
Roles and responsibilities
Case Study:What makes a good director?
Non Executive Directors
The right appointment(s)
Getting value from them
The Role of the Chairman
Qualities and capabilities
Beyond the Board meeting
Relationship with the CEO
Who appraises him/her
Case Study:qbe,Berkshire Hathaway.Difficult decisions from the Chairman.
Setting the direction
Overseeing the process
Use of Professional Advisers
Reviews and value creation
Is the Board having the right conversation
Mergers and Acquisitions:Creating or destroying value?
Case Study:RBS acquisition strategy.Where was the Board?
Boards and Risk
Framework for Risk Management
Best Practice for the Board
Risks facing the Board
Case Study:HBOS.Understanding risks
When a crisis happens
Re assessing stakeholders
Who and how to deal
Preserving reputation and value
Case Studies:Abraaj(Dubai),Boeing,Malaysia Airlines MH370,VW Emissions Scandal
Terms of Reference
Relationship with Internal Auditors
Relationship with External Auditors
Since the Financial Crisis
Increased role of Audit Committees
Who to appointRoles and responsibilities
Executive Pay.The issues
Pay and Performance
Games and Power play
Importance of Chairman
Tone at the top
Role of non executive directors
Case Study:Credit Suisse
The Regulatory environment
Who should do it
Working on feedback
Working towards improvement
Case Study:Devising a Board Effectiveness Questionnaire
Our Tailored Learning Offering
Do you have five or more people interested in attending this course? Do you want to tailor it to meet your company’s exact requirements? If you’d like to do either of these, we can bring this course to your company’s office. You could even save up to 50% on the cost of sending delegates to a public course and dramatically increase your ROI.
If you want to run this course at a location convenient to you or if you want a completely customised learning solution, we can help.
We produce learning solutions that are completely unique to your business. We’ll guide you through the whole process, from the initial consultancy to evaluating the success of the full learning experience. Our learning specialists ensure you get the maximum return on your training investment.
We have a combined experience of over 60 years providing learning solutions to the world’s major organisations and are privileged to have contributed to their success. We view our clients as partners and focus on understanding the needs of each organisation we work with to tailor learning solutions to specific requirements.
We are proud of our record of customer satisfaction. Here is why you should choose us to help you achieve your goals and accelerate your career:
- Quality – our clients consistently rate our performance ‘excellent’ or ‘outstanding’. Our average overall score awarded to us by our clients is nine out of ten.
- Track record – 10/10 of the world’s largest banks have chosen us as there training provider and we have delivered training across the largest banks and have trained over 25,000 professionals.
- Knowledge – our 100+ strong team of industry specialist trainers are world leading financial leaders and commentators, ensuring our knowledge base is second to none.
- Reliability – if we promise it, we deliver it. We have delivered over 25,000 events both in person and online, using simultaneous translation to delegates from over 99 countries.
- Recognition – we are accredited by the British Accreditation Council and the CPD Certification Service. In an independent review by Feefo we scored 4.2/5 on service and 4.7/5 on Coursecheck
BiographyJean Pousson is a Director and founding shareholder of Board Evaluation Limited, a specialised consultancy practice set up in 2011 which provides board evaluation,strategic health checks,and various training and consultancy services to an international client base.He is a regular contributor to strategy and finance programmes run by The Institute of Directors,where he is one of their senior consultants. Jean previously held the position of Director of Studies at the TSB Group Management College where he was responsible for overall academic leadership, but with direct responsibility for finance and strategy programmes and consultancy activities. Jean spent two years in the City of London with DC Gardner & Company(now Euromoney plc) as Assistant Director, Corporate Banking delivering training courses for banks on credit worldwide. His banking career at Barclays Bank spanned 15 years and within the last five years he occupied various management positions within retail and corporate banking and was involved in lending to individuals,small businesses and later to corporates. For the last 32 years, Jean has lectured and consulted on issues of strategic planning and implementation, governance, operational excellence, credit risk and finance to an international client base consisting of financial services organisations,SME’s, multinationals, charities, housing associations, professional firms and public sector bodies. Some examples of past and present clients include: UK Finance(The body which represents asset based finance)Credit Suisse AG,Lloyds Bank plc,MBNA Europe Limited,Paypal Europe,RBS plc,Worldpay.He has lectured in well over 32 countries. As well as maintaining his own client base he also speaks regularly at Vistage,the San Diego based, Chief Executive network which is the largest in the world,and to programmes run by The Chartered Institute of Credit Management and was voted UK Finance’s lecturer of the year in 2013 and 2018.In a typical year Jean will work with over 600 directors and about 8 to 10 Boards. He has a B.Comm degree from the University of Witwatersrand(South Africa),is a Chartered Member of The Institute of Bankers in South Africa(CAIBSA),received a distinction of the joint Barclays/University of Witwatersrand Senior Management Programme(a nine month long executive programme) and obtained a Postgraduate Certificate in Business Administration from The University of Warwick(1996) A keen sports enthusiast he has run over 20 marathons including 3 ultra marathons. Loves travel,history and a good comedy.