Corporate Governance for Directors Programme

Course Overview

Good governance is at the centre of any successful business. It is essential for achieving business objectives and driving improvement, as well as maintaining legal and ethical standing in the eyes of shareholders, regulators and the wider community. 

The Corporate Governance for Directors Programme is a two-day intensive course that will introduce the practice of corporate governance. In this programme, delegates will adopt a strong stewardship stance: corporate governors are in fact stewards of resources for owners, investors, customers and wider society.

This module is part of The Directors Development Academy, other modules include:

At a glance

Face-to-face and Virtual
4/11/2024 - 5/11/2024
£1500 + VAT
14 places remaining
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The Corporate Governance for Directors Programme is ideal for directors, c-suite executives, owner-managers and entrepreneurs, who are looking for an outstanding personal development opportunity to improve their performance and become more effective business leaders.

This programme is part of The Directors Development Academy. On completion of all modules, you can apply for the ILM Level 7 Certificate in Strategic Leadership – accreditation upgrade.

The two-day program will cover the following areas:

  • Why Bother with Governance?  
  • Making Sense of Governance.
  • Theories of the firm: for who is a corporation run and why.
  • Types of organisations.
  • Stakeholder vs Shareholder.
  • Governance and performance.
  • The practice of corporate governance: codes, regulatory bodies, and contemporary expectations of directorial responsibility.
  • Evolution of Governance.
  • The Comply or Explain principle.
  • Companies Act 2006.
  • The UK Corporate Governance Code 2018 Transitioning into a Non-Executive career.  
  • Role-playing directorship in a complex world.
  • Case study brief and board role-play exercise.
  • Determining what you believe are the strategic issues and options for the board currently.
  • Refine your strategic analysis of the case study based on the assigned directorship role.
  • Individualisation of Strategic Issues.
  • Strategic decision and review.
  • Theories of capitalism from monetarist views to ESG and a #kindness economy.
  • Capitalism.
  • Environmental, Social, and Corporate Governance.
  • Governance in Covid 19.
  • Individual Trend Trace and Change.
  • Behavioural shifts.
  • Generational shifts.
  • What will Governance look like in 2050?

On completion of this programme delegates will have:

  • Increased understanding of their own views on the purpose of their own organisation
  • A rich appreciation of the approach adopted worldwide by corporations as well as regulatory bodies
  • A historical, contemporary, and implementable understanding of roles and responsibilities of directorship
  • An analysis of their contributory potential as a non-executive: the golden thread they have to offer to boards

Kate O'Sullivan

Kate is a motivational leader and coach with over 33 years’ experience in facilitating organisational design, development and transition for a broad range of companies, sectors and individuals.

Kate is focused on helping companies understand that people are their greatest asset and in cultivating the environment and culture that enables leaders to raise their performance and deliver sustainable change. She also holds a wealth of board experience and is especially adept at venturing constructive challenge and building strong relationships between the executives and non-executives of a board.

Kate has a successful track record of working with a variety of stakeholders, to identify solutions to problems and implement strategies and operational plans - focused on the environment and culture that enables them to raise their performance and deliver sustainable change. She has a proven track record across a broad range of sectors and disciplines, developing strategic roadmaps for outstanding organisations including the University of York (a member of the Russell Group), Huntsman, ICI and British Rowing.

Kate DDP

All dates and locations

Nov 4 - Nov 5, 2024
£1500 + VAT
Mar 17 - Mar 18, 2025
£1500 + VAT
Jul 10 - Jul 11, 2025
£1500 + VAT

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