The Directors Governance 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 Directors Governance 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
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£1500 + VAT
8 places remaining

The Directors Governance 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

To be confirmed. 

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All dates and locations

Jul 4 - Jul 5, 2022
£1500 + VAT
Nov 1 - Nov 2, 2022
£1500 + VAT