Corporate Governance Workshop

London Stock Exchange Group Academy
Course summary
Length: 2 days
Price: 1,400 GBP excl. VAT
Location: London

Course Description

Corporate Governance Workshop

Corporate Governance Workshop

This two-day Corporate Governance Workshop is designed to help you face the central challenge of delivering best practice corporate governance in the face of constant media scrutiny and increasing stakeholder demands. The workshop combines the key components of boardroom structures and performance with a strong focus on current important topics related to governance. Key topics covered during this course include:

  • Review of the latest UK Corporate Governance Code as of April 2016
  • Improving confidence in the audit process
  • Focus on the accountability of directors that includes a review of the Senior Managers Regime, Modern Slavery Act and update on the Bribery Act
  • A compliance update that includes MAR and the new PSC regulations
  • Discussion of the implications of recent events including the Government's soundings on possible changes to corporate governance in the UK post-Brexit
  • Review of headline cases

Suitability - Who should attend?

This course is suitable for anyone responsible for implementing best practice corporate governance in their organisation. This may include:

  • Chairmen
  • Chief executives
  • Company secretaries
  • Executive and non-executive directors
  • Directors of newly quoted AIM companies
  • Heads of internal audit, compliance and risk management
  • Institutional investors such as pension funds and insurance companies
  • New entrants to investor relations
  • All those individuals responsible for implementing best practice corporate governance in their organisation

Outcome / Qualification etc.

This course is worth 12 CPD points

Training Course Content

Day 1

  • Understanding the UK corporate governance framework
  • The 20th century governance background - Examining the development of the UK Corporate Governance Code
  • Evaluating traditional roles, responsibilities and structures
  • Establishing the benefits of improved governance
  • Directors’ duties and the legal risks
  • Duties – general and specific
  • Reporting – shareholders and stakeholders
  • Risks – shareholder litigation, regulator prosecution and disqualification
  • Protections – systems and resources, and indemnity and insurance
  • Implementing an effective risk management strategy
  • What is risk? - Analysing important risks facing businesses in the 21st century
  • Examining the essentials for an effective risk management process, including strategy, risk mapping, transparency and accountability and how to embed risk awareness into corporate culture
  • Overview of modern risk models – Turnbull, COSO, Basel II
  • Risk fitness test: - Take the risk fitness test and evaluate how well your organisation’s risk management process shapes up in terms of best practice
  • Highlighting the scandal factor, corporate integrity and how directors should behave
  • Examining headline cases
  • Key areas of concern – effectiveness of audit, scrutiny of executives, design of remuneration packages
  • Fraud in focus – how to take a strategic, risk based approach -
  • Controls framework – control environment, prevention and detection
  • Fraud awareness quiz

Day 2

  • Developing an effective and talented board post - Higgs -
  • Board basics – governance process model
  • Leadership – the crucial role of the Chairman
  • Non-executive directors – independence criteria and scrutiny requirements
  • Board and committee structures
  • Board analysis – how does your board compare to others in terms of the performance drivers built into the Code?
  • Examining the different approaches to Governance Issues
  • Other UK governance models – AIM, public sector, GOCO - The US perspective (Sarbanes-Oxley Act 2002 and recent developments)
  • Other governance models around the world
  • Key governance issues – performance evaluation, training and development, diversity
  • Discussion forum – through short presentations, delegates will discuss how the key governance issues of the day are handled in practice
  • Understanding latest issues surrounding the key board committees (remuneration and audit)
  • Remuneration committee – tying remuneration to performance
  • Elements of total pay & transparency of directors’ remuneration
  • Responsibilities and composition of the audit committee
  • Relationship with internal and external audit and evaluating the audit process
  • Business ethics – how to match values and behaviours
  • Definitions and scope – examining “grey areas” of business conduct
  • Individual characteristics and corporate culture – the key drivers of behaviour
  • The modern business ethics toolkit
  • Practical model for making business ethics work


The cost of this course is £1,400 + VAT per delegate.

In-House and Bespoke Training

LSEG Academy can work with corporate clients to:

  • Tailor an open enrolment course to meet specific needs
  • Design courses completely from scratch to cover agreed topics

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