Key Details

Duration: 3 Days
Available: None Scheduled

Overview

The Chief Governance Officer (CGO) is a senior executive manager who is responsible for governance systems and processes within an organisation. The position is relatively new to the Gulf Region, but is becoming increasingly essential as companies in the region are improving their governance. This three-day workshop provides existing and...

The Chief Governance Officer (CGO) is a senior executive manager who is responsible for governance systems and processes within an organisation. The position is relatively new to the Gulf Region, but is becoming increasingly essential as companies in the region are improving their governance.

This three-day workshop provides existing and potential Chief Governance Officers, Company Secretaries and others carrying out governance roles within their organisations with insight into their role and provides tools and techniques for improving their effectiveness.

This certificate programme is ideal for all participants who seek to join the growing numbers of organisations who have recognised the benefits of good governance.

Who is this for?

The workshop is designed to meet the needs of today's busy professionals including Governance Officers, Compliance Officers, Company Secretaries, Internal Auditors, and those with responsibility for corporate governance.

Introducing Corporate Governance

  • Background and History of Corporate Governance
  • Defining and measuring corporate governance 
  • The Business Case for Corporate Governance 
  • The characteristics of an effective governance 
  • Maintaining effective relationships with shareholders and other key stakeholders 
  • Corporate Governance and the Control Environment 
  • Corporate Reporting: Disclosure and Transparency 

Corporate Governance Laws, Regulations and Codes

  • An overview of Corporate Governance Laws, Regulations and Codes in the MENA Region. (All participants will receive a complimentary copy of Dr Pierce's book on Corporate Governance in the Gulf) 

Roles and duties of a Chief Governance Officer

  • The job description of a Chief Governance Officer 
  • Developing and maintaining effective governance practices 
  • Governance and Risk 
  • The relationship between the Chief Governance Officer and:
  • The Board and Board Committees (with particular reference to the Governance Committee) 
  • Senior Executive Management Team 
  • The Company Secretary, Internal Audit, the Chief Risk Officer and the Compliance Officer 
  • Shareholders and other key stakeholders 

Leading Governance Change

  • How to recognise poor governance and what to do about it 
  • Developing Corporate Governance Matrices and Scorecards Developing a Corporate Governance Action Plan Red flags for Chief Governance Officers

By the end of the course participants will be able to: 

  • Understand the key duties, roles and legal responsibilities of a Chief Governance Officer
  • Identify the Chief Governance Officer’s role in improving corporate governance within an organisation
  • Analyse how to effectively manage relationships with key stakeholders
  • Lead governance changes within an organisation