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Are you embarking on a career in the Company Secretarial profession or experiencing a shift in you role to encompass Governance and Boardroom Dynamics?

This course has been specifically designed to address the gap between real life and the textbook.

Our team have over 175+ years experience in the Governance world.  The course presenter has over 20+ years in Secretariat teams.  She has walked in your shoes, and understands the real life situations that arise in your roles.

Gain key concepts and principles of good governance – and practical knowledge and frameworks on how to apply them in your day-to-day role.

Governance: The Fundamentals

Day 1

Corporate Governance and the Company Secretary

Section 1 - What is my role as a Company Secretary?

  • The main duties of the Company Secretary
  • What qualifications might I need?
  • What is the typical structure of a CoSec team, what might my team structure look like?

Section 2 - Basic Corporate Governance

  • What is it?
  • What are the different codes?
  • Why should I consider a governance code in the context of my organisation? 

Section 3 – Governance Frameworks

  • Where to start with your framework
  • Framework analysis
  • Practical steps for improvement
  • Benefits of a great governance framework 

Section 4 - Statutory Compliance

  • What is Companies House?  What do I need to know?
  • Practical statutory Compliance – how do I know which form to use and what should I do with it?
  • Annual compliance calendars
  • Group structure charts
  • Statutory registers and record keeping

Section 5 - Directors

  • Appointment, termination, and detail changes
  • What are my directors responsible and accountable for: directors’ duties
  • What is the role of a non-executive director?

Section 6: Board effectiveness

  • Boardroom Behaviours
  • Board evaluation and performance reviews   
  • Director induction programmes

Day 2

The day-to-day role of the Company Secretary

Section 1 - Meeting management

  • Types of meeting
  • General meetings
  • Key roles in the boardroom
  • How do I develop a forward-looking agenda?
  • What should go in my agenda?
  • Timelines
  • Board portals
  • How do I manage and support the management of Conflicts of interest?   

Section 2 – Board Reporting

  • What does a good board reporting look like? 
  • How can I help influence and enhance the quality of board reporting?  

Section 3 – Minutes masterclass

  • What are minutes and why are they important? 
  • How do I manage and track actions?  
  • How do I write a good set of minutes? 

Section 4 – A shares masterclass

  • What are shares and what are the different types of shares?
  • Who are my shareholders?
  • How do I make a change to a shareholder in my company: the processes for issuing and transferring shares?
  • How do I draft a share certificate?
  • What is stamp duty and what do I do?

Section 5: Corporate Reporting

  • What is an annual report?
  • What will I need to draft within the annual report?
  • What is a section 172 statement, and how does that apply to me? 

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