Course Overview

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Everyone in the finance world needs a firm understanding of risk - especially in light of the credit crisis. Rather than adopting the traditional approach to risk training that tends to be rather academic, the Introduction to Risk Management Internal auditor’s perspective course is developed with the needs of practitioners in mind. The course helps internal auditors understand more about the nuances of risk and the capture and handling of risk data

Risk based audits involve the capture and assessment of risk and control data as a prelude to the execution of the audit. Auditors are also involved in the facilitation of risk based workshops and evaluating the efficacy of risk management.

About the Programme

In the last few years, an increasing number of scandals have dominated the financial press in every part of the globe. Executives paying themselves vast salaries, banks being bailed out, insider trading, manipulation of LIBOR interest rates to name a few. The question is - How should firms be governed in situations like this?

In the current environment of increasing scrutiny and regulation, corporate governance is central to business success.  The Corporate Governance programme provides key insights to enhance your contribution as a board member and improve company performance.

This five-day programme goes beyond updates on regulatory compliance and best practice. By focusing on the managerial aspects of corporate governance, it empowers you to make a real impact upon your organisation. Focused on meeting challenges with practical solutions, you discover how to build a highly effective relationship between the board and top executives, and deliver value for the organisation, investors and stakeholders.

Course Objectives

The course will:

  • Develop the skills and insights to function as a successful board member or top executive who works with the board

  • Engage in stimulating debates and learn from others who face similar challenges

  • Enhance your understanding of the legal, economic, managerial and behavioural issues affecting corporate governance today

  • Develop the tools to address the key challenges of risk management, internal control, board balance and directors pay

  • Receive insights into the latest research and recommendations from expert faculty drawn from leading academics on the subject.

  • Facilitate the development of participants’ own plans and proposals for their personal development programmes.

Who Should Attend

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  • Executive Board Members
  • CEOs
  • CFO
  • COOs
  • Non-executive Board members plus those who serve and advise boards-whether as company secretaries, senior executives or internal and external auditors.

This course provides an opportunity to catch up with the most important new developments in corporate governance that have emerged since the global financial crisis broke. This course is suitable for all sectors, and for with-profit, not-for-profit and public sector organisations

Course Outline

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Everyone in the finance world needs a firm understanding of risk - especially in light of the credit crisis. Rather than adopting the traditional approach to risk training that tends to be rather academic, the Introduction to Risk Management Internal auditor’s perspective course is developed with the needs of practitioners in mind. The course helps internal auditors understand more about the nuances of risk and the capture and handling of risk data

Risk based audits involve the capture and assessment of risk and control data as a prelude to the execution of the audit. Auditors are also involved in the facilitation of risk based workshops and evaluating the efficacy of risk management.

Course ObjectivesCorporate Governance Update

About the Programme

In the last few years, an increasing number of scandals have dominated the financial press in every part of the globe. Executives paying themselves vast salaries, banks being bailed out, insider trading, manipulation of LIBOR interest rates to name a few. The question is - How should firms be governed in situations like this?

In the current environment of increasing scrutiny and regulation, corporate governance is central to business success.  The Corporate Governance programme provides key insights to enhance your contribution as a board member and improve company performance.

This five-day programme goes beyond updates on regulatory compliance and best practice. By focusing on the managerial aspects of corporate governance, it empowers you to make a real impact upon your organisation. Focused on meeting challenges with practical solutions, you discover how to build a highly effective relationship between the board and top executives, and deliver value for the organisation, investors and stakeholders.

Course Objectives

The course will:

  • Develop the skills and insights to function as a successful board member or top executive who works with the board

  • Engage in stimulating debates and learn from others who face similar challenges

  • Enhance your understanding of the legal, economic, managerial and behavioural issues affecting corporate governance today

  • Develop the tools to address the key challenges of risk management, internal control, board balance and directors pay

  • Receive insights into the latest research and recommendations from expert faculty drawn from leading academics on the subject.

  • Facilitate the development of participants’ own plans and proposals for their personal development programmes.

Who should attend the course?

  • Executive Board Members
  • CEOs
  • CFO
  • COOs
  • Non-executive Board members plus those who serve and advise boards-whether as company secretaries, senior executives or internal and external auditors.

This course provides an opportunity to catch up with the most important new developments in corporate governance that have emerged since the global financial crisis broke. This course is suitable for all sectors, and for with-profit, not-for-profit and public sector organisations

Course Details

Overview of Corporate Governance

  • Corporate governance principles:  - direction; accountability; transparency; oversight; integrity; independence; board balance.
  • Contemporary developments including: Lessons from
  • Governance in the UK 2006 Companies Act
  • The FRC’s 2010 stewardship code; the FRC’s 2010 UK corporate governance in financial institutions
  • Latest UK reviews on internal control (Turnbull) and audit committees (Smith
  • Latest EC corporate governance developments
  • Corporate governance guidance for governmental bodies
  • Effective boards and effective board members
  • The key role of the Chairman of the board
  • Board committees and making them more effective

Update on Corporate governance issues

  • Key governance issues arising from the 2010-11 House of Lords inquiry into auditing
  • The importance of financial, accounting and auditing experts on boards
  • Board audit committees, their responsibilities and making them effective
  • Board risk committees, their responsibilities and making them effective
  • Key governance developments at EC, FSA, FRC

Internal Control risk management

  • Internal Control frameworks – Overview
  • The Board and Internal control
  • Board oversight of risk and board assurance
  • Understanding Enterprise Risk Management
  • Managing Reputational risks

Board dynamics and decision making

  • Board dynamics  -  Chairman’s perspective
  • Board dynamics  -  NED’s Perspective
  • Board dynamics  -  Executive Director’s perspective

Evaluating and enhancing the performance of boards

Location, Pricing & Dates

All courses are available in-house (your preferred location) but throughout the year, we run selected courses as scheduled programmes. To view scheduled courses, please hover over dates on the calendar below.