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2020 - Company Board Director Roles and Responsibilities - Online (2 Day)

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2 days
595 GBP excl. VAT
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2020 Company Board Director Roles and Responsibilities - Online

This 2 day training course is designed for both experienced and newly appointed Company Directors who want to ensure that they know and understand the collective board responsibilities, as well as the individual responsibilities of directors and are complying with all of the relevant laws and regulations, including the Companies Act 2006, as well as applying the highest standards of Corporate Governance in accordance with the 2016 UK Corporate Governance Code.

This training course is constantly being updated to always contain the latest issues and includes information on matters that have only come into force in 2018 and therefore first apply to financial years starting on or after 1 January 2018. The Chairman of the Board of Directors, along with all other Company Directors, both Executive and Non-Executive Directors, will benefit from this course.

The training course is delivered by some of the best Corporate Governance tutors in the UK. They are heavily involved with Corporate Governance at the highest possible levels and have a wealth of practical experience at their fingertips, as well as outstanding theoretical knowledge. The role and responsibilities of Company Board Directors will be comprehensively covered by this course.

To ensure that the Company Directors attending this training course will get the maximum possible benefit from their time and that the discussions will be at their most effective; the participant numbers will be limited to a maximum of 12 directors.

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Suitability - Who should attend?

This training course has been designed for both experienced and newly appointed Company Directors, as well as their specialist advisors and consultants, who want to ensure that they are complying with all of the relevant laws and regulations, as well applying the highest standards of Corporate Governance within their companies.

The Chairman of the Board of Directors, along with all other Company Directors, both Executive and Non-Executive Directors, as well as current and prospective, will benefit from this training course.

Outcome / Qualification etc.

Formal Certificates of Professional Development will be issued to participants who successfully complete this training course, in print for the 2-day training course and by email for the 1-day training course. These certificates will be accepted as evidence for CPD purposes by most professional institutes and associations, including the Law Society, the CIM, the CMI, the ICAEW, the Institute of Learning and the CIPD.

Training Course Content

The training course will cover:

  • Legal Framework
    • Trading Business Structures
    • Applicable Laws & Regulatory Framework
  • Companies Act 2006 Requirements
    • Scope and Relevance
    • Seven Statutory Director Duties
    • Director Qualifications
    • Director Liabilities
    • Duty of Independent Judgement
    • Non-Executive Directors
    • Promote the Success of the Company
    • Long Term versus Short to Medium Term
    • Director Contracts
    • Declarations of Interest
    • Director Transactions
    • Conflicts of Interest
    • Resolution of Conflicts of Interest
    • Relief for Breaches of Duties
    • Common Mistakes
    • Appointment and Removal of Directors
  • Memorandum and Articles of Association
  • Shareholder Relationships and Dealings
  • Strategic Reporting Requirements
  • People with Significant Control Reporting Requirements
  • Director Insurances and Indemnities
  • UK Corporate Governance Code 2016
    • Scope and Relevance
    • Comply or Explain
    • 5 Main Principles of the Code
    • The Role of the Board
    • An Effective Board
    • Board Evaluation
    • Division of Responsibilities
    • The Chairman
    • The Chief Executive
    • Non-Executive Directors
    • Board Composition and Appointments
    • Nomination Committees
    • Director Commitment and Development
    • Director Induction and Support
    • Board Accountability
    • Risk Management and Internal Control Duties
    • Director Pay Principles
    • Audit and Remuneration Committees
    • Shareholder Relations and Meetings
  • Insolvency Act 1986and theDirector Disqualification Act
    • Director Risks
    • Director Actions and Conduct before Insolvency
    • Insolvency Process
    • Insolvency Results
    • "Pre-Packs", Pre-Packaged Administrations
    • What you can and cannot do to try to save the company
    • Common Mistakes and their consequences
  • EU Corporate Governance Code
    • Scope and Relevance
    • Context and relationship to the UK Code
    • 9 Principles applicable to all companies
    • 5 Principles applicable to large or complex companies
    • Non-Executive Directors
    • Boardroom Behaviours and Cultures
    • Constitution and Governance Framework
    • An Effective Board
    • Board Size and Composition
    • Director Pay
    • Risk Management and Internal Controls
    • Director Induction and Development
    • Segregation of Director Duties
    • Board Performance Reviews
    • Shareholder Communications and Relations
    Alternative Board Structures
    • Dual or Two-Tier Board Structures
    • Contrasts to the UK Unitary Board Structure
    • German Board Structures
    • French Board Structures
    • Impact of the Differences upon employment, taxation and company ownership
    Corporate Governance Failures
    • Indicators
    • Causes
    • Impact upon the brands and their finances
    • Costs of failure versus the costs of prevention
    Advanced Board Matters
    • Role as a Board Director
    • Principal Duty of the Board
    • Direction and Management
    • Board Function & Organisation
    • Board Powers and Responsibilities
    • participant Powers and Limits of Authority
    • Board Agenda; Standards and Procedures
    • "Any Other Business"
    • Board Papers; Standards, Processes and Timings
    • Board Minutes
    • Meeting Effectiveness Reviews
    • Role of Company Secretary
    Risk Management
    • Risk Management and Entrepreneurialism
    • Board Level Objectives and Leadership
    • Corporate Risk Culture
    • Rewarding Risk Taking
    • Risk Management Standard ISO 31000
    • Emerging Risks
    Bribery Act 2010
    • Scope and Sting
    • Six Key Management Principles
    • Rolls Royce and Deferred Prosecution Agreements
    • Staying out of trouble
    Corporate Manslaughter Act 2007
    • Scope
    • "Controlling Mind" no longer relevant
    • Reputational and other consequential losses
    • Direct Penalties
    Data Protection Act 1998
    • Consent and retention periods
    • EU defined safe areas
    • Cloud Storage implications
    • 2016 EU-USA Privacy Shield
    Health & Safety at Work Act 1974
    • Scope and Relevance
    • Duties to Employees
    • Duties to Others
    • Penalties
    • Prohibition/Improvement Notices
    • Minimum Practices and Evidence Based Management
  • Strategic Financial Management
    • Enterprise Valuations; EBITDA, Acquisitions, Disposals and Goodwill
    • Impact of Acquisitions upon the finances and the market value of the organisation
    • Strategic Budget Issues
    • Strategic Pension Issues
    • Strategic Revenue Recognition
    • Strategic Sales Management

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