Diploma in Corporate Governance

Course level : ICA Diplomas

Enhance your career as a director and develop the practical knowledge, insight and global mindset to be a great board director. We have partnered with the Corporate Governance Institute to bring you this diploma for aspiring directors, existing directors and executives in leadership roles. Learn in a flexible way, at a pace that suits you.

This qualification is designed and delivered by directors and governance professionals for directors. At the end of the course, you will:

  • clearly understand how boards function and your role as a director
  • have the tools and competence to make an impact in the boardroom
  • know how to evaluate a board before joining one

The course gives you the opportunity to join a diverse network of senior executives and directors to exchange ideas and experiences.

Here is a three-minute preview of what’s on the course:

The comprehensive syllabus lets you learn what you need to know to become a successful company director. The topics covered are:

  • Introduction to corporate governance 
    Gain a clear understanding of the world of corporate governance, the principles which underpin it, global trends and the role it plays in contemporary business.

  • Governance architecture
    Learn that the governance structure of every organisation is unique, given its heritage  and culture and how to build a best practice governance structure.

  • The governance handbook
    The Board Governance Handbook is the document that defines an organisation roles, policies, procedures and other basic board documentation.

  • The company director
    You will learn about the duties and responsibilities to be a competent director with the appropriate mindset to make a real impact in the boardroom.

  • Effective reporting
    This module clearly explains, in detail, the information and supporting processes that directors require to perform their role and how they relate to effective reporting.

  • Culture
    This module explains the importance of aligning the culture of the board with the organisation and its strategy and how to influence company culture.

  • Financial matters
    This module will help you interpret the financial statements that you will have to master as a director and help you ask the right questions.

  • Strategy
    This module will help you to understand the tools used, the strategy development and implementation processes and the board’s role.

  • Risk
    This module ensures that you, as a director, can provide the proper oversight of risk in the organisation and ask intelligent questions.

  • Evaluating performance
    This module clearly explains how to initiate and implement evaluations of the board, directors, and CEO on either an internal or external basis.

  • The non-executive director
    This module will help you formulate a systematic approach to your career plan to become or progress as a director or non-executive director.

The course is designed to demystify and define what it means to be a director and a boardroom leader. You will learn best boardroom practices from directors who share their experiences and knowledge. The case studies are real-world, practical and full of insights.

The diploma is ideal for existing directors, aspiring directors, and executives in leadership roles.

  • Online, self paced
  • 11 modules
  • Three assessments with objective questions (e.g. multiple choice)
  • Features world-leading industry practitioners in corporate governance
per currency depending on location   
GBP  3550

As a delegate of the Diploma in Corporate Governance, you have free access to membership of the Corporate Governance Institute. Supplement your learning by:

  • Attending masterclasses
  • Accessing hundred of leadership videos
  • Networking with peers around the globe
  • Accessing a range of essential boardroom templates and documents
  • Finding your next board role with up-to-date listings

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