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Corporate Governance

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This interactive course is designed to ensure candidates will be able to assess the robustness of their own organisations, in terms of governance, and pinpoint where changes and improvements may be needed in order to improve their companies’ own effectiveness in creating value, building resilience to market turbulence, and enhancing long term sustainability.  Exercises are illustrated using real life case studies. 

Target Audience:

Board members, or those aspiring to that position, including Chairmen, Directors, CEOs, CFOs, Company secretaries, general counsel, senior directors and executives working closely alongside the board, including heads of risk management, HR, strategy, regulation, compliance, audit, operations


  • Learn superior strategies for building a top quality governance framework
  • Define the role and responsibilities of the Board of Directors
  • Recognise and deliver your own obligations as a director
  • Explore the governance function with various business contexts: listed, private, public sector, SMEs

Assessment Strategy:

Participants engage with exercises and case studies throughout the program.  Pre and post assessments can also be arranged.

Day 1

Module 1: Governance as a business critical function

  • The purpose of an organization
  • The purpose of a board
  • Definitions of governance
  • The business case for corporate governance

Module 2: International standards

  • Evolution of governance
  • Various governance models
  • Various governance contexts – listed, private, state-owned, family owned
  • Case study

Module 3: Recognizing and delivering your obligations as a director

  • Director roles and responsibilities
  • Transparency, disclosure and communications
  • Shareholders and stakeholders
  • Managing reputation, brand, media profile

Day 2

Module 4: Creating and protecting value

  • Strategy and business models
  • Measuring performance through KPIs
  • Managing risk
  • Case study

Module 5: The failure of boards versus companies

  • Roles and relationships
  • The tone from the top
  • Culture, values and leadership
  • Ethical leadership

Module 6: Delivering high quality decisions

  • Main forms of delegation
  • Role of committees
  • Subsidiaries and SPVs
  • Support structures and board information, optimizing decision making

Day 3

Module 7: Strength of the board and directors

  • Director competencies
  • Knowledge, skills, experience and independence 
  • Induction and development
  • Succession planning

Module 8: Strategies to improve board effectiveness

  • Board performance
  • Board dilemmas 
  • Board evaluation
  • Steps to a well performing board

3000 SAR

Including VAT

Course Number: BNK-WFI-020021
Course Language: Arabic & English
Duration: 3 Day(s)