Course Overview

Strong corporate governance practices play an important role in upholding reputation as a well-established business hub in Asia and position as a strong financial center. From the organization’s viewpoint, it is also imperative that organizations adopt best practices in corporate governance to promote their long-term sustainability and remain successful organizations.

Training DurationTotal Training Hours : 30 Hours
Training Duration : 1 Week
Total Training Days : 5 Working Days
Training SchedulesWeekdays (Sunday to Thursday)
Regular Sessions : 6 Hrs Per day (9am to 2pm or 3.00pm to 9.00 pm)
Food & refreshments Included

WeekEnds (Friday & Saturday)
Fast Track Sessions: 8 Hours per day (9am to 5pm)
Food & refreshments Included
Certifications:1) Certificate from Laurels Training Institute, Attested by Knowledge & Human Development Authority (KHDA) government of Dubai, UAE

2) Certificate from American Institute of Professional Studies (AIPS) from USA (After 15 Days of course Completion which will couriered to the attendees office address)
Learning AidsYes
Course MaterialHard & Soft Copies of Study Material
Language of InstructionEnglish
Instructor HelplineYes
1. Email
2. Social Media (For Emergency requirements)
Registration Requirements1. Passport Copy
2. Curriculum Vitae
3. Passport size photographs
4. Course Fee
Mode of Payment:Cash / Cheque / Credit Card / Bank Transfer.
Eligibility Criteria
(Who should attend this training)

Any professionals, business executives, corporate leaders and even office employees because in corporate governance, the business ethics also works from top to bottom, as compliance in any ethical company.

Course Benefits

Avoiding and detecting violations by employees that could lead to legal liability for the organization;

Creating a more hospitable and respectful workplace; and

Laying the groundwork for a partial or complete defense in the event that employee wrongdoing occurs.

An overview of current thinking and developments in the field of corporate governance.

The ability to administer effectively corporate affairs within an organization and to contribute to corporate performance at a senior level.

To understand the interrelationship between management, finance, law and ethics in the field of corporate governance.

An understanding of ethics and values in the business community and the relationship to corporate governance

A sound grounding in the key components of corporate governance which will in turn enhance their ability to operate at more senior levels of organizations.
Course Contents / Outline


  • Corporate Governance Primer
  • Corporate Governance Standards
  • Corporate Governance in Emerging Countries
  • Case Study – Corporate Governance Trends in the Gulf
  • Corporate Governance in Banks
  • Independent Directors
  • Case Study (1)
  • Corporate Governance and Capital Markets
  • Case Study (2)
  • Financial Goals and Corporate Governance
  • Case Study (3)
  • IT Governance
  • Introduction to Business Information Systems
  • Fundamentals of Management
  • Discovering Marketing
  • Organisational Behavior

      OECD Principles translated into 4 traditional positions

  • Board of Directors
  • Remuneration
  • Accountability and Audit
  • Shareholders
  • Key Elements of CG


  • GRC and Principled Performance.
  • GRC concepts, roles and responsibilities of stakeholders, and stakeholder relations plan.
  • Rights of shareholders & ownership functions
  • Equitable treatment of shareholders
  • Role of stakeholders in CG
  • Disclosure & transparency
  • Responsibilities of the board
  • Golden rules of Best Corporate Governance Practices in Private and Public Sector
  • Setting direction for GRC and overseeing management decision making criteria.
  • Reviewing and monitoring GRC capabilities, and board oversight of them
  • How did we get to this point?
  • Why is governance important?
  • General definitions including the Standards definition
  • Value of corporate governance, how it translates to share price for public companies and public confidence at non-public entities
  • Examples of impact of poor governance on public and non-public entities


  • Organisation Economic Co-operation Development (OECD)
  • Principles of Corporate Governance (international best practice guidelines)
  • OECD Principles for Corporate governance
  • Transparency
  • Disclosure committees
  • Executive compensation 
  • Independence of Board 
  • Section 302 of Sarbanes-Oxley, representation letters 
  • The role of internal auditing in these sensitive issues
  • Tools for assessing transparency


  • CSR is a Risk Management Tool
  • Enterprise Risk Management
  • Organizational performance 
  • Metrics 
  • Internal auditing as a catalyst for ERM 
  • Examine examples of several organizations, industries, and public and non-public entities 
  • Monitoring
  • Audit committee role/charters
  • Tools for audit committee self-assessment
  • Corporate governance as an auditable risk area
  • Managing relationships
  • Positioning internal auditing in the organization
  • Tracking and measuring governance

Day 5

  • Internal controls  
  • The Seven (7) Principles of Public Life
  • Applied business ethics in good corporate governance preventing fraud
  • Corporate Governance linked to Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR)
  • How CSR as an antidote to corporate greed
  • UN Global Compact - The 9 principles in Corporate Social Responsibility
  • Investing in CSR
  • What are the key drivers of CSR Programme?
  • Reputation Management
  • Activism, Threats, Litigation
  • How do Companies Respond to Challenges?
  •  Identifying risks - social, environment, ethical risks
  • A case-study on waste management  
  • Communications
  • Ensuring all elements of governance are communicated
  • Developing a strategy to link and implement all the elements of corporate Governance
  • Wrap Up
  • Practical solutions to meeting standards for assuring governance
  • Risk and opportunities for the internal audit profession
  • Personal challenges to the auditor



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