2020 Online Board Director Essential Updates 1 Day Courses

2020 Online Essential Board Director Updates 1 Day Courses

2020 Online Board Director Essential Updates 1 Day Courses

We are a Chartered Management Institute Recognised Training Centre for Director Training Courses.

This course is assessed as “Excellent” by its delegates.  To ensure that the Company Directors attending this training course will continue to get the maximum possible benefit, the delegate numbers will be limited to a maximum of 8.

It is designed for both experienced and newly appointed Company Directors. The Chairman of the Board of Directors, along with all other Executive and Non-Executive Directors, will benefit from this course.

This is a very practical course, with extensive discussions around case studies that will highlight common Boardroom dilemmas.  It will enable you to make sound Board decisions, which comply with your statutory duties as a Director.  Guidance will be provided on some of the factors that facilitate effective Boards.

The 1 Day Company Board Board Director Essential Updates training course will enable you to define, analyse and interpret the corporate governance and legal issues inherent in any business scenario.  It is a 2020 update to the relevant laws, codes and regulations in force in 2019, including the Companies Act 2006, the new 2018 UK Corporate Governance Code effective through 2020 and the new laws that came into effect during 2020.

It primarily covers: Effective Boards, Board Committees, Companies House requirements, Strategic Financial Management, Risk Management, Dividends, UK Corporate Governance Reform Drivers, the 2020/21 rules, laws and trends on Director Pay, EU Corporate Governance applicability within the UK; International Board Structures; Major Corporate Governance Failures and their early warning indicators. It also covers offence specific legislation at board level only, such as the Bribery Act, the 2017 Criminal Finances Act and the Corporate Manslaughter Act.  The most important aspects of Strategic Financial Management at Board level. These elements will include to the level appropriate for board directors: Acquisitions, Disposals and Goodwill; Budgeting & Pension Issues, Maximising Shareholder Value and Company Valuations.

Formal Certificates of Professional Development will be issued to participants who successfully complete this training course, in print for the full 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.

Run this as an in-house course 

We are a Chartered Management Institute Recognised Training Centre for Director Training Courses.

This course is assessed as “Excellent” by its delegates.  To ensure that the Company Directors attending this training course will continue to get the maximum possible benefit, the delegate numbers will be limited to a maximum of 12.

Formal Certificates of Professional Development will be issued to participants who successfully complete this training course, in print for the full 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

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

  • "Excellent" Delegate Comments on the Company Director Training Course

    ‘Plenty of information, very adaptable to the needs of the group, plenty of pace, lots of case studies, very helpful two days.’
    Karen Mayhew – Chief Executive, Havebury Housing Partnership

    ‘Course Leader is Outstanding, Excellent course.’
    R. Senior – Operations Director, The Chord Company Ltd

    ‘Very informative and pitched at the right level. Answered all questions very well and from an informed background. Excellent course.’
    Emma Steele – Director, John Lamb LLP

    ‘Found the course really useful.’
    Sarah Selvanathan– Deputy Chief Executive, Elmbridge Borough Council

    ‘Open Discussions, not pretentious, great examples of scenarios to explain theory in practice.’
    Amanda Haley – Technical Director, Ian Firth Hardware Ltd

    ‘Phil has good knowledge and an enthusiastic and effective delivery.’
    Andrew Naismith – Managing Director, CAE Aircrew Training Services Plc

    ‘Great examples of practical applications. Encouraged discussions throughout the group. Very Informative.’
    Susanne Hughes – Deputy Chief Executive, Shaw Healthcare Ltd

    ‘As a director, it is exactly what I needed. The awareness and learning outcomes fit very well with my expectations. Thank you.’
    Darren Payne – Director, Rhodar Limited

    ‘Well Delivered Course, supported with excellent literature. Provided good information and structure’
    Martin Clarke – Technical Operations Director, Drywrite Ltd

    ‘Great interaction and good pace’
    Ben Ward – Director, Willmott Dixon Plc

    ‘Very clear; well structured; excellent examples. Course leader has a great presentational style leading to good discussions’
    Mark Simmons – Director, Plasser UK

    ‘Philip handled the course content and all of the questions really well. Very informative and highly recommended’
    Rory Curran – Non-Executive Director, Ecodesk

    ‘Excellent course, great participation, a good mix of attendees’
    Sarah Newbold-Hill – Senior Business Director, The Evolve Trust

    ‘Very happy with this course. Like the focus on practical problems.’
    Neil Hounslow – Vice President, Kowa Research Europe

    ‘Excellent all round’
    Frances Adcock – Adcocks Solicitors

    ‘Very good course’
    Adrian Lewis – Commercial Director, Cova Security

    ‘Thoroughly engaging and informative, I would not have believed that a subject, potentially so dry, could be made so interesting. Your professionalism and obvious depth of knowledge was a joy to watch’
    Rod Mountain – Chief Executive, Nelson King

    ‘Excellent, very clear and relevant examples.’
    Board Director

    ‘Great examples, Phil’s experience and stories to back up learning are great.’
    Geoff Stanley – Chief Technical Officer, Rock Insurance Group

    ‘Very good overview, the course was responsive to attendees’ questions and backgrounds.’
    Kath Webster – Director Scientific Services, Animal & Plant Health Agency

    ‘Well presented and engaging.’
    Trevor Phillips, Chief Operating Officer, Vectura Limited

    ‘Very good discussion and information for directors.’
    Natalie Spotswood, Legal Director, FM Insurance Company Limited

    ‘Very helpful to get a better understanding of a director’s role and responsibility. Gives good guidance on how to perform this role better.’
    Ralph Zaat – President, Kowa Research Europe Ltd

  • Board Director Course Overview

    This course is assessed as “Excellent” by its delegates. To ensure that the Company Directors attending this training course will continue to get the maximum possible benefit; the delegate numbers will be limited to a maximum of 8.

    This 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.

    It is a 2020 update to the relevant laws, codes and regulations in force in 2019, including the Companies Act 2006, the new 2018 UK Corporate Governance Code effective through 2020 and the new laws that came into effect during 2020.

    It primarily covers: Effective and Efficient Boards, Risk Management, UK Corporate Governance Reform Drivers, the 2020/21 rules, laws and trends on Director Pay, EU Corporate Governance applicability within the UK; International Board Structures; Risk Management; Major Corporate Governance Failures and their early warning indicators. It also covers offence specific legislation at board level only, such as the Bribery Act, the 2017 Criminal Finances Act, the Corporate Manslaughter Act, Board Pitfalls and Errors arising from the 2018 Data Protection Act & GDPR and the Health & Safety at Work Act.   All of these are dealt with only at board level.

    You will become more familiar with the most important aspects of Strategic Financial Management at Board level. These elements will also be included, to the level appropriate for board directors: Acquisitions, Disposals and Goodwill; Budgeting & Pension Issues, Maximising Shareholder Value and Company Valuations. This course will also outline a framework for Strategic Risk Management.

    The completion of this training course will provide a sound theoretical knowledge base upon which to build and acquire new and more advanced corporate governance and strategic management skills. The theoretical knowledge will be reinforced by highly relevant hands-on case studies and group discussions. You will become more involved with all types of Company Board and governance discussions within your organisation, as well as more confident and comfortable when communicating with fellow directors, investors and specialist consultants.

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

  • Board Director Course Content

    The training course will deal with director duties and director responsibilities as they arise, whilst covering:

      • Effective Board Meetings
        • Board Agenda; Standards and Procedures
        • “Any Other Business”
        • Board Papers; Standards, Processes and Timings
        • Board Minutes
        • Meeting Effectiveness Reviews
        • Principal Duty of the Board
        • Direction versus Management
        • Delegated Powers and Limits of Authority
      • Risk Management
        • Risk Management and the Entrepreneurial board
        • Top 5 Risks across all companies
        • Emerging Risks
        • Corporate Risk Culture
        • Rewarding Risk Taking
        • Internal Controls
        • Risk Management Standard ISO 31000
        • Risk Management and Internal Control Duties
      • UK Corporate Governance Reform Drivers
        • Quoted Company Director Pay
        • Unquoted Company Director Pay
        • Director Pay Principles
        • Engagement with the Workforce and the other Stakeholders
        • New legal requirements effective 2020
        • Wates Corporate Governance Principles Context
        • Audits, Current Status and Proposed Changes
      • International 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
      • Bribery Act 2010
        • Scope and Sting
        • Six Key Management Principles
        • Rolls Royce and Deferred Prosecution Agreements
        • Staying out of trouble
      • Criminal Finances Act 2017
      • Corporate Manslaughter Act 2007
        • Scope
        • “Controlling Mind” no longer relevant
        • Reputation and consequential losses
        • Direct Penalties
      • 2018 Data Protection Act & GDPR Board Level Traps & Errors in 2020
        • EU defined safe areas
        • Data Transfers across countries and companies within the same Group
        • Board Level Data Protection Impact Assessments, Data Profiling and  Data Protection by Design
        • Cloud Storage implications
        • Corporate email addresses
      • Health & Safety at Work Act 1974
        • Scope and Relevance
        • Duties to Employees and Others
        • Penalties and 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
        • Risk, Return and Gearing; or the interaction of ROI, ROCE and Gearing
        • Strategic Budget Issues
        • Board Level Recognition of Sales and Strategic Sales Management
        • Strategic Balance Sheet Issues

      Through presentations, hands-on case studies and group discussions, the course tutor will impart exactly the knowledge and information that Company Directors need to fulfil their director responsibilities and duties, as well as to assess and maximise the effectiveness of their own Company Board. Every appointed Board Director, including both Executive and Non-Executive Directors, will benefit from this training course; from the most recently appointed Company Board Director to the Chairman of the Board.

  • Board Director Training Course Leaders

    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 training course.

    One is an FCA, a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of England and Wales, and a Chartered Director, the qualification awarded by the Institute of Directors. He is also a Fellow of the Institute of Consulting, a Fellow of the Institute of Directors and a former Councillor. He serves on the Thames Valley Board of the Chartered Management Institute and has just completed 12 years on the Chartered Director and Standards Committees of the Institute of Directors. He has over 30 years of successful UK and International experience, including 7 years as the Finance Director, Company Secretary and then the Chief Executive of a PLC, as well as 14 years with KPMG Management Consulting, IBM and Arthur Andersen.

    The other is a Chartered Company Secretary and a Fellow of the Institute of Directors and has spent many years as a Corporate Governance Tutor at the Institute of Directors and elsewhere. He has many years experience as a Company Secretary and as a company director; both as a non-executive director and as an executive director.

    The training course tutors are very well qualified and highly experienced individuals; one of these will deliver your workshop. They possess a delivery style, which is dynamic, approachable and highly engaging, enabling them to deliver a workshop that you and your company will benefit from and equally importantly one that you will remember.

  • Who Should Attend This Training Course

    This 1-day training course is 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.

    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 delegate numbers will be limited to a maximum of 8.

  • Board Director Training Course Learning Objectives

    By the end of this training course participants will be better able to:

    • Understand and quantify the cost impact of preparing for the occurrence of an unlikely risk becoming reality. Versus the costs incurred if that unlikely risk becomes a reality, such as the Coronavirus
    • Define, analyse and interpret the corporate governance issues inherent in any business scenario
    • Understand and quantify the impact of any particular course of action upon the fundamental corporate governance issues and concepts
    • Become familiar with the key aspects of the legal requirements around the award and levels of director pay
    • Identify and discuss the key ethical and governance issues facing any organisation
    • Analyse and make sound Board decisions based upon a deeper understanding of the corporate governance issues and the statutory duties of a Company Director
    • Understand the wider corporate governance impact of business decision and their strategic interaction with all aspects of the organisation
    • Become more familiar with the key elements of the most important aspects of Strategic Management
    • Understand and recognise the key aspects of a range of offence specific legislation insofar as they are relevant to board directors.
    • Become better able to make a strong contribution to Board discussions and decision making
    • Understand and implement a framework for Strategic Risk Management
    • Communicate more effectively and easily with fellow Board Directors and key advisors; through an in depth understanding of corporate governance and Strategic Management techniques
  • Internal Staff Training and Development

    This training workshop, along with most of our other best practice training workshops, can be delivered as an internal training course at your premises. Even with groups as small as 6 delegates, the course fees per person for internal training workshops can be lower than for open events. The potential savings are even greater, if the travel time and the travel costs of the delegates are included.

    Running training workshops internally is very convenient and it allows the participants to explore how key issues will impact on them and their organisation. Then as a team they can begin to agree upon a development action plan, with priorities. This approach is favoured by many of our clients as it combines a high quality service with excellent value for money and is a highly effective route for staff development.

  • CPD Certificates of Professional Development

    We are a Chartered Management Institute Recognised Training Centre for Director Training Courses. This stand alone 1-day training course is also the second day of a 2 day course, which can be split into 2 separate days). The full 2 day training course is a CMI Recognised Director Training Course.

    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.

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