Certified Associate Corporate Governance Professionals’ Course

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About Course

This Associate Corporate Governance Professionals’ (ACGP) course is designed to provide an introduction to the principles, practices, and frameworks of corporate governance.

The ACGP certification is recognized globally and demonstrates a commitment to good corporate governance practices. It is particularly useful for professionals who work in corporate governance, risk management, compliance, internal audit, or legal roles, as well as for directors or board members who want to enhance their knowledge of corporate governance principles and practices.

Overall, an Associate Corporate Governance course aims to provide an understanding of the principles and practices of corporate governance and their importance in promoting long-term value creation and stakeholder trust.

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What Will You Learn?

  • Understand the principles and frameworks of corporate governance, including its history, evolution, and relationship to business ethics and social responsibility.
  • Learn the role and responsibilities of the board of directors, including board structure, composition, and functions, and the board's relationship with management.
  • Understand the role and responsibilities of board committees, including audit, compensation, and nominating and governance committees.
  • Understand the principles and practices of executive compensation, including the role of compensation committees, performance metrics, and pay for performance.
  • Understand the principles and practices of risk management and internal controls, including the role of audit committees, risk committees, and internal audit functions.
  • Understand the importance of engaging with shareholders and stakeholders, including the role of proxy statements, shareholder proposals, and social responsibility reporting.
  • Understand the importance of ethical behavior and compliance with laws and regulations in corporate governance, including the role of codes of conduct, whistleblower policies, and investigations.
  • Understand the importance of corporate social responsibility, including the role of sustainability reporting, ESG factors, and stakeholder engagement.

Course Content

Corporate Governance Fundamentals
This topic provides an overview of the principles and frameworks of corporate governance, including the history and evolution of the concept, and its relationship to business ethics and social responsibility.

Management of Board of Directors:
This topic covers the role and responsibilities of the board of directors, including board structure, composition, and functions, and the board's relationship with management.

Board Committees
This topic covers the role and responsibilities of board committees, including audit, compensation, and nominating and governance committees.

Executive Compensation
This topic covers the principles and practices of executive compensation, including the role of compensation committees, performance metrics, and pay for performance.

Risk Management and Internal Controls
This topic covers the principles and practices of risk management and internal controls, including the role of audit committees, risk committees, and internal audit functions.

Shareholders and Stakeholder Engagement
This topic covers the importance of engaging with shareholders and stakeholders, including the role of proxy statements, shareholder proposals, and social responsibility reporting.

Ethics and Compliance
This topic covers the importance of ethical behavior and compliance with laws and regulations in corporate governance, including the role of codes of conduct, whistleblower policies, and investigations.

Corporate Social Responsibility
This topic covers the importance of corporate social responsibility, including the role of sustainability reporting, environmental, social and governance (ESG) factors, and stakeholder engagement.

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