Good Corporate Governance: Improving Practices, Processes and Performance
This briefing considers the latest thinking, principles and good practice in effective corporate governance.
Good corporate governance is the responsibility of everyone in an organisation, not just the duty of boards.
Recent high-profile examples of poor corporate governance – from across private, public and third sectors – have illustrated the paramount importance of good governance in enabling an organisation to deliver its objectives.
Attend this Holyrood briefing to get an up-to-date brief on how your organisation can improve its governance, structures, processes and performance. Join us to consider the principles of good governance and how they can be applied to enhance your organisation's impact.
Key issues to be addressed
- The importance of good governance – what does it look like?
- Principles, policies and procedures for good governance
- Developing effective corporate structures – defining roles, relationships and responsibilities
- Maintaining, monitoring and improving your governance frameworks and procedures
- Delivering on public accountability and transparency
- How good corporate governance can help your organisation and its stakeholders’ goals
- Managing risk to improve performance and outcomes
- Engaging with stakeholders, bodies and external groups
- Learning lessons from governance practice and issues faced
- Developing good corporate cultures, values and behaviours throughout an organisation
09:15 Registration and Refreshments
10:00 Welcome and Introduction by the Chair
Professor Alan Alexander OBE. General Secretary of the Royal Society of Edinburgh. Emeritus Professor of Public Sector Management, Strathclyde Business School
10:05 Session 1: The Importance of Good Corporate Governance
10:05 Good governance is central to success
- Getting it right has a significant bearing on how well public bodies perform and in making sure public money is used wisely.
Gordon Smail, Associate Director, Audit Scotland
10:25 Getting People on Board. CIPD’s Approach to Governance, Risk and Reward
- People potential and risk sits at the heart of how organisations create and destroy value. Despite many worthy initiatives we have not nailed the people aspect in either corporate reporting or governance. CIPD is seeking to change that. Hear from our Regional Head of Policy and Insights how.
Dr John McGurk, Head of CIPD Regional Policy and Insights, The Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development
10:45 Taking It Outside: Key challenges for governance
The focus will be on key challenges for governance arising from delivery models and other ways of working which sit outside the core organisation, particularly:
- Collaboration models
Stephen Phillips, Partner, and Gillian Harkness, Senior Associate, Burness Paull LLP
11:05 Questions and Discussion
11:30 Refreshments and Networking
11:50 Session 2: Developing Effective Frameworks and Procedures
11:50 The Effective Board Development Framework: Helping Boards to learn and work effectively together
- Peter will provide an overview of Remarkable’s innovative new framework co-designed with a leading employer which supports the effective development and contribution of a Board
Peter Russian, Chief Executive, Re:markable (formerly Investors in People Scotland)
12:15 Making Whistleblowing Work
Francesca West, Chief Executive, Public Concern at Work
12:40 Questions and Discussion
13:00 Lunch and Networking
13:45 Session 3: Good Practice in Corporate Governance
13:45 Promoting Good Corporate Values and Behaviours Throughout an Organisation
- Stakeholder trust, Edelman Trust Barometer, is at an all-time low
- The culture of the organisation, role for internal audit in auditing culture
- How internal audit might work with the organisation to build stakeholder trust
Liz Sandwith, Chief Professional Practice Advisor, Chartered Institute of Internal Auditors
14:10 The Importance of Diversity Throughout an Organisation
- How to enhance diversity and develop a supportive, open culture
Tanya Castell MBE, Founder, Changing the Chemistry
14:35 Questions and Discussion
14:55 Summary by the Chair
15:00 Close of Event
*Agenda subject to change
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Who will benefit from attending?
Chief Executives, Directors and Heads of Services, Corporate Services Professionals, Senior and Middle Managers, Board Members, and anyone with a strategic responsibility for improving performance and delivering organisational objectives from across the public, third and private sectors.
Delegate rates (excluding VAT):
- Discounted rate: 1 place £145 + VAT (Voluntary / charitable organisations with an annual income of less than £1m)
- Reduced rate: 1 place £245 + VAT | 2+ places £195 + VAT (Central government departments and agencies, local authorities, universities, colleges, NHS, police, professional associations and voluntary / charitable organisations with an annual income over £1m)
- Full rate: 1 place £295 + VAT | 2+ places £245 + VAT (Commercial organisations e.g. plc, Ltd, LLP)
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