Good Corporate Governance: Improving Practices, Processes and Performance

This briefing considers the latest thinking, principles and good practice in effective corporate governance.

The context

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

Agenda*

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

  • The importance of good governance – what does it look like
  • Principles, policies and procedures for good governance
  • Delivering on public accountability and transparency
  • How good corporate governance can help your organisation and its stakeholders’ goals

Gordon Smail, Associate Director, Audit Scotland

11:20 Refreshments and Networking

11:45 Session 2: Developing Effective Frameworks and Procedures

  • Developing effective corporate structures – defining roles, relationships and responsibilities
  • Maintaining, monitoring and improving your governance frameworks and procedures
  • Managing risk to improve performance and outcomes
  • Engaging with stakeholders, bodies and external groups

Speaker confirmed from Remarkable

13:05 Lunch and Networking

13:50 Session 3: Good Practice in Corporate Governance

  • Learning lessons from governance practice and issues faced
  • Promoting good corporate values and behaviours throughout an organisation
  • Developing diversity, positive cultures and behaviours throughout your organisation

Liz Sandwith, Chief Professional Practice Advisor, Chartered Institute of Internal Auditors

Tanya Castell MBE, Founder, Changing the Chemistry

14:55 Summary by the Chair

15:00 Close of Event

*Agenda subject to change

Venue

NASUWT, 35 Young Street North Lane, Edinburgh | Map

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.

Costs

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)

For more information please email enquiries@holyrood.com or phone 0131 285 1635 

Dates
30 January 2018

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