Certificate in Board of Directors Secretary

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Last updated Mon, 27-Mar-2023
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On the other hand, the training course covers sensible pointers and also skills for business assistants to create their skills and also expertise as well as bring their techniques closer to global ideal methods.

Training Purposes of the Certification in Board of Directors Secretary

  • Realize the duty of the board assistant in making sure governing compliance and also administration;
  • Get acquainted with the tools used to produce the annual report of the board;
  • Understand the global finest techniques for the Assistant of the Board of Supervisors.

  • Comprehend the extent of work, role, as well as duties of the Secretary of the Board of Supervisors.
  • Discover exactly how to take care of administration obstacles faced by businesses.
  • Contributing to decisions by establishing a collection of requirements that must be investigated, assessed, and also benchmarked

Day 1
The Governance Professional
  • The key principles and elements of a good corporate governance framework and the board secretary’s role

  • The skills needed by board secretaries to manage relationships within a corporate governance system

  • The key activities and qualifications of a board secretary

  • The structure of a secretariat

Effective Meetings and Minute-taking

  • The part played by the board secretary in preparing for, during, and after a meeting

  • Practical tips, good practices, processes, and procedures for board secretaries

  • Introduction and use of board portals

  • Drafting minutes and developing an action log in line with best practice

Day 9
Emotional intelligence

  • History: definition, theories, and models

  • Intelligence: cognitive intelligence

    • Intrapersonal and interpersonal intelligence

  • Emotional intelligence defined

  • Emotional Quotient (EQ) versus Intelligence Quotient (IQ)

  • IQ and EI predictions

  • Research findings

  • The framework of EI competencies

Day 8
Strategy Development and Evaluation

  • Explore the steps in a strategic planning process

  • Identify and compare strategic formulation tools and their advantages and disadvantages

  • Describe different types of restructuring that a board may use for strategic growth

  • Examine the different methods for monitoring and evaluating strategy

Day 7

  • Examine the board secretary’s role in sustainability

  • Explain the business case for incorporating environmental and social considerations into strategy

  • Identify the components of a sustainable partnership

  • Describe how environmental and social considerations can be integrated into the strategy

Day 6
Risk & Business Continuity Planning

  • Describe the nature of risk and the Enterprise Risk Management (ERM) process

  • Explain the board secretary’s role in the risk management framework

  • Explain the role of the internal auditor

  • Advise the board on business continuity planning

Day 5
Financial Oversight & Analysis

  • Describe the role of the board secretary in assisting the board (audit committee) in fulfilling their financial oversight responsibilities

  • Explain the role of external auditors

  • Describe the components in a set of financial statements

  • Explain ratio analysis and its importance to boards

Day 4
Board Evaluation and Delegation

  • Describe the board secretary’s role in developing and organising a board evaluation

  • Develop strategies to deal with issues raised by a board evaluation

  • Describe the board secretary’s role in promoting professional development

  • Explain the system of delegation of authority within an organisation

  • Describe the different roles of the board and management

  • Analyse the board secretary’s role in helping to make the system of delegation work effectively

Day 3
Leading Change and Influencing
  • The board secretary’s role in influencing change

  • The skills a board secretary needs to influence change

  • How to influence change

Board Members

  • Describe the board secretary’s role in advising board members on their roles and responsibilities

  • Advise the board members on their duties and liabilities

  • Develop policies on and strategies to deal with conflicts of interest, related party transactions, and breaches of duty

Day 2
Board Dynamic

  • Styles of behaviour that impact the dynamics of a meeting

  • The skills and techniques a board secretary needs to support a productive working climate during a board meeting

  • How a board secretary can help a chairman manage conflict

Day 10
Public Speaking & Presentation Skills for Leaders
    • Speak publicly in a convincing, confident, and concise style

    • Deliver dynamic and effective presentations

    • Employ a method to create materials that support a compelling speech

    • Build audience rapport through eye contact, vocal delivery, and body language


    • Demonstrate authentic leadership skills, and drive transformation in the workplace

    • Become role models for other potential leaders and help to create a culture that embraces and leverages diversity

    • Step into leadership roles with a limitless, solution-driven mindset and develop the communication and management skills required to lead a team

    • Develop self-awareness and confidence so that participants understand what they are broadcasting and how this can impact the team they are working in

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