Upcoming events

    • 25 May 2018
    • 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
    • Courtyard by Marriott, Bridgetown Barbados
    • 13




    The breadth and importance of the role of the Company Secretary has increased markedly in recent times. Company Secretaries play a critical role in providing the Board with the right support to ensure effective operations. This includes high quality, relevant and timely support, applicable information and solid advice to enable the Board to make decisions and set strategies effectively. This master class was designed specifically for Company Secretaries to ensure they deliver quality board support.


    Learning Objectives

    1.      The role of the secretary under Barbados company law

    2.      Core duties and potential liabilities of the Company Secretary as an Officer 

    3.      The secretary’s position within the corporate governance structure

    4.      Discussing the main corporate governance challenges facing company secretaries Exploring the company secretary’s relationship with management, the board and shareholders

    5.      The Secretary’s Role in Facilitating Decision-Making

    6.      The Secretary’s Role in Assisting Directors’ With Discharging Their Duties

    • 20 Sep 2018
    • 8:30 AM
    • 21 Sep 2018
    • 4:00 PM
    • Courtyard by Marriott, Hastings, Barbados
    • 25

    Flawed strategic thinking at a Board level can create massive value destruction and even threaten a company’s survival. The Board is requirement to provide the strategic direction for the company while dealing withe commercial dilemmas.  

    Risk management is also a key role of all boards. The Board is responsible for ensuring that all business risks are identified, evaluated, and suitably managed.  Directors must decide, acting on management’s advice, how much risk the company can accept.  

    What will be covered?

    The course will enable you to:

    • Explain an effective strategy’s components
    • Analyze the board’s role in the governance of a company’s strategy
    • Identify the benefits of developing a strategy
    • Identify appropriate tools to formulate strategy
    • Identify key performance frameworks and indicators to evaluate organizational performance
    • Identify and implement appropriate actions based on performance assessment
    • Identify key performance indicators to evaluate CEO’s and other executive directors’ performance
    • Describe the nature of risk and the board’s role in risk management
    • Outline risk-assessment and decision-making frameworks
    • Outline priorities for disaster-recovery and business-continuity planning
    • Define corporate responsibility and related terms
    • Describe the business case and best practices for corporate responsibility
    • Relate the board’s role in strategy and risk to corporate responsibility
      • 12 Nov 2018
      • 8:30 AM
      • 13 Nov 2018
      • 4:00 PM
      • Courtyard By Marriott, Hastings, Barbados
      • 25

      Every director needs to recognise key financial concepts and terminology to provide effective leadership and ensure a solid understanding of their organisation’s financial position

      What will be covered?

      The course will enable you to:

      • Financial stewardship and financial oversight
      • The international and local accounting environment
      • Financial statements and their relation to liquidity, profitability, and performance
      • The consequences of inadequate financial information
      • The reporting environment
      • Narrative reporting
      • The regulator’s role in enforcing reporting obligations
      • Effective share-owner communications and investor relations
      • Sources of corporate finance
      • Capital gearing, dividend policy, and valuation
      • Capital investment appraisal techniques
      • Financial crisis indicators
      • The control environment, board responsibilities, and internal controls
      • The audit committee
      • Whistle blowing, current oversight concerns, and regulatory developments
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