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    • 28 Jun 2020
    • 8:30 AM - 3:30 PM
    • Hyatt Regency, Trinidad
    • 20
    Register

    Welcome to Module One of the Certificate in Corporate Governance. This course provides a foundation about the key areas of corporate governance and the roles played  by directors, executive managers and shareholders.

    The learning objectives are to:
    • Define and explain the key principles and elements of good corporate governance systems
    • Explain how a corporate governance framework works effectively within a company
    • Identify how to respond to corporate governance concerns and challenges
    • Describe the policies and procedures of a corporate governance system
    • Explain the business case for corporate governance
    • Identify ethical challenges and how these are addressed through a business ethics system
    • Describe the benefits of providing timely, accurate disclosures
    • Explain company information (financial and non-financial) that should be disclosed
    • Determine good practices to deal with insider trading and related-party transactions
    • Identify shareholder rights established by law or mutual agreements
    • Describe how minority shareowner rights are protected
    • Identify key stakeholders and recognize their importance
      • 28 Jun 2020
      • 8:30 AM
      • 04 Jul 2020
      • 9:30 PM
      • Hyatt Regency, Trinidad
      Register


      This package includes attendance at both the opening & closing gala, conference  and Modules 1,2 & 3

      Gala Opening  

      Sunday June 28th 2020

      Buffet Dinner –  6.30 pm to 10.00 pm.

      Topic: Focus on Director’s Duties – An analysis the Privy Council decision in the Eteck Case!

      On July 27th we held a seminar to a sold-out audience as we discussed what is meant by fiduciary duty and the ways in which directors can face pitfalls. This was followed by Part 2 of these discussions when we looked at the various court matters involving Petrotrin, Eteck and UTT, and what may amount to breach of fiduciary duty. Our gala opening will now feature discussions on how to fulfil your duty as director, particularly since the Eteck case made it clear that directors can be held liable for breach long after they have demitted office.

      Join us as we dissect the issues in these and other state enterprises and bring a panel of experts to provide advice on how to serve with distinction, in an age where disruption is the new normal.

      Target attendees

      This dinner will be of interest to all directors in state enterprises as well as the private sector, corporate secretaries, general counsel, external attorneys advising boards of directors and senior managers who provide information to Boards for decision making. Persons interested in good governance, who may want to understand the inner workings of the Board may also find this session of great value. Members of executive management team and executive directors must definitely attend.

       2 day Conference - 29th & 30th June 200

      8:30am to 4:30pm

      Governance in the Age of Disruption

      The Managing Director of the Jamaica Stock Exchange, Mrs Marlene Street Forrest will be delivering the opening keynote for the Caribbean Corporate Governance Conference hosted by the CCGI on June 29th 2020 at the Hyatt Regency in Trinidad and Tobago.

      The conference forms a significant part of the CCGI’s inaugural Governance Week 2020 which will  comprise of the two-day conference as well as modules, masterclasses and workshops from June 28 to July 4th, 2020. Mrs. Marlene Street Forrest is heralded for her leadership with the Jamaica Stock Exchange (JSE) which she led to global excellence over the last few years. The JSE was voted best performing stock exchange in the world for two consecutive years, and last November, Mrs Street Forrest was flying the Jamaican flag high at the top of the Nasdaq building in commemoration of her great work.

      She will be spending the week in Trinidad and Tobago when she will be addressing the theme of the conference – Governance in an Age of Disruption. She will be joined by a number of distinguished speakers from Barbados, Guyana, Curacao, the US, Canada and Trinidad and Tobago. Persons include the CEO for the Barbados Stock Exchange, Mr Marlon Yarde, Corporate Governance expert Professor Frank Kunneman, SBTNO director Mr Donald de Palm and senior advisor to McKinsey Mr James McPhedran. Local speakers include the CEO for the TT Stock Exchange Mrs Amoy Van Lowe as well as former Central Bank deputy Chair Dr Terrence Farrel, retired Permanent Secretary Mrs Arlene McComie, executive chairman of CLICO Mrs Claire Gomez Miller and consultant and former government minister Mr Mariano Browne.

      Modules 1, 2 & 3 in the Certificate in Corporate Governance Program

      More information on the Certificate program is available here: Certificate in Corporate Governance - Modules.pdf

      Gala Closing

      Saturday July 4th, 2020:

      Cocktail reception  – 6.30 pm to 9.30 pm.

      Topic: Corporate Governance Ranking – A presentation by the UWI/Lok Jack Global School of business (ALJGSB) on the Trinidad and Tobago Annual Corporate Governance Ranking.

      The initial ranking was done between the ALJGSB and Rotman School of Management, University of Toronto in 2018. Last year, under the guidance of corporate governance expert Dr Ron Sookram, the ALSGSB completed the review and presented the rankings.

      The objectives of the study are intended to:

      i.      improvevoluntary disclosure practices to meet international standards

      ii.     assess the level of compliance with the T&T Corporate Governance Code

      iii.    encourage greater disclosure on non-financial information such as environmental, social and governance issues (ESGs)

      The assessment was done by comparing information from the annual reports of listed companies with the principles of the Trinidad and Tobago Corporate Governance Code and with Internationally recognized Disclosure factors.

      Target attendees

      This dinner will be of interest to all directors of listed companies, as well as corporate secretaries, general counsel, and senior managers who provide information to Boards for decision making. Persons interested in improving governance practices, and promoting greater disclosure and transparency among listed companies should also attend.


      • 28 Jun 2020
      • 8:30 AM
      • 04 Jul 2020
      • 9:30 PM
      • Hyatt Regency, Trinidad
      Register

      This package includes attendance at both the opening & closing gala and conference only

      Gala Opening  

      Sunday June 28th 2020

      Buffet Dinner –  6.30 pm to 10.00 pm.

      Topic: Focus on Director’s Duties – An analysis the Privy Council decision in the Eteck Case!

      On July 27th we held a seminar to a sold-out audience as we discussed what is meant by fiduciary duty and the ways in which directors can face pitfalls. This was followed by Part 2 of these discussions when we looked at the various court matters involving Petrotrin, Eteck and UTT, and what may amount to breach of fiduciary duty. Our gala opening will now feature discussions on how to fulfil your duty as director, particularly since the Eteck case made it clear that directors can be held liable for breach long after they have demitted office.

      Join us as we dissect the issues in these and other state enterprises and bring a panel of experts to provide advice on how to serve with distinction, in an age where disruption is the new normal.

      Target attendees

      This dinner will be of interest to all directors in state enterprises as well as the private sector, corporate secretaries, general counsel, external attorneys advising boards of directors and senior managers who provide information to Boards for decision making. Persons interested in good governance, who may want to understand the inner workings of the Board may also find this session of great value. Members of executive management team and executive directors must definitely attend.

      2 day Conference - 29th & 30th June 200

      8:30am to 4:30pm

      Governance in the Age of Disruption

      The Managing Director of the Jamaica Stock Exchange, Mrs Marlene Street Forrest will be delivering the opening keynote for the Caribbean Corporate Governance Conference hosted by the CCGI on June 29th 2020 at the Hyatt Regency in Trinidad and Tobago.

      The conference forms a significant part of the CCGI’s inaugural Governance Week 2020 which will  comprise of the two-day conference as well as modules, masterclasses and workshops from June 28 to July 4th, 2020. Mrs. Marlene Street Forrest is heralded for her leadership with the Jamaica Stock Exchange (JSE) which she led to global excellence over the last few years. The JSE was voted best performing stock exchange in the world for two consecutive years, and last November, Mrs Street Forrest was flying the Jamaican flag high at the top of the Nasdaq building in commemoration of her great work.

      She will be spending the week in Trinidad and Tobago when she will be addressing the theme of the conference – Governance in an Age of Disruption. She will be joined by a number of distinguished speakers from Barbados, Guyana, Curacao, the US, Canada and Trinidad and Tobago. Persons include the CEO for the Barbados Stock Exchange, Mr Marlon Yarde, Corporate Governance expert Professor Frank Kunneman, SBTNO director Mr Donald de Palm and senior advisor to McKinsey Mr James McPhedran. Local speakers include the CEO for the TT Stock Exchange Mrs Amoy Van Lowe as well as former Central Bank deputy Chair Dr Terrence Farrel, retired Permanent Secretary Mrs Arlene McComie, executive chairman of CLICO Mrs Claire Gomez Miller and consultant and former government minister Mr Mariano Browne.

      Gala Closing

      Saturday July 4th, 2020:

      Cocktail reception  – 6.30 pm to 9.30 pm.

      Topic: Corporate Governance Ranking – A presentation by the UWI/Lok Jack Global School of business (ALJGSB) on the Trinidad and Tobago Annual Corporate Governance Ranking.

      The initial ranking was done between the ALJGSB and Rotman School of Management, University of Toronto in 2018. Last year, under the guidance of corporate governance expert Dr Ron Sookram, the ALSGSB completed the review and presented the rankings.

      The objectives of the study are intended to:

      i.      improvevoluntary disclosure practices to meet international standards

      ii.     assess the level of compliance with the T&T Corporate Governance Code

      iii.    encourage greater disclosure on non-financial information such as environmental, social and governance issues (ESGs)

      The assessment was done by comparing information from the annual reports of listed companies with the principles of the Trinidad and Tobago Corporate Governance Code and with Internationally recognized Disclosure factors.

      Target attendees

      This dinner will be of interest to all directors of listed companies, as well as corporate secretaries, general counsel, and senior managers who provide information to Boards for decision making. Persons interested in improving governance practices, and promoting greater disclosure and transparency among listed companies should also attend.

      • 28 Jun 2020
      • 6:30 PM - 10:00 PM
      • Hyatt Regency, Trinidad
      Register


      • 29 Jun 2020
      • 8:30 AM
      • 30 Jun 2020
      • 4:30 PM
      • Hyatt Regency, Trinidad
      Register


      • 01 Jul 2020
      • 8:30 AM
      • 02 Jul 2020
      • 4:30 PM
      • Hyatt Regency, Trinidad
      • 20
      Register

      Join us for Part 2 of the Certificate in Corporate Governance - The Board

      In this 2 day module, you will tackle the challenges of the boardroom by understanding the roles and authority of a Board in order to provide effective leadership. 

      The course will enable you to confidently:

      • Describe the board’s governance roles and responsibilities
      • Differentiate managing versus directing and identify key dilemmas
      • Discuss the role separation of Chairman and Chief Executive Officer
      • Analyze directors’ legal duties and liabilities
      • Identify the characteristics and benefits of a balanced board
      • Define types of directors and their leadership attributes
      • Describe best practices in managing board directors’ roles, responsibilities, committees, and remuneration
      • Identify best practices for effective board meeting preparation, conduct, and follow-up from the eyes of a director 
      • Clarify board meeting roles and responsibilities of the chairman, directors, and corporate secretary

      About the facilitator

      Mrs. Alison Dillon Kibirige is a UK solicitor and corporate governance specialist. Alison has worked globally for over twenty-five years as a governance professional, previously as Secretary to the main Boards of Unilever and Barclays in London. She is a Fellow of ICSA. In 2013 she was awarded the ICSA President’s Medal for Meritorious Service, the inaugural ICSA Company Secretary of the Year award in 2005 and has also won awards globally for her work with shareholder.

      • 03 Jul 2020
      • 8:30 AM
      • 04 Jul 2020
      • 4:00 PM
      • Hyatt Regency, Trinidad
      • 20
      Register


      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
        • 04 Jul 2020
        • 6:30 PM - 9:30 PM
        • Hyatt Regency, Trinidad
        Register


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      26 Mar 2020 Part 2 - The Governance response to Covid-19 Online Session
      25 Mar 2020 Procurement and the Changing role of the Board
      19 Mar 2020 The Governance response to Covid-19 Online Session
      06 Mar 2020 Annual Meeting of the Caribbean Corporate Governance Institute
      15 Feb 2020 The Governance Response to Sexual harassment in the Workplace Breakfast Seminar
      21 Jan 2020 Master Class - Governance of State Owned Enterprises
      18 Jan 2020 Master Class - The Role & function of the Corporate Secretary
      17 Jan 2020 Certificate in Corporate Governance (CCG) Module 1 - Corporate Governance
      16 Jan 2020 Master Class - Managing Board Dynamics
      11 Dec 2019 CCGI Christmas Networking Event
      29 Nov 2019 Guyana Master Class - Effective Corporate Governance for State Owned Enterprises
      26 Nov 2019 Certificate in Corporate Governance (CCG) Module 3 - Strategy and Risk
      25 Nov 2019 Master Class - Ethics & Governance
      21 Nov 2019 Certificate in Corporate Governance (CCG) Module 2 - The Board
      20 Nov 2019 Master Class - Corporate Governance and the Role of Audit & The Audit Committee
      26 Oct 2019 Raising the Curtain on the Beneficial Ownership of Companies - Part 2
      10 Oct 2019 Trinidad & Tobago Annual Corporate Governance Ranking 2019
      07 Sep 2019 An effective board - The Chairman's Role
      05 Sep 2019 Spotlight on Directors Duties - One day workshop
      29 Aug 2019 Raising the Curtain on the Beneficial Ownership of Companies
      27 Jul 2019 Spotlight on Directors: - Recent Court cases and their implications for Company Directors
      30 Apr 2019 "Getting a Seat at the Table" Breakfast Seminar
      30 Jan 2019 2nd Annual Family Owned Businesses Seminar - Succession Planning
      06 Dec 2018 5th Annual Meeting of the Caribbean Corporate Governance Institute
      15 Nov 2018 TTO Certificate in Corporate Governance (CCG) Module 4 - Corporate Reporting
      20 Sep 2018 BAR -Company Secretaries Master Class - Driving Effective Board Meetings
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      25 May 2018 BAR-Master Class: The Role of the Corporate Secretary in Good Governance
      23 May 2018 GUY Breakfast Seminar-The Role of the Director in Good Governance
      18 May 2018 TTO-Master Class:The Role of the Company Secretary in Good Governance
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      14 May 2018 TTO - Certificate in Corporate Governance (CCG) Module 2 - The Board
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      16 Nov 2017 BAR - Certificate in Corporate Governance (CCG) Module 4 - Corporate Reporting
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      11 Sep 2017 TTO - Certificate in Corporate Governance (CCG) Module 3 - Strategy and Risk
      06 Jul 2017 2017 Corporate Governance Breakfast Symposium - Women in Governance
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      15 May 2017 BAR - Certificate in Corporate Governance (CCG) Module 2 - the Board
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      30 Sep 2016 Corporate Governance Mixer - Corporate Governance and Tax Avoidance
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