The health of every business and organisation depends on the quality of its Corporate Governance structures and compliance. Corporate Governance has assumed pre-eminent position because it now defines the benchmark for good corporate behaviour. Experience has shown that companies and organisations with effective corporate governance culture perform better and are able to sustain performance.

Today, however big or small an organisation, wherever it is located and whether public or private, stakeholders demand very high standards of corporate behaviour at all levels;
– At the statutory Board level and the executive level,
– In processes, systems and functions,
– In the integrity of the results communicated to the public,
– In the way risk is managed, and
– At the level of the community and environment protection.

Corporate Governance has now been pushed beyond just conformance onto a strategic platform where governance becomes a key driver of sustainable performance.

For companies and organisations (public and private) to remain viable and relevant, their corporate governance practices must be impeccable.

Learning Objectives

The Corporate Governance Programme will help:

  • Board Chairmen, Chief Executives, Board members and other executives to understand the critical need for good corporate governance,
  •  Determine their company’s status of compliance,
  •  Understand what they need to do and what not to do and the implications thereof,
  •  How to use Corporate Governance to secure competitive advantage and drive outstanding performance.


There will be three modules.

  1. The principles of Corporate Governance, their requirements and compliance. There will be detailed study of relevant laws, regulations and guidelines, including Section 404 of the Sarbannes Oxley Guidelines, the Companies’ Code of Ghana, the Ghana Stock Exchange Regulations and the Security and Exchange Commission Regulations. It will also deal with Operational Control Assessment and Procedures and Risk Management.
  2. The application of corporate governance principles in all the operations of the organisation.
  3.  Finally, a focus on the need for a shift from traditional auditing to pro-active risk management to secure positive assurance.

There will be lectures, interactive discussions and syndicate exercises.


Board Members, Chief Executives, Directors, Managers and key non-Management Staff