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The Company Secretary in the Boardroom – Tips & Advice

Full-day course  |  6 CPD hours

£ 329 +VAT per person

£329 +VAT
per person

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The Company Secretary in the Boardroom – Tips & Advice

Full-day course

Course prices:

Classroom: £329 +VAT per person

Course overview

Board Meetings are an essential part of the governance of many organisations and the importance of the role of the company secretary during these meetings cannot be underestimated. There are many best practices a company secretary should apply in order to maximise his/her effectiveness in the boardroom.

This course will guide you through everything you need to know in order to succeed in this challenging environment. It is a highly practical and interactive day that will help company secretaries develop the skills and confidence needed to make the most effective contribution in the boardroom. You will also gain a crucial understanding of the governance framework relating to meetings, which will greatly assist you in your advisory role.

The presenter will use his vast experience and practical real-life understanding throughout the day to help you confidently develop your own skills in the boardroom.

What does the course cover?

  • Preparing for meetings
  • The purpose and importance of minutes
  • Time-saving tips for effective and accurate minutes
  • Your role as adviser
  • Formal resolutions
  • Supporting committees
  • Dealing with issues and disputes in the boardroom
  • Your relationship with the Chairman
  • How to handle poor chairmanship of the meeting
  • Helping the board make decisions
  • How to handle informal meetings
  • Managing post meeting actions
  • Approval and storage of minutes
  • Technology and tools to aid Board support

Extra benefits

  • A course pack containing the information presented on the day
  • useful book full of tips and strategies that can be applied in your own workplace
  • A certificate of attendance
  • Complimentary refreshments and lunch provided

Course presenters

  • Peter Van Duzer

    Peter is a non-practising Solicitor and active Company Secretary who has specialised in corporate compliance and governance issues for over 25 years. He has worked with the Boards of all types of company, from small to large, in both commercial and charitable environments.

    He is an authoritative speaker on governance issues that affect companies and their directors.

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