The International Company Directors Course program content is outline below:
Module 1: The Role of the Board and the Practice of Directorship in the Global Context
Covers the role of the board and of directors in the international context and examines practices in contemporary corporate governance.
Module 2: Directors’ Duties and Responsibilities across Regulatory Frameworks
Directors’ duties and responsibilities are covered in both the unitary (Anglo-American) and coordinated (European) models. International frameworks and their impact on directors of global companies, with a focus on Asia, are discussed.
Module 3: Risk: Issues for Directors
Examines the board’s role in developing a risk culture appropriate to the business and overseeing risk management to ensure improved performance.
Module 4: Strategy: The Board’s Role in the International Context
Discusses the board’s role in developing and executing strategy in an international context.
Module 5: Financial Literacy for Directors
The key financial statements are examined from an international director’s perspective.
Module 6: Driving Financial Performance
Highlights the directors’ role in driving organisational performance.
Module 7: The Board’s Legal Environment in the Global Context
Issues arising from operating internationally and across various legal environments are examined increasing directors’ awareness of their board’s compliance obligations.
Module 8: Decision-Making
A fundamental board process is examined and frameworks to achieve improved performance outcomes and avoidance of disasters explored.
Module 9: Achieving Board Effectiveness
Discusses the good practices of effective boards, including composition and skills mix, the undertaking of board reviews and how boards can add value to global organisations.
Module 10: Learning into Practice
A case study approach linking the information from the previous modules and providing opportunities to contribute to productive boardroom discussions.