The role of company secretaries has expanded beyond their traditional role. As the link between the board and management, they should be assertive and capitalize on their role as the only person who has access to all aspects of the organization’s business.
How can company secretaries obtain the confidence of their board members and become governance advisers instead of just assistants to the Board? How can they gain a ‘seat at the table’ by adding value to discussions on business strategy, operations and risk management? How can they provide valuable guidance to management about the information that the board requires in order to make informed decisions? How can they assist to improve board dynamics and the relationship between the board and management?
In this workshop, company secretaries will learn how to be proactive and navigate their organizational culture and politics to build strong relationships with board members. They will learn how to capitalize on the insights gained from board papers and board meetings to improve the relationship between the board and management while strengthening their position as an adviser to the board. They will be exposed to future developments especially in the area of ESG risks that could affect the company’s business. They will also be provided with information on how to address this with management and the board.
At the end of the program, participants will be able to:
• Understand the role of the modern company secretary
• Understand how to develop strong relations with the board and management
• Develop techniques to enrich the type and quality of information that goes to the board
• Obtain knowledge about new ESG risk areas to advise management and the board
Who should attend?
- Company Secretaries