Managing & Implementing Effective Corporate Governance Structures

Marketing Institute of Singapore - Executive Development

Course introduction

Many companies and the business community widely regard good corporate governance as essential, as its efforts justifies share price premium.  This course will feature several case-studies of companies where governance has failed and how successful companies, who practices strong ethical high standards, comes up solid in top form. 
Using case-study methodology, we will learn the importance of aligning interest of all stakeholders including creditors and lenders, consumers and controlling and minority shareholders in a corporation.  The case-study approach will cover topics such as internal controls, the role of independent directors, appointment of directors, access to information, remuneration, board and director evaluation, audit committee, risk management committee, transparency, communication to shareholders, succession planning, safety committee and conflict of interest situations.

Target Audience

Any professionals, business executives, corporate leaders and even office employees because in corporate governance, the business ethics also works from top to bottom, as compliance in any ethical company.

Course Outline

Organisation Economic Co-operation Development (OECD)

  • Principles of Corporate Governance (international best practice guidelines)
OECD Principles for Corporate governance
  • OECD Principles translated into 4 traditional positions
  1. Board of Directors
  2. Remuneration
  3. Accountability and Audit
  4. Shareholders
Key Elements of CG
  • Rights of shareholders & ownership functions
  • Equitable treatment of shareholders
  • Role of stakeholders in CG
  • Disclosure & transparency
  • Responsibilities of the board 
Golden rules of Best Corporate Governance Practices in Private and Public Sector
  • Case-studies
  • Internal controls    
The Seven (7) Principles of Public Life
Case-study for clear ethical basis to business
  • Applied business ethics in good corporate governance preventing fraud 
Corporate Governance linked to Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR)
  • How CSR as an antidote to corporate greed
  • CSR is a Risk Management Tool
UN Global Compact - The 9 principles in Corporate Social Responsibility
  • Investing in CSR
  • What are the key drivers of CSR Programme?
Reputation Management
  • Activism, Threats, Litigation
  • How do Companies Respond to Challenges?
  • Identifying risks - social, environment, ethical risks
  • A case-study on waste management    
Quizes to enhance self-learning and understanding

Available Course Sessions

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Trainer Profile

Prof Catherine Tay Swee Kian

Prof Catherine Tay Swee Kian is an Associate Professorial Fellow lecturing law at the National University of Singapore, Department of Strategy and Policy (NUS Business School). She is also an Advocate and Solicitor of the Supreme Court of Singapore and an author of several law books. She is Associate Director of Bernard & Rada Law Corp.

Prof Tay studied law at Queen Mary College, University of London and graduated with a Master of Laws, in which she specialised in Company, Shipping, Insurance and Marine Insurance Laws. She did her pupillage under the Honourable Lady Mary Hogg in London and returned to Singapore in the law firm of Rodyk & Davidson.

She was on the Board of Overseas Editors for the (United Kingdom) Journal of Financial Crime, an official publication of the Cambridge International Symposium on Economic Crime. She has presented papers at many conferences and seminars on Business Law, Medical Law, Company and Insolvency Laws both overseas and in Singapore. Prof Tay is an examiner on law subjects for a number of professional bodies in Singapore and overseas. She conducts in-house seminars for hospitals, banks, statutory boards, hotels, commercial firms and companies, clubs and associations.