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A Catalyst for Effective Board Governance


This Board Secretary Master Class aims to examine the responsibilities and purposes of the Corporate Secretarys office. The effective valuable role of a Corporate Secretary has evolved to become the focal point for governance operations and strategic influence between the Board and the Executive Management.

This Training course guides participants through the roles and responsibilities of the Corporate Secretary, the Training course covers a wide range of topics such as their role as a catalyst for Governance, how to maintain Governance Administration, the foundations necessary for the job, how to manage meetings, Board dynamics, how to assist with Board evaluation and succession planning.

This DOLPHINS Training course will highlight:

  • Governance overview
  • Good governance principles
  • The governance framework
  • The board governance framework
  • Corporate secretary job description
  • Board governance meetings
  • Board governance disclosures and reporting
  • Board governance administration tasks


At the end of this Board Secretary Master Class, you will be able to:

  • Gain a clear overview of good governance framework
  • Understand the roles, duties, and responsibilities of the board
  • Recognize the corporate secretarys responsibilities
  • Learn about their role as a catalyst for good governance
  • Define corporate secretarys duties and accountabilities
  • Discuss corporate secretary role in managing corporate meetings from conception to follow-up
  • Learn about their duties regarding disclosures and reporting obligations
  • Gain an understanding about their several admin tasks

Training Methodology

This Training course will utilize a variety of proven learning techniques to ensure maximum understanding, comprehension, retention of the information presented.

Organisational Impact

This Board Secretary Master Class is of direct relevance to Private Sector, Public Sector, Government and Non-Governmental entities and authorities, aiming to gain a greater understanding of the Corporate Secretary role and how an organization can benefit from the Board-Corporate Secretary Relationship.

The modern Corporate Secretary is expected to provide professional guidance to Boards, Directors and Management, on key issues related to Governance standards and practices.

Personal Impact

This master class will benefit participants by gaining knowledge that will enable them to have a better understanding on:

  • Board Secretary Roles, Duties and Responsibilities
  • The Corporate Governance structure in place
  • How they can contribute into ensuring the application of Good Governance in their Organizations

Who Should Attend?

This Board Secretary Master Class is designed for the existing and potential Corporate Secretaries for all types of companies, listed and non-listed, public, and private sector as well as family owned and not for profit organizations.

It is an essential primer for newly appointed and a perfect refresher for Secretaries seeking to deepen their involvement and value which will equip you with the essential knowledge and skill-set to fulfill your role successfully.

Course Outline


The Corporate Secretary: A Catalyst for Governance

  • Governance overview
  • Good governance principles
  • Governance framework
  • Governance policies and procedures
  • Governance disclosure and reporting
  • Stakeholders mapping and engagement


The Board-Corporate Secretary Relationship

  • Board positioning within the power hierarchy
  • Boards governance roles, duties, and responsibilities
  • Board formal offices
  • Corporate secretary job description
  • Corporate secretary roles, duties, and responsibilities
  • Corporate secretary skills and competencies required
  • Corporate secretary instruments, tools, and resources


Board Governance Meetings

  • Types of governance meetings
  • General assembly meetings
  • Board meetings
  • Committee meetings
  • Tasks before the meeting
  • Tasks during the meeting
  • Tasks after the meeting


Board Governance Disclosures and Reporting

  • Minutes of meetings
  • Quarterly reports
  • Annual reports
  • Ad-hoc reports
  • Tracking reports
  • Integrated reporting


Board Governance Administration

  • Board annual plan
  • Board evaluation
  • Board dynamics
  • Board Training and development programs
  • Board composition and succession planning
  • Maintaining corporate statutory registers
  • Corporate filing and record keeping
  • Wrap-up and closing


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