3.5 hours

What you’ll learn

Developing a Comprehensive Corporate Governance Handbook

Certificate Fee



Online, self paced

Why is a corporate governance handbook important?

The corporate governance handbook is like a rulebook for the board. Without it, an organisation exposes itself to ineffective governance, a clear understanding of the board’s role and the possibility of breaching legal obligations.


A board can quickly determine whether it is compliant with various aspects of governance using the handbook.

Best practice

An organisation’s link between international best practices and local regulations is strengthened by the handbook.


The handbook helps policymakers quickly identify any gaps and strengthen regulatory frameworks.

Become a smarter and more effective leader. Fully understand the importance of the corporate governance handbook for your board.

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What delegates say about our courses:

“The Diploma in Corporate Governance was excellent. It was an eye opener for me and I learnt an immense amount from the course and tutors.”

Raj Kambo


“Excellent programme, content very relevant to existing and aspiring board members. Excellent support provided by the team in CGI and the online format worked very well.”

Audrey Boyde


“There was plenty of help and support available and patience as I engaged and learned. Very much appreciated the materials, delivery, and support.”

David Moore


“Challenging course but well delivered by an excellent team. Course materials very professional and lectures from a high calibre team with vast practical experience.”

John Hennessy


What you will learn

Take an indepth look at how the board should operate and the different policies and processes required to make it work daily. Learn how to develop a handbook specific to your organisation that will last.

Governance handbook overview

Learn about the importance of the governance handbook and its role within the governance framework.

Board operations

Explore how the governance handbook supports board operations on a monthly, quarterly and annual basis.

Board policies

Be clear about the purpose of board policies and explore the kinds of policies to include in your handbook.


Take a close look at the technologies and devices being used to support the effectiveness and efficiency of the board’s operations.

Looking to deepen your ESG leadership skills and insights?
Discover more about the Diploma in Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG).

How you will apply your learning

Standout as an informed leader who knows how to navigate the changing ESG landscape.

Be able to bring together the key governance documents for the organisation and organise them in a logical way.

Recognise that any description of the roles and responsibilities of the board needs to reflect the situation in your organisation.

Speak confidently about the hierarchy of decision making within your organisation and what an escalation path is for resolving matters.

Be able to discuss the consequences of not having a conflict of interest policy and the situations where this can arise.

Recognise the purpose of common policies and understand the requirement to include them in the governance handbook.

Be able to make the case for adopting different types of board technologies in your boardroom.

Who will be teaching the course?

Gerry Egan

Gerry is an experienced chairman, company director and company secretary with over 30 years of experience in a commercial state company where he held several senior executive roles and led significant transformation programmes. He currently serves on the boards of Carmichael and Dóchas.

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