Commitment

3.5 hours

What you’ll learn?

The Effective Company Secretary

Certificate Fee

€495 / £425

Format

100% Online, Fully Flexible

Why Being an Effective Company Secretary is Essential 

The Company Secretary is crucial to the successful operation of your board, as well as being a legal requirement in many types of companies. Harness your knowledge.

Support
Skills
The company secretary holds a strategic position at the heart of governance operations within an organisation and needs specific skills to handle a diverse range of tasks.
Practical
Remuneration

The top 25% of company secretaries can earn up to and above £184,000, and group company secretaries have the potential to earn in excess of £310,000.

Rewarding

A challenging, essential and rewarding role where the company secretary plays a meaningful function in delivering an organisation’s overall corporate governance.

Become an effective company secretary in your organisation by building a high degree of trust with the board, and ensure that the principles of accountability, fairness and transparency are adhered to.

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What our delegates say

“Pitched at the right level, at the right time and you are supported by a very energetic team in CGI”

Bob-Hoffman
Bob Hoffman – Ireland

Managing Partner

“An excellent programme that was enhanced by the depth of expertise possessed by tutors.”

Peter-Fitzgerald
Peter Fitzgerald – Ireland

Non Executive Director

This was an excellent course. The materials were well designed. I have no hesitation in recommending this course.“.

Jon-Gillies
Jon Gillies – United Kingdom

Trustee

What you will learn

Bring your understanding of how to be an effective company secretary to the next level with this in depth insight into the legal basis for the role, how the role has evolved and its multiple aspects.

Opportunity
Roles and Responsibilities

Gain a deep understanding of the roles of the company secretary such as administration, running board meetings, record keeping, execution of documents and advisory assistance.

Tips
Leadership

Learn how to effectively model good leadership behaviour in relation to good corporate governance such as organisational skills and the importance of personal values.

Careers
Relationship Management

Be fully aware how to build good relations with key stakeholders and the board, and how to be a solutions provider and trusted advisor.

Technology in the boardroom

Gain a solid understanding of the company secretary’s role in analysing, adopting and deploying new approaches and technology in the boardroom.

How you will apply your learning

You will confidently be able to answer the following questions:

Is the board and its directors effectively performing their responsibilities within the legal requirements?

Is the organisation maintaining the appropriate governance systems and processes?

Are the board papers contributing to effective decision making by the board?

Is best practice in minute taking being followed and are the unique legal requirements for minute taking in specific situations be adhered to?

Are statutory returns being filed appropriately and are documents, including legal documents, being managed and retained as required?

Are the organisation’s legal and regulatory obligations, including advisory governance codes, being communicated effectively before and during board meetings?

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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