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GRC Governance, Risk & Compliance (GRC)

Director Development Program

1 alternative location(s) available

Course Overview

As the world economy navigates through the major turbulences that have erupted as a result of Covid-19, many concerns are being raised as to whether Boards of Directors were well prepared to handle this type of crisis.

Some opine that Covid-19 uncovered major weaknesses in our current governance infrastructure and more specifically as it relates to the role of the Board of Directors at a group and at an individual director level. Key concerns pertaining to the following areas were raised:

  • Agility & Engagement  
  • Strategy & Business Continuity  
  • Director Qualifications & Skillsets
  • Risk Management & Value Preservation
  • Genuine Governance & Form Over Substance
  • Performance & Accountability  
  • Risk Management & Fraud

This three-day program has been designed and tailor made to ensure that directors are equipped with the necessary knowledge that will enable them to tackle the key challenges being posed in a post Covid-19 era.

Our aim is to broaden horizons, add value and ensure that directors are equipped with the necessary tools that will enable them to preserve corporate value in the organizations they are serving. 

1 alternative location(s) available



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5 Key Takeaways


A better understanding of board dynamics

Key learning points pertaining to Governance, Risk & Compliance



Focus on the importance of strategy & performance as key oversight tool

Linking renumeration practices & fraud prevention 



Understanding out the Board of Directors influence culture



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Course Outline


  • Organizations That Failed (Sample Cases)
  • Why Institutions Fail?  
  • Tone at the Top & Organizational Culture

Corporate Governance Principles  

  • Board Composition & Appointment
  • Board Responsibilities  
  • Board Committees
  • Rights of Shareholders  
  • Disclosure & Transparency  
  • Three Lines of Defence
  • Corporate Social Responsibility

Strategy Design & Implementation  

  • Strategy Development & Implementation  
  • Role of the Board in Monitoring Implementation  
  • The Strategy Development Process  
  • Integrating Strategy & Risk Management  
  • Objective Setting & Target Monitoring  
  • Strategy Design & Fraud Risk Management

Organizational Culture  

  • Culture is Everything!  
  • Determining Desired Culture
  • Influencing Culture  
  • Sending the Right Message  
  • Culture & Fraud  
  • Code of Conduct & Culture
  • Whistleblowing Framework

Performance Measurement  

  • Designing the Performance Management System  
  • Measuring Board Performance
  • Key Performance Indicators
  • Measuring Management Performance  
  • The Board Remuneration Committee  
  • Remuneration & Fraud  
  • Performance Measurement & Accountability

Enterprise Risk Management  

  • Designing the Enterprise Risk Management Framework  
  • Key Risk Indicators  
  • What are ERM Frameworks?
  • What works best for us?
  • The role of the Board Risk Committee  
  • Key Governance Fundamentals in ERM  
  • Setting Risk Appetite
  • Fraud Risk Management
  • Identifying Top Risks & Related Responses

Internal Audit & Compliance  

  • Effective Internal Control Framework
  • Effective Compliance Framework
  • Independent Audit Function  
  • The Board Audit & Compliance Committees  
  • The Importance of Regulatory Compliance  
  • Risk Based Internal Audit
  • Compliance & Anti-Money Laundering

Human Capital Management  

  • Training & Development  
  • Succession Planning  
  • Recruitment & Retention
  • The Board Nomination Committee  
  • Induction Program for New Directors
  • Nominating and retaining Directors & Executives

IT Governance

  • What is IT Governance?
  • Cybersecurity  
  • Data Management  
  • Digital Transformation
  • Business Continuity & Disaster Recovery

Director Responsibilities

  • Individual Director Responsibility regarding:
  1. Understanding the Key Risks Facing the Institution.
  2. Understanding & Analysing Financial Statements.
  3. Effective preparation for Board Meetings to enable effective contribution and decision making.
  4. Understanding of related party transactions and related disclosures.
  5. Ensuring informed decision making.
  • The responsibilities of directors sitting on the following board committees:
  1. Audit Committee
  2. Risk Management Committee (if applicable)
  3. Nomination & Remuneration Committee
  4. Compliance Committee (if applicable)
  5. Executive Committee

Fraud Related Topics  

  • Conflicts of Interest  
  • Related Party Transactions  
  • Bribery & Corruption  
  • Financial Statement Fraud  
  • Third party transactions 


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Who Should Attend?

This highly practical and interactive course has been specifically designed for:

  • Directors/Board Members
  • Directors of Compliance
  • Chief Compliance Officers
  • C-Level Executives
  • Global/Country Heads of Compliance/Risk
  • Senior Regulatory Representatives






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