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Essential Governance for Directors


This course is in English.

Course Description:

High quality governance is essential in private and public companies and can create a completive advantage resulting to viability, profitability and flourish. Corporate Governance has a great effect on Productivity under Different Business Environments, thus should be applied extensively from the founding entrepreneur, the board of directors and the management team.

Therefore, a company’s directors need to be developed so

  • to acknowledge the derived duties and responsibilities of their position
  • to improve the decision-making process in their organisation; with ultimate accountability to shareholders and/or stakeholders for their organisation’s assets, (including employees)


Course Objectives:

At a Knowledge level:

  • To outline and describe (να περιγράφουν) the steps of good governance
  • To outline their role on the company and the company’s viability
  • To name their legal duties and liabilities under Cyprus /EU company’s legislation
  • To name their binding roles and responsibilities

At a Skills level:

  • To developgood reporting skills
  • To develop and document (να τεκμηριώνουν) well-structured decision making
  • To develop good communication skills clear to management and staff

At an Approach

  • To collaborate with stakeholders for shaping well structures corporate governance policies
  • To anticipate  and respond to the stakeholders challenging needs
  • To Justify  and Critique the appropriateness of good governance
  • To respond (να υπερασπίζονται) to the system by which companies are directed and controlled


The course is addressed to:

  • company’s CEOs,
  • employed professionals appointed by their companies (private  or public) as Directors or corporate secretaries, as well as to
  • corporate governance officers or
  • compliance officers.


This course covers 7 topics.


Instructor Style:

The course is delivered by someone with hands on experience. Highly practical, relevant and important and safely this course is for you.The instructor blends theory with highly practical case studies and examples derived from his long experience.


CPD accreditation:

The course may be approved for up to 6.5 CPD units verified directly by the participant's association, regulator or other bodies which holds membership.



*Group rates available.   **Early Bird discount may apply. 


This course can be offered inhouse, customised to your business needs.


*Infocredit Professional Education division (IPE)  holds the right to postpone or cancell any seminar within a logical time frame near to the start date of the seminar, in the case whereas no adequate number of participants is registered i .e. less than 6 persons and/or in the case that out of the list of registered people are not included at least 4 employed people  ( as per HRDA guidelines). You can access  HRDA guidelines by clicking the link: 


  • What do we mean by governance?
  • What does it mean for executive & non-executive directors?
  • Main points from ‘Boardroom Behaviours’ and ‘Board Effectiveness Guidance’ reports
  • Good (and bad) governance – can it deliver value/prevent loss and how?
  •  Benefits of perceptive governance

  • General legal duties of directors under Cyprus companies legislation
  • Health and safety
  • Liability of directors
  • Directors & Officers liability insurance
  • Staying out of trouble
  • Q&A Session
  • Boards as decision-making entities
  • What facilitates good decision-making
  • Limitations on effective decision-making
  • Some questions for boards to consider
  • Judgment and how it can be distorted
  • Safeguards against impaired judgment
  • The chairman’s role
    • Why should boards be evaluated?
    • Some history
    • Use of external reviewers
    • Preparation for an evaluation
    • Questionnaires versus interviews
    • Benefits of evaluation
    • Principal findings from evaluations
    •  Reporting to shareholders/public disclosures

    Group work reviewing case studies with groups actively participating in resolving key issues and reporting back

  • Board succession
  • Executive management succession
  • The selection process
  • Why does all this matter?
  • What is a conflict of interest?
  • Why it is important to identify conflicts
  • How to identify and handle a conflict
  •  Consequences of not identifying/managing conflicts
  • Summary

    Course dates

    Dec 02 - Dec 03, 2020

    Class hours

    DAY1: 09:00 - 12:15, DAY2: 09:00-12:15 (EEST)


    HRDA Approved

    Training certificate

    Infocredit Professional Education (IPE)



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    Course Instructors

    FCG,Solicitor Chartered Governance Consultant

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    Kostas Katsaros
    Managing & Founding partner in A. & E. C. Emilianides, C. Katsaros & Associates Ltd

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