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Certificate In Corporate Governance Best Practice Enhance Investor Confidence Through Improved Accountability And Transparency 3 – 6 December 2012 • Lagos, Nigeria Fi r in st T La im go e s!

5 Learning Objectives 1. Understand why good governance is important 2. Be able to measure your organisation’s Corporate Governance status and key gaps 3. Define and interpret the roles and responsibilities for key players 4. Develop an understanding of how to deal with Corporate Governance dilemmas 5. Understand how to practically introduce a sound governance regime in your organisation Delegates are required to bring their laptop for the examination at the end of the course.

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The George Washington University School of Business, IIR Middle East’s Academic Partner, is dedicated to excellence: in its teaching and research about management, in the public and private sectors, within the United States and internationally. The school has a 75 year history of preparing men and women for leadership in both the public and private sectors. Known internationally for its dedication to academic excellence, the school draws students from all parts of the United States and around the world. Beyond first class teaching and scholarship, the school’s faculty offers practical experience in the issues and challenges confronting business and government. Its research centres link faculty and students with US and international business and government organisations. Recent distance learning initiatives have expanded the school’s global reach.

Course Requirements And Certificates Delegates must meet two criteria to be eligible for an IIRME/ GW Certificate of Completion for a course: 1. Satisfactory attendance – delegates must attend all sessions of the course. Delegates who miss more than 2 hours of the course sessions will not be eligible to sit the course assessment 2. Successful completion of the course assessment Delegates who do not meet these criteria will receive an IIRME Certificate of Attendance. If delegates have not attended all sessions, the Certificate will clearly state the number of hours attended.

Course Assessment At the end of the course, there will be a multiple-choice exam of straight-forward questions based upon the content covered during the course. A pass mark of 50%, in addition to a perfect attendance record and active participation during the course sessions is required to be awarded the Certificate of Completion from The George Washington University/IIRME. Should you wish not to take up the test, you will receive a Certificate of Attendance from IIR ME based on your full attendance of the course.

Delegates are required to bring their laptop for the examination at the end of the course.

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About Your Expert Course Director Sharon Ditchburn is a Certified Practicing Accountant, Chartered Secretary, and holds legal qualifications from Australia, as well as an MBA specialising in Corporate Governance, Entrepreneurship and Strategy. She is one of the few individuals in the GCC certified by the IFC/World Bank to deliver their Director Development Programmes, and has been delivering Corporate Governance advisory and training programmes throughout the GCC since 2005. Sharon has wide ranging experience at senior management level, including as a CFO and Company Secretary in Australia and the UAE. Since 2004, she has worked with a wide range of listed, private and government owned enterprises in the GCC, including financial institutions, stock exchanges, private industrial firms, government departments and family owned businesses. Sharon is also an Authorised Individual by the DFSA with various regulated entities, including investment banks, brokerages, trust companies and wealth managers. Sharon is a Member of the Australian Society of Certified Practicing Accountants, Australian Institute of Company Directors, Chartered Secretaries Australia, ICSA (UK), Australasian Compliance Institute and Association of Certified Anti Money Laundering Specialists (USA). She is also a recipient of the Solvi Stenbro Prize.

Hear What Delegates Said About Sharon’s Previous Courses With IIR: “Sharon is an excellent instructor. She successfully managed to pass her knowledge to the participants. Great learning event!” Mr. Elie J. Abi Mrad, Head of Finance Division Credit Libanais SAL, Lebanon

“An eye-opener and very informative.” Ms. Lata Nair, Board Secretary Oman Electricity Transmission Co. SAOC, Oman

“Excellent! Rich with information.” Mr. Abdulaziz Al Ogaiel, Compliance Officer Middle East Specialized Cables, KSA

Who Should Attend? This unique course is designed for those professionals whose responsibility it is to introduce good Corporate Governance into an organisation. This encompasses many different levels of seniority as well as various business functions.

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Certificate In Corporate Governance Best Practice 3 – 6 December 2012 • Lagos, Nigeria Course Timings: Registration and coffee will be at 07:30 on Day One of the course. Each day’s course sessions will commence at 08:00 and conclude at 14:30 with lunch. There will be two refreshment breaks at approximately 10:30 and 12:30.

Course Methodology The course will consist of a combination of classroom training, case studies, real examples and group discussions.

Homework • Case study topic

Day One

Day Two

Regulatory Framework

Essential Elements Of Corporate Governance

Introduction And Background • What is Corporate Governance? • Why Corporate Governance?

Roles And Responsibilities • Shareholders • The Board • The company secretary • Senior management • Re-designing the organisational chart • Stakeholders

International Standards • The OECD Model • The World Bank/IFC • Other international frameworks An Introduction To Governance Frameworks • A prescriptive approach – the US • A principles-based approach – the UK • Corporate Governance in the MENA region • Update on MENA Corporate Governance codes • Update on Corporate Governance in the global context

Practical Session – Board Practice Forming and running a board • Meeting • Preparation • Dilemmas and decisions • Board evaluation • Board dissent

IFC Governance Models • Private sector • Public sector • Family-owned businesses

The Audit Committee • Recruitment/selection of members • Independence • Roles and responsibilities

Corporate Governance And Islamic Financial Services • Guiding principles • Compliance with Shari’ah rules and principles • Rationale and objectives

Audit Responsibilities • External audit • Internal audit • Relationships

Group Discussion • A regional approach to Corporate Governance • What works best for us? • Principles or prescriptive? • Are cultural issues a problem, or an excuse? • What does the international environment mean to us?

Other Board Committees • Nominations • Remuneration • Risk • Corporate Governance

Corporate Failures • Case studies – a sign of the times! • What were the failures? • What could have been done? • What should have been done? • Current trends

Dubai Contact: Tel: +971 4 335 2437 Fax: +971 4 335 2438 Email: register@informa-africa.com www.informa-africa.com/nigeriacorpgovernance

Enterprise Risk Management • The Board’s relationship with risk • Organisational performance • COSO • Balanced Scorecard • Risk mapping • Toolkit

Nigeria Contact: Tel: +234 809 999 9246 +234 809 999 9256 Email: sales@afrocet.com


Certificate In Corporate Governance Best Practice 3 – 6 December 2012 • Lagos, Nigeria Day Three Fraud Risk Management Ethics • Types • Practical dilemmas • Ethical dilemmas • Ethics policies • Industry examples Fraud Prevention Programmes • Benefits for organisations and individuals • Guidelines for effective fraud prevention • Implementing a compliance programme Management Assessment Of Internal Controls • Principles and practices • Control risk assessment • Disclosure and transparency Practical Session – Policies And Procedures • Fraud policy statement • Fraud response plan • Whistleblowing policy • Hospitality and gifts • Industry examples

A Strategy For Corporate Governance Implementation Practical – IFC Progression Matrix • Private sector • Public sector • Family-owned businesses First Impressions • Assessing the risks • Priorities and resources • Choosing a model • Internal assessment • Moving to the next level • Looking for management buy-in Group Discussion • How does your organisation measure up? • Are there national issues? • Do you have management support? • Is this just a PR exercise?

Dubai Contact: Tel: +971 4 335 2437 Fax: +971 4 335 2438 Email: register@informa-africa.com www.informa-africa.com/nigeriacorpgovernance

Introducing A Corporate Governance Improvement Programme • Preparing your report • Drafting your plan • Agreeing on the timetable Implementing Your Strategy • Documenting your programme • Set priorities and targets • Managing the programme

Day Four The Company Secretary Toolkit • Agendas, calendars • Board packs • Minutes • Supporting a meeting • Follow up • Internal reporting • Shareholder reporting Practical Session – Stakeholder Analysis • Stakeholder types • Stakeholder mapping Board Evaluation • Techniques And Tools • Regulatory Reporting Investor Relations • Purpose and role • Communication issues • Toolkit Where To From Now? • International issues • Regional issues • Next steps for us

Delegates are required to bring their laptop for the examination at the end of the course.

Would you like to run this course in-house?

The in-house training division of IIR Middle East Tel: +971 4 407 2624 • Email: CTS@iirme.com www.iirme.com/cts

Nigeria Contact: Tel: +234 809 999 9246 +234 809 999 9256 Email: sales@afrocet.com


Certificate In Corporate Governance Best Practice

3 – 6 December 2012 • Lagos, Nigeria

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Certificate In Corporate Governance Best Practice 3 – 6 December 2012

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Course fees include documentation, luncheon and refreshments. Delegates who attend all sessions and pass the final day examination will receive an Informa/GW Certificate of Completion. All prices quoted exclude VAT which will be added to the delegate fee on your invoice.

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Payments A confirmation letter and invoice will be sent upon receipt of your registration from IIR Holdings Ltd in Dubai, the trading company operating under Informa Africa. Please note that full payment must be received prior to the event. Only those delegates whose fees have been paid in full will be admitted to the event. You can pay by company cheques or bankers draft in US$. Please note that all US$ cheques and drafts should be drawn on a New York bank and an extra amount of US$ 6 per payment should be added to cover bank clearing charges. In any event payment must be received not later than 48 hours before the Event. Entry to the Event may be refused if payment in full is not received. Credit card payment ‰ If you would like to pay by credit card, please tick here and a member of our team will contact you to take the details

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