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An Interactive 5-Day Training Course

Masterclass in Corporate Affairs and Governance

Integrating Public Communications with Enterprise GRC Framework

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19 Sep - 23 Sep 2022



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Course Introduction

This Masterclass in Corporate Affairs and Governance training course elaborates on the various roles and responsibilities of the Corporate Affairs function and its key involvement into all the processes of Governance within the Corporate. This training course will discuss the International Governance Standard codes and how Corporate Governance is measured and benchmarked. Attendees will be gain comprehensive knowledge about Corporate Governance and its Guiding principles.

This course provides participants with a detailed understanding of the GRC (Governance, Risk and Compliance) Perspective, covering the Governance Framework at both the Board level (the Board Governance Framework) as well as the Executive management levels (the Assurance and Control Governance Framework).

This training course also addresses Effective Organizational Compliance Management and discusses in detail all aspects of the Risk Management vital process and its evolution into the implementation of an Integrated Enterprise Risk Management (ERM) framework.

This Oxford Management Centre training course will highlight:

  • Corporate Affairs Roles and Responsibilities
  • Corporate Governance
  • Principles of Good Corporate Governance
  • Corporate Affairs Involvement in Corporate Governance
  • The Governance, Risk and Compliance (GRC) Perspective
  • Compliance and Compliance management
  • Risk and Risk Management
  • The GRC Assurance Model
  • The GRC Disclosure and Reporting Model
  • Corporate Affairs Involvement in GRC
  • King IV Report on Corporate Governance


At the end of this Oxford Management Centre training course, you will be able to:

  • Learn all possible roles played by Corporate Affairs function
  • Understand their key involvement in the various Governance processes
  • Explore a comprehensive Generic Governance model based on key principles and adaptable to any organization
  • Discuss in detail the three components of the GRC perspective
  • Learn about Compliance and how to implement an effective Compliance program
  • Learn about Risk Management, its framework and standard process
  • Discuss models of Governance Assurance and Control within the organization
  • Discuss the Integrated Model of Governance Disclosure and Reporting within the Organization
  • Learn about the King IV standard code of Corporate Governance

Training Methodology

A highly interactive masterclass, where all delegates will be encouraged to engage and participate, share, and gain from each other’s knowledge and experience. This Oxford Management Centre training course will use a range of approaches to learning, including experiential group activities, individual exercises, case studies and syndicate discussions.

Organisational Impact

This Oxford Management Centre training course is of direct relevance to Public Sector, Government and Non-Governmental entities and authorities which can achieve improvements in their operations through:

  • Setting up a Corporate Affairs function
  • Clear definition of the roles, duties, and responsibilities of the Corporate Affairs function
  • Defining its Effective involvement in the Corporate Governance process
  • Developing an Effective implementable Corporate Governance framework based on best practices and international standards
  • Ensuring an Effective Compliance management program is being implemented
  • Ensuring Risk management is implemented Enterprise wide in an Integrated model
  • Adopting a comprehensive Disclosure and Reporting package

Personal Impact

This Oxford Management Centre training course will benefit participants by gaining knowledge that will enable them to have a better understanding on:

  • Their Roles and Responsibilities within their respective functions
  • The Corporate Governance structure in place
  • The Compliance program implemented and their related duties and obligations
  • The Risk Management framework and their involvement into it

Who should attend?

This training program is targeting a wide range of Managers on all Business Units who are responsible about the successful implementation of the Risk / Compliance Management processes throughout the organization.

It is also targeting the Corporate Affairs, Assurance and Control functions as well as Senior Management levels up to the CEO and Governing Body levels involved in setting the Governance structure of the Organization.

  • Corporate Governance Officers / Professionals
  • CEOs, Executive Directors
  • Board Members, Committee Members
  • Board Secretaries
  • Chairs, Committee Chairs
  • Senior management and Middle management
  • Risk / Compliance Management Function
  • Internal Audit Function, Internal Control Function

Course outline


Corporate Affairs

  • The Context of Corporate Affairs
  • Corporate Affairs Practices
  • Reputation Management / Media Relations
  • Government Relations
  • Stakeholder Relations / Investor Relations
  • Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR)
  • Role of Corporate Affairs in Strategic Decision Making


Corporate Governance

  • What is Corporate Governance
  • Need for Corporate Governance
  • Principles for Good Corporate Governance
  • ‘Core’ Principles
  • ‘Plan-Do-Check-Act’ (PDCA) Principles
  • The 4 P’s of Corporate Governance
  • Corporate Affairs Involvement in Corporate Governance


The GRC (Governance, Risk and Compliance) Perspective

  • The GRC (Governance, Risk and Compliance) perspective
  • Compliance and Compliance Management
  • Elements of an Effective Compliance Program
  • Risk and Risk Management
  • Risk Management Framework
  • Risk Management Process
  • Enterprise Risk Management ( ERM )


GRC Assurance, Disclosure and Reporting 

  • Good Governance Standard Framework
  • The Three (3) Lines of Defense Model
  • Role of Internal Control
  • Role of Internal Audit
  • Role of External Audit
  • Integrated Reporting <IR> Framework
  • Corporate Affairs Involvement in GRC


Governance Standard Codes 

  • Good Governance: Guiding Principles
  • King IV Report on Corporate Governance
  • King IV Guiding Principles
  • King IV Recommended Practices
  • Governance Measurement and Benchmarking


OXFORD Certificate will be provided to delegates who successfully completed the training course


All Training Seminars delivered by Oxford Management by default are eligible for CPE Credit.

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