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Certificate in Advanced Governance, Risk and Compliance (GRC)

Certificate in Advanced Governance, Risk and Compliance (GRC)

Why Attend

Corporate governance and risk management are critical topics that are attracting more attention in business schools and among legislatures, with this trend only increasing. While there are different models for corporate governance and risk management, all of them aim at controlling risks effectively and organizing the relationship between a company and its stakeholders. What is more important is the fact that governance, risk management, compliance and effective internal controls are all part of one system. Unfortunately, not all companies have this avant-garde look towards this system. This course includes discussions about board structures, committees and their functions while covering the detailed process of managing risks as per the Committee of Sponsoring Organizations (COSO) of the Treadway Commission requirements in comparison to ISO standards. In addition, this course includes a module on compliance as per the ISO standards that cover the latest developments in this area.

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Course Methodology

This course is built on presentations by the instructor and the participants and includes exercises and case studies to be discussed during the training sessions.

Course Objectives

By the end of the course, participants will be able to:

  • Advise on developing a board structure that includes executives, non-executives and independent members with varied experience
  • Assist in formulating committees and establishing committee requirements
  • Promote the proposal of policies for the company that need board approval
  • Support the creation of a successful risk management function based on COSO and ISO recommendations
  • Contribute to establishing a better compliance in the organization by utilizing ISO requirements
Target Audience

Board members, chief financial officers, senior management, directors, finance managers, financial controllers, accounting and finance personnel, legal counsel, corporate legal advisors, corporate secretaries, lawyers, external and internal auditors, HR managers, employees in GRC departments and department heads.

Target Competencies
  • Advising on the GRC system
  • Advising on the structure of the board of directors
  • Establishing board committees
  • Advancing board policies
  • Improving risk management functions
  • Expanding compliance functions
Course Outline
  • The board of directors
    • Shareholders' rights and duties
    • Stakeholders definition
    • Directors' duties
    • Risks of governance failures
    • The efficient board
    • CMA definitions on board membership
    • CMA on non-independence of board members
  • Board committees
    • Ethics and CSR committee
    • Nomination committee
    • Remuneration committee
    • Governance committee
    • Risk and compliance committee
    • Executive committee
    • Audit committee
    • Investment committee
  • Policies approved by the board
    • Anti-discrimination
    • Anti-harassment and anti-bullying
    • Anti-fraud and anti-corruption
    • Conflict of interest
    • Nomination, succession planning and remuneration policy
    • Risk management and compliance policy
    • Financial reporting and audit policy
    • Investments and asset management policy
  • Risk management
    • Risk management definitions
    • Risk management process
    • ISO 31000 risk management principles, framework and process
    • ISO 31000 risk management process
    • COSO ERM process
    • Risk response = 4 Ts
    • Control activities
    • Internal audit role in assessing risk management
    • IIA definitions
    • IIA guidance
    • IIA standard 2120
    • Internal audit assessment of risk management
    • Internal audit engagement approach
    • Risk management categories
  • Compliance success factors
    • Definition of compliance
    • ISO 19600 compliance management
    • Implementing compliance program
    • Causes of compliance program failing
    • Results of compliance failures
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Meirc Training & Consulting is registered with the National Association of State Boards of Accountancy (NASBA) as a sponsor of continuing professional education on the National Registry of CPE Sponsors. State boards of accountancy have final authority on the acceptance of individual courses for CPE credit.

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Meirc Professional Certificate (MPC)

MPC certified courses by Meirc Training & Consulting are designed for those willing to challenge themselves and go the extra distance. Participants who fully attend an MPC course and successfully complete the test on the last day, will receive a Meirc Professional Certificate (MPC), in addition to the one they receive for full attendance. MPC certificates are regionally recognized and can be quite valuable when applying for more senior roles within the organization or outside.

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