What is the Corporate Secretary as Corporate Governance Professional course?

The Corporate Secretaries as Corporate Governance Professionals course has the basic principles, importance, and benefits of modern corporate governance to global, regional, and local initiatives and reform. It also discusses the powers, duties, role, and the importance of Corporate Secretaries in an organization.

Date: August 1 - 2, 2018 (Wednesday & Thursday)
Course Fee: 
PhP 24,000.00 Nett
Venue: TBA - Hotel Partner, Makati City
Time: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM

-  5% Early Bird Discount
-  5% ICD Member Referral Discount



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

  • Explain the corporate secretary’s role as well as its key activities and qualifications in the corporate governance framework.
  • Define and explain the key principles and elements of good corporate governance systems and the skills needed to manage relationships within it.
  • Describe the structures of a secretariat and evaluate the advantages and disadvantages of having an in-house corporate secretary.
  • Explain the part of the corporate secretary in preparing before, during and after a meeting, including answering the most frequently asked questions about being a corporate secretary.
  • Identify good practices, processes and procedures for corporate secretaries and the role, skills, and techniques needed to conduct effective board meetings and annual general meeting of shareholders.
  • Draft minutes and develop an action log in line with best practices.
  • I. The Corporate Secretary: The Corporate Governance Professional
    1. Powers, Duties, and Responsibilities
    2. Corporate Governance in the Region and the Philippines
    3. The JPE Framework
    4. Role of the Corporate Secretary in the Corporate Governance Framework
    5. ASEAN Corporate Governance Scorecard and Best Practices
  • II. The Corporate Secretary: Foundations for the Job
    1. Terms and Titles
    2. Duties, Requirements, and Qualifications
    3. Organizations and Structures
    4. Combined Roles
    5. Specific Roles vis-à-vis Reporting Companies
    6. Corporate Secretary: In-house or External?
  • III. Effective Board Meetings
    1. Preparing for Meetings
    2. Frequency and Duration of Meetings
    3. Associated Events
    4. Annual Calendar
    5. Meeting Logistics
    6. Emergencies
    7. Board Portals
    8. Creating an Agenda
    9. Board Papers
    10. Distribution of Papers
    11. Activity: During Board Meetings
    12. Minutes - The Role of the Corporate Secretary after the Board Meeting
  • IV. Role at Annual General Meeting
    1. AGM Notice
    2. Coordination With Other Key Officers
    3. Information Statement
    4. Annual Report
    5. Preparations (Script / Dry-run of program and logistics to be prepared)
    6. Proxy Validation
    7. Balloting
    8. Conduct of the Meeting - Interfaces (Corporate Secretary must be prepared to answer questions during the AGM)
    9. Roles before and during an Annual General Meeting