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CGF's Public Training Calendar 2017

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Governance Beyond Boards® Intervention

15-16 August'17

As this Intervention grows in popularity, it remains the most affordable governance training in South Africa.

What it takes to be a director...

The reality currently in South Africa is that many directors are not properly informed, neither aware of the vast liabilities they are exposed to when they are appointed to serve as executive or non-executive directors within a company or state-owned organisation.  In many instances, HR may not have informed their directors of these risks and which will inevitably lead to unwanted exposure and stress.  As a result, people are appointed to these high-profile positions without being properly informed of the extent to which they could be held severally and jointly liable as directors.  Expectedly, this is one of the reasons why formal induction is necessary, but is lacking within many companies.

Needless to say, when things go wrong the ‘buck’ eventually stops at the door of a director and the board.   As a director, they will need to prove that they had sufficient knowledge, skill and experience to mitigate the risks, not least that they applied these through the course of their duties.

CGF’s renowned Governance Beyond Boards® Intervention will assist aspiring and existing directors understand the many nuances attached to their functions, and unpack practical issues to equip them to becoming more confident and informed of their fiduciary duties.  Considering the ever-increasing demands placed upon directors; being vaguely aware of these matters is tantamount to being reckless.  Directors have to be ahead of the game, and their wider understanding of governance, risk and compliance (GRC) related matters is a non-negotiable.

This 2-day Intervention carries 30 CPD Points (IRMSA). 

For additional information, or to register, call Petra on +27 (0)11 476 8264 or email on

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A 1-day practical workshop drafting the company’s Corporate Governance Framework®

18 August'17

Join Terrance M. Booysen in a 1-day practical Workshop where delegates will be provided insights that assist them to actually build a Corporate Governance Framework® for their company.  Cutting past the rhetoric and academic hype, the delegates will spend the day discussing the components and then draft their own Corporate Governance Framework®.

As the governance blue-print of the company, this Workshop provides participants an understanding of the components required for a Corporate Governance Framework®.  After the day session, delegates will have a clear understanding of their shortfalls.  And with this knowledge they will be equipped to rapidly fill the gaps in their respective companies.  By not blue-printing the company’s Corporate Governance Framework®, the company will forever be on the back-foot.  With the ever-increasing risks and burdening legislation, companies can be rapidly drawn into the quicksand, where profit making and sustainability becomes more of an illusion.  There’s no doubt that business must make profit; and if the company’s governance framework is missing or lacking, they should expect the inevitable.

This 1-day Workshop is the first of its kind in South Africa.  The Workshop is designed to extract maximum value from the lessons learnt at CGF and these are shared with the delegates who are required to direct and manage a company through a robust Corporate Governance Framework®. Clearly, when it comes to preparing and compiling a Corporate Governance Framework®, which is a strategically critical document (and process) for any type of organisation, careful attention and an understanding of the business and its risk appetite is required.  Getting this framework and its components wrong can have devastating results upon the company, not least the company’s ability to attract astute investors, directors, employees and customers.  This is no ordinary Workshop.

This 1-day Workshop carries 15 CPD Points (IRMSA).

For additional information, or to register, call Petra on +27 (0)11 476 8264 or email on

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