Happy New Year to our blog readers! Quest for Education wishes you all the best in 2023!
New year, new beginnings! We are happy to share with you some exciting news. Diploma and certificate programmes of The Corporate Governance Institute will be now available in the offer of Find My Progamme.
With this new partnership, we hope to grow more knowledge about the importance of corporate governance and offer education and qualification tailored for board directors and non-executive directors. Bearing in mind increased and sharper regulations, more “liability” for individual actions at the board level, and increased scrutiny these are the main factors that drive contemporary board directors towards completing formal education, tailored to their needs. However, taking into consideration the demanding character of their jobs, the required level of involvement, and time, most of the executive-level professionals looking for additional qualifications cannot commit to attending a full-time master’s degree. Furthermore, these professionals are looking for very specific qualifications contrary to a generic degree, which most probably they already earned.
About The Corporate Governance Institute
The Corporate Governance Institute was founded by seasoned leaders in corporate governance and education. The online, flexible and practical qualifications are suitable for aspiring or existing directors and board members looking to make a positive impact on their organization.
What is so special about courses offered by The Corporate Governance Institute? The quality, flexibility and programme duration. Diplomas and certificates designed by global, practicing directors, and non-executive directors, are designed to accelerate your knowledge to the point that makes you comfortable about the topic and most importantly protect your own company. Each programme is offered online, and there are different study options to choose from. Speaking of quality, The Corporate Governance Institute is a global leader in corporate governance education. The programmes are university credit rated by Glasgow Caledonian University and the qualification is recognised worldwide.
Diploma programmes revision
The Corporate Governance Institute offers two diploma-level programmes:
- Diploma in Corporate Governance
- Diploma in Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG).
Diploma in Corporate Governance
The Diploma in Corporate Governance is aimed at existing and aspiring directors, and senior executives. It helps to develop the mindset you need to become an influential and effective board member. The programme clarifies how boards work, how committees operate, what is the role of the board director and how to be impactful in the boardroom. It teaches about reporting tools allowing to bring more certainty and less risk to the decision-making process. It also discusses board culture and ethics, as well as teaches how to evaluate boards, which can be vital for those in the process of joining the board or thinking of it.
Apart from the unique programme content, what is special about the programme is its delivery method. There are three different ways of taking the programme:
- Self-paced - this offers the greatest level of flexibility to learn at your own pace, in your own time (duration: up to 6 months)
- Part time - attend weekly, online classes over 11 weeks. Each class is taught by a different industry expert (duration: 11 weeks).
- Full time - an intense, one-week option to attend daily, live, online classes delivered by world-leading industry practitioners in corporate governance (duration: 1 week).
Each student will also be offered free access to the Corporate Governance Institute membership allowing building a strong network of connections and interacting with members, as well as access to a range of templates and documents that are required boardroom material. Accompanied by global leaders, senior executives and directors you will become proficient in your skills and learn from others.
The programme is divided into 11 modules and three multiple choice assessments. Students will be able to access recorded sessions, videos, case studies and webinars allowing them to get out of the programme what they really need, without the necessity of studying knowledge that is irrelevant to them or simply outdated.
Time required depends on how deeply the individual wishes to get involved in the discussed topic or how much prior knowledge one has.
Diploma in Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG)
This newest addition to The Corporate Governance Institute portfolio is the world’s first university credit-rated online Diploma in Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG). Designed by ESG experts, for ESG leaders, directors, sustainability leads and other professionals looking to implement an effective ESG strategy across their organization and wishing to make an impact at leadership level and in the boardroom.
The main focus of this programme is on being able to evaluate current ESG strategy and offer constructive solutions, being prepared for implementing changes required by future regulations, responding to investors’ questions about ESG strategy and policy, gathering and reporting on data, and determining risk.
This programme consists of ten modules including the origins of ESG, its landscape, ESG investing, the role of the board in ESG, ESG and business strategy, the importance of governance in ESG, data quality, risk management, reporting, and leading ESG transformation. The programme is delivered fully online, allowing studying it at your own pace, whenever and wherever you wish to. You have up to six months to complete the programme. Gained knowledge is examined through two multiple-choice question assessments.
Delegates of the Diploma in Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) get free access to the Corporate Governance Institute membership for four months. The membership allows building a strong network of connections and interacting with members, as well as provides access to a range of templates and documents that are required boardroom material. Accompanied by global leaders, senior executives and directors you will become proficient in your skills and learn from others.
Having read through this brief introduction of the two diploma programmes, we hope we got you excited. Should you wish to discuss your interest and check whether you are a suitable candidate, please outreach us by filling in the form. We will be happy to provide you with more information and find a programme that suits best your needs and allows you to grow professionally making 2023 a successful and fruitful year.