The Role of the Company Director and the Board

The Role of the Company Director and the Board

Monday 22 Mar 2021

  • Duration: One Week
  • City: Madrid 
  • Fees: Classroom: 4350 GBP / Online: 1975 GBP



Company directors are responsible for the management of their companies. They must act honestly and promote the success of the business and benefit its shareholders. They also have responsibilities to the company’s employees, its trading partners, and the state. Finding the time to stay properly up-to-speed must sometimes seem impossible. However, there is a sensible way to get-to-grips with what you need to know without making life intolerable.  

The Role and duties of the company Director course will give delegates an essential understanding of the key duties, roles, and legal obligations of the Director and the Board. Packed with the latest thinking and best practice, the course will explore good governance principles, provide up to date legal requirements, and give Directors a renewed confidence to tackle the increasing challenges facing the Boardroom.

This course has designed to give you expert, practical guidance on the duties, rights, and obligations of this important role. This course will benefit you if:

  • You are a company director in any sort of organisation, small, medium or large
  • Or are part of the senior legal, accounting and administration support staff
  • Need to know what the law means and what you need to do
  • Want to minimise your risk of non-compliance with the law

Who is this course for?

Whether you are an experienced long-serving Director, newly appointed, or an aspiring Director, this course will give you a fresh and unique insight into an ever-growing role and responsibilities accompanying the position.

Course Contents


 General Principles

  • What is a Director? Understanding the different types
  • The purpose and use of Director service agreements
  • Understanding Board structure and committees
  • The variety of types of Directors – and their responsibilities
  • Appointment and status
  • Clauses for LTD’s articles

Day 2

Board Meetings and Structure

  • The purpose and use of Director service agreements
  • Understanding Board structure and committees
  • Role and duties of the Board: best practice principles
  • Delegate powers and matters reserved for the Board
  • Establishing an effective Board: purpose, policies and evaluation
  • Liabilities and accountabilities of Company Directors
  • Knowing the consequences of a Breach of duty
  • Procedures for effective Board Meetings
  • A meeting’s two key players – The Chairman and Secretary
  • Preparation for and administration of Board Meetings

Day 3

Auditors, AGMs and Shareholders

  • Who are corporate stakeholders
  • Identifying and mapping stakeholders
  • Strategic stakeholder management
  • Developing and implementing the action plan
  • Communicating with stakeholders: Strategy and progress
  • Managing stakeholder conflict
  • Access, Authorities and Auditors
  • Shareholders’ Meetings
  • Shareholder communication

Day 4

Leadership, Management and Corporate Governance

  • Understanding Corporate Governance: an overview
  • Best practice: a look at the corporate Governance Codes
  • Delivering good corporate Governance and meeting the legal and regulatory challenges: the need for robust internal processes and systems
  • Leadership and Management
  • Directing now
  • The public image

Day 5

Corporate Responsibility – Traps and Pitfalls

  • Identifying corporate risk
  • Assessment, management, monitoring and risk reporting
  • The risk culture: Risk adverse or risk taking
  • Audit and risk committee
  • Business continuity planning and crisis management
  • Liabilities and Protections
  • The Risk Business
  • Behaviour and Approach
  • Appendix

 Employment Considerations – Finding your way through the maze

  • A Personal Viewpoint
  • Comparability and Consultation
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