Course Description

A Diploma in Corporate Governance

CCT College Dublin

The objective of the Diploma in Corporate Governance is to provide participants with the principles and theoretical perspectives applicable to the concept in Ireland. The course is suited to corporate managers and secretaries as well as Directors of newly formed companies wishing to gain a better understanding of the obligations under company law.

Overview of Corporate Governance

  • What is corporate governance?
  • Definitions and mechanisms;
  • Theoretical Perspectives.

Legal Framework for Company Directors / Board

  • Overview of corporate governance regulation (national and international sources of regulation, mandatory and self-regulation, enforcement);
  • Different Director Types (executive, non-executive, shadow and de facto);
  • Appointment, cessation, restriction and disqualification of Directors;
  • Directors’ statutory and fiduciary duties;
  • Conflicts of interest;
  • Fraudulent / Reckless Trading;
  • Minority Shareholders / Shareholder Oppression.

Legal compliance in the employment relationship

  • Rights and obligations of employers in the workplace;
  • The principle of fair procedures and natural justice derived under the constitution;
  • The impact of fair procedures and natural justice on the internal policies and procedures required to be adopted by employers in dealing with common workplace problems;
  • Best practice for employers when dealing with workplace investigations, allegations of bullying and harassment and other disciplinary matters;
  • Whistleblowing (Protected Disclosure Act 2014).

Legal compliance in the customer/client relationship

  • Consumer Rights (Sale of Goods and Supply of Services / Unfair Terms);
  • Legal implications of Advertising;
  • Discrimination in the provision of products or services (Equal Status Acts).

Privacy and Data Protection in the Corporate Environment

  • The concept and origin of a right to privacy – to whom does it apply?
  • Data Protection Law in Ireland

College Name CCT College Dublin
Course Category Business, Business & Law
Course Type Classroom Based
Course Qualification Diploma
Course Location Dublin, Ireland
Location Postcode Dublin 2
Course Start Date 20th September 2021
Course Fee €995 (Special reduced fee during Covid-19, normally €1195)
Course Duration 11 weeks, one evening per week, with intakes offered in Spring and Autumn
Course Times 6.30-9.30pm, one evening per week
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