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MANAGEMENT
TRAINING INSTITUTE

Course Outline
Business Policy Process,
Analysis and Corporate
Governance
Course Introduction
This intensive one week workshop seek to support better decision making
throughout the different stages of policy process (preparation, decision,
implementation and evaluation) by placing the best available evidence at the heart of it.
It considers what constitutes evidence for policy-making purposes and different types,
notions, sources of evidence to determine their value and contribution to policymaking and integrate these different types of evidence with other key factors that
influence the policy process.
We will also reflect on the purpose of organizations, their governance, and their role
towards shareholders, stakeholders and society in general.
In light of the above, the course seeks to identify and correct deficiencies, enhance
strengths and promote professionalism in managers and administrators by equipping
them with Corporate Governance know-how and policy management skills

Who Should Attend


Directors
Board Members
Permanent Secretaries
Senior Manager
Strategic Managers
Policy Makers and Implementers

Guaranteed Results
We guarantee that we will meet or exceed
pre-determined expectations and learning
objectives.

Value Proposition

Overview and Objectives


After successful completion of this learning program, the participants should be able to
demonstrate:
An understanding of public policy analysis, development, implementation and

evaluation in the business;

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Help participants make critical judgments


about policy from research and evaluation,
and how this fits with other factors that
influence and inform policy-making
Mentor colleagues in evidence-based
policy-making and explore best practices in
Corporate Governance

Course Overview and Objectives cont


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An understanding of the business policy analysis, development, implementation and

evaluation processes and the application thereof;

Understanding of methods and techniques for policy analysis and development, as well

as the implementation and evaluation of these methods and techniques;

Understand the meaning, potential and development of evidence-based policy-making

Compile high-quality evidence in performance-managed business and resource

Competencies Emphasised

Leadership

Interpersonal skills

Policy Development

Corporate Governance

Developing others

allocation

Value the shareholder and stakeholder rights and responsibilities

Adhere to sound principles of direction and management

Understand the significance of audit committee, its composition and responsibilities

Implement best practices on corporate management

Understand current developments in corporate governance and its environment: an

overview of the legal structure of corporate governance; theories of corporate


governance

Comparative dimensions of corporate governance: global convergence or path


dependence

Understand corporate ethics

Discern the board's role and function and its optimal structure and process

Board composition and role differentiation: executive versus non-executive directors


How the adversarial system works
Organizational Impact
Implementing the principles promoted on this course will have the following impact on an
organization
Managerial performance will be improved
The engagement of employees with the organization will be improved
Better policies that enhance growth and performance will be developed and adopted
Behavior will be aligned with an organization's cultural values

Personal Impact

Individuals attending this course will return


to their organizations equipped with the
theoretical and practical knowledge to be
able to develop and implement effective
policies and practices good corporate
governance .

Course Outline: Business Policy Process, Analysis and


Corporate Governance
Course Venue
Module 1
Session 1: Basics about Business Policy

Introduction

Definition of Policy

Definition of Business

Definition of Business Policy

Difference between Policy and Strategy

Objectives of Business Policy

Why Create Business Policies?

Business Policy Definition and Discussion of Concepts

Evolution of Business Policy as a Discipline

Characteristics of Policy

Kinds/Types of Policies

Nature, Objectives and Purposes of Business Policy

Organizational Policies

Functions and Responsibilities of Business Policy in management

South Africa ( Capetown)


Swaziland
(Mbabane/Manzini)
Training Materials( Soft Copies) and
notes Hand-outs
Tablet 10 inch (latest)/ Laptop
Tea Breaks/ refreshments
Course tuition
Personal action planning,
Certification and Follow-up support
(on request)

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Course Outline: Business Policy Process, Analysis

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Session 2: Nature, Objective and Purpose of Business Policy

The Nature of Business Policy

The Importance of Business Policy

Understanding the Business Environment

Understanding the Organisation

Personal Development

The Purpose of Business Policy

The Objectives of Business Policy

Knowledge, Skills and Attitude

An Alternative Viewpoint on the Objectives of Business Policy Course


Session 3: Characteristics of a Business Policy
Characteristics of Policy

Sources of Policy

What Makes a Good Policy?

Types and Kinds of Policies


Formulation of Policy
Policies from Top to Bottom
Policies within Functional Areas of Departments
Policies from Bottom to the Top
Types of Policies
Major Policies
Secondary or Corporate Policies
Functional Policies
Minor Policies
Procedure and Rules
Business policies
Referral Interface Business Policies

Reasons for Formulating Policies

Uses of Policies for Management Effectiveness

Integration and Relationship of Policies to Objectives

Management Policy Areas

The Role of Workers in Policy Formulation

Session 4: Organizational Policies

Functions and Responsibilities of Business Policy in Management

Business Policy in Different organisation

Business Policy and Implementation in Organisation

Managerial Functions and Policy Implementation

Business Policy Issues, Challenges and Solutions

Review of Existing Organizational Policy

Review an existing policy against the components of a good policy and

suggest improvements or additions to the policy:

Background, problem statement, policy goals, options assessment, decision,


implementation strategy, Monitoring & Evaluation Strategy

Strategies for effecting policy change

Policy monitoring and Evaluation

Formative, Ongoing, Summative evaluation, Evaluation objectives and


approaches,

Indicators, Targets and Responsibilities

Training Aids to be Used


Projective

Motion pictures

Videos

Colour slides

Overhead projector centre.


Non-projective

Chalkboard

Whiteboard

Charts and diagrams

Models

Exhibits

Handouts

Pre-questionnaire & End of


questionnaire
In order to meet and fulfill participants
training needs, pre questionnaires will
be distributed prior to the training and
we will use the information we gather
from them to tailor our training to fulfill
the participants needs.
In order to monitor and evaluate the
training end of course questionnaire will
also be used.ith business systems

Our Services/Products
The kind of services / products we do
generally fall under three key Units.
These include the following:

Consultancy and Research

In-house Training

Capacity Building

Contact Us
Cell: +268 7668 5539
Tel: +268 7686 2805
Email: info@cot-consultants.com
Web: www.cot-consultants.com

Course Outline: Module 2 Corporate Governance


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Session 1: What is corporate governance?

What is the purpose of governance?

Why is it important?

Agency Theory in Corporate Governance

Who is responsible for it in a company?

The role of the board in governance


Session Two: Models and Mechanisms

Objectives

Introduction

Models of Corporate Governance

Mechanisms of Corporate Governance

The US Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002

The UK Corporate Responsibility Act 2002

King 111 Report


Session Three: Shareholders and Stakeholders

Shareholder Rights

Equitable Treatment

Responsibilities of Shareholders and Minority Shareholders' Protection

Board of Directors
Structure and Independence of the Board
Responsibilities and Duties of the Board
Selection, Remuneration and Evaluation of the Board
Board Committees
The Board and the Management
Session Four: Understand the Relationship between Values, Ethics and
Organizational Culture
Values, Ethics and Organizational Culture

Conflicts between Personal Values and Organizational Values and Ethical


Codes

Impact of Organizational Values and Culture on the Organization's Triple


Bottom Line

Apply the Concept of Corporate Ethics to a Unit

Applying the Concept of Corporate Ethics to a Unit

Explain the Imperatives for Ethical Conduct in your organization

Best Practices in respect of Business/Corporate Ethics

Analyze the Role of Corporate Governance within an Organization

Analyze Ethical Practices of a Unit

Evaluate the Current State in a Unit


Session five: Formulate Recommendations for Strengthening Shared
Organizational Values and Ethical Practices
Formulating Recommendations for Strengthening Shared Organizational

Values and Ethical Practices


Prepare an Implementation Plan
Describe the Role and Responsibilities of support staff
Outline the Communication Activities
Describe the Process for Monitoring and Evaluating Improvements

The goal of corporate governance in Managing Risk

Managing risks through enhancing corporate governance

Developing adequate procedures and policies


Delegation of authority authorized signatories
Staff training and education

Training Aids to be Used


Projective

Motion pictures

Videos

Colour slides

Overhead projector centre.


Non-projective

Chalkboard

Whiteboard

Charts and diagrams

Models

Exhibits

Handouts

Pre-questionnaire & End of


questionnaire
In order to meet and fulfill participants
training needs, pre questionnaires will
be distributed prior to the training and
we will use the information we gather
from them to tailor our training to fulfill
the participants needs.
In order to monitor and evaluate the
training end of course questionnaire will
also be used.ith business systems

Our Services/Products
The kind of services / products we do
generally fall under three key Units.
These include the following:

Consultancy and Research

In-house Training

Capacity Building

Contact Us
Cell: +268 7668 5539
Tel: +268 7686 2805
Email: info@cot-consultants.com
Web: www.cot-consultants.com