This module examines the role of the Corporate Secretary in promoting and reinforcing good governance across the organization by ensuring compliance with statutory obligations and good practice. In particular, this module explains the role of the Corporate Secretary in devising and overseeing appropriate compliance systems and processes to ensure that the company and its directors are compliant with the corporate legislation in Canada, predominantly the Canada Business Corporations Act (students are encouraged to be fully conversant with this Act), and also have comprehensive knowledge of applicable legislative provisions of the corporation’s acts and articles or by-laws with respect to Directors, secretaries and auditors. The module also deals with managing the practical and company law issues in relation to shareholders. The Corporate Secretary is the focal point for shareholder communication and is generally the shareholder’s first point of contact with theorganization.
Corporate Secretaries need to understand the application of statutory requirements and other best practice and how this underpins good governance and compliance, irrespective of sector, including comprehensive knowledge of emerging trends in corporate governance on a global basis in order to act as the governance face of the corporation both internally and externally. The module examines company secretarial practices and processes within legal and other frameworks of best practice and the role of the Corporate Secretary in ensuring organizational effectiveness.
On successful completion of this module, you will be able to:
The price of the module is CDN $500 which includes the study material, practice exams and links to pre-recorded webinars.
The price also includes the exam writing fee.
Exams are scheduled for the first week of June and the last week of November. The specific exam date for this module can be found by clicking here.
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