SEC-accredited corporate governance for directors

Having effective board directors translates to better business performance and governance. To help board directors and key officers of public and publicly listed firms align themselves with global standards on effective governance and comply with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC)—mandated requirement to attend a corporate-governance seminar in order for them to be eligible for election or re-election in the board or assume key positions in management, the Center for Global Best Practices (CGBP) will conduct an SEC-accredited seminar titled, “Board Effectiveness Best Practices”, on November 10 at the Makati Shangri-La Hotel in Makati City. For family businesses board members and owners, this is a great way to benchmark how they can also implement corporate governance in their own businesses.

This one-day special corporate-governance program is designed to address two important issues:

To provide capacity building for board directors by presenting to them the global best practices in board effectiveness drawn from the most updated global research of the largest accounting firm in the world—PriceWaterhouse Coopers / Isla Lipana to be presented by former PWC Chairperson Judith V. Lopez. She will also share her valuable insights and experiences being a board director of many companies across various industries.

To help all board directors comply with SEC-mandated requirement for them to attend a corporate governance seminar yearly.

All board directors of public and publicly listed companies must attend a corporate-governance seminar once a year to be eligible for election/reelection in the board of a corporation.

The afternoon session will feature Jonathan Ravelas, chief market strategist of the largest commercial bank in the Philippines, BDO. He will provide updates on new regulations and year-end economic briefing relevant to board directors.

For details, in-house trainings and a complete list of upcoming best practices seminars, including BSP-accredited Corporate Governance, other SEC-accredited corporate governance topics such as Board Directors’ Guide for Audit Committees, Best Practices in Corporate Housekeeping for Board Secretaries and assistant board secretary, How to Use Parliamentary Procedures for Effective Meetings, family business topics including Best Practices in Family Business Governance and How To Craft A Family Constitution, and more, you may log on to www.cgbp.org.

This is to provide a new and fresh perspective from the repetitive lectures done yearly for board directors. As one of the few SEC-accredited training providers, CGBP will feature the best practices for board directors to help them enhance their skills to become better members or leaders of the board.

Gain more success with better governance! Board chairpersons, vice-chairpersons and directors from all types of corporations and everyone who wants to be an effective board director or officer of private or government organizations are welcome to attend. Register now and take advantage of the early registration savings and group discounts. Seats are limited and pre-registration is required.