Leadership and Corporate Governance

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CHRP 17 Leadership and Corporate Governance

The course unit covers introduction to leadership; leadership traits: leadership behavior; team leadership; organizational leadership; overview of corporate governance; stakeholders in corporate ‘governance; approaches to corporate governance; corporate governance practices and reporting; internal control systems; managing-business risks; ethics; and emerging issues and trends.
General Objective
To equip the learners with the requisite knowledge and skills for effective leadership and corporate governance.
Learning Outcomes
At the end of this course unit, the learner will be able to:

  1. Analyze leadership traits and behaviors as facilitators of key leadership functions.
  2. Apply concepts of team leadership in creating and managing groups.
  3. Evaluate different leadership approaches in enhancing organizational leadership.
  4. Identify the objectives and scope of Corporate governance in HR.
  5. Apply the principles of corporate governance in HR practices.
  6. Promote integrity and business ethics at the work place.
  7. Identify and mitigate HR related corporate risks.

Introduction to Leadership

  • Nature of leadership
  • Comparing management and leadership

Theories of Leadership

  • Traits and Competency Theory
  • Behaviourial Theory
  • Functional Theory
  • Contingency/Situational Theory

Leadership Behaviour

  • Leadership behavior
  • Leadership styles
  • Leadership attitudes

Functions of a Leader

  • Providing direction
  • Motivation
  • Communication
  • Feedback
  • Coaching
  • Conflict Management
  • Team management

Organizational Leadership

  • Charismatic leadership
  • Transformational/ Transactional Leadership
  • Servant leadership
  • Culture and Diversity
  • Change management
  • Emerging leadership issues and trends

Overview of Corporate Governance

  • Introduction to corporate governance
  • Principles of corporate governance
  • Nature of corporate governance
  • Corporate governance and agency theory
  • Major issues in corporate governance

Stakeholders in Corporate Governance

  • Classification of stakeholders
  • Importance of stakeholder management
  • Mendelow model of stakeholder management

Approaches to Corporate Governance

  • Different types of corporate code of ethics
  • Corporate social responsibility
  • Corporate citizenship

Corporate Governance Practices and Reporting

  • Role of the board
  • Board members and roles
  • Directors remuneration
  • Reporting on corporate governance

Internal Control Systems

  • Classification of control systems
  • Internal control frameworks
  • The internal audit standards

Managing Corporate Risks

  • Types of corporate risks
  • Risks and corporate governance

Risk Assessment, Audit and Management

  • Frameworks for risk analysis
  • Impact of risk on stakeholders
  • Board consideration of risks
  • Risk control frameworks

Emerging Issues and Trends

  • Ethics and the public interest
  • Ethics and professional practice
  •  Social and environmental issues

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