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In need of a Corporate Governance course?

15 April 2004 David Hutton-Wilson

The need for sound corporate governance in the public sector is as important as in the private sector, although the focus in terms of developing public sector corporate governance expertise might not to date have been as strong as in the private sector.

Now the Institute of Directors (IoD), in collaboration with the Unisa Graduate School of Business Leadership (SBL), is to directly address developing the individual corporate governance expertise of public sector executives.  
 
The course
Its new three-month public sector corporate governance course is specifically tailored to provide delegates with the comprehensive theoretical and practical competence to evaluate and implement good governance throughout the public sector.
 
The corporate governance requirements of the public sector have marched in step with those of the private sector, yet there's been a common misconception that corporate governance is something only for companies listed on the JSE Securities Exchange SA. Hutton-Wilson says corporate governance is just as important in the public as in the private sector because it deals with the public's money.
 
"Senior executives in the public sector are regularly faced with decisions on complex governance issues, but have not been equipped with the practical experience needed to analyse and solve problems vital to their organisations."
 
The IoD/SBL course focuses strongly on Public Sector Governance, Strategy, the Public Management Finance Act and relevant aspects of King Report II.
 
Limited intake
The programme will be offered to a limited intake of 40 selected participants per course. Those interested should contact Tshepo Matseba on (011) 652 0263 or 083 399 6720 for details, or e-mail at [email protected] 
 
Application closes on: 28th April for May intake and 21st July for August intake.

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