Good governance is built upon leadership and sustaining a framework of ethical practices that ensures the purpose of the organisation is both achieved and enhanced over time, in turn, contributing to effective performance, accountability, responsible stewardship and ethical behaviour. Adopting a good governance framework places organisations in a stronger position to avoid bad practices and exposure to bad publicity and reduces the risk of receiving potential fines from regulators and governmental agencies alike.

ISO 37000, which has replaced BS 13500, is designed to provide governing bodies and groups with guidance on the governance of organisations, including key principles and aspects of practices so that they can both benchmark and drive programmes of sound governance improvements.

This one-day ISO 37000:2021 Governance of Organisations Fundamentals training course introduces delegates to governance and the key clauses within the standard. Through engaging modules delegates will learn the link between the primary governance principle (purpose), foundational governance principles, enabling governance principles and governance outcomes in order to understand how to achieve good governance to maintain the organisation’s purpose and values whilst meeting stakeholder expectations.

  • Introduction to governance
  • Key terminology and clauses
  • Examples and benefits of good governance
  • Governance of organisations
    • enabling governance principles (leadership, stakeholder engagement & risk governance)
    • foundational governance principles (strategy, value generation, accountability)
    • primary governance principles (purpose)
    • governance outcomes (effective performance, ethical behaviour, responsible stewardship)
  • Integrated governance
  • The governing body
  • Understanding stakeholder expectations
  • Principles of governance
    • Strategy
    • Leadership
    • Stakeholder engagement
    • Data and decisions
    • Risk governance
    • Value generation
    • Social responsibility
    • Viability and performance

This ISO 37000 Governance of Organisations training course is suitable for delegates across all sectors who have a responsibility for enhancing corporate governance including:

  • Those who have accountability for the organisation including Directors and Trustees
  • Those involved in governing an organisation, for example top management
  • Stakeholders involved in or impacted by the organisation and its governance
  • Those involved within a workplace forum, or similar, who wish to learn more about governance

On completion of this ISO 37000 Governance of Organisations Fundamentals training course delegates will:

  • understand the clauses and definitions outlined in ISO 37000
  • understand how to utilise ISO 37000 to plan internal improvements
  • appreciate the benefits of good governance

Delegates who attend the course will receive a certificate of completion, which evidences their commitment to understanding and achieving good governance within their organisation.

ISO 37000 Governance of Organisations Fundamentals Certificate