Short Course: Corporate Governance Architecture – The Essentials

About the course

Tuning Fork Advisory is an authorised reseller of this course which is delivered by the Corporate Governance Institute.

Become a Smarter and More Effective Leader

Rapidly acquire the skills you need to lead and strengthen your organisation’s governance.

Corporate governance in any organisation would be ineffective if it didn’t have the appropriate structures and procedures in place. The governance architecture is a foundation stone of good corporate governance. Leaders who understand these structures, who know how a board should actually run, and who should be on the board, are in demand.

  • Fully understand the necessary elements for effective governance.
  • Confidently speak about how governance architecture aligns with your strategy and helps with stakeholders.
  • Be clear about the purpose and function of different board committees.

This course is ideal if you’re in a mid to senior-level role, or a Company Secretary who needs to know how to build an effective board architecture.

Course Outlines

Chapter 1

Introduction to governance architecture

  • What is governance architecture?
  • Developing governance architecture.
  • Preparing for success.

Chapter 2

The Board

  • Roles and responsibilities of the board.
  • Matters reserved for the board.

Chapter 3


  • Introduction to board committees.
  • Terms of reference for board committees.

Chapter 4

Types of Committees

  • Audit, finance and remuneration committees.
  • Nominations, governance and risk committees.
  • Limited-term task force.

Chapter 5

Executive Team

  • Understanding the organisation.
  • Terms of reference for activities of the executive team.

Chapter 6

Board Roles

  • Role of the chair.
  • Role of the senior independent director, non-executive director, and executive director.
  • Other board roles.

Course Details

Give yourself a competitive advantage. This course is designed so you can study at a time and pace that suits you.

Start Date:



3 months

Study Option:

Fully online, fully flexible


  • Interactive quizzes
  • Case Studies
  • Faculty expert videos
  • Scenario challenge
  • Audio snippets


Online 60 minute assessment - Multiple choice style.

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Go to Diploma in Corporate Governance for more info on this in-depth course.


Short Course: Corporate Governance Architecture – The Essentials


Take an in-depth look at what’s needed to develop the right governance structures for your organisation. Learn the frameworks and modules you need to build an effective board architecture.

Price: €495 (Excl. VAT)