Short Course: Developing a Comprehensive Corporate Governance Handbook

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 create a governance handbook.

The governance handbook is like a rulebook for directors. It contains everything a board needs to have in place to operate effectively, including policies, procedures, codes and roles. Leaders who can develop a governance handbook that streamlines board operations and work plans are in demand.

  • Understand the hierarchy of decision-making and who can make decisions.
  • Be able to create practical work plans that increase board, executive and committee efficiency.
  • Speak confidently about the purpose of board policies and how they’re approved.

This course is ideal if you’re in an existing director, new director, or company secretary who needs to know how to develop a corporate governance handbook.

Course Outlines

Chapter 1

Governance handbook overview

  • Introduction to the governance handbook
  • Governance handbook and the executive team

Chapter 2

Board operations

  • Board work plan
  • Board meeting planning

Chapter 3

Board policies

  • Purpose of board policies
  • Code of conduct, code of ethics, and conflict of interest
  • Common board policies included in the governance handbook

Chapter 4


  • Technology and the board
  • Security and storage of information

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: Developing a Comprehensive Corporate Governance Handbook


Be clear about how the board should operate and the policies and processes required to make it work. Learn how to develop a handbook specific to your organisation that will last.

Price: €495 (Excl. VAT)