Seminars and Training

CONTINUOUS PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT (CPD)

The professional world has become not only dynamic but also very competitive. Significant changes and challenges can be observed in the environment and more specifically in the regulatory background within which the Certified Secretary must operate. To keep in pace with these changes and challenges, the CS has to continuously update and also increase his/her knowledge so as to be current in all aspects of his/her professional career.

The Institute of Certified Public Secretaries of Kenya has a duty to its members and the public at large, in ensuring that the highest standards of professionalism are maintained by its members and this is done through the Continuous Professional Development (CPD) Programmes in this Calendar.  Every member of the Institute is expected to actively participate in the programmes and functions and attain the minimum CPD credits required.

CPD is concerned with systematic maintenance, improvement and broadening of knowledge, skills, personal qualities and professional ethics necessary for execution of professional and technical duties throughout the CS’s working life. The overall aim of CPD is to develop and enhance the value of the CS as a professional. 

The CPD Credits are in two categories; structured and unstructured. The unstructured credits are earned from activities of other recognized institutions while the structured credits are earned from activities and functions that are organized by the Institute OR by other independent institutions accredited by the ICPSK. Currently, the only accredited institution to offer structured CPD Programmes is the Institutional Consultants Limited. In this calendar of events, the members are offered a variety of programmes, comprising of a variety of programs, from which to attain the required CPD credits. For this year, every member is required to attain a minimum of twenty (20) structured units and ten (10) unstructured.

 ICPSK CPD POLICY

SPEAKER: CS. Prof. P.L.O Lumumba, Director/Chief Executive at Kenya School of Law

TOPIC:     Corporate Governance as a Gateway to Business Growth and sustainability in Kenya. 

VENUE:    SAROVA PANAFRIC HOTEL

TIME:       7.00 AM

CHARGES: KSHS. 1,0000 PER PERSON.

CPD CREDITS: 2

 

PRESENTATIONS

 

 Enhancing Company and Bank Governance - CS. Rose Lumumba

 Corporate Governance as a Gateway to Business Growth and Sustainability in Kenya - CS. Prof. PLO Lumumba

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Event Date: 01-Feb-2017 7:00 am
Event End Date: 01-Feb-2017 10:00 am
Cut off date: 01-Feb-2017 12:00 am
Individual Price: Kshs1,000
Location: Sarova Panafric Hotel, Nairobi

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Governance Audits are becoming critical in providing assurance to stakeholders that the organization has embraced good governance practices in order to achieve its strategic objectives. In the recent past, the legal and regulatory framework in Kenya has recognized the important role of Governance Audit as evidenced below:

  • The Companies Act, 2015 makes it mandatory for all Quoted Companies to annually assess the extent to which they observe corporate governance policies and strategies.
  • The Code of Corporate Governance Practices for Issuers of Securities to the Public 2015 as gazetted by the Capital Markets Authority requires the Board to subject the company to an Annual Governance Audit by a competent and recognized professional accredited for that purpose by ICPSK.
  • Mwongozo, the Code of Governance for State Corporations in Kenya, requires State Corporations to carry out an Annual Governance Audit by a member regulated by ICPSK and accredited for that purpose. Likewise,
  • ICPSK Code of Corporate Governance for Private Organizations in Kenya also calls for Annual Governance Audits.

 

The Council of the Institute is in discussions with potential partners for purposes of promoting the practice of Governance Audit both locally and outside Kenya. Through a consultative process the Institute has developed comprehensive training materials including participants’ workbooks, a Governance Audit Manual, Governance Audit Tools and Standards, and Trainers’ Guidelines to ensure quality Governance Audit processes and programmes. In view of this, the Institute has designed this course to train, refine and accredit its members as Governance Auditors to competently undertake Governance Audits and related assignments for both public and private sectors. The accredited Governance Auditors will also conduct ICPSK COG Award assessments.

 

This five days course will therefore equip participants with skills and knowledge to assess the governance framework in organizations and help organizations put in practice the principles of good governance. The Course will also be most ideal for in-house Corporate Secretaries who would require the knowledge for purposes of preparing their organizations to undergo Governance Audits.  

 

 ICPSK GOVERNANCE AUDITORS ACCREDITATION COURSE - FEBRUARY 20-24 2017 BROCHURE

 

 GOVERNANCE AUDITORS ACCREDITATION COURSE - FEBRUARY 20-24 2017 REGISTRATION FORM

 

GOVERNANCE AUDITS FOR STATE CORPORATIONS

 

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Event Date: 20-Feb-2017 8:00 am
Event End Date: 24-Feb-2017 4:00 pm
Cut off date: 17-Feb-2017 12:00 am
Individual Price: Kshs100,000
Location: Nairobi

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Through extensive consultation with members and key stakeholders of the Institute, the Council with support of the College of Fellows has identified the need to implement capacity building programmes for members of the Institute on specialized skills in Corporate Governance, Compliance and Business Advisory Services.

These cost effective programmes are also in response to feedback from members in the recent Membership Satisfaction Survey carried out between September and November 2016. Facilitators will be senior members of the profession with relevant experience in the relevant programmes.

 CAPACITY BUILDING PROGRAMMES 2017

 REGISTRATION FORM - CAPACITY BUILDING PROGRAMMES

 

SEMINAR PRESENTATIONS

 Board Evaluation - CS Gabriel Kimani

 Introduction to Board Evaluation - FCS Jackson K Maingi

 Compliance and Ethical Code - FCS Jackson K Maingi

 Know Your Organization - FCS Sam Ogutha

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Event Date: 03-Mar-2017 8:00 am
Event End Date: 04-Mar-2017 5:00 pm
Cut off date: 02-Mar-2017 12:00 am
Individual Price: Kshs10,000
Location: CPS Governance Centre, Upper Hill, Nairobi

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This seminar intends to address issues specific to Corporate Secretarial Practice and governance. The seminar will offer the practitioners, aspiring practitioners and other participants an opportunity to share experiences on the various issues facing them on a day to day basis including but not limited to: setting-up of professional firms, procedures at the State Law Office, statutory compliance, fees to be levied to various clients and execution of various corporate secretarial assignments. 

In this year’s seminar, participants will focus on Share Registration and Dividends Management. Emphasis will be put on key best practices as well as governance and compliance requirements under the Companies Act on Share Registration and Dividends Processing. The purpose of this seminar is to equip Certified Secretaries and other professionals with skills that will enable them effectively serve their organizations and clients on matters of Share Registration and Dividends Processing. The training will also provide a forum for participants to reflect on the challenges of implementing the current corporate governance and compliance framework and the implications of such framework. In this regard, the scope to be covered in this first CS Practitioners’ seminar includes best practice in:

1. Role of CS in Share Registration and Dividends Management.

2. Share Transfers, Transmissions and Immobilizations. 

3. Over-The-Counter Share Transfer.

4. Management of Bonds. 

5. Administration of Members General Meeting.

6. Management of Employees Stock Option Scheme. 

7. Management and Processing of Dividends. 

8. Share Register Maintenance.

9. Managing Shareholders Relations.  

10. Over the Counter Transfers. 

 

 1ST CS PRACTITIONERS SEMINAR 2017 - BROCHURE

 1ST CS PRACTITIONERS SEMINAR 2017 - TIMETABLE

 

SEMINAR PRESENTATIONS

 Shares Registration - CS Victoria Cherotich

 Management of Unclaimed Dividends and Shares - John Mwangi

 Administration of Member General Meetings - CS Isaac Nduru

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Event Date: 10-Mar-2017 8:00 am
Event End Date: 10-Mar-2017 4:00 pm
Cut off date: 09-Mar-2017 12:00 am
Individual Price: Kshs10,000
Location: Sarova Panafric Hotel, Nairobi

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The Companies Act No.17 of 2015 and the Insolvency Act No.18 of 2015 are part of the new legal framework designed to improve management and governance of businesses in Kenya. These new laws have introduced substantial provisions, processes and institutions with enormous effect on the legal responsibilities of directors, company secretaries, business persons and other stakeholders. As such, it is essential for all stakeholders to comprehend various aspects of the changes under the new Acts, in particular those involving Company Directors, Secretaries and Corporate Insolvency. Thus, this seminar is intended to enlighten participants on the new legal and corporate governance requirements under the Companies Act and Insolvency Act of 2015. The seminar will therefore focus on the following issues among others: 

 

1) An over-view of the Acts 

2) What’s New from the Old Laws?

3)The Two Regime Concept.

4) Compliance and Statutory Returns;

5) Directors, Secretary and Auditors;

6) Accounts and Audit;

7) Quoted Companies;  

8) Companies limited by guarantee; 

9) Share and Capital Maintenance;

10) Shareholders’ rights and remedies;

11) Annual General Meetings;

12) Conflicts of interests and related party transactions; 

13) Use of Information Technology;

14) The Insolvency practitioner;

15) The ‘No Asset procedure’;

16) Cross border insolvency;

17) Alternative procedures to bankruptcy.

18) Progress and Challenges on Implementation and Enforcement of the New Laws.

 

INTENDED PARTICIPANTS: 

 

This seminar is designed to benefit Directors, Certified Secretaries, Managers, Lawyers, Accountants, Consultants and Business Persons. 

 

INVESTMENT:

KES 30,000 for members and KES 40,000 for non-members

 

 BROCHURE-COMPANIES ACT AND INSOLVENCY ACT SEMINAR- MARCH 29-31, 2017

 TIMETABLE-COMPANIES ACT AND INSOLVENCY ACT SEMINAR- MARCH 29-31, 2017

 

SEMINAR PRESENTATIONS

 Insolvency Act 18 of 2015

 Insolvency Act Overview - CS Charles Kanjama

 Overview of the Companies Act 2015 - Prof. Kiarie Mwaura

 Companies and Insolvency Act - CS. Violet Kibera Kimotho

 Shares And Capital Maintainance - CS Momanyi Nyabonyi

 Companies Act & Insolvency Act Seminar - CS Rosa Nduati-Mutero

 Progress and Challenges on Implementation and Enforcement of the Act - Assistant Registrar

 Progress and Challenges on Implementation and Enforcement of the Act - Assistant Registrar BRS

 

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Event Date: 29-Mar-2017 8:00 am
Event End Date: 31-Mar-2017 4:00 pm
Cut off date: 28-Mar-2017 12:00 am
Individual Price: Kshs30,000
Location: Sarova Panafric Hotel, Nairobi

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The Annual International Conference is a premier event of the Institute of Certified Public Secretaries of Kenya (ICPSK). The Conference deals with contemporary issues and affords delegates an opportunity to network as well as combine leisure with learning. 

THEME: GOOD GOVERNANCE AS A FOUNDATION FOR SOCIO-ECONOMIC AND POLITICAL DEVELOPMENT.

TARGET AUDIENCE

This high level Annual Conference is targeted for 500 local and international delegates in senior leadership positions from both the private and public sectors. Delegates are mostly drawn from Government Ministries, County Governments, Constitutional Commissions, Independent Offices, State Corporations, Semi-Autonomous Government Agencies, Private Companies, Consultancy Firms, among others.

 

CONTINUOUS PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT (CPD)

Members attending all sessions will earn 18 CPD credit hours. Members of LSK can transfer the CPD credits and earn CLE points.

 

CONFERENCE FEES PER DELEGATE

• Kshs. 45,000 for members.

• Kshs. 55,000 for non-members. 

• The Institute will extend a 50% discount on Conference fees to KASNEB students pursuing the CS Course and who are below 25 years of age, Members of the Institute below 25 years of age and Members of the Institute above 60 years of age. These discounts apply for bookings and payments done before March 13, 2017.

 

TRAVEL AND ACCOMMODATION ARRANGEMENTS

Participants are required to make their own travel and accommodation arrangements. 

 

PAYMENT OPTIONS

• Kenya Commercial Bank, Capital Hill Branch; A/c Name: Institute of Certified Public Secretaries of Kenya; A/c No: 1103151045; SWIFT CODE: KLENX. 

• PAY BILL No: 533800; on the ‘Account Name’ option, members should enter ICPSK membership number while Non-members should enter their names. 

 

REGISTRATION

Please register with Felistas Musyoka on Tel: 020-3597840, 0734603173, 0770159631 or register below.

 

 SYNOPSIS OF THE THEME AND OBJECTIVES OF THE ANNUAL INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE

 21st ANNUAL INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE BROCHURE

 

 

SEMINAR PRESENTATIONS

 Ethical Culture Revolution- Role of Mentorship by Dr George N. Njenga Dean, Strathmore School

 Governance an Indian Perspective - CS Dinash Chandra Arora

 King IV Report on Corporate Governance for South Africa - Dr. Nat OFO

 Role of Media in Promoting National Values & National Cohesion - Mr Joe Muganda, Nation Media Group CEO

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Event Date: 11-Apr-2017 8:00 am
Event End Date: 13-Apr-2017 4:00 pm
Cut off date: 10-Apr-2017 12:00 am
Individual Price: Kshs45,000
Location: Prideinn Paradise Beach Resort

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THEME: “INSTITUTIONS IN TRANSITION: THE CHALLENGE OF GOOD GOVERNANCE PRACTICES”

Since the creation of institutions as structures in human society, the challenge of ensuring that such institutions continue to grow and remain relevant to society has persisted. But when institutions stop growing, they become moribund and irrelevant and fall away, sometimes at great cost to society considering the amount of resource investment that had been put to create and sustain them. It is therefore important that institutions, provided that they still serve an important role in society, are kept sustainably dynamic and relevant. 

Often the biggest challenge to institutions comes when they have to deal with transitional issues. These may include leadership changes, strategic direction review, fundamental market change, especially those brought about by technology or adaptation of new lifestyles, and similar. For institutions to survive and thrive, such transitions must be managed well to avoid negative disruptions. The role of good governance and enlightened leadership are keys to ensuring successful transitions. 

The theme of this convention is meant to stir debate and share experiences with a view to identifying what role good governance plays or should play to ensure successful institutional transitions.

WHO SHOULD ATTEND

Members of the Institute, other governance practitioners, trainers and educators, managers and directors and other persons interested in the principles and practice of corporate governance.

SPEAKER:

FCS. Kinuthia Wamwangi, Former Chairman, Transition Authority  

PANELISTS:

FCS. Daniel Ndonye, Partner, Maonga Ndonye Associates

FCS. Nkirote Mworia, UAP OM Holdings

 

 4TH COLLEGE OF FELLOWS CONVENTION BROCHURE

 4TH ANNUAL CONVENTION TIMETABLE

 

SEMINAR PRESENTATIONS

 Can professional firms survive the exit of the founder partners by FCS Daniel Ndonye - 4th College of Fellows Convention

  Corporate Governance by FCS Kinuthia Wamwangi - 4th College of Fellows Convention

 Governing Institutions in Transition by FCS Kinuthia Wamwangi - 4th College of Fellows Convention

 Role of Good Governance in Transition by FCS Nkirote Mworia - 4th College of Fellows Convention

 

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Event Date: 20-Apr-2017 8:00 am
Event End Date: 20-Apr-2017 3:00 pm
Cut off date: 20-Apr-2017 12:00 am
Individual Price: Kshs5,000
Location: Sarova Panafric Hotel, Nairobi

In accordance with The Deed of Amendment of The Declaration of Trust for The Institute of Certified Public Secretaries of Kenya Benevolent Fund, the following two (2) vacancies will arise in the Board of Trustees with effect from the date of the next Annual General Meeting to be held on Wednesday June 7, 2017.

 

  1. Jane Muthaura retires by rotation although eligible, does not offer herself for re-election.
  2. Florence Mungai retires by rotation although eligible, does not offer herself for re-election.

 

Members of the Fund who are in good standing with the Institute and are interested in contesting for the above positions are invited to submit their nominations on the ICPSK Benevolent Fund Nomination Form.

 

Please note that the nomination documents should be returned via email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or hand delivered and received at the Institute’s office reception on or before Monday 22nd May 2017 at 11.00 am.

 

All the above forms and documents are available on the Institute’s website; click on the relevant links to download the same.

 

For any clarifications, kindly contact the undersigned.

 

Yours sincerely,

 

CS. Obare Nyaega,

Hon. Secretary

 

NOMINATION FORM - ICPSK BENEVOLENT FUND TRUSTEE

NOTICE AND AGENDA - 15TH BENEVOLENT FUND AGM

 

 

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Event Date: 07-Jun-2017 9:00 am
Event End Date: 07-Jun-2017 11:00 am
Cut off date: 06-Jun-2017 12:00 am
Individual Price: Enquire for Charges
Location: CPS Governance Centre, Upper Hill, Nairobi

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NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT THE 26TH ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING OF THE INSTITUTE OF CERTIFIED PUBLIC SECRETARIES KENYA WILL BE HELD ON WEDNESDAY, JUNE 7, 2017 AT THE CPS GOVERNANCE CENTRE, KILIMANJARO ROAD, UPPER HILL, AT 11.00 AM


AGENDA          

  1. The Secretary to read the notice convening the meeting.

 

  1. To consider and adopt the minutes of the 25th Annual General Meeting held on Tuesday, May 31, 2016.

 

  1. To receive, consider and adopt the Report of the Council of the Institute for the year ended December 31, 2016.

 

  1. To receive a progress report on the development of the CPS Governance Centre.

 

  1. To receive, consider and adopt the Audited Financial Statements of the Institute for the year ended December 31, 2016.

 

  1. To elect the Chairman of the Institute Pursuant to Section 6 of the Certified Public Secretaries of Kenya Act, Cap 534 and the First Schedule of the Act. CS Tom O. Omariba having served one year term and being eligible for a final term of one year, offers himself for re-election.

 

  1. To elect five (5) Council members to fill vacancies in the Council.

           (a) FCS Nelly Matheka resigned from the Council with effect from January 19, 2017

           (b) Patrick Sau Mutemi retires by rotation and his second term of three years having expired, is not eligible for re-election

           (c) Dennis Banda Aroka is retiring by rotation and being eligible, offers himself for re-election.

           (d) Waweru G. Mathenge is retiring by rotation and being eligible, offers himself for re-election.

           (e) Calvin Nyachoti Mogute is retiring by rotation and being eligible, offers himself for re-election.

 

  1. To consider and authorize Council to appoint the auditor of the Institute for the financial year 2017 and fix the auditor’s remuneration.

 

  1. To consider and adopt Council Election Guidelines.

 

  1. To consider any other business for which due notification will have been received by the Secretary forty-eight (48) hours before the Annual General Meeting.

 

 

CS. Obare Nyaega,

SECRETARY

By Order of the Council

 Notice and Agenda - 26th ICPSK AGM

ICPSK Election Guidelines 2017

Proxy Form 2017

ICPSK 2016 Annual Report

COUNCIL ELECTIONS GUIDELINES

 

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Event Date: 07-Jun-2017 11:00 am
Event End Date: 07-Jun-2017 4:00 pm
Cut off date: 06-Jun-2017 12:00 am
Individual Price: Enquire for Charges
Location: CPS Governance Centre, Upper Hill, Nairobi

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This seminar intends to address issues specific to Corporate Secretarial Practice and governance. In this year’s seminar, participants will focus on Governance in Cooperative Societies. Emphasis will be put on key best practices as well as governance and compliance requirements under the various legal and regulatory frameworks.

The Cooperative sector has grown tremendously and plays an important role in provision of services, job opportunities, tax revenues and accounts for significant percentage of the national savings. At the same time, Cooperative Societies operate in dynamic and competitive environment characterized by advancements in technology, political and economic transformations; competing political interests as well as changing legal and regulatory requirements. These have brought with them a myriad of opportunities as well as risks and therefore robust governance is crucial for public interest and owners’ value maximization. In today’s society, the economic benefits of good corporate governance cannot be over emphasized, especially after World financial and economic crisis. Corporate challenges including money laundering, corruption, abuse of power and globalization demands that consultants and manager in the Cooperatives sector well equipped with necessary skills to support Cooperatives competitive global market. Board Members/ Executive Committee members’ roles are becoming increasingly professional and much more demanding. As such the leadership requires to clearly understand their roles, duties, responsibilities and liabilities within the Cooperative movement. They need to have adequate knowledge of the business they direct as well as good corporate governance principles and practices.

The seminar will equip Certified Secretaries and other professionals with skills that will enable them effectively serve their organizations and clients. The training will also provide a forum for participants to reflect on the challenges of implementing the current corporate governance and compliance framework and the implications of such framework in the cooperative societies. In this regard, the scope to be covered in this second CS Practitioners’ seminar includes best practice in:

  1. Registration and Compliance Requirements
  2. An over-view of legal and regulatory framework
  3. Deposit Taking SACCOs
  4. Boards, committees, and management role in governance
  5. Governance advisory opportunities for CS Practitioners’ in the Cooperative sector

 

KES 10,000 for members and KES 20,000 for non-members

 

  2ND CS PRACTITIONER BROCHURE - JUNE 16 2017

 

SEMINAR PRESENTATIONS

 OPPORTUNITIES IN THE SACCO SUB-SECTOR - 2ND CS PRACTITIONERS' SEMINAR 2017

 REGULATIONS AND COMPLIANCE REQUIREMENTS - 2ND CS PRACTITIONERS' SEMINAR 2017

 GOVERNANCE IN DT SACCOS - 2ND CS PRACTITIONERS' SEMINAR 2017

 

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Event Date: 16-Jun-2017 8:00 am
Event End Date: 16-Jun-2017 4:00 pm
Cut off date: 15-Jun-2017 12:00 am
Individual Price: Kshs10,000
Location: CPS Governance Centre, Upper Hill, Nairobi

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ABOUT THE CONFERENCE:

The Institute recognizes that the long term salvation of Africa lies in the quality of its current and future leaders who can sustain stability and development. It is in this respect, that this conference aims to highlight the significance of effective political leadership for Africa and particularly as it relates to good governance. The conference aims to equip participants through robust interactions as well as shared best practice and current trends in leadership, governance and integrity practices from leading practitioners and scholars. The conference is beneficial to all leaders and managers in both the public and private sectors, who desire to adopt effective leadership and good governance practices, that allow for a more innovative and dynamic climate for investment in Africa.


AREAS OF FOCUS:


· Effective Leadership in the Political Arena.
· Causes of Africa's Failures in Political Leadership.
· Institutionalisation of Codes of Governance in State Owned Enterprises.
· Assessing Corporate Governance Readiness in Various Sectors.
· The Role of Good Governance in Promoting Sustainable Development in Africa.
· An Assessment of Leadership and Governance in Selected African Countries.
· Integrity and Leadership – Panel Discussion.

 

KES 100,000 for members and KES 110,000 for non-members

REGIONAL CONFERENCE ON LEADERSHIP, GOVERNANCE & INTEGRITY - CONFERENCE BROCHURE

REGIONAL CONFERENCE ON LEADERSHIP, GOVERNANCE & INTEGRITY - REGISTRATION FORM

 

SEMINAR PRESENTATIONS

 EFFECTIVE LEADERSHIP IN THE POLITICAL ARENA - PROF. PLO LUMUMBA, REGIONAL CONFERENCE ON LEADERSHIP, GOVERNANCE AND INTEGRITY

 GOOD GOVERNANCE AND SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT - HON MIRIA K. MATEMBE, REGIONAL CONFERENCE ON LEADERSHIP, GOVERNANCE AND INTEGRITY

 INSTITUTIONALISING CORPORATE GOVERNANCE IN GOES - PROF J.C. MUNENE PILA CONSULTANTS MUBS, REGIONAL CONFERENCE ON LEADERSHIP, GOVERNANCE AND INTEGRITY

 WOMEN IN POLITICAL LEADERSHIP, REGIONAL CONFERENCE ON LEADERSHIP, GOVERNANCE AND INTEGRITY

 HOW CMA UGANDA IS IMPLEMENTING CORPORATE GOVERNANCE - KEITH KALYEGIRA, CEO CMA, REGIONAL CONFERENCE ON LEADERSHIP, GOVERNANCE AND INTEGRITY

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Event Date: 28-Jun-2017 8:00 am
Event End Date: 30-Jun-2017 4:00 pm
Cut off date: 27-Jun-2017 12:00 am
Individual Price: Kshs100,000
Location: Speke Resort Munyonyo

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This programme will be of interest to Practicing and employed Certified Secretaries, Assistant Company Secretaries, Governance Practitioners, Legal Officers, Consultants and Training Facilitators. The course will also be instrumental to all Certified Secretaries overseeing HR functions in their organizations. Those who have already attended the previous Capacity Building Programmes are also encouraged to attend.

Interested members are invited to express their for the July 2017 programme to the Secretariat before Wednesday July 05, 2017.

Only twenty (20) Participants will be admitted for this Programme. This will be on a first come first served basis.

Payments made after the deadline will be subject to availability.

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Event Date: 07-Jul-2017 8:00 am
Event End Date: 08-Jul-2017 4:00 pm
Cut off date: 06-Jul-2017 12:00 am
Individual Price: Kshs10,000
Location: CPS Governance Centre, Upper Hill, Nairobi

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Statutory and non-statutory meetings are an integral part of everyday business of successful organizations. Persons who chair meetings and those who attend and participate in meetings must all appreciate how meetings are organized, managed, how to write minutes and guide on actions to be taken to ensure implementation. Effective management of meetings maximizes productivity, saves time and resources and improves staff morale. In all the classes of meetings, prior preparation for the meeting is required. The preparations include drawing the agenda, preparation and circulation of previous meeting minutes (where applicable), confirmations of the attendance to the meeting which are all essential to secure the highest level of success of the meetings. After the meeting, the generation of accurate minutes is important as this forms the record of the decisions taken and the actions to follow. Effective minutes taking is vital for the efficiency of an organization and a good minutes taker can transform the effectiveness of a team. Lack of properly recorded minutes, leads to problems in the implementation of all the decisions made in a meeting. Further, it is important for writers of minutes to be competent in the preparation of the minutes, preparation of board papers and in guiding on action plans. It is a normal practice for one person at each meeting to be given the task of writing the minutes, although the task may be rotated. Usually, the task is for a trained Secretary. However, sometimes the task is given to persons who are not professionally trained. Anyone assigned to take minutes in Board meetings, committee meetings, special meetings and others, must take into consideration that accuracy of the information and record of the deliberations during any meeting proceedings are important and should be well reflected in the minutes.

 

THE OBJECTIVES OF THE SEMINAR

 

By the end of this three days seminar, the participants will be able to:

  1. Appreciate best practices in the preparation and management of meetings and effective leadership in conducting and managing meetings
  2. Appreciate the roles in preparation and management of meetings
  3. Learn skills in writing Notices and Agendas for the meetings
  4. Learn skills in Writing Minutes
  5. Prepare Board Papers and Follow- Up for Action Plans
  6. Appreciate Corporate Governance issues and best practices in management of meetings and writing of minutes

 

TARGET AUDIENCE

This workshop is open to both members and non-members of the Institute and is designed to benefit professionals with interest in improving their skills in managing meetings.

KES 30,000 for members and KES 40,000 for non-members

 

 Management of Meetings Brochure - Sarova Panafric Nairobi

 Timetable - Management of Meetings at Sarova Panafric Nairobi

 

SEMINAR PRESENTATIONS

 Administration of Members General Meetings - Seminar on Management of Meetings

 Best Practice in Management of Meetings - Seminar on Management of Meetings

 How to Write Badly - Seminar on Management of Meetings

 Managing Board Dynamics - Seminar on Management of Meetings

 Overview - Seminar on Management of Meetings

 Overview of Governance Standards on Meetings - Seminar on Management of Meetings

 The Role of ICT in the Management of Meetings and Emerging Issues - Seminar on Management of Meetings

 Writing Board Papers - Seminar on Management of Meetings

 

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Event Date: 12-Jul-2017 8:00 am
Event End Date: 14-Jul-2017 4:00 pm
Cut off date: 11-Jul-2017 12:00 am
Individual Price: Kshs30,000
Location: Sarova Panafric Hotel, Nairobi
Event Date: 31-Jul-2017 8:00 am
Event End Date: 31-Jul-2017 1:00 pm
Cut off date: 30-Jul-2017 12:00 am
Individual Price: Kshs5,000
Location: Nairobi
Event Date: 01-Aug-2017 8:00 am
Event End Date: 01-Aug-2017 1:00 pm
Cut off date: 30-Jul-2017 12:00 am
Individual Price: Kshs5,000
Location: Nairobi
Event Date: 02-Aug-2017 12:00 am
Event End Date: 02-Aug-2017 12:00 am
Cut off date: 30-Jul-2017 12:00 am
Individual Price: Kshs5,000
Location: Nairobi

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Project Management approach in implementing strategy has since inception provided results in timely manner, assuring quality and within budgets. It therefore provides a consistent basis for implementing and evaluating tasks, assignments and other professional engagements. There is a strong case for Project Management approach vis-à-vis other Programmes and strategy implementation approaches.

 

BROAD OBJECTIVES OF THE PROGRAMME

This Programme is designed to equip the Certified Secretary in practice, governance and advisory consultants and other professionals with Project Management Skills in planning, implementing, monitoring and control to effectively carry out professional engagements. It is also aimed at enabling the participant manage every assignment as a project.

This programme will equip the participants with techniques of using the Project Management Approach in executing professional assignment.

 

EXPRESSION OF INTEREST: DEVELOPING CONSULTING SKILLS

The Institute now invites members who are interested in developing and improving their Project Management Skills to express interest for the September 2017 programme which will be held on Friday September 1 and Saturday September 2, 2017 between 8.00 a.m. to 5.00 p.m. at the Institute’s offices, CPS Governance Centre, Upper Hill, Nairobi.

The Programme will benefit Corporate Secretaries in public practice; and Corporate Secretaries in employment who wish to upscale their professional effectiveness.  The Programme will also be of interest to other professionals engaged in undertaking projects.

The Investment for the programme is Ksh. 10,000.  No discounts will be given for this programme.

Interested members are invited to express their for the September 1-2, 2017 programme to the Secretariat before August 29, 2017.

Only twenty (20) Participants will be admitted for this Programme. This will be on a first come first served basis.

Payments made after the deadline will be subject to availability.

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Event Date: 01-Sep-2017 8:00 am
Event End Date: 02-Sep-2017 4:00 pm
Cut off date: 31-Aug-2017 12:00 am
Individual Price: Kshs10,000
Location: CPS Governance Centre, Upper Hill, Nairobi

20 CPD

Governance Audits are becoming critical in providing assurance to stakeholders that the organization has embraced good governance practices in order to achieve its strategic objectives. In the recent past, the legal and regulatory framework in Kenya has recognized the important role of Governance Audit as evidenced below:

  • The Companies Act, 2015 makes it mandatory for all Quoted Companies to annually assess the extent to which they observe corporate governance policies and strategies.
  • The Code of Corporate Governance Practices for Issuers of Securities to the Public 2015 as gazetted by the Capital Markets Authority requires the Board to subject the company to an Annual Governance Audit by a competent and recognized professional accredited for that purpose by ICPSK.
  • Mwongozo, the Code of Governance for State Corporations in Kenya, requires State Corporations to carry out An Annual Governance Audit by a member regulated by ICPSK and accredited for that purpose. Likewise,
  • ICPSK Code of Corporate Governance for Private Organizations in Kenya also calls for Annual Governance Audits.


The Council of the Institute is in discussions with potential partners for purposes of promoting the practice of Governance Audit both locally and outside Kenya. Through a consultative process the Institute has developed comprehensive training materials including participants’ workbooks, a Governance Audit Manual, Governance Audit Tools and Standards, and Trainers’ Guidelines to ensure quality Governance Audit processes and programmes. In view of this, the Institute has designed this course to train, refine and accredit its members as Governance Auditors to competently undertake Governance
Audits and related assignments for both public and private sectors. The accredited Governance Auditors will also conduct ICPSK COG Award assessments.


This five days course will therefore equip participants with skills and knowledge to assess the governance framework in organizations and help organizations put in practice the principles of good governance. The Course will also be most ideal for in-house Corporate Secretaries who would require the knowledge for purposes of preparing their organizations to undergo Governance Audits.

 

  GOVERNANCE AUDITORS’ ACCREDITATION COURSE BROCHURE - SEPT 4-8 2017

 GOVERNANCE AUDITORS’ ACCREDITATION COURSE REGISTRATION FORM - SEPT 4-8 2017

 

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Event Date: 04-Sep-2017 8:00 am
Event End Date: 08-Sep-2017 4:00 pm
Cut off date: 01-Sep-2017 12:00 am
Individual Price: Kshs100,000
Location: Nairobi

4 CPD

This is an important event in the Institute's annual calendar of social functions, where the Council awards Fellowships to the deserving members of the Institute and also commends those members who have rendered exemplary service to the Institute and profession at large. This Dinner has been very exciting in the past and it offers members an opportunity to network but also share in the celebration of their fellow members’ achievement while at the same time benchmarking with their own.

It is therefore the Council's wish that as many members avail themselves for this dinner and grace the occassion.  Members of the Institute will pay Kenya Shillings Five Thousand only (Ksh. 5,000) per person to cover a buffet dinner, including one soft drink and KES 6,000 for non members.

The Chief Guest will be Hon. Prof. Kivutha Kibwana, Governor, Government of Makueni County.

EARLY BIRD OFFER: Participants who pay for the Dinner by September 1, 2017 will enjoy a discount of Ksh. 500.

Please note that Individuals or Corporate bodies can take advantage by taking up a table for a group of eight (8) persons and pay for seven (7).

The payment should be remitted to the Institute's Secretariat either by cheque or MPesa Paybill Number 533800 not later than September 5, 2017 in order to facilitate the necessary arrangements well in advance with the hotel to make this event a great success.

 

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Event Date: 08-Sep-2017 6:30 pm
Event End Date: 08-Sep-2017 9:30 pm
Cut off date: 07-Sep-2017 12:00 am
Individual Price: Kshs5,000
Location: Radisson Blu Hotel, Nairobi

12 CPD 

OBJECTIVES 

The main objectives of the assignment are:

  1. To equip Board of Directors with information and skills to become as effective as possible with the capability to exercise objective and independent judgment;
  2. To create an understanding of the duties, roles, responsibilities of director, good governance and the framework within which the board operates;
  3. To equip directors with thorough knowledge of the applicable legal and regulatory framework and the constitutive documents of the Company.

 

PROGRAMME CONTENTS

The programme will provide participants with perspectives from leading governance practitioners on emerging issues and best practices in governance with a view to enhancing their knowledge, required skills and competencies to effectively carry out their role. In particular, the facilitation programme will cover;

  1. Governance cycles and emerging trends
  2. Governance Codes, Guidelines and Regulations.
  3. Strategic Role of the Board
  4. Separation of Roles (Board, CEO/Management)
  5. Board Committees
  6. Role of Company in Secretary in a Board
  7. Ethics and Integrity
  8. Conflict of Interest
  9. Corporate Reputation and Image
  10. Corporate Social Responsibility and Investment
  11. Whistle Blowing
  12. Internal Controls
  13. Audit Committee and the External Auditor
  14. Enterprise risk management, emerging trends and practices
  15. Best Practice on Management of Meetings
  16. Boardroom Etiquette
  17. Governance Audit Value Preposition
  18. Role of the Board in Staff Performance Evaluation
  19. Governance Awards Value proposition
  20. Board Evaluation

 

INVESTMENT:

The cost of this two days seminar is Kshs. 30,000 for members and Kshs. 40,000 for non-members. Fees are payable in advance of the programme and cover facilitation, training materials, tea/coffee, and lunch.

 

 Corporate Governance Master Class Time Table

 

SEMINAR PRESENTATIONS

  Accountability, Risk Management and Internal Control - FCS Jackson Maingi

  Board of Directors - CS. Rosa Nduati-Mutero

  Corporate Governance Overview - FCS Nkirote Mworia

  Ethical Leadership & Corporate Citizenship - CS Sharon Kisire

  Management of Meetings - CS Eunice Kiumi

 

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Event Date: 28-Sep-2017 8:00 am
Event End Date: 29-Sep-2017 4:00 pm
Cut off date: 27-Sep-2017 12:00 am
Individual Price: Kshs30,000
Location: Sarova Panafric Hotel, Nairobi

4 CPD

The Institute will be holding a half-day induction programme for all the members who joined the Institute in the last one-year and any other member who has not yet been inducted into the operations of the Institute and the CPS profession at the CPS Governance Centre, Upper Hill starting at 2.00 pm. This is a programme which all new members are required to attend in order to be given a formal induction on the Institute affairs and the Corporate Secretarial Profession.

 
The Induction will entail the following:

(i)  Serving as a welcome and formal induction for new members.
(ii) Familiarizing new members with expectations and roles of the CPS in a changing local and global environment.
(iii) Providing a forum at which new members interact freely amongst themselves and the Institute officials.

The charges for the programme are Kshs. 3,000 per person and this will cover tea/coffee, snacks, presentation papers, facilitation and certification. The programme is allocated 4 structured CPD credit units for the year 2017.
 
As a new member or if you have not yet been inducted, you are hereby invited to attend and participate in this induction programme. 

 

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Event Date: 13-Oct-2017 2:00 pm
Event End Date: 13-Oct-2017 6:00 pm
Individual Price: Kshs3,000
Location: Nairobi

2 CPD

 

The Speaker will be Mrs. Kellen E. Kariuki, MBS, Chief Executive Officer, Unclaimed Financial Assets Authority. 
 
During the event, we will explore the opportunities for members in partnership with UFAA, discuss how members can benefit from the Unclaimed Financial Assets Act and finally sign a Memorandum of Understanding for the benefit of the Institute and its members.

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Event Date: 18-Oct-2017 8:00 am
Event End Date: 18-Oct-2017 11:00 am
Individual Price: Kshs1,000
Location: Radisson Blu Hotel, Nairobi

18 CPD

THEME: Globalizing Corporate Governance: Is there Convergence Across Nations?

The International Governance Summit is a premier event by CSIA, CMA and ICPSK and is expected to attract a local and international audience of about 500 delegates from both the private and public sectors. The Summit will involve panel discussions, case studies and sharing of experiences from renowned global governance experts, practitioners and Executives from Leading Corporates. 

AREAS OF FOCUS:

  1. Nexus between Governance and Performance: Case Studies Across the Globe
  2. Governance: Balancing Costs, Innovation and Compliance
  3. Corporate Governance Reporting: Emerging Trends
  4. Governance Audit: Global Experiences
  5. Institutionalisation and Codification of Corporate Governance
  6. Politics and Corporate Governance
  7. Role of Culture on Governance Practices in Family-Owned and Not-For-Profit Organizations 

INVESTMENT:

Tuition fees per delegate for this three days (3) Summit is as detailed below.  Fees are payable in advance of the Conference and cover participation in the Conference, Training Materials, Institute Insignia, Cocktail Party, Group Photo, Certificate, Two Teas/Coffee and Lunch for the Conference Period. The fees do not include Transport and Accommodation costs. 

Category Normal Rate (Booking & Payments received after September 30,  2017)
Member 50,000
Non-Member 60,000
International Delegate 1,000 USD

 

Members above 60 and those below 25 years of age are eligible for 50% discount in Conference fees. This is also applicable for current student pursuing Certified Secretaries Course and who are below 25 years of age. 

ACCOMMODATION: Participants who wish to be accommodated at PrideInn Paradise Resort, Convention Centre & Spa, Mombasa are requested to contact Edgar Gift, Sales Account Manager, Tel: +254 20 8000415-6 or +254 720 734229 or e-mail This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to make their accommodation booking. Accommodation rates at PrideInn Paradise Resort are as follows:

Participants    Kshs. 8,300
Spouse  Kshs. 4,300
Child above 3 years sharing with one adult Kshs. 2,075
Child below 3 years sharing with adult  Free
Children in own room  Adult rates

 

Accommodation should be booked and paid directly with the hotel and NOT through the Institute.  

AIR TRAVEL:

For Air Travel, participants are requested to contact their travel agents to make their transport arrangements. 

PAYMENT OPTIONS:

Cheques payable to Institute of Certified Public Secretaries of Kenya. OR bank at Kenya Commercial Bank, Capital Hill Branch; A/c Name: Institute of Certified Public Secretaries of Kenya; A/c No: 1103151045; SWIFT CODE: KLENX. OR PAY BILL No: 533800; on the ‘Account Name’ option, members should enter ICPSK membership number while Non-members should enter their names.

CANCELLATIONS:

All cancellations must be notified to the Secretariat in writing; cancellations by telephone will not be acceptable. Cancellations, if any, received before September 20, 2017 will be eligible for a full refund. Cancellations received after September 20, 2017 but before October 15, 2017, will be eligible for refund less 15% administrative expenses. No refund will be given for cancellations reaching the Institute after October 15, 2017.

 

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Event Date: 08-Nov-2017 8:00 am
Event End Date: 10-Nov-2017 4:00 pm
Cut off date: 07-Nov-2017 12:00 am
Individual Price: Kshs50,000
Location: Prideinn Paradise Beach Resort

6 CPD

The Business Registration Services (BRS) Board has been automating the Companies Registry with an aim of enhancing efficiency in service delivery. The automation has significantly affected operations at the Registry and consequently users of the Registry, most importantly the work of CS practitioners.

The objectives of this workshop which will be facilitated by BRS are:

1.         Training the CS Practitioners on the use of the online system for various services.
2.         Highlight expectations of BRS on CS practitioners.
3.         CS Practitioners to give their feedback to BRS on the online system
4.         CS Practitioners to give recommendations for improvement of services at the Registry.
5.         Provide an avenue for interaction between CS Practitioners and officers from BRS.

Members are required to pay Kshs. 5,000 while non members should pay Kshs. 10, 000.

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Event Date: 14-Nov-2017 8:30 am
Event End Date: 14-Nov-2017 4:00 pm
Cut off date: 13-Nov-2017 12:00 am
Individual Price: Kshs5,000
Location: Crowne Plaza, Nairobi

12 CPD

KES 20,000 for members and KES 30,000 for non-members

The professional world has become not only dynamic but also very competitive. Significant changes and challenges can be observed in the environment and more specifically in the regulatory background within which the Corporate Secretary must operate. To keep in pace with these changes and challenges as a CS, you are required to continuously update and also increase your knowledge so as to be current in all aspects of corporate governance and corporate Secretarial issues. This training therefore is aimed at improving and broadening of knowledge, skills, personal qualities and professional ethics necessary for execution of your professional and technical duties. The training accentuates the practical skills and knowledge that you require in carrying out your roles of supporting Boards in delivering entrepreneurial leadership. The programme training will be practical oriented and will include relevant case studies in exploring the evolving role of the 21st Century Corporate Secretary.

Corporate Secretarial Master Class Nov 16-17 2017

 Corporate Secretarial Masterclass Time Table

We are no longer accepting registration for this event

Event Date: 16-Nov-2017 8:00 am
Event End Date: 17-Nov-2017 4:00 pm
Cut off date: 16-Nov-2017 12:00 am
Individual Price: Kshs20,000
Location: Sarova Panafric Hotel, Nairobi

20 CPD

Governance Audits are becoming critical in providing assurance to stakeholders that the organization has embraced good governance practices in order to achieve its strategic objectives. In the recent past, the legal and regulatory framework in Kenya has recognized the important role of Governance Audit as evidenced below:

  • The Companies Act, 2015 makes it mandatory for all Quoted Companies to annually assess the extent to which they observe corporate governance policies and strategies.
  • The Code of Corporate Governance Practices for Issuers of Securities to the Public 2015 as gazetted by the Capital Markets Authority requires the Board to subject the company to an Annual Governance Audit by a competent and recognized professional accredited for that purpose by ICPSK.
  • Mwongozo, the Code of Governance for State Corporations in Kenya, requires State Corporations to carry out An Annual Governance Audit by a member regulated by ICPSK and accredited for that purpose. Likewise,
  • ICPSK Code of Corporate Governance for Private Organizations in Kenya also calls for Annual Governance Audits.

   GOVERNANCE AUDIT COURSE-NOV 20-24 2017 

  REGISTRATION FORM - NOV 20-24 2017

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Event Date: 20-Nov-2017 8:00 am
Event End Date: 24-Nov-2017 4:00 pm
Cut off date: 17-Nov-2017 12:00 am
Individual Price: Kshs100,000
Location: Radisson Blu Hotel, Nairobi

18 CPD

The objective of Board induction is to provide new directors with the information they will need to become as effective as possible in their role within the shortest practicable time. An effective Board Induction programme should build an understanding of the nature of the company, its business and the markets in which it operates; Build a link with the company’s people; and build an understanding of the company’s main relationships. Board Induction should therefore ensure an understanding of the role of a director and the framework within which the board operates. On the hand, Board evaluation provides valuable feedback for improving effectiveness of the Board in its strategic role of oversighting the management of an organization. Indeed, research has proved that Boards of organizations that regularly evaluate their performance are more effective than those that don’t. A Board evaluation should not just be a tick-box exercise but should result in real value addition to a Board as well as accountability and transparency to stakeholders.
Mwongozo, The Code of Governance for State Corporations in Kenya, as well as other Codes of Governance in Kenya require that the Board annually appraises its performance to identify strengths, collective skill gaps and individual areas of improvement.

Through a combination of practical exercises, case studies, examinations and Experiential Adult Learning approach, this three days Seminar will provide participants with skills of effectively carrying out or preparing their organizations for a Board evaluation exercise. Participants will also discuss the challenges faced by their own organizations and set out an action plan for positive change in their Boards. Participants will also share their
experiences and discuss some practical guidance.

 Board Induction and Evaluation Seminar Brochure

Event Date: 29-Nov-2017 8:00 am
Event End Date: 01-Dec-2017 4:00 pm
Cut off date: 28-Nov-2017 12:00 am
Individual Price: Kshs40,000
Location: Lake Naivasha Country Club

4 CPD

KES 5,000 for members and KES 6,000 for non-members

Event Date: 30-Nov-2017 6:30 pm
Event End Date: 30-Nov-2017 10:00 pm
Cut off date: 29-Nov-2017 12:00 am
Individual Price: Kshs5,000
Location: Radisson Blu Hotel, Nairobi

2 CPD

Event Date: 01-Dec-2017 8:00 am
Event End Date: 01-Dec-2017 4:00 pm
Individual Price: Enquire for Charges
Location: Nairobi

6 CPD

The Institute has been in discussions with the Capital Markets Authority (CMA) on the conduct of Governance Audits for Issuers of Securities to the Public. For efficient and uniform implementation of Governance Audits, CMA has developed relevant Governance Audit Reporting and Assessment Templates.
 
It is for this reason that the Institute and CMA have agreed to hold half day workshops. The workshops are only for the 232 members who have so far undertaken the Governance Auditors Accreditation Courses. In each of these workshops, which will be facilitated by CMA and the International Finance Corporation (IFC), the same content will be covered. Each of the 232 members is therefore required to book and attend the workshops. Areas to be covered in each of these three workshops include:

  • Highlights of the CMA Code of Governance;
  • Basis for Governance Audits;
  • Parameters for the Audits;
  • Reporting Template and Scorecard;
  • Assessment Templates to be used by Governance Auditors; and
  • Linkage and Reporting Requirements for Issuers, Governance Auditors, ICPSK and CMA.

 
Please note that CMA has made it mandatory for an Accredited Governance Auditor to attend one of the workshops before being approved to carry out Governance Audit in CMA regulated companies.

Event Date: 04-Dec-2017 8:00 am
Event End Date: 04-Dec-2017 4:00 pm
Cut off date: 01-Dec-2017 12:00 am
Individual Price: Kshs10,000
Location: Nairobi