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
Enhancing Company and Bank Governance - CS. Rose Lumumba
Corporate Governance as a Gateway to Business Growth and Sustainability in Kenya - CS. Prof. PLO Lumumba
We are no longer accepting registration for this event
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 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
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
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
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
Shares Registration - CS Victoria Cherotich
Management of Unclaimed Dividends and Shares - John Mwangi
Administration of Member General Meetings - CS Isaac Nduru
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.
This seminar is designed to benefit Directors, Certified Secretaries, Managers, Lawyers, Accountants, Consultants and Business Persons.
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
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
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.
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.
• 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.
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
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
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.
FCS. Kinuthia Wamwangi, Former Chairman, Transition Authority
FCS. Daniel Ndonye, Partner, Maonga Ndonye Associates
FCS. Nkirote Mworia, UAP OM Holdings
4TH COLLEGE OF FELLOWS CONVENTION BROCHURE
4TH ANNUAL CONVENTION TIMETABLE
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
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.
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.
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.
CS. Obare Nyaega,
NOMINATION FORM - ICPSK BENEVOLENT FUND TRUSTEE
NOTICE AND AGENDA - 15TH BENEVOLENT FUND AGM
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
(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.
CS. Obare Nyaega,
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
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:
KES 10,000 for members and KES 20,000 for non-members
2ND CS PRACTITIONER BROCHURE - JUNE 16 2017
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
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
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.
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:
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.
Management of Meetings Brochure - Sarova Panafric Nairobi
KES 40,000 for members and KES 50,000 for non-members
KES 5,000 for members and KES 6,000 for non0members
KES 5,000 for members and KES 6,000 for non-members
KES 20,000 for members and KES 30,000 for non-members
KES 40,000 for members and KES for non-members