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Directors’ Duties – General Principles Course

(New Zealand)

Corporate governance is the system by which organisations are directed and controlled. It influences how objectives are set and achieved, how risk is monitored and assessed, and how performance is optimised.

Safetrac’s ‘Directors’ Duties – General Principles’ course provides those in management positions with an understanding of corporate governance principles, how to satisfy their obligations and the consequences of breaches of these duties.

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Learning outcomes

On completing this course, learners should be able to:

  • understand different aspects of good corporate governance;
  • understand their legal obligations as a director or officer of a company.

Course contents

  • Introduction to corporate governance
  • The role of the board
  • Appointment, resignations & liability of directors
  • The role of directors & other officers
  • General duties of directors & officers
  • Directors’ duties in specific transactions
  • Directors’ duties in bad times
  • Board meetings, indemnities and insurance
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