Governance Workshops

PICG’s Upcoming Specialized Workshops – August and September 2022

Workshop Date & Time Mode Faculty Fee* (PKR)
Member
Non-Member
Early Bird Discount
(PKR)
Early Bird Deadline Reg. Deadline Registration Link**
ESG 101 – The Path to Sustainability Workshop August 25
2:00 PM – 5:00 PM
Online Umar Ashfaq 18,000
22,000
2,000 17-Aug 22-Aug https://bit.ly/3rpcyog
Anti-Money Laundering – Board & Executives Workshop August 26
9:00 AM – 1:00 PM
Online Bulent Sohail 18,000
22,000
2,000 17-Aug 22-Aug https://bit.ly/3JqkAEV
Effective Minute-Taking Workshop August 31
9:00 AM – 12:30 PM
Online Yusra Gilani 18,000
22,000
2,000 20-Aug 26-Aug https://bit.ly/3LxCKUE
Board Evaluation Workshop September 5
9:00 AM – 1:00 PM
Online Arjumand Minai 18,000
22,000
2,000 22-Aug 01-Sep https://bit.ly/3QgcIsh
Ethical Dilemmas Workshop September 6
9:00 AM – 1:00 PM
Online Feroz Rizvi 18,000
22,000
2,000 22-Aug 01-Sep https://bit.ly/3SAOeeW
Company Secretary Development Program September 7 & 8
9:00 AM – 5:00 PM
In-person Feroz Rizvi
Yusra Gilani
Arjumand Minai
100,000
125,000
7,000 24-Aug 02-Sep https://bit.ly/3jPmXFk
Governance for SMEs Workshop September 15
9:00 AM – 1:00 PM
Online Faheem Sardar 18,000
22,000
2,000 01-Sep 12-Sep https://bit.ly/3zOVCe7
Board Audit Committee Workshop September 19
9:00 AM – 1:00 PM
Online Feroz Rizvi 18,000
22,000
2,000 26-Aug 15-Sep https://bit.ly/3vplhYN
Board HR Committee Workshop September 20
9:00 AM – 1:00 PM
Online Zaffar Khan
Leon Menezes
18,000
22,000
2,000 26-Aug 15-Sep https://bit.ly/37tVrea
Board Strategy Committee Workshop September 21
9:00 AM – 1:00 PM
Online Tariq Ikram 18,000
22,000
2,000 26-Aug 16-Sep https://bit.ly/37oUu70
Board Risk Committee Workshop September 22
9:00 AM – 1:00 PM
Online Sharjeel Ahmad 18,000
22,000
2,000 26-Aug 16-Sep https://bit.ly/3jXADOB

*Fee is exclusive of taxes
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Company Secretary Development Program (CSDP)

  • Feb 2-3, 2022, 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM

Effective Company Secretaries are more valuable than ever. They require up-to-date skills, network and expertise.

Upon completion, participants will obtain the knowledge and skills to develop a tailored approach to their own organizational situation, and insights into how they can support their board on its strategic journey.

 

Board Evaluation Workshop

  • The why, what and how of conducting effective evaluations
  • Feb 8, 2022, 9:00 AM to 12:30 PM

Boards have an overall responsibility to approve and oversee the implementation of the company’s strategic objectives and, therefore, need to act on a fully informed basis in the best interest of the organization and its stakeholders. In recent years, with the increased complexity, uncertainty, opportunity and risk in business environments globally, the corporate world has seen an increase in the number of examples of board oversight failures resulting in increased pressure from stakeholders for companies to better explain and achieve current and long-term corporate performance.

Investors, regulators and other stakeholders are seeking greater board effectiveness and accountability and are increasingly interested in board evaluation processes and results. In Pakistan, the Securities and Exchange Commission of Pakistan & the State Bank of Pakistan have issued a number of directives and regulations around the process of board evaluations in the form of the various Codes of Corporate Governance and guidelines. Therefore, it is important for companies to understand the benefits, types, process and key elements of best practices in this regard and this workshop aims to cater to just that.

Road To Sustainability – ESG 101

Environmental, Social & Governance

Feb 16, 2022, 2:00 to 5:00 PM

Conducting responsible business has gained increasing attention over the past few years with many institutional investors increasingly financing only those companies that provide appropriate “Environment Social and Governance” (ESG) reporting and disclosures. In fact, the reporting of ESG factors has become relevant to all stakeholders, including analysts and investors, consumers and employees, civil society and regulators.

Section 204 of the Companies Act 2017 requires directors of companies  to act in good faith in order to promote the objective and act in the best interests of the company, its employees, the shareholders, the community and for the protection of environment. Hence, the importance of the triple bottom line of ‘people, planet and prosperity’ cannot be emphasized enough.

This workshop therefore aims to create awareness for those charged with governance on the ways in which embedding ESG in decision making processes is in fact good for business and risk management. Why and how companies should act as stewards of nature, manage stakeholder relationships and act ethically whilst improving their bottom lines and overall long term sustainability.

Regulatory Corporate Governance Framework for Public Sector Companies

  • Mar 2, 2022, 9:30 AM to 1:00 PM

Public Sector Companies (PSCs) have an enhanced accountability to the public at large along with ensuring the efficient running of their companies. Consequently, directors of such companies are expected to possess a good understanding of the specific context within which the PSC operates, including its operations and environment, awareness of its values and standards of probity and accountability as well as their duties as directors.

The Securities and Exchange Commission of Pakistan (SECP) has advised PSCs to ensure that directors are well conversant with corporate laws and practices and Board members are acquainted with the wider scope of responsibilities concerning the use of public resources, to act in good faith and in the best interests of the PSC.

For any queries you may reach lawrence.anthony@picg.org.pk or farhan@picg.org.pk