Corporate Secretarial Practice syllabus summary
Module outline and aims
This module examines the role of the Corporate Secretary in promoting and reinforcing good governance across the organization by ensuring compliance with statutory obligations and good practice. In particular, this module explains the role of the Corporate Secretary in devising and overseeing appropriate compliance systems and processes to ensure that the company and its directors are compliant with corporate legislation in Canada, predominantly the Canada Business Corporations Act and with the company’s constitution. The module also deals with managing the practical and company law issues in relation to shareholders.
Corporate Secretaries need to understand the application of statutory requirements and other best practice and how this underpins good governance and compliance, irrespective of sector. The module examines corporate secretaryship practices and processes within legal and other frameworks of best practice and the role of the Corporate Secretary in ensuring organizational effectiveness.