Diploma in Corporate Governance

Course Overview

Corporate governance is understandably very high on the public sector agenda. The Diploma in Corporate Governance seeks to:

  • ensure that organizations are appropriately constituted, structured and operate the appropriate governance processes
  • support good practice in stewardship, risk and assurance, and internal control
  • exemplify standards of behaviour as a way of enabling good governance in organizations.

What the course covers

  • How to apply the corporate governance fundamentals in the public sector
  • How to establish and maintain a strategically effective framework
  • How to identify business risk with a potential impact on corporate governance
  • The role of the Board and those with whom they interact
  • Management of internal and external relationships

Who is the course aimed at?

  • Staff who support the Board
  • Staff with a responsibility for governance but with no formal training
  • Middle and senior managers or aspiring managers
  • New or aspiring Board members


Course outline


  • History and development of corporate governance
  • Effective governance frameworks
  • Servicing the Board
  • Risk management and assurance
  • Promoting corporate values and behaviours
  • Public sector accountability
  • Governance in practice

Training Format:

  • All materials are made available through our Online Learning Platform
  • Students should commit approximately 5-6 hours of their time per week

Materials Provided:

Online delivery of curriculum materials, exercises and templates.


In order to demonstrate their understanding of the course content, students will be required to submit assignments at the end of every month.




ORGANIZERS: Capacity Africa Institute

LANGUAGE: English only

Kindly confirm your participation with:

Online Training Coordinator

Capacity Africa Institute