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SINK or SWIM 2Day Corporate Governance Programme.pdf

 SINK or SWIM 2-Day Corporate Governance Programme


Added: 2012-05-29 18:36:06


Social and Ethics Committee Training Programme.pdf

 �A year after the new Companies Act became law, thousands of companies may have already missed a key deadline of the Act... All state owned, listed companies and private companies with a public interest score of 550 and over are required by section 74 and regulation 43 of the act to establish an Ethics Committee.� (Business Day 2 May 2012)

Chapter 1 of the latest King Code of Corporate Governance in South Africa (King III) demonstrates a significant change from previous versions of this code � instead of focusing on Board Structures and Board Responsibilities it highlights the need for Ethical leadership and Corporate Citizenship. This code takes as its starting point the view that Corporate Governance is not primarily a matter of form, structure and process but an issue of leadership � and in particular ethical leadership.

With the legal requirement in the new Companies Act and its regulations to establish an Ethics Committee the need for organisations to review their own viewpoint of corporate governance is essential. Ethics Committees are mandated to observe not only compliance to externally imposed legislation and regulations but also oversee the formulation of internal policies that guide and give life to the ethical conduct of the organisation � primarily through the actions of its people.

 Broadening the scope required by Ethics Committees is a growing realisation that a organisation�s performance cannot only be measured in terms of its financial impact � the emphasis on concepts like the Triple Bottom Line (People, Planet and Profits) and integrated Reporting is making organisational leadership more and more challenging. Ethics Committees will need to ensure that the organisational agenda encompasses all these concepts and concerns.

This Social and Ethics Committee Workshop will provide you with:

  • A good understanding of the scope and mandate of the Ethics Committee;
  • An overview of the legislative and regulatory requirements impacting the formation and role of ethics and Social Committees;
  • An introduction  to the field of ethics and its application;
  • Guidelines on establishing Ethical Policies and Decision Making with organisations;
  • A history of the development of Ethics and Social Committees;
  • An overview of the various ways an organisation can embrace ethical principles including;
    • Stakeholder Engagement and Accountability
    • Integrated Reporting and the Triple Bottom Line
    • Transparency
For more information and to book an IN-HOUSE training programme that can be customised according to your requirements please contact Roger Hitchcock at roger@sinkorswim.co.za 
 

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> Legislation and Regulations


Companies Act (No 71 of 2008).pdf

The New Companies Act (No 71 of 2008) was signed into law in April 2009.

It comes into full effect during April/May 2011 and is going to literally change the way business operates and is done in South Africa.

The SINK or SWIM: What is happening to business in 2010?! Seminar unpacks much of the content - an in particular the practical application for you and your business.

Find out more about the SINK or SWIM New Companies Act and King III Seminar here.

 


Added: 2009-10-07 13:24:52


Company Regulations 2010.pdf

The Regulations to the New Companies Act were published for comment in December 2009 and include detail (amongst other things) on;

  • Business Rescue
  • Directors and Officers Definitions
  • Administrative Fines
  • andnbsp;Audit Requirements and Framework

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Consumer Protection Act no 68 of 2008.pdf

The Consumer Protection Act (No 68 of 2008) was signed into law in April 2009.

It came into full effect in April 2011 and is going to literally change the way business operates and is done in South Africa.

The SINK or SWIM: Consumer Protection Act Seminar provides an executive overview of the Act - an in particular the practical application for you and your business.

See more information on the SINK or SWIM Consumer Protection Act Seminar here.


Added: 2010-10-04 13:32:37


New Companies Act Amendment Bill.pdf

The new Companies Act Amendment Bill was published for comment in July 2010 - together with the Regulations to the Act this provides more detail on the working of the Act and sets right a number of issues raised about the Act.


Added: 2010-10-04 13:38:47


The Consumer Protection Act Final Regulations 31 March 2011.pdf

The final Consumer Protection Act Regulations were published on 31 March 2011 - they provide more detail regarding a range of different sectors and the specific application of the Consumer Protection Act.


Added: 2011-04-04 09:38:54

> Legislation and Regulations


Companies Act (No 71 of 2008).pdf

The New Companies Act (No 71 of 2008) was signed into law in April 2009.

It comes into full effect during April/May 2011 and is going to literally change the way business operates and is done in South Africa.

The SINK or SWIM: What is happening to business in 2010?! Seminar unpacks much of the content - an in particular the practical application for you and your business.

Find out more about the SINK or SWIM New Companies Act and King III Seminar here.

 


Added: 2009-10-07 13:24:52


Company Regulations 2010.pdf

The Regulations to the New Companies Act were published for comment in December 2009 and include detail (amongst other things) on;

  • Business Rescue
  • Directors and Officers Definitions
  • Administrative Fines
  • andnbsp;Audit Requirements and Framework

Added: 2010-08-05 10:54:46


Consumer Protection Act no 68 of 2008.pdf

The Consumer Protection Act (No 68 of 2008) was signed into law in April 2009.

It came into full effect in April 2011 and is going to literally change the way business operates and is done in South Africa.

The SINK or SWIM: Consumer Protection Act Seminar provides an executive overview of the Act - an in particular the practical application for you and your business.

See more information on the SINK or SWIM Consumer Protection Act Seminar here.


Added: 2010-10-04 13:32:37


New Companies Act Amendment Bill.pdf

The new Companies Act Amendment Bill was published for comment in July 2010 - together with the Regulations to the Act this provides more detail on the working of the Act and sets right a number of issues raised about the Act.


Added: 2010-10-04 13:38:47


The Consumer Protection Act Final Regulations 31 March 2011.pdf

The final Consumer Protection Act Regulations were published on 31 March 2011 - they provide more detail regarding a range of different sectors and the specific application of the Consumer Protection Act.


Added: 2011-04-04 09:38:54

> Tools and Templates


A New Model for Customer Engagement AEIOU.pdf

andnbsp;The SINK or SWIMandnbsp;A New Model for Customer Engagement (AEIOU) in a nutshell:

  • ASK
  • EDUCATE
  • INFORM
  • OPTIMISE
  • UNDERTAKE
Open this brief presentation for an overview of this process.


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A Model for Managing Risk.pdf

andnbsp;The SINK or SWIM Model for Managing Risk identifies a range of strategies for managing a range of risks and includes:

  • Strategic Elements
  • Corporate Governance Elements
  • Legalities
  • Insurance.
Open the document for an overview of the approach


Added: 2011-08-02 15:40:03

> Tools and Templates


A New Model for Customer Engagement AEIOU.pdf

andnbsp;The SINK or SWIMandnbsp;A New Model for Customer Engagement (AEIOU) in a nutshell:

  • ASK
  • EDUCATE
  • INFORM
  • OPTIMISE
  • UNDERTAKE
Open this brief presentation for an overview of this process.


Added: 2011-08-02 15:38:21


A Model for Managing Risk.pdf

andnbsp;The SINK or SWIM Model for Managing Risk identifies a range of strategies for managing a range of risks and includes:

  • Strategic Elements
  • Corporate Governance Elements
  • Legalities
  • Insurance.
Open the document for an overview of the approach


Added: 2011-08-02 15:40:03

> Strategy


Corporate Facilitation Model (Overview).pdf

Strategic Corporate Facilitation � this entails facilitating a process with the directors/leadership on a business (often these people are both directors and shareholders) aimed at identifying a clear Strategic Direction and some key specific priorities in terms of Corporate Governance.andnbsp;

There is often, especially in private companies, a confusion of roles and decision making where individualsandnbsp; are both shareholders and directors � this confusion directly affects andnbsp;corporate strategy and corporate governance and can introduce additional risk factors into the business. A Corporate Facilitation process is designed to identify some of these areas and, more importantly, map out a better way forwardandnbsp;


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> Strategy


Corporate Facilitation Model (Overview).pdf

Strategic Corporate Facilitation � this entails facilitating a process with the directors/leadership on a business (often these people are both directors and shareholders) aimed at identifying a clear Strategic Direction and some key specific priorities in terms of Corporate Governance.andnbsp;

There is often, especially in private companies, a confusion of roles and decision making where individualsandnbsp; are both shareholders and directors � this confusion directly affects andnbsp;corporate strategy and corporate governance and can introduce additional risk factors into the business. A Corporate Facilitation process is designed to identify some of these areas and, more importantly, map out a better way forwardandnbsp;


Added: 2010-01-11 11:23:25

> Corporate Governance

> Corporate Governance

> Reports


SINK or SWIM Corporate Risk Assessment Snapshot (CONSOLIDATED - Q4 2009).pdf

CONSOLIDATED RISK ASSESSMENT SNAPSHOT � this report combines a range of responses received over the 3rd Quarter 2009 into a single report (using the average scores across 60 different individual assessments). This is an interesting commentary on the key areas that businesses in South Africa have come to terms with, and the areas that they are battling with. It has also (for me) confirmed some of the major hurdles that companies, shareholders and directors need to overcome in the next phase of their growth and development in South Africa � what is also interesting is that some of these hurdles have been directly addressed by both the New Companies Act (Legislation) and the King III Code of Corporate Governance (recommendations for good business practice) � both of which apply to all business (companies and close corporations).

andnbsp;The top 5 challenges faced by businesses (based on the SINK or SWIM Risk Assessment responses from the 4th Quarter of 2009)(by no means a scientific survey) are;

  1. andnbsp;Business Continuity Management;
  2. Executive and Board Decisions (Board Structures)
  3. Risk Management and Corporate Governance
  4. Supplier Procurement and Inventory
  5. Product/Services Marketing Management

(these all scored lower than 50% in the CONSOLIDATED RISK ASSESSMENT).

Contact us for more information on how you can benefit from participating in the SINK or SWIM Corporate Risk Assessment.


Added: 2010-01-11 10:11:03

> Reports


SINK or SWIM Corporate Risk Assessment Snapshot (CONSOLIDATED - Q4 2009).pdf

CONSOLIDATED RISK ASSESSMENT SNAPSHOT � this report combines a range of responses received over the 3rd Quarter 2009 into a single report (using the average scores across 60 different individual assessments). This is an interesting commentary on the key areas that businesses in South Africa have come to terms with, and the areas that they are battling with. It has also (for me) confirmed some of the major hurdles that companies, shareholders and directors need to overcome in the next phase of their growth and development in South Africa � what is also interesting is that some of these hurdles have been directly addressed by both the New Companies Act (Legislation) and the King III Code of Corporate Governance (recommendations for good business practice) � both of which apply to all business (companies and close corporations).

andnbsp;The top 5 challenges faced by businesses (based on the SINK or SWIM Risk Assessment responses from the 4th Quarter of 2009)(by no means a scientific survey) are;

  1. andnbsp;Business Continuity Management;
  2. Executive and Board Decisions (Board Structures)
  3. Risk Management and Corporate Governance
  4. Supplier Procurement and Inventory
  5. Product/Services Marketing Management

(these all scored lower than 50% in the CONSOLIDATED RISK ASSESSMENT).

Contact us for more information on how you can benefit from participating in the SINK or SWIM Corporate Risk Assessment.


Added: 2010-01-11 10:11:03

> Events and Booking Forms

> Events and Booking Forms