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Improving Leadership, Governance and Risk Management in Nonprofit Organisations Specialisation

Acquire Risk Management and Leadership Skills to Augment Nonprofit Organizations’ Governance
Coventry Academy -  Improving Leadership, Governance and Risk Management in Nonprofit Organisations Specialisation

Course Schedules

 08-12 Jul 2024
 16-20 Sep 2024
 18-22 Nov 2024

Training course overview

“Some corporations are extremely well managed; some nonprofit organizations are. It has nothing to do with the sector. It has to do with quality of management” - Frances Hesselbein

This training course is structured in a way to enable full assimilation of the processes and principles of Leadership, Governance, Enterprise Risk Management (ERM), sustainability techniques, Audit and Compliance in one training program. It will describe Governance tools, its added value, what are the barriers and how to implement it practically and successfully in a Non-Profit organization. Meanwhile, it will explain Effective Leadership and Management mechanisms and explain how to adequately measure various risks for nonprofits. It reveals how successful leadership and governance facilitate full assessment, monitoring and reporting of all various governance risks.

What are the goals?

By attending this Coventry Academy training course, delegates will be able to:

  • Recognize The Main Characteristics of Nonprofit Organizations, Leadership & Governance and the Factors that Influence the Effectiveness of Boards and the Governance Process
  • Have Good Knowledge of Governance; What is it About? Key Principles of Good Governance
  • Know How to Embed Risk Management Into the Corporate Governance Culture?
  • Differentiate Between Risk Management, Compliance & Internal Audit Governance Functions
  • Identify The Risk of Poor Strategic Boards & Poor Strategic Thinking and Planning 
  • Understand Risk Management and its Application and Context Within an Organization
  • Understand How Risks are Identified, Evaluated, and Managed in Support of the Strategic, Business, Operational and Project Strategies of the Non-Profit Organization
  • Understand New Trends in Internal Audit and Compliance Roles in Modern Organizations
  • Enhance Convergence of CG Components to Improve Alignment to Your Mission and Vision

Who is this training course for?

This Coventry Academy training course is suitable to a wide range of professionals but will greatly benefit:

  • Middle Management, CEOs and COOs of Non-Profit Organizations
  • Strategic Planners and Business Analysts
  • Board Members, CEO, MD, GM and the Like
  • Finance Professionals, Risk Managers and Internal Control Officers
  • Risk Managers, Audit Managers, Finance Professionals and Management Professionals

Course Outline

Module 1: Improving Leadership, Governance and Risk Management in Nonprofit Organisations Specialisation

Day One: Introduction to the Non-profit Organizations' Leadership & Governance
  • The Differences Between Nonprofit and For-Profit Organizations
  • Nonprofit Management and Leadership focused on issues specific to nonprofits
  • Effective Boards and Effective Board Members
  • Leadership competencies that will enable you to help boards achieve higher levels of effectiveness
  • Nonprofit boards' multiple roles and responsibilities
  • Nonprofit Leadership Competencies
Day Two: Governance - What is it about? Key Principles of Good Governance
  • Why is corporate governance a must, not "nice to have"
  • What are the main requirements of a sound governance?
  • What are the most importance Governance Committees?
  • What are the obstacles and barriers to implement effective governance?
  • Why non-profit organizations need governance?
  • What is the added value of implementing governance in non-profits?
Day Three: Embedding Risk Management into the Corporate Governance Culture
  • What is ERM - Fundamental Concepts of Enterprise Risk Management
  • Steps of ERM: Identification, Assessment, Mitigation, Monitoring and Reposting
  • Operational, financial, liquidity, legal, systemic, fraudulent and non-compliance risks
  • Risk Control Self-Assessment (RCSA) and Heat Map
  • Risk Taxonomies and ERM Challenges
  • Risk Appetite Framework (RAF)- Risk Appetite Statement (RAS)
Day Four: Three-way Relationship of Risk Management, Compliance & Internal Audit to Strengthen Governance
  • The Fundamental Differences and Importance of its Convergence
  • Overlapping: Healthy or Wasteful?
  • Cooperation among these functions
  • New Trend in Audit: Risk-based Internal Audit
  • How and why audit units move into Risk-based Audit programs
  • Risk-based Compliance: Definition, Responsibilities and Goals
  • Anti-Money laundering and Terrorism Finance Combatting in Non-profits
Day Five: Non-Profit Boards’ Risks
  • Role and Responsibilities of Board members: Strategic boards and strategic members
  • Role of strategic planning and thinking in driving organization's sustainable growth for within the context of sustainable development
  • Developing strategic planning culture is required to uphold organizations' growth
  • Connecting challenges with strategic objectives
  • Questions a Leader should be equipped with to Drive Organizations
  • Questions to be asked for both Internal and External Auditors

The certificate

  • Coventry Academy Certificate of Attendance will be provided to delegates who attend and complete the course

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