Masterclass in  Corporate Affairs and Governance

An Intensive 5-day Training Course

Masterclass in
Corporate Affairs and Governance

Integrating Public Communications
with Enterprise GRC Framework

Masterclass in Corporate Affairs and Governance

Scheduled Dates


22 - 26 Apr 2024 Dubai - UAE $5,950 RESERVE A SEAT
01 - 05 Jul 2024 Lisbon - Portugal $5,950 RESERVE A SEAT
16 - 20 Sep 2024 London - UK $5,950 RESERVE A SEAT
25 - 29 Nov 2024 Paris - France $5,950 RESERVE A SEAT


16 - 20 Sep 2024 Online $3,950 RESERVE A SEAT

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Why Choose this Training Course?

This Masterclass in Corporate Affairs and Governance training course elaborates on the various roles and responsibilities of the Corporate Affairs function and its key involvement into all the processes of Governance within the Corporate. This training course will discuss the International Governance Standard codes and how Corporate Governance is measured and benchmarked. Attendees will be gain comprehensive knowledge about Corporate Governance and its Guiding principles.

This PetroKnowledge training course provides participants with a detailed understanding of the GRC (Governance, Risk and Compliance) Perspective, covering the Governance Framework at both the Board level (the Board Governance Framework) as well as the Executive management levels (the Assurance and Control Governance Framework). This training course also addresses Effective Organizational Compliance Management and discusses in details all aspects of the Risk Management vital process and its evolution into the implementation of an Integrated Enterprise Risk Management (ERM) framework.

This Masterclass in Corporate Affairs and Governance training course will highlight:

  • Corporate Affairs Roles and Responsibilities
  • Corporate Governance
  • Principles of Good Corporate Governance
  • Corporate Affairs Involvement in Corporate Governance
  • The Governance, Risk and Compliance (GRC) Perspective
  • Compliance and Compliance management
  • Risk and Risk Management
  • The GRC Assurance Model
  • The GRC Disclosure and Reporting Model
  • Corporate Affairs Involvement in GRC
  • King IV Report on Corporate Governance

What are the Goals?

At the end of this Masterclass in Corporate Affairs and Governance training course, you will be able to:

  • Learn all possible roles played by Corporate Affairs function
  • Understand their key involvement in the various Governance processes
  • Explore a comprehensive Generic Governance model based on key principles and adaptable to any organization
  • Discuss in detail the three components of the GRC perspective
  • Learn about Compliance and how to implement an effective Compliance program
  • Learn about Risk Management, its framework and standard process
  • Discuss models of Governance Assurance and Control within the organization
  • Discuss the Integrated Model of Governance Disclosure and Reporting within the Organization
  • Learn about the King IV standard code of Corporate Governance

Who is this Training Course for?

This PetroKnowledge training course is targeting a wide range of Managers on all Business Units who are responsible about the successful implementation of the Risk / Compliance Management processes throughout the organization.

It is also targeting the Corporate Affairs, Assurance and Control functions as well as Senior Management levels up to the CEO and Governing Body levels involved in setting the Governance structure of the Organization.

  • Corporate Governance Officers / Professionals
  • CEOs, Executive Directors
  • Board Members, Committee Members
  • Board Secretaries
  • Chairs, Committee Chairs
  • Senior management and Middle management
  • Risk / Compliance Management Function
  • Internal Audit Function, Internal Control Function

How will this Training Course be Presented?

A highly interactive masterclass, where all delegates will be encouraged to engage and participate, share, and gain from each other’s knowledge and experience.

This PetroKnowledge training course will use a range of approaches to learning, including experiential group activities, individual exercises, case studies and syndicate discussions.

Organisational Impact

This Masterclass in Corporate Affairs and Governance training course is of direct relevance to Public Sector, Government and Non-Governmental entities and authorities which can achieve improvements in their operations through:

  • Setting up a Corporate Affairs function
  • Clear definition of the roles, duties, and responsibilities of the Corporate Affairs function
  • Defining its Effective involvement in the Corporate Governance process
  • Developing an Effective implementable Corporate Governance framework based on best practices and international standards
  • Ensuring an Effective Compliance management program is being implemented
  • Ensuring Risk management is implemented Enterprise wide in an Integrated model
  • Adopting a comprehensive Disclosure and Reporting package

Personal Impact

This Masterclass in Corporate Affairs and Governance training course will benefit participants by gaining knowledge that will enable them to have a better understanding on:

  • Their Roles and Responsibilities within their respective functions
  • The Corporate Governance structure in place
  • The Compliance program implemented and their related duties and obligations
  • The Risk Management framework and their involvement into it  

Daily Agenda

Day One: Corporate Affairs
  • The Context of Corporate Affairs
  • Corporate Affairs Practices
  • Reputation Management / Media Relations
  • Government Relations
  • Stakeholder Relations / Investor Relations
  • Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR)
  • Role of Corporate Affairs in Strategic Decision Making
Day Two: Corporate Governance
  • What is Corporate Governance
  • Need for Corporate Governance
  • Principles for Good Corporate Governance
  • ‘Core’ Principles
  • ‘Plan-Do-Check-Act’ (PDCA) Principles
  • The 4 P’s of Corporate Governance
  • Corporate Affairs Involvement in Corporate Governance
Day Three: The GRC (Governance, Risk and Compliance) Perspective
  • The GRC (Governance, Risk and Compliance) perspective
  • Compliance and Compliance Management
  • Elements of an Effective Compliance Program
  • Risk and Risk Management
  • Risk Management Framework
  • Risk Management Process
  • Enterprise Risk Management (ERM)
Day Four: GRC Assurance, Disclosure and Reporting 
  • Good Governance Standard Framework
  • The Three (3) Lines of Defense Model
  • Role of Internal Control
  • Role of Internal Audit
  • Role of External Audit
  • Integrated Reporting <IR> Framework
  • Corporate Affairs Involvement in GRC
Day Five: Governance Standard Codes 
  • Good Governance: Guiding Principles
  • King IV Report on Corporate Governance
  • King IV Guiding Principles
  • King IV Recommended Practices
  • Governance Measurement and Benchmarking


  • On successful completion of this Training Course / Online Training Course, a PetroKnowledge Certificate / E-Certificate will be awarded to the delegates.

In Association With

GLOMACS Training

Our collaboration with GLOMACS aims to provide the best training services and benefits for our valued clients

Oxford Management Centre

Our collaboration with Oxford Management Centre aims to provide the best training services and benefits for our valued clients.

Koukash Consultancy

Our collaboration with Koukash Consultancy aims to provide the best training services and benefits for our valued clients.

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Frequently Asked Questions

  • To register online through our website, please click “Enroll Now” on the course page, complete and submit the form. A confirmation e-mail and instructions will be sent to the participant’s e-mail.
  • You may also get in touch with our Registration Team on
    +971 50 981 7386 | +971 2 557 7389 or send an email to

  • Payments can be made in USD or UAE local currency AED (Arab Emirates Dirhams) either by Bank Transfer or by Credit Card. Our Bank Account details will be provided on the invoice.
  • Course fees are payable upon booking unless a valid, authorized Purchase Order is provided and accepted.
  • Invoices will be sent via email/courier to the ID/name and address provided.
  • The course fee shall be settled prior to course start date. Corporate payments with existing payment policy shall be relayed to us in advance.

Upon successful registration online, enrolment on the respective training course will be confirmed by Registration Team by e-mail along with the invoice and joining instruction.

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