Corporate Governance and Organization Development


This course will provide an understanding of the systems and practice of governance in corporations. Taking an international focus, the course will compare the current Australian practice with international systems of corporate governance. The issues of monitoring mechanisms, and the effects of government regulations are explored and current reforms of corporate governance are analysed. Further issues addressed will include board profiles, roles and performance, CEO-board relationships, reasons for and governance lessons from corporate failures, and approaches to assessing governance effectiveness

Course Deliverables

  • Recognise and describe the ethical frameworks applicable to the delivery of public service
  • Analyse the impact of corruption on public value and benefit, whilst identifying the key challenges in promoting and administering ethics and integrity within the public sector
  • Demonstrate an understanding of corruption and misconduct from both a comparative / historical and domestic / international context
  • Apply theoretical perspectives to the understanding of why corruption and misconduct can arise
  • apply and evaluate different approaches for addressing integrity assurance and corruption prevention
  • Strategise on how to build resilience within an anti-corruption or integrity assurance work environment
  • Understand and apply management strategies to corruption and integrity issues.
  • Adopt the appropriate mechanism for effective governance
  • Value the shareholder and stakeholder rights and responsibilities
  • Adhere to sound principles of direction and management
  • Understand the significance of audit committee, its composition and responsibilities
  • Implement best practices on corporate management
  • Understand current developments in corporate governance and its environment: an overview of the legal structure of corporate governance; theories of corporate governance
  • Comparative dimensions of corporate governance: global convergence or path dependence
  • Understand  corporate ethics
  • Encourage shareholder activism: merits and feasibility