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The Evolving Role of the Company Secretary

  • 5 CPD Hours Apex Building, Blackthorn Road Sandyford Business District D18 (map)

The company secretary is responsible for the efficient administration of a company, particularly with regard to ensuring compliance with statutory and regulatory requirements and for ensuring that decisions of the board of directors are implemented.

While previously seen as an administrative role, the company secretary can now be held liable for any loss to the company as a result of their negligence. Therefore, it is vital that they are trained in all areas that they are currently held responsible. 

CMG Professional Training are one of Irelands leading professional educators, and have trained people in the changing role of the company secretary. After this one-day course, you will leave with the skills and confidence to enter back into the role with full understanding of your responsibilities under the Companies Act 2014. You also receive our full tutorial pack which will allow you to refer back to your course content after the course is finished, enabling you to continue to access key points and refresher topics as you need them. And you receive five structured CPD points towards your professional education requirements. 

Course Content

  • Duties of disclosure: What needs to be disclosed to the register of directors 

  • Co-signing of the annual return: What are the requirements 

  • Certifying the financial statements

  • Statement of affairs in a winding up or receivership

  • Roles and responsibilities including, legal and practical, FOI

  • How role varies across sectors

  • What is good governance 

  • Maintaining board documents / board packs – the essential board pack

  • Agenda setting 

  • Minute taking, storing and an approval process for minutes

  • Managing post meeting actions 

  • Dealing with issues and disputes in the board room

  • What records and registers to keep

  • Helping the board make informed decisions 

  • Enhancing the board’s performance

  • What is your role as the adviser to the chairman 

Who Should Attend?

The course is suitable for company secretaries, whether aspiring, newly appointed or shortly to take up the position.


On completion of this one-day training course, you will receive your CMG MasterClass Certificate as well as your CPD Certificate containing 5 Structured CPD Hours. Please note certificates are issued at the close of the training course to participants who complete the full five hours.


This course costs €395 (Early-bird) normal rate is €495. Includes course documentation and light refreshments. While the course fee does not include lunch, we do provide freshly made sandwiches, coffee and a range of teas and fresh juice for those who require a light lunch. Alternatively you can avail of the local food stores and coffee shops opposite the training centre for hot food or alternative lunch options.

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