Certified Secretaries (CS) course notes

(i)  Certified Secretaries (CS) course

The course imparts knowledge, skills, values and attitudes to, among other competencies:

  • Practice and promote principles of good governance within public and private sector entities
  • Implement and comply with legal, regulatory and ethical requirements in practice
  • Ensure proper conduct and management of meetings
  • Undertake consultancy and advisory services in corporate secretarial and related practices
  • Manage boardroom dynamics
  • Undertake governance and compliance audits

The course is aimed at persons who wish to qualify and work or practice as corporate secretaries, policy formulators and consultants in governance, governance and compliance auditors and administrators at county and national levels and in the private sector.

Assessment will be conducted in a variety of ways, including examinations, projects and workshops attendance.

The structure of CS is summarised below:

Foundation Level

  • Management Principles and Practice
  • Communication Skills and Records Management
  • Introduction to Law and Governance
  • Principles of Accounting and Taxation
  • Human Resources Management
  • Information Communication Technology

Intermediate Level

  • Company Law
  • Public Sector Governance, Policy and Administration
  • Meetings: Compliance and Administration
  • Financial Markets and Specialised Institutions
  • Corporate Governance and Ethics
  • Research, Consultancy and Advisory

Advanced level

  • Strategic Management
  • Finance for Decision Making
  • Governance and Compliance Audit
  • Boardroom Dynamics
  • Research Project

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