Corporate Governance Program

The aim of the program is to provide participants with up-to-date information on corporate governance principles and other related areas. It significantly increases their professional qualifications for the proper performance as members of an administrative body and in managerial roles. The expertise in this Program is underwritten by the University of Economics in Prague. 

The purpose of this training program is also to enhance knowledge of all legislative, financial and relationship standards that an executive manager needs to know. At the same time, it is possible to share experience with other program participants from other companies.


Module description and lecturer


I. Corporate Governance Program Module

  • Basic principles of corporate governance, management models, agency problem and its solution, the historical connotations, binding shareholder AGM-administrative body-management, performance evaluation of directors, practical exercises – meetings of the Supervisory Board / Board of Directors, Compliance

    Program supervisor: Ing. Vratislav Kulhánek (Honorary President of CIoD)
    Lecturer: Mgr. Jan Klouda 
    (General Counsel, Vodafone Czech Republic), Ing. Petr Fiman (Vice President of CIoD, EPCE), Ing. Radek Urban (Director of the Independent Restructuring Department, CNB)


II. Corporate Governance Program Module

  • Law and its aspects in the work of a member of a statutory body, criminal responsibility and powers of a member of a statutory body, Act on commercial corporations, new Civil Code, Protection of competition, industrial rights protection, insolvency, execution

    Program supervisor: JUDr. Petr Čech (Assistant Professor, Faculty of Law, Charles University)
    Lecturer:  JUDr. Bc. Jan Lasák, Ph.D. LL.M. (lawyer, Kocián Šolc Balaštík, advokátní kancelář sro), Mgr. Bc. Jan Spáčil (Attorney at Law, partner, Deloitte), JUDr. Michal Žižlavský (lead equity partner, insolvency administrator, ŽIŽLAVSKÝ, advokátní kancelář s.r.o. – insolvency administrators)


III. Corporate Governance Program Module

  • Financial knowledge of a member of a statutory body, role of external and internal auditors in a company, risk management, tax issues

    Program supervisor: Doc. Ing. Ladislav Mejzlík (Dean of the Faculty of Finance and Accounting, University of Economics, Prague)
    Lecturer: Ing. Jiří Pelák (Assistant Professor, Department of Financial Accounting and Auditing, University of Economics, Prague), Ing. Martina Štegová (partner, KPMG ČR), Mgr. Tomáš Pivoňka (President of CIAA, Director of Internal Audit, CEZ)


IV. Corporate Governance Program Module

  • Soft-skills in corporate governance, crisis and media communication (media relations), ethics in society, performance evaluation of a member of a statutory body.

    Program supervisor: prof. PhDr. Vladimíra Dvořáková (Politologist, Professor of the Department of Political Science, University of Economics, Prague)
    Lecturer: Ing. Pavel Šenych (Deputy Director of the Gas and Liquid Fuels Department, Ministry of Industry and Trade of the Czech Republic), Petr Studenovský (Principal Media and Communication Consultant)


Terms: AUTUMN 2020

Modul Termín Téma
Modul I

October 1 – 2, 2020

Introduction to Corporate Governance, Basic Principles and Management Models
Modul II

October 22 – 23, 2020

Law and its aspects in the work of a member of the administration
Modul III

November 12 – 13, 2020

Financial ten members of the administrative body
Modul IV

December 3, 2020

Soft-skills in corporate governance 



Organization of the Corporate Governance Program

The program consists of 4 two-day modules. One training day means eight lessons with a break for a lunch break (from 9.30 to 12.30, then from 13.30 to 17.00) and always dealing with a specific topic.

The programs take place in the external premises of the CIoD in Prague. The completion time is a maximum of 1 year (12 consecutive months, not a calendar year) from the start date of the first training.

Upon completion of all modules and preparation of the final assignment, the participant will receive a “Graduation Certificate”. If a participant is unable to attend a module for his / her work in his / her term, he / she is offered a substitute term.


Price and Program Terms

We will be happy to announce the price for the Program. For more information, please call +420 602 155 105 or write to


Cancellation Policy

Enrollment in the training program may be canceled up to 4 weeks before the start, with no cancellation fees.  In case of cancellation less than 4 weeks before the start, a 50% cancellation fee will be charged. There are no refunds of fees in case of cancellation less than 2 weeks prior to the start.


Conditions for obtaining a certificate of graduation

The entire program includes 4 two-day modules. After completing all the modules and submitting the final assignment on “My Experience in Implementing and Complying with Corporate Governance Rules in a Company where I am a member of a statutory body”, the participant receives a graduate certificate. To obtain a certificate, participation in all modules is required (ie 100% participation).



References from participants in the Corporate Governance Program can be found here



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Graduates of the Corporate Governance Program 

The following companies employ graduates of the Corporate Governance Program:

Finanční skupina České Spořitelny
Skupina ČEZ
I. certifikační autorita
Český Aeroholding
Zentiva Group
České dráhy
Ministerstvo financí ČR
Komerční banka
Veolia Transport Česká republika
Linde Gas
Hypoteční banka

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