Program Governance and Control Course


Program Governance and Control Course focuses on the principles and practices of effectively managing and overseeing programs within an organization. This course aims to provide participants with a comprehensive understanding of program governance structures, control mechanisms, and best practices to ensure successful program outcomes.


5 Days

Who Should Attend

  • Program Managers
  • Program Governance Committee Members
  • Executives and Senior Managers
  • Program Office Staff
  • Risk Managers and Compliance Officers
  • Stakeholders and Decision-maker

Course Objectives

At the end of this IRES training course, participants will be able to:

  • Understand the importance of program governance: Participants will gain a clear understanding of why program governance is crucial for the successful delivery of programs. They will learn about the benefits of effective program governance in terms of stakeholder satisfaction, risk management, and overall program success.
  • Identify key program governance roles and responsibilities: Participants will learn about the different roles and responsibilities within a program governance structure. They will understand the specific duties of program governance committees and the individuals involved in program governance.
  • Learn about program governance frameworks and models: Participants will explore various program governance frameworks and models. They will gain knowledge of different approaches to program governance and understand how to adapt and apply them to different program contexts.
  • Establish effective program governance structures: Participants will learn how to establish program governance structures that align with program objectives and organizational goals. They will understand the importance of clear charters and governance plans in guiding program governance activities.
  • Develop program control mechanisms: Participants will learn how to implement program control mechanisms to ensure effective program delivery. They will gain knowledge of risk management strategies, performance monitoring and control techniques, and change control processes.
  • ·Enhance stakeholder engagement in program governance: Participants will learn how to identify and engage program stakeholders effectively. They will gain insights into communication and engagement strategies to manage stakeholder expectations, resolve conflicts, and foster collaboration.
  • Understand decision-making processes in program governance: Participants will learn about decision-making frameworks and methodologies applicable to program governance. They will understand how to analyze options, make informed decisions, and ensure transparency and accountability in the decision-making process.
  • Ensure program governance and compliance: Participants will gain knowledge of regulatory and legal considerations in program governance. They will understand the importance of compliance with organizational policies and standards, as well as auditing and assessing program governance effectiveness.
  •  Analyze case studies and best practices: Participants will examine real-world examples of program governance and control practices. They will analyze case studies, identify best practices, and learn from successful program governance implementations.
  • Apply program governance and control principles: Participants will have the opportunity to apply program governance and control principles to a simulated case study. They will engage in group exercises and discussions to develop practical skills and action plans for implementing effective program governance.

Course Outline

Module 1: Introduction to Program Governance

  • Definition and importance of program governance
  • Roles and responsibilities of program governance bodies
  • Program governance frameworks and models

Module 2: Establishing Program Governance Structures

  • Program governance committees and their composition
  • Defining program objectives, scope, and success criteria
  • Creating program charters and governance plans

Module 3: Program Control Mechanisms

  • Program risk management and mitigation strategies
  • Monitoring and controlling program performance
  • Change control processes and procedures

Module 4: Stakeholder Engagement in Program Governance

  •  Identifying and analyzing program stakeholders
  • Effective communication and engagement strategies
  • Managing stakeholder expectations and conflicts

Module 5: Decision-Making Processes in Program Governance

  • Decision-making frameworks and methodologies
  • Analyzing options and making informed program decisions
  • Ensuring transparency and accountability in decision-making

Module 6: Program Governance and Compliance

  • Regulatory and legal considerations in program governance
  • Ensuring compliance with organizational policies and standards
  •  Auditing and assessing program governance effectivenes

Enroll for this Course

We are proud to offer this course in a variety of training formats to suit your needs.


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Benefits of Taking a Course at IRES


Our courses are carefully curated to keep you abreast of latest industry trends, technological advancements, and best practices. We employ a variety of teaching methodologies, including hands-on workshops, case studies, and interactive sessions, all aimed at fostering an engaging and effective learning environment. Our expert instructors bring a wealth of knowledge and real-world experience, providing our clients with insights that can be immediately applied in their professional lives.


Our courses serve as a vibrant platform for professionals to connect and engage with a diverse community of peers, industry leaders, and experts. By participating in our programs, you gain access to an invaluable network that spans across various sectors and geographical boundaries. This networking aspect is not just about forming professional relationships; it's about creating a supportive ecosystem where ideas, opportunities, and collaborations can flourish.


Our courses are designed to challenge and inspire professionals to step out of their comfort zones and explore new horizons. Through a combination of theoretical knowledge and practical application, our programs help professionals refine their existing skills and acquire new ones, making them more versatile and competitive.

FAQs & Course Administration Details:

This training can also be customized to suit the needs of your institution upon request. You can have it delivered in our IRES Training Centre or at a convenient location. For further inquiries, please contact us on Phone: +254 715 077 817 or Email: [email protected].
The instructor led trainings are delivered using a blended learning approach and comprise of presentations, guided sessions of practical exercise, web-based tutorials and group work. Our facilitators are seasoned industry experts with years of experience, working as professional and trainers in these fields. All facilitation and course materials will be offered in English. The participants should be reasonably proficient in English.
Upon successful completion of this training, participants will be issued with an Indepth Research Institute (IRES) certificate certified by the National Industrial Training Authority (NITA).
Payment should be transferred to IRES account through bank on or before start of the course. Send proof of payment to [email protected].
Accommodation and airport pickup are arranged upon request. For reservations contact the Training Officer. Email: [email protected] Phone: +254 715 077 817.

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