ICS Journal

About Us

The Institute is governed by a Council comprising of eleven (11) members, out of whom ten (10) are elected by members and one (1) appointed by the Cabinet Secretary for Finance pursuant to the CPS Act. The Council is led by the Chairman who is also elected by members. The Council operates through Committees established to handle various activities touching on the CPS profession.

Globally, Certified Public Secretaries (CPS) have varying titles depending with the type of organization they are working for and the position they occupy in such organizations. Some of the titles applicable include Certified Secretary (CS), Company Secretary, Corporate Secretary, Corporation Secretary, Board Secretary and Chartered Secretary.

In Kenya, members of the Institute of Certified Public Secretaries of Kenya (ICPSK) are generally referred to as Certified Secretaries and the designatory letters “CS.” are used before their names. The designation “CS” has already been protected at the Kenya Industrial Property Institute (KIPI).

As a public institution with a statutory mandate of promoting good governance, ICS has over the years partnered with other institutions to undertake various governance initiatives including:

Our Vision

Leaders in good governance for a sustainable society

Our Mission

To develop and guide on sustainability and governance standards in organizations.

Our Values

  • Boldness
  • Excellence
  • Integrity
  • Collaboration
  • Agility


The Institute of Certified Secretaries (ICS) is renowned in Kenya as the premier provider for Governance Sensitization, Training and Capacity Building for public, private and non for profit organisations. Among its key focus areas include:

  • Board Induction

  • Meetings

  • Board Papers

  • Minutes Writing

  • Governance Audit

  • Board Evaluation

  • Risk Governance,

  • Codes of Governance

  • Leadership & Communication

  • Corporate compliance and administration,

  • Strategic Planning and Business Advisory