The Board Effectiveness Program (BEP) is designed to get beyond the rhetoric of corporate governance reform, towards building the critical skills that the board members need to have, in order to meet the complexity of today, and to contribute to an effective board that delivers value.

The BEP is designed with useful tools and techniques to take boards and their companies to a higher level of performance. The program puts the finger on a growing problem for boards; the disconnection between directors’ efforts and their results. The added time and attention boards invest is not translating into better governance, the ability to create the future, and add value to the business.

It captures the tried-and-true practices used by high performance boards. In contrast to experts who base prescriptions on number-crunching exercises, the BEP identifies the real problems that drain directors’ time and suppress their best judgment and explains clearly and succinctly how boards can solve those problems.

This program provides the latest thinking and battle-tested solutions from some of the world’s most knowledgeable boardroom veterans on how directors can best make a leadership difference.

These battle-tested solutions help boards achieve what rules and regulations to get succession right, refine a winning strategy, and design a rational CEO compensation package.

It will examine the changing role of boards with some of the world’s most pre-eminent thought leaders on the subject. Participants who currently serve on a board will learn how to improve their board decision making and execution.

The participants will be led by faculty and distinguished practitioners and trusted advisors to some of the world’s most successful CEOs, serving on the boards of Google, Gazprom, World Economic Forum and United Nations.

Through practitioner-led lectures and first-rate networking with other boardroom leaders, participants will discover their own development pathway of success.

In the course of this program you will learn the leading and best practices of effective boards – boards that deliver and outperform.


The Board Effectiveness Program Certification is offered as 2 modules x 4 days with 1 day of individual coaching.

The tuition fee per participant is €19.200 euros and a minimum of 12 participants are required. Not included are travel, accommodations and food expenses.

Important to note is that the Board Effectiveness Program requires input from interested parties in order to customize the program and setting dates and location.

To request a customized or closed program, or if you have questions about registration or multi-attendee discounts, please contact us.

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Learn, Apply & Impact

Each curriculum module is designed with 70% experimental learning, 20% coaching and mentoring and 10% training.

With a unique blend of classroom training, access to relevant latest research and standards, and sessions with leading authorities to maximize the impact on each participant.

Providing executives with a practical hands-on setting to explore the latest thinking, practices and techniques to immediately apply new skills.

Between the two modules, a personal Board Effectiveness Assessment and 360 degree Board Effectiveness Assessment combined with individual coaching and a personal development plan that ensures competencies go beyond the classroom.


The target audience is board members and chairmen/women. Prerequisite is to have completed the Board of Directors Certificate Program.

Certification & Degree

The Board Effectiveness Program is certified by the Global University Alliance and is internationally recognized and accredited by 70+ universities around the world.

Learning Model

  • Market & Competitive Landscape
  • Investment Proposals
  • Strategy Design & Planning
  • Strategic Objectives & Performance Indicators
  • Review of Strategy Implementation & Governance
  • Corporate Officer Dynamics
  • Stakeholder Alignment
  • Corporate Strategy Practices & Tools
  • Corporate Financial Literacy & Control
  • Performance Measurements & Reporting
  • Corporate Regulations & Audits
  • Corporate Risk Oversight
  • Corporate Legal & Ethics Oversight
  • Corporate Operational Excellence Management
  • Shareholder & Stakeholder Management
  • What Makes Corporate Governance Great (characteristics)
  • Effective Corporate Governance Communication
  • Key Corporate Governance Topics
  • Top Corporate Governance Challenges
  • Where Corporate Governance Fall Short
  • Corporate Governance Practices & Tools
  • Value-focused Corporate Governance
  • Individual Board Effectiveness Assessment
  • 360 Degree Board Effectiveness Assessment
  • Personal Development Plan
  • Individual Coaching

Curriculum Overview

The learning modules of the Board Effectiveness Program are designed across a 2 modules x 4 days curriculum. The modules builds applied competencies based on a combination of best practices, coaching and battle-tested solutions from experienced and leading Fortune 500 board members.

The Board Effectiveness Program: MODULE 1

Board Effectiveness Program - MODULE 1

The Board Effectiveness Program: MODULE 2

Board Effectiveness Program - MODULE 2