Board Effectiveness Program

The Board Effectiveness Program is designed to get beyond the rhetoric of corporate governance reform, towards building the critical skills that board members need to have in order to address the complex challenges that they face on todays global market, and to contribute to an effective board that delivers value.

The Board Effectiveness Program is offered as 2 modules of 4 days each with education and training and includes Individual Performance Coaching. The Board Effectiveness Program is certified and designed by the Global University Alliance.

Learn, Apply & Impact

The Board Effectiveness Program captures tried-and-true practices used by high performance boards. In contrast to experts who base prescriptions on number-crunching exercises, the Board Effectiveness Program 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 members 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 pathway for leadership success.

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 Profile Assessment and 360 degree Board Effectiveness Assessment combined with individual coaching and a personal development plan will be completed to ensure competencies go beyond the classroom.

The individual registration fee of €19.200 Euro (excl. VAT) covers tuition, handouts, case materials, conference facilities and team building games. Travel and accommodations is not included.

Important to note is that the Board Effectiveness Program requires input from interested parties as the program is tailored to each individual, team or organization and is customized with planned dates and location.

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

Who Should Attend

The target audience is board members, chairmen and chairwomen as well as CxOs with aspiring and future board member dreams. Prerequisite is to have completed the Board of Directors Certificate Program.

Learning Model

Develop The Future

  • Market and competitive landscape

  • Investment proposals

  • Strategy design and planning

  • Strategic objectives and performance indicators

  • Review of strategy implementation and governance

  • Corporate officer dynamics

  • Stakeholder alignment

  • Corporate strategy practices and tools

Manage The Present

  • Corporate financial literacy and control

  • Performance measurements and reporting

  • Corporate regulations and audits

  • Corporate risk oversight

  • Corporate legal and ethics oversight

  • Corporate operational excellence management

  • Shareholder and stakeholder management

Boards & Corporate Governance

  • 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 and tools

  • Value-focused corporate governance

Personal Development

  • Individual Board Effectiveness assessment

  • 360 Degree Board Effectiveness assessment

  • Board Effectiveness Personal Development Plan

  • Individual Board Effectiveness Coaching