Comprehensive course analysis
Who should attend
Directors with all levels of experience will benefit from this program, as will those who work closely with boards, including corporate secretaries and general counsel.
About the course
Gain what you need to guide and support your executive leadership team around the crucial issues of strategy, structure and succession. We offer a powerful combination of foundational topics and advanced insight on the most timely and pressing issues facing boards today, taught by world class UCLA Anderson faculty and distinguished speakers representing some of the nation’s most prestigious organizations. Whether a seasoned director or new to the responsibility, you will emerge from this three-day experience with greater powers to provide active, informed and independent guidance to your senior leadership team.
An Immersion in Board Best Practices
- Hot Topics & Fundamentals of Governance
- Regulatory Changes Impacting the Boardroom
- Strategic Management and the Board
- Corporate Responsibility to Pay Taxes?
- The Board and Accounting Issues
Expanding Your Impact
- Digging Deeper into Your Firm’s Financial Statements
- Managing Mergers, Acquisitions, Joint Ventures and Alliances
- Ensuring Effective Committees: Audit and Compensation
- The Board and Activist Shareholders
- Cyber Risk and Security for Boards The optional certification exam is offered at the conclusion of the program.
An immersion into a unique blend of research-driven, business and board viewpoints, this intensive experience covers the basics, then delves into today’s most complex issues from the boardroom.
You will emerge with a toolkit of boardroom best practices and comprehensive frameworks for handling emerging issues that stand to shape the future of your organization. Moreover, your personal and professional networks will strengthen and expand through live online program features such as the Networking Happy Hour and 'Morning Coffee' disussions around Governance hot topics.
Biography George T. Geis teaches at UCLA Anderson in the areas of mergers & acquisitions, financial modeling, entrepreneurship, and accounting. He has been voted Outstanding Teacher of the Year at UCLA Anderson five times, the most recent honor being given by the MBA class of 2012. Geis has a...
Biography David Lewin (B.S. ''65, MBA ''67, Ph.D. ''71) is the author of many published works on such topics as human resource strategy, human resource management practices and business performance, workplace and organizational dispute resolution, unionism and collective bargaining and compensa...
Biography Alfred E. Osborne, Jr., is UCLA Anderson’s senior associate dean for external affairs, with oversight of a variety of key initiatives for the school, including resource development, alumni relations, corporate initiatives and executive education. Osborne also holds an appointment as Pr...
Biography Carla Hayn is a professor of accounting at UCLA Anderson School of Management and serves as the senior associate dean for Anderson’s Executive MBA and Global Executive MBA programs. In addition, she is the director of International Initiatives, a part of the Center for Global Management...
Biography Gonzalo Freixes, J.D., is an adjunct professor in the accounting area and serves as associate dean of the Fully Employed MBA program. A native Cuban, Freixes and his parents immigrated to the U.S. in the early 1960s as refugees of the communist regime in that country. Freixes chose to ...
Biography An assistant professor in the UCLA Anderson strategy group, Ian Larkin’s research is focused on compensation, incentives, employee motivation and human resources. His interest in the discipline comes compliments of his first job, with McKinsey & Company, where he spent four years as...
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