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Alberta School of Business

Governance Program for Small and Medium Sized Enterprises

Governance for Small and Medium Sized Enterprises
Nov 29, 2019—Jan 25, 2020
5 daysModules info
Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
CAD 4395 ≈USD 3300
CAD 879 per day
Apr 24—Jun 6, 2020
5 daysModules info
Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
CAD 4395 ≈USD 3300
CAD 879 per day

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Focus on how to strategically grow your business, create governance structure, develop financial literacy and compensation strategies, build out risk plans, and understand the difference between leading your business as a board director and leading your business as a member of the c-suite.

Learning Outcomes

We combine research-based findings on governance practices within the Small and Medium-sized Enterprise (SME) sector with practical, hands-on learning from industry leaders. You will be better equipped to:

  • Address the working dilemma of the board and adapt to competing priorities.
  • Evaluate and build strategies for firm growth and transition, as viewed through a financial and human capital lens.
  • Configure a governance structure that aligns with your firm’s needs.
  • Build an effective board process that allows for director and organizational development.
  • Develop financial literacy tactics for board members, i.e. how to ask the right questions, how to grow the firm, and how to evaluate exit strategies.
  • Explore the considerations in the selection, recruitment and evaluation of CEOs.
  • Develop compensation strategies that fit your industry and organizational capacity.
  • Build risk assessment and mitigation strategies for your firm.
  • Understand how to better communicate with your stakeholder groups.
  • Network with like-minded individuals.

Who should attend

  • CEOs, CFOs, COOs, and Board Directors in the SME sector
  • Required to have executive or professional experience, are currently sitting on boards, or are looking for board appointments in the near future


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