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Who should attend
The “Value Creation Through Effective Boards” program is designed for board members in both public and private-sector companies from a broad range of industries.
Board members in large public firms and established companies that plan to go public will find the program particularly beneficial.
About the course
Discover how to boost your contribution as a board member and promote overall boardroom effectiveness to truly drive business value, competitive advantage and board engagement. Clearly communicate your commitment to governance excellence to your investors, management team and society as a whole.
- Expand your knowledge of global governance challenges and their impact on your business and socioeconomic environment.
- Deepen your understanding of corporate governance fundamentals such as strategy, risk management, security, integrity and oversight.
- Explore the keys to successful boardroom governance processes and board dynamics.
- Heighten your leadership and decision-making skills.
The “Value Creation Through Effective Boards” program will focus on improving boardroom effectiveness through discussion of the role of the board, the importance of business strategy, the impact of the regulatory environment, crisis management, and how you can enhance your performance and the value of your contributions as a board member. Each of these critical topics will be examined through focused lectures and in-depth case studies. You and a group of distinguished peers will examine how effective boards build positive relationships and efficient processes.
You will examine the most relevant strategic and organizational issues facing boards of directors today. Examples taken from companies in diverse industries will drive home the need for transparency, trust, and close cooperation between board members and the management team.
The program will tackle the following issues:
Role of the Board
How well does your board understand its responsibilities?You will discuss how to design the most appropriate board structure, processes and complement of directors, as well as how to recruit, motivate and compensate the CEO. You will also learn how to maximize cooperation between board members and the management team.
Is your company’s strategy sound and profitable? If the business strategy is not working, the board is responsible for fixing it. You will explore ways for the board to work actively and constructively with management to solve problems while avoiding value destruction.
You will explore strategies for addressing emergencies that could destroy your company, including the departure of the CEO, hostile or friendly takeovers, environmental disasters, and shareholder fraud or other gross malfeasance.
The Dynamics of Influence
You will acquire proven frameworks to elevate the effectiveness of your board meetings by refining the discussion and decision-making processes, and establishing guidelines to ensure that they are conducted more efficiently.
The program leverages a wide range of highly dynamic and interactive teaching methodologies, including group discussions, class lectures, exercises, the case study method and a computer simulation, all aimed to hone your skills as an agent of change. These teaching methods have been strategically combined to foster an optimal learning environment. The on-site edition takes place on the school’s Barcelona campus.
To ensure participants get the most out of the program, they will be asked to prepare the academic materials provided two weeks before the program’s start date.
Dr. Pedro Nueno is President and Professor of Entrepreneurship at CEIBS. He has been a member of the Board of Directors and Chairman of the Academic Council of CEIBS ever since 1994. Dr. Nueno is Bertran Foundation Chair for Entrepreneurial Management at IESE, Spain. He has taught at different un...
Ross Graham Walker Professor of Business Administration KRISHNA G. PALEPU joined the faculty of the Harvard Business School in 1983, and he is currently the Ross Graham Walker Professor of Business Administration. In addition to his academic position, Professor Palepu is Senior Advisor to the P...
Suraj Srinivasan is a Professor in the Accounting and Management area at Harvard Business School. He is currently the course-head for the HBS required course Financial Reporting and Control. He also teaches to executives, Strategic Financial Analysis for Business Evaluation, and in corporate gove...
Areas of Interest Corporate governance Strategic management Globalization and International management Jordi Canals is professor of economics and strategic management and was Dean of IESE from 2001 until September 2016. Prof. Canals is a recognized scholar in the areas of corporate strategy, c...
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