Available dates

May 18—21, 2020
4 days
Barcelona, Spain
EUR 6250 ≈USD 6923
EUR 1562 per day

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About the course

Commit to Governance Excellence

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.

Benefits

  • 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.

Content

Value Creation through Effective Boards 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.

Business Strategy

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.

Crisis Management

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.

Methodology

The “Value Creation Through Effective Boards” program focuses on improving boardroom effectiveness, keeping in mind that time is limited and that getting the right information is crucial.

You will be exposed to insights on the core responsibilities, working relationships, and best practices of corporate boards and management teams.

This program will provide specific tools and frame works that organizations can implement immediately to strengthen the impact of their board and ensure increased corporate oversight. Specific discussions around management succession, compensation, evaluation, corporate responsibility and business strategy will facilitate the increased engagement and alignment of boards and organizations that is needed to enhance performance.

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.

Trust the experts

Pedro Nueno

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...

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Krishna Palepu

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...

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Suraj Srinivasan

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...

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Jordi Canals

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, ...

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