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

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.
  • 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.

Is This Program Right for You?
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.

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.

In order to benefit fully from the course, reading the academic material that will be provided two weeks prior to the start date is essential.

Faculty
The faculty of the “Value Creation Through Effective Boards” program is made up of professionals who are involved not only in teaching but in research and the business world:

Pedro Nueno | IESE Business SchoolPedro Nueno
Academic Director

Emeritus Professor of Entrepreneurship
Doctor of Business Administration, Harvard University
Degree in Industrial Engineering, E.T.S.I.I. Barcelona
Professor and President, CEIBS (Shanghai, Beijing)
Jordi Canals Jordi Canals | IESE Business School
Professor of Strategic Management
Fundación IESE Chair in Corporate Governance
PhD in Economic and Business Sciences, Universitat de Barcelona
Post-Doctoral Fellow, Graduate School of Business Administration, Harvard University

Krishna G. Palepu
Academic Director
Ross Graham Walker Professor of BusinessAdministration, Harvard Business School

Doctor in Management, MIT
Honorary Doctorate, Helsinki School of Economics and Business Administration

Suraj Srinivasan | IESE Business SchoolSuraj Srinivasan
Philip J. Stomberg Professor of Business Administration, Harvard Business School
PhD in Business Administration, Harvard Business School
MBA, Indian Institute of Management

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Admission Process
The program has a four-step admission process:

  1. Participants must complete and submit the online application.
  2. The Executive Education Department will contact the participant by email to acknowledge receipt of the application. It will also provide information about the program dates, sending of prior study materials and the bank details needed to pay tuition.
  3. The participant pays tuition (payment must be made before the start of the course and before prior study materials are sent). This is an essential prerequisite for participating in the program.
  4. Two weeks before the start of the program, participants will receive an email with a username giving them access to IESE’s Virtual Campus, where initial study materials will be available.

Fees

  • General fee: € 6,500
  • Members fee: Special fees are available to members of the IESE and Harvard Business School Alumni Associations. Please contact us for more information.
  • Executive education Certificate fee: additional 5% discount on the general or membership fee.

The program fee is tax-exempt and includes academic materials and lunches. It does not include travel or accommodation expenses.

The program requires preparatory coursework, which will be made available three weeks before the start date. Payment is required in order to access this material. Check the cancellation policy below.

Do you know about our corporate agreements and fees for multiple registrations? Feel free to ask us.

We have negotiated special fees for our participants in these hotels near to Barcelona campus: AC Victoria Suites (Marriot) 4*Sansi Pedralbes 4*Abba Garden 4*Meliá Sarriá Barcelona 5*Upper Diagonal 4*.

Arranging Payment
We accept payments by credit card, check or wire. For more payment information, please reference your invoice.

Cancellation Policy
Cancellations received within 20 days prior to the start of the program are subject to a cancellation fee equivalent to 25% of the program fee. IESE reserves the right to cancel this edition of the program or to change the dates up to 20 days prior to its start. IESE is under no circumstances responsible for travel expenses incurred. Participants should consider travel cancellation coverage in the exceptional event that the program is cancelled or that participants are unable to attend for personal or professional reasons.

UPCOMING EDITION

BARCELONA
May 24-27, 2021

CONTACT US

IESE Barcelona
Yolanda Serra | Program Director
(+34) 93 253 4200
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EXECUTIVE EDUCATION CERTIFICATE

  • IESE offers you the opportunity of designing a personalized development plan. With the support of an academic adviser, you will ll select at least four focused programs that address your unique interests and learning objectives. Once completed, you will receive the IESE Executive Education Certificate and become elegible to join IESE’s Alumni Association.

    Contact an adviser – Learn more about our Focused Programs portfolio and the ones that best reflect your development needs.

     Request the Executive Education Certificate – If you have already completed four or more programs and meet the requirements, you can apply for your certificate here.

  • IESE’s Executive Education Certificate offers a series of key benefits:

     Professional guidance with an IESE adviser.

    5% discount on any future focused program.

     Possibility of becoming a member of the Alumni Association, which delivers a broad array of exclusive benefits, ranging from professional support services to access to more than 300 Alumni learning sessions per year. Delivered around the world, sessions are a chance to learn and build your network.

  • To receive the IESE Executive Education Certificate you must meet the following requirements:

    Complete at least four focused programs (in English or Spanish).

    Programs must be completed within three years.

    Programs should amount to a minimum of 13 days of learning. You can view the focused programs calendar here for a list of available programs.


RANKINGS

#1 in Executive Education since 2015 by Financial Times | IESE Business School

#1 in Custom Programs since 2015 by Financial Times | IESE Business School
#3 in Open Programs 2018 by Financial Times | IESE Business School

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