While your corporate board may have broadly defined legal duties, its role in evaluating management, providing strategic oversight, and dealing with the complexity of today's regulatory environment has never been more tested—or more critically dependent on effective leadership. Whether the issue is financial resilience, corporate strategy, executive compensation, or regulatory compliance, this program is designed to help you promote sound governance. You will learn what it takes to design an optimal board structure, lead the organization through periods of adversity and opportunity, and harness the considerable talents of your board members to create a cohesive and forward-thinking unit.
Joined by a diverse peer group of board members, you will examine how today's boards are contending with profound questions about their roles. You will be exposed to the latest thinking on the internal function of the board, interaction with management, and overall board relations. As a result, you will discover how to strengthen the corporation's ultimate responsibility and performance while improving your ability to contribute meaningfully to corporate oversight activities.
You will learn what the board needs to do for greater impact—from designing the right structure and ensuring the right members to evaluating CEO performance measurement and compensation to planning for orderly management succession and managing through crises. Upon returning to the boardroom, you will have the tools and frameworks to leverage the board's time, knowledge, and insights and ensure greater corporate oversight.
This leadership development program is intended primarily for board members of large publicly held companies. The curriculum also addresses the needs of companies that are planning to go public or undergo a transformation.
Programs, dates, fees, and faculty are subject to change.
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