Along with the demand for greater transparency, corporate boards face more complex oversight challenges. Whether the issue is financial resilience, corporate strategy, executive compensation, or regulatory compliance, this program will help you promote sound governance. You'll learn how to design an optimal board structure, lead your organization through adversity and opportunity, and harness the talents of fellow board members to create a cohesive and forward-thinking unit.

What You Can Expect

This program examines the latest thinking on the internal function of corporate boards, interaction with management, and overall board relations. As a result, you'll discover how to strengthen the corporation's ultimate responsibility and performance, while improving your ability to contribute meaningfully to corporate oversight activities.

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This program examines the latest thinking on the internal function of corporate boards, interaction with management, and overall board relations. As a result, you'll discover how to strengthen the corporation's ultimate responsibility and performance, while improving your ability to contribute meaningfully to corporate oversight activities.

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Your Course of Study

During this program, you'll examine how your board can make a greater impact. From designing the right structure and selecting the right members to evaluating CEO performance and planning for orderly management succession, you'll learn to leverage your board's time, knowledge, and insights and ensure greater corporate oversight.

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During this program, you'll examine how your board can make a greater impact. From designing the right structure and selecting the right members to evaluating CEO performance and planning for orderly management succession, you'll learn to leverage your board's time, knowledge, and insights and ensure greater corporate oversight.

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Who Is Right for the Program

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.

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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.

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Faculty

Every Harvard Business School Executive Education program is developed and taught by HBS faculty who are widely recognized as skilled educators, groundbreaking researchers, and award-winning authors. Through publishing, consulting, and teaching, HBS faculty leverage their business expertise and field-based research to develop enduring concepts that shape the practice of management. The result is an Executive Education teaching team whose groundbreaking insights challenge participants' thinking and enable them to become superior business leaders.

Faculty Chair
Louis E. Kirstein Professor of Human Relations. Member of the Organizational Behavior Unit; faculty chair of the "Corporate Governance Programs," "Leading Professional Service Firms," and "Making Corporate Boards More Effective." Read Full Bio

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Every Harvard Business School Executive Education program is developed and taught by HBS faculty who are widely recognized as skilled educators, groundbreaking researchers, and award-winning authors. Through publishing, consulting, and teaching, HBS faculty leverage their business expertise and field-based research to develop enduring concepts that shape the practice of management. The result is an Executive Education teaching team whose groundbreaking insights challenge participants' thinking and enable them to become superior business leaders.

Jay W. Lorsch

Faculty Chair
Louis E. Kirstein Professor of Human Relations. Member of the Organizational Behavior Unit; faculty chair of the "Corporate Governance Programs," "Leading Professional Service Firms," and "Making Corporate Boards More Effective."

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Admissions

Please submit your application at least four weeks before the program start date. Since qualified candidates are admitted on a rolling, space-available basis, early application is encouraged. Admission is selective and based on professional achievement and organizational responsibility. Although there are no formal educational requirements, proficiency in written and spoken English is essential. Because Executive Education programs enhance the leadership capacity of the participants as well as their organizations, HBS expects the full commitment of both. While participants are attending a program, sponsoring organizations agree to relieve them of their work responsibilities so that they can fully focus on the learning experience.

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Please submit your application at least four weeks before the program start date. Since qualified candidates are admitted on a rolling, space-available basis, early application is encouraged. Admission is selective and based on professional achievement and organizational responsibility. Although there are no formal educational requirements, proficiency in written and spoken English is essential. Because Executive Education programs enhance the leadership capacity of the participants as well as their organizations, HBS expects the full commitment of both. While participants are attending a program, sponsoring organizations agree to relieve them of their work responsibilities so that they can fully focus on the learning experience.

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Programs, dates, fees, and faculty are subject to change.

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