Through a collaboration between Harvard Business School (HBS) and the IESE Business School, University of Navarra, the Value Creation Through Effective Boards program is designed for members of corporate and public supervisory boards, members of managing and executive boards, and the top talent pools of listed and large corporations.

The program welcomes participants from a broad range of industries.

What You Can Expect

Benefits of this program include:

  • Broadening your knowledge of global governance challenges and their impact on your business and socioeconomic environment
  • Exposure to the latest thinking on the internal function of the board, interaction with management and overall board relations
  • Acquiring an understanding of corporate governance fundamentals such as strategy, risk management, integrity and oversight
  • More in-depth knowledge about successful boardroom governance, your board governance style and board dynamics
  • Increased insight into how to design an optimal board structure, processes and complement of directors
  • A better understanding of how to lead constructive, consensus-building board meetings with time-efficient agendas
  • Refining the various strategies and techniques for preparing the board to react to unexpected crises, and dealing with exposure to both known and unknown risks
  • A sharpening of your leadership and decision-making skills

Benefits of this program include:

  • Broadening your knowledge of global governance challenges and their impact on your business and socioeconomic environment
  • Exposure to the latest thinking on the internal function of the board, interaction with management and overall board relations
  • Acquiring an understanding of corporate governance fundamentals such as strategy, risk management, integrity and oversight
  • More in-depth knowledge about successful boardroom governance, your board governance style and board dynamics
  • Increased insight into how to design an optimal board structure, processes and complement of directors
  • A better understanding of how to lead constructive, consensus-building board meetings with time-efficient agendas
  • Refining the various strategies and techniques for preparing the board to react to unexpected crises, and dealing with exposure to both known and unknown risks
  • A sharpening of your leadership and decision-making skills

Your Course of Study

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.

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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.

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Who Is Right for the Program

The program is designed for members of corporate and public supervisory boards, members of managing and executive boards, and the top talent pools of listed and/or large corporations.

The program is designed for members of corporate and public supervisory boards, members of managing and executive boards, and the top talent pools of listed and/or large corporations.

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.

Professor of Business Administration. Member of the Accounting and Management Unit; faculty chair of "Audit Committees in a New Era of Governance" and "Compensation Committees: New Challenges, New Solutions"; and faculty cochair of "Strategic Financial Analysis for Business Evaluation." Read Full Bio
Ross Graham Walker Professor of Business Administration, Senior Adviser to Harvard's President on Global Strategy. Member of the Accounting and Management and the General Management Units; and faculty chair of "Senior Executive Leadership Program—India"; and faculty cochair of the "Global CEO Program for China" and "Leading Global Businesses." 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.

Suraj Srinivasan

Professor of Business Administration. Member of the Accounting and Management Unit; faculty chair of "Audit Committees in a New Era of Governance" and "Compensation Committees: New Challenges, New Solutions"; and faculty cochair of "Strategic Financial Analysis for Business Evaluation."

Krishna G. Palepu

Ross Graham Walker Professor of Business Administration, Senior Adviser to Harvard's President on Global Strategy. Member of the Accounting and Management and the General Management Units; and faculty chair of "Senior Executive Leadership Program—India"; and faculty cochair of the "Global CEO Program for China" and "Leading Global Businesses."

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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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