This corporate governance program is based on the premise that there is no "one best way" for boards to operate. Rather, each board must consider and develop practices that recognize the unique needs of its company and management. We will examine not only normal board duties, but also the challenges boards face in dealing with the inevitable shocks and crises that arise in every company from time to time.
By exploring a wide array of topics - ranging from designing board structure, processes, and composition to evaluating CEO performance and company strategy - you will learn how to leverage board members' time, knowledge, and insights, both in and outside of meetings, so you can make better decisions for your company and its shareholders.
Your Course of Study
Through focused lectures and in-depth case studies, you and a group of distinguished peers will examine how effective corporate governance boards build positive relationships and efficient processes. You will explore 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.
Curriculum topics include:
- What are your board's responsibility and role in relation to management?
- What is the most effective structure and processes for your board?
- What personal qualities and characteristics do you need in the boardroom?
- How should your board carry out its responsibility of providing feedback to its CEO as well as grooming the next generation of top management?
- How should your board work with management to oversee company strategy?
- How can your fellow directors provide constructive feedback to one another and the board's leaders?
- What steps should you take to ensure your company complies with relevant regulations and laws?
- How can your board prepare itself for the inevitable unexpected events and crises that it may face, such as activist takeovers, accounting fraud, and environmental disasters?
Who Is Right For The Program
Making Corporate Boards More Effective is designed to meet the needs of board members and directors in both large public companies and established companies planning to go public. Emphasizing the common issues facing all boards of directors of public companies, the board of directors’ education program welcomes participants from a broad range of industries
Because a diverse participant mix is an important part of every CPSPD Executive Education program, we look for candidates who reflect a broad range of industries, functions, countries, and backgrounds to enrich the learning experience.
NOTE: Fees, Payments, and Cancellations
No payment is necessary until you have been accepted into an CPSPD Executive Education program. After admission notification, we will send you an invoice via email; payment is due within 30 days of the invoice date. If admission is within 30 days prior to the start of the program, payment is due upon receipt of the invoice. Payment is required prior to the program start date. We accept payment by company cheque, bank wire transfer, or credit card (Visa, MasterCard). Details are included on the program invoice.
If you need to cancel or defer participation, you must submit your request in writing more than 30 days before the start of the program to receive a full refund. Due to program demand and the volume of preprogram preparation, cancellations or deferrals received 14 to 30 days prior to the start of the program are subject to a fee of one-half of the program fee. Requests received within 14 days are subject to full payment.
Although there are no formal educational requirements, admission is a selective process based on professional achievement and organizational responsibility. We look for professionals who have demonstrated business talent and leadership potential.
CPSPD Executive Education programs enrich both participants and their organizations and require full commitment from each party.
We deliberately design our programs to encourage individual growth and to foster productive interaction among participants. For that reason, proficiency in written and spoken English is essential.
CPSPD must receive your application and any other required documents in order to prepare the application for review by the Admissions Committee.
Our resource persons are seasoned professionals and Productivity Consultants, the knowledge they will impact will be far-reaching, rewarding and also provide relevant practical solutions.
The programme will be delivered using the following methodologies: Lectures, discussions, syndicate work, Videos, case studies and exercises