Empowering Board Leaders

We are committed to excellence in corporate governance that leads to positive outcomes for individuals, organizations, and society.


Enhance your board skills by participating in programs from the leading provider of board education in Switzerland for over 20 years, and benefit from a faculty that combines practical board experience with academic excellence.


Connect with your fellow board leaders to share best corporate governance practices and explore board opportunities at one of the events hosted by Switzerland’s leading board network with more than 2000 members.


Benefit from a range of services to help you develop your board portfolio and become an even more effective board chair, member, or secretary by drawing on tools, templates and advice developed by our international pool of experts.


Stay abreast of the latest trends and developments in corporate governance by reading, watching, and listening to insights from our experts and partners who are guided by a mission to turn knowledge into impact.

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Our Insights


Successful Graduation of the Swiss Board Certificate Cohort 23/24


Board Foundation Chair Elected to the GNDI Board


Board Foundation Partners with ECGI to Foster the Exchange of Governance Theory and Practice

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Our Partnerships


Our Institutions

Find out how the three institutions of the Board Foundation empower board leaders through development programs, network opportunities, and insights.


Founded in 2003, the Swiss Board School (SBS) is the leading provider of board training and development programs in Switzerland, closely working together with its Education Partners from the University of Geneva, Lausanne, St.Gallen, and Svizzera italiana.


Founded in 2014, the Swiss Institute of Directors (SIoD) is the leading network of corporate directors in Switzerland and the Swiss representative of the European Confederation of Directors‘ Associations (ecoDa) and of the Global Network of Director Institutes (GNDI).


Founded in 2003, the International Center for Corporate Governance (ICCG) is a global network of more than 100 regional, sectoral, and functional governance Fellows who conduct interdisciplinary research and practice projects to advance the understanding and application of corporate governance.

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Graduates from Board Programs
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Our Programs

Expose yourself to the latest trends in corporate governance and learn what it takes to be an effective board director or corporate governance professional together with fellow board leaders and a faculty that combines real-world board experience with academic excellence.
  • Board Diploma Program 25

    Equips you with a comprehensive understanding and practical tools to be an effective board leader.

    • 23.5.2025 - 25.5.2025open
    Duration 3 days
    Language English
    Location(s) Thun
    Investment CHF 7'750
  • International Board Certificate Program 24

    Enables you to become an effective board director in international companies and organizations.

    • 26.1.2024 - 30.11.2024open
    Duration 16 days
    Language English
    Location(s) Lausanne, Lucerne, St.Gallen, Spiez (Berne), Rüschlikon (Zurich)
    Investment CHF 19’500


  • VR-Zertifikats-Programm 24.1

    Befähigt Sie als Verwaltungsrätin und Verwaltungsrat einen effektiven Beitrag zur wirksamen Führung und Aufsicht von Unternehmen und Organisationen zu leisten.

    • 19.1.2024 - 14.12.2024fully booked
    Dauer 16 Tage
    Sprache Deutsch
    Standort(e) Bern, Lenzerheide, Luzern, St.Gallen und Weggis
    Investition CHF 19’500
  • Gestion secrétariat CA 24

    Apporte des connaissances approfondies pour exercer efficacement un mandat de gestion secrétariat.

    • 20.6.2024fully booked
    Durée 1 Tag
    Langue Français
    Site(s) Lausanne
    Investissement CHF 750
  • Führung eines VR-Mandats 24.1

    Vermittelt fundiertes Wissen zur effektiven Ausübung eines Verwaltungsrats-Mandats.

    • 26.6.2024fully booked
    Dauer 1 Tag
    Sprache Deutsch
    Standort(e) Zürich-Flughafen
    Investition CHF 750
  • VR-Zertifikats-Programm 24.2

    Befähigt Sie als Verwaltungsrätin und Verwaltungsrat einen effektiven Beitrag zur wirksamen Führung und Aufsicht von Unternehmen und Organisationen zu leisten.

    • 16.8.2024 - 7.6.2025fully booked
    Dauer 16 Tage
    Sprache Deutsch
    Standort(e) Ittingen, Lenzerheide, Luzern, St.Gallen und Weggis
    Investition CHF 19’500
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Our Initiatives


Chapter Zero Switzerland

Chapter Zero Switzerland focuses on promoting climate change awareness and action among board leaders in Switzerland. It provides a platform for peer exchange, offering guidance on integrating climate considerations into board governance.


Female Board Pool

The Female Board Pool is aimed at promoting gender diversity and increasing the representation of women on corporate boards. It offers a network of highly qualified female professionals who are interested in serving as board members.



ro:bo:ards focuses on the role of data and artificial intelligence. The initiative aims at empowering boards to harness the power of data and ai.