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Board Diploma Program 24

Swiss Board Diploma

The globalization of business means that international companies and organizations must navigate, control, and manage more complex competitive challenges, as well as learn how to govern and work across a variety of cultures within and between Europe, Africa, the Middle East, Asia, and the Americas. You keep the big picture and values of your organization in mind. You have the ability to act in complex markets and make decisions that contribute to the sustainable success of your organization.

So what international companies and organizations need are board members who combine multicultural know-how with strategic leadership and governance skills in a humane and entrepreneurial way. The Board Diploma Program aims to develop these board skills.

Participants

The Board Diploma Program is aimed at experienced and future members of the board of directors and CEOs of international companies and international organizations.

Benefits

  • In-depth training in all areas of competence required for an effective member or chair of a board of directors
  • Mix of different innovative learning methods such as practical board simulations or real case studies
  • Qualified lecturers who combine academic and practical experience as board members
  • Intensive exchange of experiences with other board members and executive management members
  • Opportunity to analyze the governance of an organization of your choice and derive recommendations for action in a practice-oriented final paper
  • On successful completion of the program, graduation with the Global Board Diploma of the Swiss Board School

  • On successful completion of the program, privileged access to the Global Board Pass of the Swiss Institute of Directors which offers privileged access to membership in its partner organizations the European Confederation of Directors’ Association (ecoDa) and the Global Network of Director Institutes (GNDI)

Program Structure

Board Responsibility & Accountability

20.5.24 am

  • Legal compliance on the board level of international companies and organizations
  • Subsidiary governance
  • Legal bases for international companies and organizations located in Switzerland

Board Leadership & Dynamics

20.5.24 am

  • Avoiding bias in board meetings
  • The role of the chairperson, the CEO, and the corporate secretary
  • Avoiding ethical blindness on the board
  • Board communication and conflict culture

Strategy & Innovation for Boards

20.5.24 pm

  • The role of the board in strategy in the international context
  • Role of the board in diversification
  • Role of the board in innovation
  • Role of the board in collaboration
  • Role of the board in transformation

Finance & Audit for Boards

21.5.24 am

  • Fundamentals and applications of financial management
  • Assessing the financial health of the company
  • Critical ratios and case study
  • Leading the company
  • Current topics and frequent issues
  • The Internal Control System as a key instrument
  • Audit Function as the ally of the board

People & Organization for Boards

21.5.24 pm

  • Targeted nomination of members of the BoD and TMT
  • Targeted collective board evaluation and CEO performance review
  • Future of work and implications for Corporate Governance
  • Targeted compensation of members of the BoD and TMT
  • Creating a culture of trust and integrity on the board level

Risk & Compliance for Boards

22.5.24 am

  • The leadership in crisis situations
  • The Business Judgement Rule
  • Trends in taxation and tax risk management for board members

Collaboration & Sustainability for Boards

22.5.24 pm

  • The role of the board in digital transformation and disruption
  • The role of the board in generating value from data
  • The role of the board in sustainability
  • The role of the board in geopolitics
  • Board members as networkers

Board Development & Transformation

22.5.24 pm

  • Board transformation strategies

Special features

Board simulations

Experience real-life board situations and test your decision-making skills.

Living case studies

Analyze exemplary real case studies and cases with your course colleagues and proven experts. In doing so, you will deepen your board-level know-how.

Evening program

Take advantage of the opportunity to exchange ideas on the individual modules with your course colleagues over dinner and thus expand your network.

Faculty

  • Prof. Dr.
    Jean Philippe Bonardi

    Lecturer

    Prof. Dr.
    Jean Philippe Bonardi

    Lecturer

  • Prof. Dr.
    Michael Hilb

    Program Leader

    Prof. Dr.
    Michael Hilb

    Program Leader

  • Prof. Dr.
    Harry Korine

    Lecturer

    Prof. Dr.
    Harry Korine

    Lecturer

  • Dr.
    Marc Macus

    Module Leader

    Dr.
    Marc Macus

    Module Leader

  • Prof. Dr.
    Marie-Noëlle Zen-Ruffinen

    Lecturer

    Prof. Dr.
    Marie-Noëlle Zen-Ruffinen

    Lecturer

Other Faculty

  • Isabelle Chappuis

    BoD Member, Executive Director

  • Prof. Dr. Georg Guttmann

    Professor

  • Dr. Markus Hermann

    Entrepreneur

  • Prof. Dr. Felicitas Morhart

    Professor

  • Prof. Dr. Guido Palazzo

    Professor

  • Prof. Dr. Marianne Schmid-Mast

    Professor

Location

  • Villars Palace

    Villars-sur-Ollon, Switzerland

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Next dates & organizational details

  • 10.5.2024 - 12.5.2024open
Language English
Location(s) Villars-sur-Ollon, Switzerland
Costs CHF 7'750
Duration 3 days
Format On premise
Degree Swiss Board Diploma
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