Board Diploma Program 25

Swiss Board Diploma

We work in a rapidly changing market, grow in a dynamic environment and focus on the short and long-term future at the same time. Today’s Board of Directors is confronted with a multitude of complex tasks.

As chair or member of the Board of Directors, you manage and steer companies or organizations in close cooperation with the Executive Board and successfully influence growth and change.

Dealing with current opportunities and challenges such as AI or geopolitics is just as much an indispensable task of a Board of Directors as rethinking and further developing the strategic, financial, organizational, preventive and relational business aspects of the organization.


The Board Diploma Program is aimed at experienced and future members of the Board of Directors of companies and organizations.


  • In-depth development in all skill areas required to be an effecive chair or member of the Board of Directors

  • Mix of different innovative learning methods

  • High-calibre lecturers who combine academic and practical experience as board members

  • Intensive exchange of experiences with other board leaders

  • Upon successfull completion of the program, you will receive the Swiss Board Diploma from the Swiss Board School

  • Privileged accessed to the Swiss Institute of Directors, the larest network for board members in Switzerland, and its 40 +partner institute worldwide

Program Structure

Board Responsibility & Accountability


  • Fiduciary duties of board members
  • Cognitive, political, and ethical board perspectives
  • Contextual and situational governance

Board Leadership & Dynamics


  • Board composition and roles
  • Board collaboration
  • Board culture

Strategy & Innovation for Boards


  • Owner strategy for boards
  • Corporate strategy for boards
  • Innovation for boards

Finance & Audit for Boards


  • Accounting for boards
  • Controlling for boards
  • Audit for boards

People & Organization for Boards


  • Nomination for boards
  • Remuneration for boards
  • Organization for boards

Risk & Compliance for Boards


  • Risk management for boards
  • Crisis management for boards
  • Compliance for boards

Collaboration & Sustainability for Boards


  • Collaboration for boards
  • Networks for boards
  • Sustainability for boards

Board Development & Transformation


  • Digitalization for boards
  • Geopolitics for boards
  • Individual and institutional development

Special features

Board simulations

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

Living case studies

Analyze exemplary real case studies 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.


  • Déborah Carlson-Burkhart


    Déborah Carlson-Burkhart


  • Prof. Dr. Michael Hilb

    Program Leader

    Prof. Dr. Michael Hilb

    Program Leader

  • Dr. Jérôme Monnier

    Program Leader

    Dr. Jérôme Monnier

    Program Leader

Other Faculty

  • Dr. Thomas Sieber

    Lawyer, Entrepreneur

  • Markus Hermann

    Lawyer, Entrepreneur

  • Prof. Dr. Markus Menz


  • Claudia Pletscher

    Board Member

  • Prof. Dr. Alain Schatt


  • Kalina Scott

    Board Member


  • Deltapark Gwatt bei Thun

    Gwatt, Switzerland

Next dates & organizational details

  • 23.5.2025 - 25.5.2025open
Language English
Location(s) Thun
Investment CHF 7'750
Duration 3 days
Format On premise
DegreeSwiss Board Diploma
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