Chairing the Board

Orchestrate board and committee meetings that optimise boardroom interactions and director contributions.
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Programme overview

Chairing the Board is part of the St.Gallen Board Practice series. The programme is a joint initiative by the University of St.Gallen and Sherpany, Europe’s leading board meeting technology company. It has been designed to support chairs and board members in improving boardroom interactions and faciliate effective decision-making.

The programme will bring together St.Gallen’s leading corporate governance faculty, experienced board members, and Sherpany’s thought leaders on board meeting excellence. The aim of the programme is to engage in discussions on what constitutes effective board leadership and how board and committee meetings can be further professionalised. The ultimate goal is to chart a path towards effective board practices that will allow directors to keep up with the pace and scope of today’s challenging demands.

This one-day, on-campus programme is aimed at incumbent and prospective non-executive directors. The course will be split into two parts: In the morning, St.Gallen faculty and boardroom practitioners will share both academic and experiential perspectives on board meeting effectiveness. In the afternoon, we will host an interactive board meeting workshop that is based on over a decade of Sherpany’s work with leading European boardrooms.

Next step

Are you interested in this programme? You have the opportunity to visit an info event to find out if this executive education fits you and your career planning:

Contact person

Learn more about the programme in a personal conversation.

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Prof. Dr. Georg Guttmann Director of Board Programmes

Programme details

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1 day


Executive Campus, St.Gallen


CHF 3'300

Target group


Next date

Start date: 08.11.2024
places available

Target Audience

The programme is aimed at directors who want to make board and committee meetings more effective. Typical participants include:

  • Incumbent and prospective board chairs.

  • Incumbent and prospective committee chairs.

  • All industries are welcome.

  • All ownership types are welcome (e.g. publicly held, private equity-owned, family-controlled).

  • Only one member per company board will be admitted.

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What you will learn from this programme

  • Obtain best practices in board leadership

    Get new inspiration on how to lead boards and committees (both inside and outside meetings) in order to fully capture directors’ diverse expertise and experiences.

  • Professionalise board meetings and decision-making

    Facilitate boardroom decision-making by exploring latest, evidence-based methods on board and committee meeting effectiveness.

  • Engage with peers from other boardrooms

    Get to know other senior boardroom decision-makers and build relationships with like-minded peers who share your interest in boardroom excellence.

Are you interested?

Then register for the programme “Chairing the Board”.

We look forward to your registration!


Virtual Info Session St.Gallen Board Programmes // 15 May 2024

Wednesday, 15.05.2024
18:00 - 19:00
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Virtual Info Session St.Gallen Board Programmes // 18 June 2024

Tuesday, 18.06.2024
18:00 - 19:00
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Virtual Info Session St.Gallen Board Programmes // 12 September 2024

Thursday, 12.09.2024
18:00 - 19:00
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Do you require further information?

I am gladly available for you and look forward to hearing from you.

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Prof. Dr. Georg Guttmann Director of Board Programmes

Why University of St.Gallen

The HSG - your partner for first-class executive education in Switzerland

At the University of St. Gallen (HSG), you can choose from one of the largest executive education portfolios in the German speaking region – the right programme for your needs and career objectives. The renowned quality and practical relevance of the learning experience convinces more than 6000 participants per year. Profit from an Executive Degree from St.Gallen – the best business school in the German-speaking world – and get ahead in your career!

  • For high-quality teaching and executive training by top researchers

  • For competent executives

  • For Lifelong Learning

  • For international collaborations

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