What does it take to become a successful board member? How are the roles and responsibilities of boards changing and what behaviours, attitudes and mindsets are expected from future directors? In this programme we will spotlight best practices in board governance and debunk common myths around the board of directors.
You will learn about the grand challenges and dilemmas facing chairpersons and board members today and hear how they deal with issues such as boardroom cohesion and diversity, ESG, succession planning, strategic involvement as well as regulatory and individual liability concerns. In addition, you will be able to exchange with chairpersons, board members and peers on what you can do in your current career stage in order to get shortlisted early for future board mandates.
Learn more about the programme in a personal conversation.
Friday, 14 April 2023
The programme is tailor-made for experienced individuals who wish to prepare for their first board mandate or seek to expand their knowledge on boardroom best practices. Typical participants include:
Faculty: Lecturers & Speakers
Assistant Professor of Corporate Governance,
University of St.Gallen
Fundamentals of Effective Boards
The Legal Framework of
Board Work and ESG
Professor of Family Business and Entrepreneurship,
University of St.Gallen
Governance of SMEs and Family Firms: Challenges and Best Practices
What Start-up Founders Expect from Future Board Members
Adecco Group AG
What Chairs Expect
from Future Board Members
What Search Consultants Expect from Future Board Members
What you will learn from this programme
«Being able to define your individual value proposition as a prospective board member is key to securing board mandates and launching a successful career as non-executive director.»
Chair, Adecco Group AG
«Joining the board of directors in a startup company is not for the faint-hearted. You have to understand what is unique about startup boards to know if and how you can make a contribution as a board member.»
«There are many myths and false conceptions about the responsibilities and liabilities of board members. Understanding the legal context is key to taking up a boardroom journey.»
Board Member, Alcon Inc.
Why University of St.Gallen
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!