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St.Gallen Board Programmes

Introducing the St.Gallen Board Programmes

The St.Gallen Board Programmes connect participants with experienced board members, University of St.Gallen’s academic scholars and like-minded peers. Explore the full suite of St.Gallen Board Programmes as well as a selection of involved faculty below.

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Overview of the St.Gallen Board Programmes

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St.Gallen Board Certificate CAS HSG

15 days on-campus (5 x 3 days)
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Learn from decades of real-life boardroom experiences and become a certified board member.
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St.Gallen Board Academy

3.5 days (0.5 days virtual)
At the St.Gallen Board Academy, chairs and senior board members of Europe's largest companies will share their experiences, perspectives and best practices.
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Your Path to a Board Seat

17.00-19.30 (CEST), 3 & 4 October 2024
Engage with incumbent chairpersons and board members as well as academics, peers and search consultants on boardroom best practices.
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St.Gallen Board Conference

1 day
Discover the latest boardroom best practices and connect with board members, thought leaders, and like-minded peers.
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Chairing the Board

1 day
Orchestrate board and committee meetings that optimise boardroom interactions and director contributions.
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ESG for Boards

2 days
Explore boardroom best practices that transform ESG opportunities into long-term value for the company and its stakeholders.
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St.Gallen Board Retreat

3 days (Fri-Sun)
Engage with peers from Europe’s leading boardrooms in a trusted and intimate setting.
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Advisors & Practice Faculty of the St.Gallen Board Programmes

The St.Gallen Board Programmes feature senior chairs, experienced non-executive directors and boardroom thought leaders who share with participants decades of their own experience. Explore members of the faculty below:

Key Features of the St.Gallen Board Programmes

Strengthening Board Member Effectiveness

The St.Gallen Board Programmes have been designed to support your personal boardroom journey. The programmes feature University of St.Gallen’s leading scholars, senior chairpersons and experienced board members as well as thought leaders in boardroom best practice. In combining latest insights from academia with decades of real-life boardroom experience the St.Gallen Board Programmes aim at strengthen the boardroom effectiveness and corporate governance in organisations.

Co-delivered by Senior Boardroom Decision Makers

The St.Gallen Board Programmes are guided by a group of senior advisors who are prominent chairpersons and board members in Switzerland and Europe. The programmes are closely supported, and partly co-organised, by Egon Zehnder, Europe’s leading leadership advisory and executive search firm. This proximity to practice enables deep learning from first-hand experience and actual boardroom dilemmas which is a key to drawing specific conclusions for one’s successful board career.

Supporting Each Step in Your Board Career

The St.Gallen Board Programmes include distinct formats for each step in the board career. They cover peer exchange formats for Europe’s most senior chairpersons and board members, as well as formats for executives and professionals who would like to prepare for taking up their first non-executive board mandate. In addition, they include formats aimed at professionals who are interested in understanding boardroom essentials as well as those aimed at representatives of foundations, nonprofits or professional services who seek to build their profile as non-executive director.

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Learn more about the St.Gallen Board Programmes in a personal conversation.

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Prof. Dr. Georg Guttmann

Director of Board Programmes