Winter 2018-19: Day 1: November 19 | Day 2: December 12 | Day 3: January 22 | Day 4: March 19
Purpose & Impact
There are many challenges faced by small and medium-sized enterprises, so it’s important that board members of even the smallest companies are able to address them head on with the right knowledge and competencies. Studies show that companies with professional boards organize themselves more effectively, make better decisions and tend to promote long-term value creation. Studies also show that companies with one or more professional board members survive longer, grow faster and expand their businesses into more international markets. Board Work in High-GrowthSMEs provides board members and business owners with the fundamental tools needed to tackle the essential tasks, issues and dilemmas of boards in small and medium-sized enterprises.
Curriculum & Approach
The program combines experiential practice from boardrooms with research-based theory. All subjects are built around practical cases, with participants working in “real-life” board room scenarios. Discussions with professors and experienced board members give participants a first-hand experience of how to manage challenging tasks and how to learn from them. Furthermore, tested frameworks and theory are used to give participants a different perspective.
The program is aimed at board members who either have limited experience in board work or who seek to further educate themselves on value creation in the board room. The program is also targeted towards business owners who are considering the appointment of an external board or who can see an opportunity for development in their current board.