Board Ready: Future Board Leaders

The Future Board Leaders Program is designed to equip senior executives with the essential skills and knowledge to pursue and excel in future board roles. 

In addition to providing participants with an understanding  of board work and corporate governance, the program also prepares them for their board journey by offering practical insights and guidance on navigating the path to becoming effective board members.

Program Details

3 core modules, 10 Sessions

Personalized Support

Curated Toolbox for each session

15 days of class time

Who should take this program

Tailored for professionals seeking to elevate their corporate governance and board work expertise, this program caters to a diverse range of individuals, including executives, entrepreneurs, founders, private equity and venture capital executives, and professionals engaged with board affairs.

Whether currently serving on a board or aspiring to do so in the future, this program equips participants with the requisite tools and insights to embark on their journey toward becoming impactful board leaders.

What does the program cover?

The program comprises ten meticulously curated courses and delves into critical topics for comprehending the intricacies of board roles, corporate governance frameworks, board composition, and the requisite skills for effective board membership. Participants gain profound insights into emerging boardroom issues such as environmental, social, and governance (ESG) principles, globalization, legal and regulatory compliance, stakeholder engagement, and strategic risk oversight. Additionally, they receive guidance on identifying, preparing for, and pursuing board opportunities.

Session Topics & Curriculum Overview

Core Module 1: Introduction to Board Service and Corporate Governance

Explore the fundamental aspects of board service and corporate governance through this comprehensive module. From understanding your motivations and aligning your background with board roles to mastering corporate governance principles and navigating global complexities, this module equips you with the knowledge and skills necessary for effective board leadership in diverse contexts.

Core Module 2: Environmental and Social Issues in Corporate Governance

Dive into the multifaceted realm of environmental and social issues in corporate governance with this comprehensive module. From understanding the crucial role of boards in overseeing ESG considerations to navigating legal and regulatory landscapes, this module equips you with the knowledge and skills necessary for effective governance in today’s dynamic business environment

Core Module 3: Strategy, Risk Oversight, and Stakeholder Engagement

Delve into the core aspects of strategy, risk oversight, and stakeholder engagement with this dynamic module. From understanding the board’s pivotal role in strategic planning and risk management to mastering essential skills for effective board membership, this module equips you with the knowledge and competencies needed to navigate complex business landscapes and drive organizational success through strategic decision-making and stakeholder engagement.

Optional Course: Preparing for Your First Board Role

Prepare for your inaugural board role with this optional course. Learn about board member responsibilities, assess your strengths and areas for growth, build a network within the board community, and master best practices for pursuing and securing board opportunities through effective interview preparation.

Optional Course: Getting Board Ready

Get prepared for board service with this optional course. Discover your unique value proposition, learn to craft compelling biographies and pitches, and finalize your board readiness plan with SMART goals and actionable steps to pursue and secure board opportunities.

About the Program

The Future Board Leaders Program is strategically designed to offer targeted support and practical insights to senior executives aspiring to transition into board roles. While not intended to replace comprehensive governance education provided in local contexts, this program is a valuable supplement that focuses on essential topics crucial for effective board leadership.

Program Facilitator

Mary Francia

Mary Francia

Partner, Board and Technology Practice, Odgers Berndtson

Elevate corporate governance and board work expertise

The Future Board Leaders Program is designed to equip senior executives with the essential skills and knowledge to pursue and excel in future board roles. 

Welcome, which course are you interested in:

Primarily discuss the topics through the lens of serving on the board. You must be serving on at least one board with fiduciary responsibility to enter this stream.

Discuss the topics through a wide range of business perspectives (including the board) and comprise senior executives, investors, and board advisors.

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