Blog : BOARD TALK
|Posted on May 20, 2011 at 3:15 PM|
INSEAD, the business school, is launching a programme on 6 July for both current and prospective international corporate directors.
‘Today’s corporate boards have to contend with a host of new pressures, challenges and risks, which have been well described in the recently issued EU Green Paper on Corporate Governance’ said Professor Ludo Van der Heyden, the programme's co-director and professor in corporate governance and strategy.
"Held ever more accountable for their organisation’s performance and vitality,directors must also set the company’s strategic direction, often across diverse product markets and geographies, while evaluating the performance of the CEO and senior executives, as well as monitoring the firm’s risk profile" he added.
One of several recent initiatives in this direction, the programme is designed to help directors develop the skills that contribute to the creation of an effective board culture and performance. Upon the successful completion of three modules (of two to three days a few months apart) you get a certificate.
It's worth noting the programme is co-directed by professor Timothy Rowley, head of governance programmes at the Rotman School of the University of Toronto ,and run in association with PriceWaterhouseCoopers(PwC), headhunters Russell Reynolds, and the Institut Luxembourgeois des Administrateurs (ILA).
You can get more information here.