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Corporate Governance: Effectiveness and Accountability in the Boardroom

Become A More Effective Board Member

Kellogg Executive
Leadership Institute

With top faculty from the Kellogg School of Management in collaboration with outside governance experts, you’ll improve your understanding of the responsibilities of board membership and develop the skills and strategic insight needed to become a more effective director. You’ll orient yourself to the shareholders’ perspective and gain an understanding of the interests of multiple constituencies. You’ll also learn frameworks that can move the board beyond compliance to the creation of opportunities for long-term value.

Most importantly, you will be prepared to effectively deal with an unpredictable, yet eventually inevitable difficult situation facing you and your board.

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Upcoming Sessions

  • Apply Online
    November 15-18, 2016
    Fee includes lodging and most meals
  • Apply Online
    April 23-26, 2017
    Fee includes lodging and most meals
  • Apply Online
    November 12-15, 2017
    Fee includes lodging and most meals

Attendance is limited to:

  1. Board members in public and private companies
  2. Individuals expecting to be named to a board in the near future
During this program, you will master the tools to be a more effective director
  1. Develop a deeper understanding of board governance models
  2. Analyze the role of the board vis-à-vis management, internal and external auditors, and other outside advisors
  3. Understand how to navigate boardroom conflicts
  4. Engage in a “board in crisis” case simulation
  5. Study the legal and ethical challenges faced by today’s boards in areas such as executive compensation
  6. Become conversant in current boardroom topics such as cyber security and activist investors

Understanding the Role of the Board
  1. Different models of governance
  2. Board and committee responsibilities
  3. The board’s role in a crisis

Understanding the role of the Committees
  1. Executive compensation issues and trends
  2. Audit committee issues
  3. Recruiting new board members

Current Issues
  1. Legal issues
  2. Activist investors
  3. Cyber security

Jim Woodrum - Academic Director; Clinical Assistant Professor of Executive Education

Timothy Feddersen - Wendell Hobbs Professor of Managerial Politics; Professor of Managerial Economics & Decision Sciences

Harry M. Kraemer - Clinical Professor of Strategy

Edward Zajac - James F. Bere Professor of Management & Organizations;

Don Delves – Director, Towers Watson

Lee Bloom – Founder, Aldine Advisors

Tom Desmond – Chair, Corporate Practice Area, Vedder Price

Jeff Zilka – Executive Vice President, Edelman

Joe Demarest – Executive Director, Advisory Services, EY

Tierney Remick – President, Consumer, Korn Ferry

What Past Participants Say

  • "It's a program every director should attend, regardless of experience."
    Board Member, Kimberly Clark Corporation

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