The Prospective Supervisory Board Member Program offers both theoretical frameworks and a peer-learning environment in which discussions and assignments are used to finetune your vision. Be inspired by leading professors, top lecturers and experts in the fields of governance and leadership.
Complex dynamics in the role of supervisory board member
The main goal of the Prospective Supervisory Board Member Program is to help participants understand the role of a supervisory board member and its complex dynamics. The program consists of four modules and three group coaching sessions. The lectures take place from 9.30am - 5pm.
- Module Introduction to Governance, including dinner
- Module Soft Controls: Leadership, Board Dynamics and Sustainability
- Module Hard Controls: Risk, Finance, Legal, and Data
- Module Appointment and Remuneration, including dinner
Module Introduction to Governance
In this two-day module we will discuss the design and purpose of corporate governance. We discuss the more formal effect of legislation, codes and self-regulation, the importance of long-term value creation for supervisory directors and the informal processes in the boardroom.
Module Soft Controls: Leadership, Board Dynamics and Sustainability
A new role as a supervisor usually requires different leadership qualities than those you have gained so far. In module 2 you will develop a new perspective on effective behavior in the boardroom. In addition, we will continue the theme of long-term value creation by concretely integrating sustainability into your supervisory task.
Module Hard Controls: Risk, Finance, Legal, and Data
In the third module, we mainly discuss the necessary basis of hard knowledge. A large part of the supervisory duties focus on being able to read, understand and name financial and risk reports. In addition, there are certain legal aspects that you need to know as a starting supervisory director, including, for example, liability. Finally, this module examines new business models and the use of data, a topic that deserves more attention in the boardroom.
Module Appointment and Remuneration
This final module focuses on the employer role of supervisory boards, which includes both selection and appointment and remuneration. We also discuss the psychological aspect of power relations and the most effective form of communication by supervisory directors.
The Virtual Campus contains literature and articles you can read to prepare for the modules. We have 1) basic literature, 2) case studies and 3) further reading. We recommend reading the basic literature to prepare for the modules. Reading the case studies will be required for participation in the case discussions and further reading is meant for participants who wish to read and learn more about the various topics.