Women Corporate Directors Program

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Course outline
Utrecht
October 6, 2020
5 days
Dutch
€ 2,750,-
NBA

Gender Quotas for Top Positions

Should the Netherlands have gender quotas for top positions? Over the years this topic has been hotly debated, both in the public and the private sector. Those supporting a gender quota and those against it both agree that diversity among the people in top positions is essential to balanced decision-making. They disagree, however, as to what extent gender quotas serve that purpose or whether they are nothing more than a 'cosmetic' goal in itself. The Dutch House of Representatives has now approved a gender quota for the supervisory boards of listed companies, which should lead to boards consisting of at least 30% female directors in the future.

Female Top Managers

Together with the international organization Women Corporate Directors (WCD), TIAS has developed an inspiring study program for female professionals. The goal of the Women Corporate Directors Program is to encourage and support the next generation of ambitious female top business managers in taking their next step towards becoming a board member.

Why Choose TIAS School for Business and Society?

  • #1 Business School in Executive Education in the Netherlands according to the Financial Times 2020
  • All our lecturers are top academics and outstanding experts in their fields
  • Flexible learning options, tailored to your needs 

About Women Corporate Directors (WCD)

WCD is an international organization consisting of women in leadership positions in businesses worldwide. With over 3,500 members who serve on more than 6,500 boards, WCD is a major catalyst for visionary debate and networking. A key source of expertise, WCD has become indispensable as an organization for female directors.

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With the flexible approach of TIAS, you create impact:

  • Tailor your education and learning path to your learning needs
  • Learn a lot in a short time through frequent interaction
  • Individual attention is at the heart of the TIAS approach
  • Learn at your own pace, both online and on-site
  • Start whenever you want 

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Course outline
Utrecht
October 6, 2020
5 days
Dutch
€ 2,750,-
NBA

Take Your Career to the Next Level With the WCD Program

There is a lot of female talent in the Netherlands. This is not reflected in the number of women in top positions, however, despite the active participation of women that started in the 1980s. The Women Corporate Directors Program has been developed by and for ambitious and talented women with leadership potential. The program focuses on the management dilemmas you will face in key director positions.

Key Position

In this program you will gain new insights and perspectives by looking at management dilemmas from different angles. The program is based on interaction as well as reflection. You will learn from and with top professors, experts and other female peers. During the program, you will use the cases of other participants to reflect on your own situation and that of your company. As your confidence increases, you will grow into your role in a key position.

What Does the Women Corporate Directors Program Offer You:

  • Gain a new perspective by examining management dilemmas from different angles
  • Experience personal and professional growth as you are inspired by leading female business managers and directors
  • Improve your ability to deal with business challenges in today's complex environment
  • Gain the confidence you need to take the next step in your management career
  • Grow into your role as a responsible leader

Put Your Knowledge to Use Immediately

The TIAS 5-day WCD Program will provide you with inspiration, knowledge, and ideas you can put to use immediately. This will help you make balanced and tactical decisions, as expected from someone in your key position.

Grow with challenging education at the #1 business school in the Netherlands

With the flexible approach of TIAS, you create impact:

  • Tailor your education and learning path to your learning needs
  • Learn a lot in a short time through frequent interaction
  • Individual attention is at the heart of the TIAS approach
  • Learn at your own pace, both online and on-site
  • Start whenever you want 

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Course outline
Utrecht
October 6, 2020
5 days
Dutch
€ 2,750,-
NBA

For and By Women in Top Positions

The program consists of 5 modules (doors open at 3pm, program runs from 3.30pm to 7.30pm), composed by a Professor, a leading female business leader and the group of participants.

Five Modules

The program consists of 5 modules that cover the management dilemmas you may face:

  1. Governance Dilemmas
    How to recognize biases and how to prevent them?

  2. Leadership Dilemmas
    How can you maximize the development of your talent as a female leader?

  3. Finance & Risk Dilemmas
    Managing risks in the right way will lead to less rules and regulations. This sounds ideal, but how do you manage risks in the right way?

  4. Remuneration & Selection Dilemmas
    Remuneration is more than money alone, also for top executives. How to manage your executive human capital effectively?

  5. Strategy Dilemmas
    How can a board challenge the strategic thinking in the company?

Inspiration and Insight Sessions

Each module focuses on a key management dilemma and consists of both Inspiration and Insight Sessions. Inspiration Sessions focus on relevant conceptual/scientific and practical knowledge and insights. During Insight Sessions, let yourself be inspired by female business leaders who share their perspectives, decision-making, examples and insights at the highest organizational level. 

Top Professors and Business Experts

Be inspired by leading professors in the field of governance, strategy, and leadership, such as Mijntje Lückerath and Margot Schumacher. Members of the Dutch Chapter of WCD, all executive and non-executive directors, will give lectures about their area of expertise. Guest speakers from previous years include:

  • Tanja Nagel, External Director at EY Nederland and PNO Participaties BV
  • Corinne Vigreux, Co-founder and Managing Director at TomTom, External Director at Takeaway.com (Thuisbezorgd.nl)
  • Hanne Buis, CEO at Lelystad Airport
  • Bernadette Langius, Member of the Supervisory Board and Member of the Audit Committee, Ingenico ePayments, BDO Nederland, IBM Nederland, Van Landschot Bankiers
  • Alette Ducro, Partner at CPI Risk, Finance, Governance & Compliance, External Member of the Partner & Participant Selection Committee at BDO Nederland
  • Susi Zijderveld, Member of the Supervisory Board, Chair of the Remuneration Committee at NIBC Bank, Committee Member at Human Rights Watch, Board Member at Concertgebouwfonds, Board Member at the National Committee for 4 and 5 May
  • Irene Asscher, 25 years' experience on Boards of Directors and Supervisory Boards, Chair of Museum Association, Associate Researcher at University of Amsterdam
  • Margot Scheltema, External Director at De Nederlandsche Bank, Nedap, TNT Express
  • Charlotte Insinger, External Director at Eneco, VastNed Retail, Delta
  • Ilham Kadri, CEO at Solvay
  • Pamela Boumeester, External Director at Heijmans, Ordina, Vebego
  • Petra Groenland, Partner at KPMG US Accounting & Reporting Group
  • Mirjam de Blecourt, Partner at Employment and Pensions Practice Group Netherlands, Baker & McKenzie
  • Heleen Kersten, Partner at Stibbe

Limited Number of Participants

Our program is specifically designed to stimulate personal growth and encourage productive interaction. To offer a truly interactive experience, the number of participants is limited.

Dates and Times for the WCD Program in 2020

The Women Corporate Directors Program starts on October 6, 2020. All sessions will take place in Utrecht from 3.30pm to 7.30pm.

Governance Dilemmas
Faculty: Mijntje Lückerath
Date : October 6, 2020

Leadership Dilemmas
Faculty: Margot Schumacher
Date: November 3, 2020

Finance & Risk Dilemmas
Faculty: Arco van de Ven
Date: November 24, 2020

Remuneration and Selection Dilemmas
Faculty: Camiel Selker
Date: December 8, 2020

Strategic Dilemmas & Digital Transformation
Faculty: Ron Meyer
Date: January 19, 2021

Grow with challenging education at the #1 business school in the Netherlands

With the flexible approach of TIAS, you create impact:

  • Tailor your education and learning path to your learning needs
  • Learn a lot in a short time through frequent interaction
  • Individual attention is at the heart of the TIAS approach
  • Learn at your own pace, both online and on-site
  • Start whenever you want 

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Course outline
Utrecht
October 6, 2020
5 days
Dutch
€ 2,750,-
NBA

Investment

The investment for the 5-day Women Corporate Directors Program is € 2,750,-, including study materials and catering. The program is exempt from VAT.

Members of WCD and alumni of TIAS School for Business and Society, Tilburg University, and Eindhoven University of Technology receive a discount of 10% on the program.

Top Female Talent

We have a strict admission process in place, based on professional performance and organizational responsibility. A diverse mix of participants is key to the program's success. That is why, in order to offer a rich learning experience, we look for candidates from a wide range of sectors, positions and backgrounds. To safeguard the quality of the program and promote productive interaction, the number of participants is limited to 25. For more information about the participants and our entry requirements, please contact our Program Adviser.

Tax Deduction for Study Costs

You can use your personal deduction or the tax deduction for study costs to help finance this program. That way, the tax authorities will pay for part of your education. You can find more information and some practical examples of financing options in our flyer.


For personal advice, please contact our Program Adviser.

Grow with challenging education at the #1 business school in the Netherlands

With the flexible approach of TIAS, you create impact:

  • Tailor your education and learning path to your learning needs
  • Learn a lot in a short time through frequent interaction
  • Individual attention is at the heart of the TIAS approach
  • Learn at your own pace, both online and on-site
  • Start whenever you want 

All of our programs »

Download brochure

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Course outline
Utrecht
October 6, 2020
5 days
Dutch
€ 2,750,-
NBA
Course outline
Utrecht
October 6, 2020
5 days
Dutch
€ 2,750,-
NBA

“Role models are very important for female professionals on their way to the business top. They often choose female leaders as a symbol of opportunity and inspiration, someone that can further increase their confidence. This program is created to serve this purpose.”  Prof. dr. Mijntje Lückerath, Academic Director

Distinguished faculty from TIAS, Tilburg University and other well-known institutes around the globe as well as influential corporate directors from WCD will contribute to the program. Prof. dr. Mijntje Lückerath-Rovers, WCD member and Professor Corporate Governance at TIAS Business School is the Academic Director of the program. 

For the most up-to-date list of faculty and guest speakers, please contact your program adviser.

 

Academic Director

Mijntje Lückerath
Mijntje Lückerath
Full Professor
Prof. dr. Mijntje Lückerath is professor in Corporate Governance at TIAS Tilburg University. Her research focuses on the role of the board of directors, corporate governance, especially with respect to boardroom dynamics (including independency, board evaluations, transparency and board diversity). She is the author of the annual Dutch Female... » read more

Faculty

Arco van de Ven
Arco van de Ven
Full Professor
Dr. Arco van de Ven is Professor Internal Control, Accounting Information Systems at TIAS, the business school of Tilburg University and Eindhoven University of Technology. He obtained his PhD at Erasmus University Rotterdam where he has also been program director of the postgraduate Executive Master of Finance & Control and the postgraduate... » read more
Camiel Selker
Camiel Selker
Strategic workforce management specialist
Camiel is founding partner of Focus Orange Advisory and Crunchr, organisations focused on the effective deployment of people in organizations. He is advisor to the Boards of a wide variety of organizations, mostly multinationals, listed and non-listed. His primary focus is to support Boards in their role as... » read more
Ron Meyer
Ron Meyer
Full Professor
Professor Ron Meyer is managing director of the Center for Strategy & Leadership, an international research, consulting and management development organisation, dedicated to improving companies' competences in the areas of strategic thinking, leadership, entrepreneurship, business innovation and change... » read more
Margot Schumacher
Margot Schumacher
Adjunct Professor Leadership Development
Margot Schumacher is an Adjunct Professor in leadership development and an experienced executive coach, helping senior leaders to grow professionally and personally in an international environment. Margot advises multinationals on their leadership development initiatives and designs programs in co-creation. She is an expert in embedding plans and... » read more

Grow with challenging education at the #1 business school in the Netherlands

With the flexible approach of TIAS, you create impact:

  • Tailor your education and learning path to your learning needs
  • Learn a lot in a short time through frequent interaction
  • Individual attention is at the heart of the TIAS approach
  • Learn at your own pace, both online and on-site
  • Start whenever you want 

All of our programs »

Download brochure

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More information about course content?

Download brochure or apply online.
Course outline
Utrecht
October 6, 2020
5 days
Dutch
€ 2,750,-
NBA
Annemiek Slofstra
Annemiek Slofstra
Program Adviser
+31 13 466 86 35

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