Effective Board Leadership Workshop

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Strategies, techniques, and best practices to govern effectively, tailored to the unique needs of board directors of Latin American and Caribbean companies.

 

 

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Dates:
November 27-29, 2018

Venue:

The Ritz Carlton
Calle Alcalde No. 15 
Las Condes, Santiago, Chile



 



 

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The third annual workshop is sponsored by international and regional corporate governance leaders — IFC and the Center for Corporate Governance of Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile (CGC UC).

What makes the Effective Board Leadership Workshop unique?

Best-in-class knowledge in practical learning approach will build on your own leadership skills.

You will walk out of the program empowered and prepared for more effective handling of the complex and often unpredictable situations boards face.

You will have practical tools you can use for immediate results, with positive impacts on your board and its work.

You will gain key insights into the human aspects of board directorships — the relationships, the power dynamics, and the interplay among different personalities.

You will benefit from best-in-class materials, a top-notch faculty, engaging and practical exercises aimed at honing leadership skills, enriching opportunities for networking and exchanging experiences with peers from across Latin America and the Caribbean.

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about the workshop

Starting with the early stages of nomination and onboarding to establishing credibility and influencing critical decision-making, through to ensuring the company is in a stronger position when you decide to move on to new challenges and exit the board, the workshop walks you through the entire board director lifecycle. Along the way, you will gain key insights into the human aspects of board directorships, the relationships, the power dynamics, and the interplay among different personalities.

You will learn about the changes in these dynamics that take place over time. Armed with these skills and insights, you will be better prepared for your own directorship journey.

You will benefit from best-in-class materials, a top-notch faculty, engaging and practical exercises aimed at honing leadership skills, and enriching opportunities for networking and exchanging experiences with peers from across Latin America and the Caribbean.


take your leadership skills to the next level


You know you’re good at what you do. And yet, as a board member, have you ever felt frustrated at not being able to get your message across effectively in the boardroom? Have you ever walked out of a board meeting with the feeling that the board could be bringing far greater value?

Don’t worry. You’re not alone. It’s the reason this workshop was created. Many other directors have felt the same way at one time or another.

This is the third annual workshop sponsored by international and regional corporate governance leaders including International Finance Corporation (IFC), a member of the World Bank Group, Center for Corporate Governance of Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile (CGC UC), and the Network of Institutes of Corporate Governance of Latin America (IGCLA). The Effective Board Leadership Workshop makes use of best-in-class knowledge in a hands-on and practical learning approach that will build on your own natural leadership skills. You will walk out of the program empowered and prepared for more effective handling of the complex and often unpredictable situations boards face. You will have practical tools you can use for immediate results, with positive impacts on your board and its work.


program

The primary text for the course is the IFC publication The Incredible Adventures of Carla: Practical Guide for Nominee Directors, written by Ulrich Steger and Christoph Nedopil. Written in novelistic style, it describes the board leadership learning journey of Carla, a nominee director. Although the main character is fictional, the events depicted in the book are based on 20 years of real-life IFC experiences in building the boards of its investee companies around the world.

Program focus is on the key challenges and dilemmas faced by boards of emerging market companies today. Using the text as a guide, substantive, content-rich sessions are followed by practical skills modules. Emphasis is on successful behavioral approaches that build on your own individual leadership style to address the issues raised during the content sessions. The skill modules make use of the techniques and methodology of the globally respected Centre for Effective Dispute Resolution (CEDR), based in London, UK.

At the conclusion of the workshop, you will receive a certificate of completion. You will also have the opportunity to register in IFC’s global database of suitable board candidates, from which directors of IFC’s emerging market company boards are selected.


topics covered include:

Relationships with, and expectations of, nominating shareholder(s)

Leadership styles, and transitioning from style to conscious strategy

Improving decision-making processes and behaviors

Boards and culture

Resolving deadlock in the boardroom

Board roles in sustainability, reporting and stakeholder engagement

Board roles, including oversight and value creation

The forward-looking strategic board role

Investor and ownership perspectives

Risk governance and compliance

Board challenges in corporate crises and distress

Governing a successful 21st century company


eligibility and requirements

This workshop is suitable for:

  • Senior, non-executive directors who have a formal or informal relationship with significant shareholders of a company, but who are not direct representatives of the controlling group, such as a family member or employee.
  • Nominee directors of pension funds, other institutional or strategic investors, or government agencies.
  • Directors and nominee directors with a basic knowledge of corporate governance and director duties.
  • Directors and nominee directors with advanced level fluency in written and oral English: the workshop faculty will conduct sessions in English.

All applicants will have a brief interview with workshop organizers. Upon completion of the interview and notification of acceptance into the workshop, applicants will receive an electronic link to the course text, The Incredible Adventures of Carla: Practical Guide for Nominee Directors. To prepare for the workshop, you will be asked to read the book in advance of the program start.

For more information about the application process and eligibility, please contact Magdalena Rego Rodriguez: mregorodriguez@ifc.org.


about the center for corporate governance of the pontificia universidad católica de chile (cgc uc)

The Center for Corporate Governance of The Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile (CGC UC) is an interdisciplinary organization whose objective is to understand, improve and contribute to the knowledge and functioning of Corporate Governance, as well as to strengthen management and responsible work in companies and institutions, with or non-profit, both in Chile and in Latin America. The Center results from an association between the Faculty of Law and the School of Administration and arises in 2009.

It was created with the conviction that the rigorous study of this subject will help shape the future of the practice in the country and also in the region, being a space for the exchange of ideas and a source of knowledge generation through its academics, council advisor and its training and research programs. In recent years, the CGC UC has been consolidated as an important actor in the generation of knowledge and promotion of good practices.

Our mission
To be a reference in the topic of Corporate Governance, and a vehicle (or platform) to understand and improve the management of corporate governments of all types of organizations in Chile and Latin America.

This mission includes three areas:

  1. Knowledge and Research: we seek to generate and disseminate knowledge about Corporate Governance, through applied and theoretical research, the exchange of ideas and the dissemination of the latest trends at a comparative level.
  2. Training: our objective is to promote and educate in good Corporate Governance practices, including strategic management and self-regulation.
  3. Regulation and public policies: we want to influence public policies that seek to promote good Corporate Governance practices and monitor their application.

faculty

PROF. ULRICH STEGER

Since joining IMD in 1995, Professor Steger has directed many top management programs. He has led IMD‘s research on complexity, corporate sustainability and global corporate governance.

Since 1983, Professor Steger has served as chairman, vice-chairman or member of (supervisory) boards in Germany, Switzerland, Malaysia and the United Kingdom, in addition to serving as a member of Volkswagen’s managing board.

He is a former professor of the European Business School (OestrichWinkel/Rhg.) and former Minister of Economics and Technology in the State of Hesse and in the German Federal Parliament.

He is the author of numerous publications. His books and articles have been published in 17 languages (including German, English, French, Russian, Japanese and Chinese).

PROF. DR. ALEXANDRE DI MICELI

Prof. Dr. Alexandre di Miceli is a professional speaker, consultant, researcher, and columnist whose academic interests have been entirely devoted to corporate governance and ethics since 2000. He is the author of bestselling books in these fields in Brazil, including Corporate Governance in Brazil and in the World, Corporate Governance: The Essential for Leaders, and Behavioral Business Ethics: Solutions for Management and Governance in the 21st Century.

He is a full professor at the Alvares Penteado School of Business and founding partner of Direzione Management Consulting. Prof. Dr. di Miceli has worked on numerous projects related to the improvement of governance practices at more than two dozen major national and international companies.

JAMES SOUTH

James South is a dispute resolution professional with over 20 years’ experience in the field.

Based in London as the Director of CEDR, he has worked in 46 countries, facilitating and managing dialog challenges at the Sharp end–that is, when people are in conflict.

Such experience allows him to work within organizations to help them improve the way they communicate. His work with large corporations in sectors such as banking, pharmaceuticals, insurance, IGOs, and National Governments and Departments has taught him how often people become lost in the complexity of the content of their dialog.

In recent years South has been working with boards and leadership teams to help them to develop the skills and learn effective processes for managing complex high-level dialog, including chairing and resolving board level conflicts.

DAVIT KARAPETYAN

Davit Karapetyan is the Regional Corporate Governance Lead for Latin America and the Caribbean at IFC. He joined IFC in 1999 and spent six years in Armenia and Russia working as Deputy Project Manager with IFC’s corporate governance advisory projects in the region.

Since 2005 Davit has been part of the IFC Corporate Governance Group supporting IFC’s investment operations and since 2007, Davit has been covering the Latin America and the Caribbean region. In addition, Davit plays a key role in the delivery of IFC’s Nominee Directorship Program. Before joining IFC, Davit worked for the National Assembly of Armenia and taught in the School of Law of Yerevan State University in Armenia from where he has a PhD in Civil Litigation.

Mr. Karapetyan is a lawyer, educated in Armenia and the United States. He speaks Russian and Spanish and is based in Washington, D.C.

MARÍA MAGDALENA REGO RODRIGUEZ

Mrs. Rego Rodriguez is a Corporate Governance Officer for Latin America and the Caribbean at IFC. She is based in Chile and the USA and joined IFC in 2010.

Since then, she has been developing regional work and representing the region in various global practice groups of IFC’s Corporate Governance Department, including Alternative Dispute Resolution. She also coordinates important regional efforts such as IGCLA and the Latin American Companies Circle programs.

Before joining IFC, Mrs. Rego Rodriguez gained broad experience in the private sector working at Siemens AG in a regional position with C-level executives and key stakeholders in the region.

She graduated with honors from Los Andes University, Chile as a journalist. She received a Master’s degree in Communications and Business Management from Austral University, Buenos Aires.


application details

Fees

Standard fee, male participants: $7,500
Standard fee, female participants: $6,000
Early Bird Discount until September 3, 2018: 10%
Companies Circle member discount: 10%

Fees are payable to the Center for Corporate Governance of Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile on behalf of CGC UC and IFC. Fees cover attendance, materials and some meals. International bank transfer fees may apply. Revenues collected cover the costs of the workshop and support IFC’s ongoing efforts to build the CGC UC network and advance corporate governance in the region.

 

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Deadline

November 15, 2018
 

Please note: The workshop is limited to 30 participants. Spots fill early, so don’t wait!


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