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Cultivate Your Board's Global Mindset

Board of Directors is a high-level director and executive program with a truly global and strategic perspective. The program develops board members’ competence to evaluate a company’s strategy in the constantly changing business environment. The focus is on strengthening the boards’ capabilities in directing the company. Participation in the program requires commitment to evolve as a team member in order to make personal board performance more effective.

Board of Directors Quick Facts

The next program starts in 2018.
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The main objective of the Board of Directors program is to provide the participants with a view on global economy, its impact on organizations, and on the way strategies are built. Tools for assessing the organization's strategy from the board’s perspective are provided together with new insight on how to build the board with dynamics that facilitate good decision making.

After the program the participants:

  • Have enhanced their ability to contribute to the success of the organization as a board member,
  • Have enhanced their ability to assess the strategy of the organization,
  • Have enhanced their ability to understand and contribute to the dynamics of the board in a positive manner in order to make the best possible decisions as a board, and
  • Have a view on means to support the CEO and the executive board.


  • Board members in publicly held and privately owned companies
  • Executives preparing to serve on a board
  • Executives working closely with boards

Personal Benefits

  • Offers new frameworks to develop a truly global mindset
  • Strengthen your strategic thinking in the global market place
  • Provide you with the tools to give high performance to the board you serve

Organizational Benefits

  • Offers ways for a board to develop a global mindset to sense and interpret transformation in the global economy
  • Strengthens the ability of a board to direct company strategy
  • Supports company performance when developing more effective board dynamics

Read the related articles from Aalto Leaders' Insight:

Corporate Governance and Strategic Agility
The internal and external control is to ensure adequate risk management and the observance of external and internal ground rules in company operations. However, rules and corporate governance provide no guarantee that a company will succeed. Companies require the strategic agility to identify changes in customer needs and respond with solutions that the customer understands and appreciates. Read Tom von Weymarn's blog post.

"Operating Environment Challenges the Board's Competences"
The competence of a corporate board can be assessed and developed just like that of operational management. All self-assessment requires from the chair and board members is an open attitude and self-initiative to update skills. Professor Seppo Ikäheimo was interviewed for the article.

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