Strategies, techniques, and best practices to govern effectively, tailored to the unique needs of board directors of Latin American and Caribbean companies.
The 3nd annual workshop is sponsored by international and regional corporate governance leaders - IFC and the Centro de Gobierno Corporativo 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, and enriching opportunities for networking and exchanging experiences with peers from across Latin America and the Caribbean.
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’ll gain key insights into the human aspects of board directorships — the relationships, the power dynamics, and the interplay among different personalities.
You’ll 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.
You know you’re good at what you do. And yet, as a board member, have you ever been 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 sense 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 IFC, a member of the World Bank Group and Centro de Gobierno Corporativo UC (CGC UC). The Effective Board Leadership Workshop makes use of best-in-class knowledge in a handson and practical learning approach that will build on your own natural leadership skills. You’ll walk out of the program empowered and prepared for more effective handling of the complex and often unpredictable situations boards face. You’ll have practical tools you can use for immediate results, with positive impacts on your board and its work.
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 skills modules make use of the techniques and methodology of the globally respected Centre for Effective Dispute Resolution. At the conclusion of the workshop, you’ll receive a certificate of completion. You’ll 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.
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
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
This workshop is appropriate for:
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’ll 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: firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
"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:
Professor Ulrich Steger, co-author of the course text and former academic chair of the International Institute for Management Development directorship program, heads a prestigious faculty comprised of prominent international corporate governance practitioners with expertise in the Latin American and the Caribbean governance context.
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.
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.
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.
Mrs. Rego Rodriguez is a Corporate Governance Officer for Latin America and the Caribbean at IFC, based in Chile and the US. She joined IFC in 2010 and since then 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.
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.
Standard fee, male participants: US$7,500
Standard fee, female participants: US$6,000
Early Bird Discount until September 3, 2018: 10%
Companies Circle member discount: 10%
Fees cover attendance, materials and some meals.
International bank transfer fees may apply.
Revenues collected cover the costs of the workshop and advance corporate governance in the region.
To apply: contact Magdalena Rego Rodriguez at email@example.com
For more information: contact Camille Bachelet Seoane at firstname.lastname@example.org or phone 223541814.
Deadline: November 15, 2018
Please note: The workshop is limited to 30 participants.