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On-campus program
Boards and Risks

Risk governance and prevention in a chaotic world

On-campus program

Boards and Risks

Risk governance and prevention in a chaotic world

Location
Lausanne
Length
2 days
Fee
CHF 6,600
Next program starts
12 June 2024
Eligible for
Benchmark board best-practices on risks and update to the latest risk thinking

The risks businesses are facing today are enormous: from geopolitical risks, to social evolution, to technological progress to growth risk to many others. High-quality risk knowledge helps the board to focus on the significant issues facing the organization and to provide adequate risk guidance.

Risk awareness and supervision are among the central duties of an effective board, yet despite this important risk mission, many boards do not have a systematic risk approach.

IMD’s Boards and Risks program is an opportunity for board members to develop this approach and to upgrade to best-in-class risk work while differentiating it from executive risk thinking.

Assessment framework

Identify and assess your organization’s risks.

Risk oversight

Analyze how strategic risk can be assessed and managed.

Strategy & risk appetite

Gain techniques for setting risk appetite.

Behaviourial risk

Access the risk behaviors of the board and management.

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Is this program for you?

Our board programs are suitable for a wide range of board professionals including board members, chairpersons, board secretaries, aspiring board member and professionals working closely with boards. We also welcome family business members and teams.

Benefit from a complimentary profile assessment to see if this is the right program for you.

The program has been very impactful. Straight after completing it we were having conversations about the risk register, the risk matrix and mitigation plans. The program showed me the importance of having conversations around the absolute fundamentals of risk and not overlooking these by assuming they’re in place. I now see how crucial it is to actually use governance as a tool to drive value creation and strategy, which is a significant change in mindset.

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Keith Svendsen CEO, APM Terminals, The Netherlands

The more training you have on risks, the more you know how to make informed and well-balanced decisions if things head in the wrong direction.
Boards & Risks provides a heightened awareness of the risks to look out for as a board member; it broadens your knowledge of what you are responsible for.

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Jacqueline Hess Vice-Chair Board of Directors, Vontobel Swiss Financial Advisers AG, Switzerland

Understanding risk from the Board’s standpoint, and managing expectations when it comes to risk has been a game-changer.

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Jessica Teo Global Chief Human Resources Officer, Louis Dreyfus Company, Singapore

A board’s job is to manage risk, and the program helped us to structure risk in various categories in order to effectively implement risk mitigation.

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George Vadakkekara Executive Chairman, Thejo Engineering Limited, India

Risk was the area where I felt I had the least knowledge and I really wanted to know how we should be working. The models were very relevant and applicable, and I went away with a lot of specific tools to do better.

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Maria Pejter Head of HR, A.P. Møller Holding & Board Member at Maersk Tankers and ZeroNorth, Denmark

Boards can tend to think about risk in a narrow way. The frameworks broadened my perspective and helped me think about risk differently and turn it into opportunity.

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Anouk De Blieck Board Advisor, Non-Executive Director, Strategic Human Capital, Italy
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Your learning journey
Day 1
  • The governance of risk best practices
  • Organizational wrongdoing & risk
  • Supervisory versus management risk thinking
  • Risk simulation
Day 2
  • Risk brainstorming
  • Dealing with non-traditional risks
  • Strategic risks
  • Regime shifts & scenario thinking
  • Latest approaches to risks and risk appetite
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A valuable board community

On completion of this program, you will be part of IMD’s board community. This network of board program alumni meets regularly – face-to-face and virtually – to exchange board experiences from different contexts and discuss the latest developments and trends in governance. You will be able to count on this valuable community of peers for advice and support far into the future.

Next start & fee

Length: 2 days on campus.

Waiting list available
Dates
12 Jun – 13 Jun 2024
Location
Lausanne
Length
2 days
Price
CHF 6,600
Dates
4 Oct – 5 Oct 2024
Location
Lausanne
Length
2 days
Price
CHF 6,600
Dates
2 May – 3 May 2025
Location
Lausanne
Length
2 days
Price
CHF 6,600
Dates
1 Oct – 2 Oct 2025
Location
Lausanne
Length
2 days
Price
CHF 6,600

Tuition, teaching materials, and lunch are included.
All fees quoted are exclusive of any value-added or other indirect taxes that may be due in any country.
IMD reserves the right to modify the program dates, location, and fee at any time.

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The most recent corporate governance failures were caused by boards’ inability to anticipate properly, and manage rapidly, new risks and uncertainties. It is paramount for board members to have a clear understanding of the tools and techniques that contribute to risk avoidance and value creation.

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