Corporate Governance (Online)

Driving Business Value Creation and Growth

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Course Dates

STARTS ON

December 16, 2021

Course Duration

DURATION

7 weeks, online
4–6 hours per week

Course Duration

Create Sustainable Business Value through Proactive Corporate Governance

In today’s highly dynamic business environment, corporate governance must extend beyond just meeting compliance requirements to ensure long-term value creation and organizational longevity. The board of directors must function as torchbearers for shareholders' interests, continually revisiting corporate policies and processes to adapt to increasingly complex economic, technological, social, and regulatory environments. Understand the responsibilities of corporate boards and their various committees in regulating organizations and creating long-term business value.

66%

Of global CXOs and board members say the COVID-19 pandemic has increased shareholders' expectations that their organizations will drive sustainable and inclusive growth.

Source: EY Corporate Governance Survey, February 2021

64%

Of incoming independent directors in 2020 across large US enterprises belong to the technology, private equity, and consumer goods industries.

Source: U.S. Spencer Stuart Board Index, 2020

37%

Of directors say their board fully understands their organization's crisis management plans, whereas the majority of directors do not feel the same.

Source: PwC’s 2020 Annual Corporate Directors Survey

Key Takeaways

This program will enable you to:

  • Excel at understanding and working with boards
  • Assess whether capital received from shareholders is being deployed efficiently by the board and senior management
  • Ensure that internal controls adequately prevent ethical breaches, operational inefficiencies, and financial mismanagement
  • Create attractive compensation plans for senior executives that are also aligned with organizational goals and performance
  • Monitor, analyze, and evaluate current risks and devise contingency plans to safeguard the business from potential backlash

Who Should Attend?

This program is designed for senior executives with board or management experience, those preparing to take on such responsibilities, and C-suite executives.

Senior executives who are current or upcoming board members and wish to equip themselves with a structured understanding of proactive corporate governance, risk management, and compensation planning:

  • Board member
  • Board adviser
  • Board director
  • President
  • Vice president

C-suite executives who seek to understand the duties and nuances of board service and wish to enhance their organization's financial returns, risk management efforts, governance diversity, and strategic direction:

  • Chief executive officer
  • Chief technology officer
  • Chief strategy officer
  • Founder or co-founder
  • Managing director
  • Executive director

Program Modules

Module 1:

The Role of a Board

Identify the fiduciary duties of directors and analyze the scope of their responsibilities against those of the management. Explore the various board committees and their roles.

Module 2:

An Audit Committee’s Responsibilities

Evaluate the responsibilities of audit committees and understand the impact of resource allocation on financial statements.

Module 3:

A Compensation Committee’s Responsibilities

Review a compensation committee’s charter, design an effective executive compensation plan, and explore succession planning.

Module 4:

Brief Overview of Nominating and Governance Committees

Discuss a nominating and governance committee's charter and identify its key responsibilities. Evaluate your board structure and analyze the influence of the organization and board culture.

Module 5:

Risk Management

Assess organizational acquisitions, financing methods, and valuations. Define risk management and analyze how your organization manages risks associated with talent management and sustainability.

Module 1:

The Role of a Board

Identify the fiduciary duties of directors and analyze the scope of their responsibilities against those of the management. Explore the various board committees and their roles.

Module 4:

Brief Overview of Nominating and Governance Committees

Discuss a nominating and governance committee's charter and identify its key responsibilities. Evaluate your board structure and analyze the influence of the organization and board culture.

Module 2:

An Audit Committee’s Responsibilities

Evaluate the responsibilities of audit committees and understand the impact of resource allocation on financial statements.

Module 5:

Risk Management

Assess organizational acquisitions, financing methods, and valuations. Define risk management and analyze how your organization manages risks associated with talent management and sustainability.

Module 3:

A Compensation Committee’s Responsibilities

Review a compensation committee’s charter, design an effective executive compensation plan, and explore succession planning.

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Program Experience

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Live Webinars

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Bite-Sized Learning

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Real-World Case Studies

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Guest Speaker

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Live Office Hours with Program Leaders

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Dedicated Program Support Team

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Mobile Learning App

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Peer Learning and Feedback

Program Faculty

Faculty Member Shivaram Rajgopal

Shivaram Rajgopal

Kester and Byrnes Professor, Accounting and Auditing, Columbia Business School

Shivaram Rajgopal served as the vice dean for research at Columbia Business School from 2017 to 2019. He is a leading expert in measuring how well managers serve as responsible stewards of their organizations' resources. In addition to pioneering research on short-termism, Rajgopal's extensive body of work covers a wide range of contemporary issues in financial reporting, fiscal responsibility, and corporate governance. More info

Guest Speaker

Faculty Member Bob Friedman

Bob Friedman

Founder and Chief Executive Officer, Bungalow Media + Entertainment

Robert Friedman is the founder and chief executive officer of Bungalow Media + Entertainment. He has held an array of senior positions including, president of Radical Media & Entertainment and president of AOL, Interactive Marketing, TV, and Ad Sales. He currently serves on the boards of several organizations such as AccuWeather and Columbia Graduate School of Business.

Certificate

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Certificate

Upon completion of the program, participants will receive a certificate of participation from Columbia Business School Executive Education and two days towards a Certificate in Business Excellence.

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