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You are about to embark on one of the most rewarding intellectual journeys that you will probably ever take.

Completing Boardroom Certificate at AVT Business School is an investment in your career and your future as a leader affecting all aspects of your life.

It is my personal belief and professional experience from years of serving as Group CEO of ISS and SAS that successful companies are shaped by only a few talented executives equipped with the right set of leadership skills. I have therefore made it my life’s ambition to offer first-rate education to executives with the drive and passion to succeed at senior management level.

We look forward to seeing you in the halls of AVT Business School.

Best Regards

Jørgen Lindegaard

Chairman of the Board, AVT Business School

JOURNEY

INTRO

The Director’s Journey

Lifelong learning is essential to great leadership, and at AVT Business School, we whole heartedly believe that investing in education is one of the most valuable investments you can make in yourself.

Hence, we are very proud to present our Boardroom Certificate in the following pages: a comprehensive, world-class board program designed to equip business leaders with the tools needed to succeed in the modern board role.

Today’s business landscape is complex. Boards of directors face an array of urgent issues, from navigating regulatory frameworks, DE&I, addressing ESG concerns to embracing new technologies like AI. As an institution with a long-standing reputation for quality education, we’ve been shaping the leaders of tomorrow for decades and understand the responsibilities that board members face, but more importantly, we believe that with responsibility comes opportunity and our program is designed to help you seize that and make a meaningful impact in the world around you.

At this stage in your career, you may be ready to move beyond conventional markers of success and focus on the impact you can have. Maybe you yearn to give back, share your experiences and knowledge with exciting companies in your field of expertise. Or perhaps you are already in a board role but need a modern, future-fit perspective on governance. Whatever your motivation, ours is that this program will help you and future board members to navigate the boardroom with confidence.

The Boardroom Certificate program is designed for established executives already working with or within a board and helping you pursue the roles that align with your values and drives purpose. It’s a comprehensive program spanning two months, with a faculty composed of some of the most experienced and accomplished leaders in the academic world. This is Boardroom Certificate.

We look forward to welcome you aboard this next chapter of your career.

“The only true wisdom is in
knowing you know nothing”

Board Role Guarantee

As a groundbreaking bonus in the world of board programs – and first of it’s kind in Denmark – AVT Business School offers graduates from the Boardroom Certificate an exclusive opportunity: An immediate offer for a professional board role upon completion. Find more details in the chapter ‘AVT Advantage’.

International Board Program in Denmark

AVT Business School proudly hosts a truly international board program right here in Denmark. The program attracts top talent from around the world, creating a diverse and enriching learning environment that exposes participants to global perspectives on board governance.

AMBA Accredited Business School

AVT Business School holds the esteemed AMBA accreditation, a mark of excellence that reflects our commitment to providing the highest standards of education and training. With this recognition, our Boardroom Certificate program stands out as a trusted and internationally recognized qualification in the field of board governance.

Cutting-edge Curriculum

Boardroom Certificate program is designed to be forward-thinking, addressing the evolving business landscape. In addition to essential elements, our curriculum includes modules on communication, innovation, and ESG practices, and will equip you with the skills needed to stay ahead of the curve and thrive in the board role.

Jesper Nytoft Bergmann

Director & Executive Dean
AVT Business School



AVT BUSINESS SCHOOL

Association of Visionary Thinkers

Welcome to AVT Business School. Established with the purpose to deliver world-class learning experiences for professionals to develop superior competencies – for the benefit of themselves, their organisation, and the wide community in which we exist. We believe that it is done, by bringing the very best faculty from around the world to AVT and offer our students a tailor-made learning platform that would not otherwise have been an opportunity to choose.

With over 20 years of experience in offering executive education, we’ve built a reputation for excellence that extends beyond the borders of Denmark. Our faculty is comprised of handpicked experts who bring decades of industry experience and cutting-edge research to the classroom.

AVT BUSINESS

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AVT Business School was founded in 2001 and is recognized as an internationally accredited MBA business school for professionals looking to take their leadership to the next level.

AVT Business School is placed in the heart of Copenhagen and more than 2.000 professionals have completed one of the programs that the school has to offer: Corporate Programs, Executive MBA, Executive CBA and Executive Certificates

In 2012, AVT was rewarded the formal international MBA accreditation from the official Association of MBAs (AMBA).

AVT Business School

Sankt Annae Plads 11, 1.
DK-1250 Copenhagen K Denmark

Harvard Teaching Methods

AVT Business School has implemented the methods and recommendations of Harvard Business School with respect to Participant-Centered Learning and the Case Learning Method to provide a first-rate learning experience.

World-Class Faculty

The faculty is comprised of outstanding lecturers that have been handpicked from elite business schools around the world to provide students with stimulating lectures and cutting-edge research to the classroom.

Internationally Accreddited

AVT Business School is a recognized and internationally accredited Executive MBA business school, with over 20 years of experience in offering executive education.

THE PROGRAM

The program focuses on enhancing the effectiveness and efficiency of corporate boards. The program provides insights, strategies, and practical advice for creating high-performing boards that can drive organizational success. It addresses various aspects of governance, decision-making, and leadership.

With an intense program – spanning two months – the Boardroom Certificate is designed for busy executives that doesn’t compromise with quality. It is specifically crafted to maximize participants’ time, allowing them to fully immerse themselves in the experience without distractions. The back-to-back days includes a mix of lectures, case studies, simulations, and group work, culminating in an exam and celebratory dinner.

It is designed to meet the demands of modern governance, with a focus not only on the essential elements but also including modules such as communication, innovation, and ESG.

The optimal surroundings in the heart of Copenhagen serve as the perfect backdrop for an immersive learning experience and networking.

Ultimately, the Boardroom Certificate is designed to be forward-thinking, enabling participants to stay ahead of the curve and be fit for the future.



“EDUCATION IS THE PASSPORT TO THE FUTURE, FOR TOMORROW BELONGS TO THOSE WHO PREPARE FOR IT TODAY”

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Susan Lynch

Program Director at the Boardroom Certificate
&
Adjunct Professor at INSEAD

Susan is an academic superstar, has a Ph.D. in Strategic and International Management from London Business School and teaches courses in strategy and strategy implementation to MBAs and executives.
Susan is the Program Director at Boardroom Certificate and will be at the helm during the entire program as well as teaching the course ‘Enhancing Board Performance’ herself.

PROGRAM

FOUR PILLARS OF EFFECTIVE BOARDS

The concept of effective boards, as outlined by Didier Cossin, revolves around four fundamental pillars that contribute to high board performance. These pillars encompass board composition, leadership, culture, and processes.

Composition

Effective boards prioritize diverse and skilled compositions, bringing together individuals with varied expertise, backgrounds, and perspectives. This diversity enriches discussions, enhances decision-making, and fosters innovation. A well-structured board reflects the organization’s strategic needs and ensures the alignment of members’ capabilities with corporate goals.

Leadership

Strong board leadership, including the board chair and lead director, is vital for managing board dynamics, setting agendas, and facilitating productive discussions. Effective leaders cultivate an environment of mutual respect, open communication, and collaboration among board members. Their guidance fosters strategic thinking and alignment, driving the board’s effectiveness.

Culture

A positive board culture promotes constructive dialogue, respectful dissent, and active engagement. This culture encourages members to challenge assumptions, voice diverse viewpoints, and make informed decisions collectively. A culture of trust and accountability enables boards to navigate challenges, avoid groupthink, and adapt to changing circumstances.

Processes

Efficient board processes ensure that decision-making is well-informed and aligned with the organization’s goals. These processes include regular evaluations of board performance, structured communication with stakeholders, ethical considerations, risk management, and compliance monitoring. Effective processes provide the framework for boards to assess their effectiveness, identify areas for improvement, and respond to disruptions effectively.

COURSE

COURSES

Unlocking the Potential of High Performance Boards:
Navigating Board and CEO Dynamics

In the intricate landscape of corporate governance, the interplay between a board of directors and the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) forms the bedrock of organizational success. Our exclusive Boardroom Certificate Program delves into the nuanced dynamics between these pivotal stakeholders.

Defining Purpose:
The Board’s Crucial Role in Corporate Direction

The board of directors holds a pivotal responsibility in shaping an organization’s purpose, a task of paramount importance for corporates. As highlighted in ‘High Performance Boards’ by Didier Cossin, the board’s role in approving and embodying a well-defined purpose goes beyond rhetoric – it is a compass that guides every facet of the business.

Sustainability at the Core:
Imperative for Corporate Boards

In today’s rapidly evolving business landscape, the role of corporate boards extends beyond financial metrics to embrace sustainability as a strategic imperative. Drawing wisdom from ‘High Performance Boards’ by Didier Cossin, we recognize that sustainable corporate practices are not just an ethical choice; they are pivotal for long-term success and resilience.

Navigating the Era of Artificial Intelligence

As organizations embrace the transformative potential of Artificial Intelligence (AI), corporate boards find themselves at a critical juncture. The expanding role of AI presents both unprecedented opportunities and complex challenges that boards must navigate with acumen.

Mastering Finance and Accounting:
A Vital Board Imperative

In the complex landscape of corporate governance, a profound understanding of finance and accounting is essential for board members. This expertise serves as the bedrock for informed decision-making, effective oversight, and value creation.

Pioneering Digital Transformation:
Empowering Boards

In the age of digital disruption, the role of corporate boards extends to spearheading digital transformation—an imperative for organizations to remain competitive and agile. Boards, as strategic navigators, hold the key to unlocking the potential of emerging technologies.

Architects of Innovation:
Unleashing Board Potential

Innovation stands as the cornerstone of organizational growth and resilience. Corporate boards, as architects of the future, hold a pivotal role in fostering a culture of innovation that propels businesses forward in a rapidly evolving landscape.

Cultivating Diversity, Equality & Inclusion:
Empowering Boards

In an era of increased awareness and social responsibility, the role of corporate boards extends beyond traditional governance to championing diversity, equality, and inclusion (DEI). Boards play a pivotal role in shaping organizational cultures that celebrate differences and create equitable environments.

Navigating Crisis and Communication:
The Board’s Resolute Role

The ability to effectively manage crises and communication is a hallmark of a resilient organization. Corporate boards, as guardians of stability and reputation, play a critical role in steering organizations through tumultuous times and fostering transparent communication across all spectrums.

Upholding Legal Responsibility:
The Board’s Paramount Duty

Corporate boards shoulder a weighty legal responsibility as fiduciaries to shareholders and stewards of the organization. This responsibility encompasses a comprehensive understanding of laws, regulations, and ethical standards that govern business operations.


THE PROGRAM

The Boardroom Certificate program focuses on enhancing the effectiveness and efficiency of corporate boards. The program provides insights, strategies, and practical advice for creating high-performing boards that can drive organizational success. It addresses various aspects of governance, decision-making, and leadership.

With an intense program – spanning two months – the Boardroom Certificate is designed for busy executives that doesn’t compromise with quality. It is specifically crafted to maximize participants’ time, allowing them to fully immerse themselves in the experience without distractions. The back-to-back days includes a mix of lectures, case studies, simulations, and group work, culminating in an exam and celebratory dinner.

It is designed to meet the demands of modern governance, with a focus not only on the essential elements but also including modules such as communication, innovation, and ESG.

The optimal surroundings in the heart of Copenhagen serve as the perfect backdrop for an immersive learning experience and networking.

Ultimately, the Boardroom Certificate is designed to be forward-thinking, enabling participants to stay ahead of the curve and be fit for the future.

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“EDUCATION IS THE PASSPORT TO THE FUTURE, FOR TOMORROW BELONGS TO THOSE WHO PREPARE FOR IT TODAY”

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Four Pillars of Effective Boards

The concept of effective boards, as outlined by Didier Cossin from IMD Business School, revolves around four fundamental pillars that contribute to high board performance. These pillars encompass board composition, leadership, culture, and processes.

Composition

Effective boards prioritize diverse and skilled compositions, bringing together individuals with varied expertise, backgrounds, and perspectives. This diversity enriches discussions, enhances decision-making, and fosters innovation. A well-structured board reflects the organization’s strategic needs and ensures the alignment of members’ capabilities with corporate goals.

Leadership

Strong board leadership, including the board chair and lead director, is vital for managing board dynamics, setting agendas, and facilitating productive discussions. Effective leaders cultivate an environment of mutual respect, open communication, and collaboration among board members. Their guidance fosters strategic thinking and alignment, driving the board’s effectiveness.

Culture

A positive board culture promotes constructive dialogue, respectful dissent, and active engagement. This culture encourages members to challenge assumptions, voice diverse viewpoints, and make informed decisions collectively. A culture of trust and accountability enables boards to navigate challenges, avoid groupthink, and adapt to changing circumstances.

Processes

Efficient board processes ensure that decision-making is well informed and aligned with the organization’s goals. These processes include regular evaluations of board performance, structured communication with stakeholders, ethical considerations, risk management, and compliance monitoring. Effective processes provide the framework for boards to assess their effectiveness, identify areas for improvement, and respond to disruptions effectively.


Program Overview

Embark on a transformative journey of governance excellence with our Boardroom Certificate Program. Designed to empower board members and corporate leaders, this program delves deep into the core aspects of effective board governance, providing a comprehensive toolkit for driving organizational success.


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15:00 – 16:00: Introduction and Welcome Remarks
– Susan Lynch, INSEAD

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16:00 – 17:00: Overview of the Four Pillars of Effective Boards
– Susan Lynch, INSEAD

The concept of effective boards, as outlined by Didier Cossin, revolves around four fundamental pillars that contribute to high board performance. These pillars encompass board composition, leadership, culture, and processes.

Composition

Effective boards prioritize diverse and skilled compositions, bringing together individuals with varied expertise, backgrounds, and perspectives. This diversity enriches discussions, enhances decision-making, and fosters innovation. A well-structured board reflects the organization’s strategic needs and ensures the alignment of members’ capabilities with corporate goals.

Leadership

A positive board culture promotes constructive dialogue, respectful dissent, and active engagement. This culture encourages members to challenge assumptions, voice diverse viewpoints, and make informed decisions collectively. A culture of trust and accountability enables boards to navigate challenges, avoid groupthink, and adapt to changing circumstances.

Culture

A positive board culture promotes constructive dialogue, respectful dissent, and active engagement. This culture encourages members to challenge assumptions, voice diverse viewpoints, and make informed decisions collectively. A culture of trust and accountability enables boards to navigate challenges, avoid groupthink, and adapt to changing circumstances.

Processes

Efficient board processes ensure that decision-making is well-informed and aligned with the organization’s goals. These processes include regular evaluations of board performance, structured communication with stakeholders, ethical considerations, risk management, and compliance monitoring. Effective processes provide the framework for boards to assess their effectiveness, identify areas for improvement, and respond to disruptions effectively.

By emphasizing these four pillars, Cossin’s framework offers a comprehensive approach for organizations to cultivate high-performing boards that contribute positively to strategic direction, decision-making, and overall corporate success.

17:30 – 18:30: Exploring Board/CEO Dynamics
– Susan Lynch, INSEAD

In the intricate landscape of corporate governance, the interplay between a board of directors and the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) forms the bedrock of organizational success. Our exclusive Boardroom Certificate Program delves into the nuanced dynamics between these pivotal stakeholders.

This program offers a comprehensive exploration of how effective boards collaborate with CEOs to chart a course for strategic excellence. Understanding the delicate balance between oversight and collaboration, our curriculum delves into the critical areas of aligning visions, setting clear performance metrics, and fostering a culture of mutual respect and open communication.

This program offers a comprehensive exploration of how effective boards collaborate with CEOs to chart a course for strategic excellence. Understanding the delicate balance between oversight and collaboration, our curriculum delves into the critical areas of aligning visions, setting clear performance metrics, and fostering a culture of mutual respect and open communication

Join us to gain a profound understanding of board-CEO dynamics, honing the skills necessary to drive transformative change, navigate challenges, and contribute to the realization of high-performing boards as envisioned in ‘High Performance Boards.’ Together, we’ll unlock the potential of effective collaboration between boards and CEOs, ensuring sustained growth and strategic success.

18:30 – 20:00: Purpose and Sustainability in the Board Agenda
– Ioannis Ioannou, London Business School

The board of directors holds a pivotal responsibility in shaping an organization’s purpose, a task of paramount importance for corporates. As highlighted in ‘High Performance Boards’ by Didier Cossin, the board’s role in approving and embodying a well-defined purpose goes beyond rhetoric – it is a compass that guides every facet of the business.

A clear and resonant purpose not only aligns stakeholders but also informs strategic decisions, shapes corporate culture, and influences stakeholder perceptions. It instills a sense of direction that transcends short-term gains, fostering sustainable practices and resilience in the face of challenges.

Through our program, participants will gain insights into the power of purpose-driven governance. We delve into Cossin’s perspectives, equipping board members with the tools to lead purposeful discussions, define a compelling corporate purpose, and ensure its integration throughout the organization.

Join the program to understand the profound impact of a well-crafted purpose, and how boards can become torchbearers of enduring values. By actively shaping purpose, boards can drive not only financial success but also societal impact, forging a path to a future where purpose-driven governance is at the heart of every strategic endeavor.

09:00 – 12:00: Strategic Thinking and Implementation
– Susan Lynch, INSEAD

In today’s rapidly evolving business landscape, the role of corporate boards extends beyond financial metrics to embrace sustainability as a strategic imperative. Drawing wisdom from ‘High Performance Boards’ by Didier Cossin, we recognize that sustainable corporate practices are not just an ethical choice; they are pivotal for long-term success and resilience.

Corporate boards, as stewards of organizational well-being, are uniquely positioned to drive sustainability efforts. By integrating environmental, social, and governance (ESG) considerations into strategic decisions, boards can mitigate risks, enhance reputation, and unlock new avenues of growth. This aligns with Cossin’s vision of high-performing boards, which take a holistic view of value creation.

Our program empowers board members to navigate this paradigm shift effectively. We explore Cossin’s insights, equipping participants with the knowledge and tools to champion sustainability within their organizations. From fostering a culture of responsible practices to enhancing stakeholder engagement, we illuminate pathways toward sustainable success.

Join the program to explore the transformative power of sustainability and its integration into board governance. Together, we will forge a future where corporate boards play a pivotal role in creating lasting value—safeguarding the interests of all stakeholders while ensuring the longevity of businesses in a rapidly changing world.

13:00 – 15:00: Harnessing Artificial Intelligence in the Boardroom
– Anat Lechner, NYU

As organizations embrace the transformative potential of Artificial Intelligence (AI), corporate boards find themselves at a critical juncture. The expanding role of AI presents both unprecedented opportunities and complex challenges that boards must navigate with acumen.

AI’s integration touches every facet of business, from operations to strategy, and its implications ripple across industries. Corporate boards are uniquely positioned to drive AI adoption that aligns with the organization’s objectives and values. Understanding AI’s potential impact on revenue models, customer experiences, and risk landscapes is paramount.

Our program illuminates the board’s essential role in AI governance. Participants delve into AI’s intricacies, gaining insights into potential ethical dilemmas, bias mitigation, and data security. Equipped with a profound grasp of AI’s implications, boards can effectively engage with management to make informed decisions that capitalize on AI’s promise while safeguarding against potential pitfalls.

Join us to unlock the potential of AI governance within boardrooms. Together, we’ll empower boards to steer organizations toward AI-driven innovation while ensuring alignment with overarching strategic goals. By mastering the nuances of AI, boards become architects of a future where technology and human ingenuity intersect seamlessly, propelling businesses to new dimensions of success

15:00 – 17:00: Finance for Boards
– Giampiero Favato, Kingston Business School

In the complex landscape of corporate governance, a profound understanding of finance and accounting is essential for board members. This expertise serves as the bedrock for informed decision-making, effective oversight, and value creation.

Corporate boards hold a fiduciary responsibility to shareholders and stakeholders, making financial acumen indispensable. From evaluating financial statements to analyzing key performance indicators, boards play a pivotal role in ensuring fiscal health and transparency.

Our program highlights the critical role of finance and accounting in board governance. Participants gain insights into deciphering financial reports, assessing risk, and aligning financial strategies with organizational objectives. Armed with this knowledge, boards can confidently engage with management, contributing meaningfully to discussions on resource allocation, investments, and growth strategies.

Join the program to embark on a journey of financial empowerment for board members. By mastering finance and accounting principles, boards can steer organizations with precision, fostering sustainable growth and mitigating financial risks. Together, we’ll nurture a future where boards drive excellence in financial stewardship, shaping thriving enterprises in a dynamic business landscape.

18:00 – 20:00: Digital Transformation: Leading in a Tech-Driven Era
– Rory McDonald, Harvard Business School

In the age of digital disruption, the role of corporate boards extends to spearheading digital transformation—an imperative for organizations to remain competitive and agile. Boards, as strategic navigators, hold the key to unlocking the potential of emerging technologies.

Digital transformation transcends mere technology adoption; it entails reimagining business models, enhancing customer experiences, and optimizing operations. Boards are uniquely positioned to drive this evolution by fostering a culture of innovation and aligning technology initiatives with overarching strategies.

Our program delves into the board’s pivotal role in digital transformation. Participants explore the landscape of emerging technologies, gain insights into mitigating implementation challenges, and learn to navigate the ethical dimensions of digitalization.

By harnessing the power of digital transformation, boards can future-proof organizations, drive innovation, and create value for stakeholders. Join us to embark on this transformative journey, where board members become champions of change, orchestrating a future where technology integration is seamless, strategic, and synonymous with success.

09:00 – 12:00: Strategy Continued: From Planning to Execution
– Rory McDonald, Harvard Business School

13:00 – 20:00: Innovation as a Board Priority
– Susan Lynch, INSEAD

Innovation stands as the cornerstone of organizational growth and resilience. Corporate boards, as architects of the future, hold a pivotal role in fostering a culture of innovation that propels businesses forward in a rapidly evolving landscape.

The board’s influence extends beyond governance; it encompasses shaping strategic visions that embrace creativity, experimentation, and forward thinking. By setting the tone for risk-taking, resource allocation, and alignment with market trends, boards ignite the spark of innovation throughout the organization.

Our program illuminates the board’s essential role in driving innovation. Participants explore strategies for promoting creativity, evaluating disruptive opportunities, and aligning innovation initiatives with corporate objectives.

Join us to unlock the board’s potential as a catalyst for innovation. Through a profound understanding of the innovation ecosystem, board members can guide organizations to break new ground, create competitive advantages, and transform challenges into opportunities. Together, we will redefine corporate dynamics, shaping a future where innovation is embedded in the DNA of every successful organization.

15:00 – 18:00: Diversity, Equity & Inclusion (DE&I)
– Raina Brands, UCL

In an era of increased awareness and social responsibility, the role of corporate boards extends beyond traditional governance to championing diversity, equality, and inclusion (DEI). Boards play a pivotal role in shaping organizational cultures that celebrate differences and create equitable environments.

Diverse boards bring a spectrum of perspectives that enrich decision-making and drive innovation. By embracing DEI as a strategic imperative, boards foster an inclusive workplace that attracts top talent, enhances reputation, and resonates with stakeholders.

Our program delves into the board’s essential role in DEI. Participants gain insights into fostering diverse talent pipelines, promoting inclusive practices, and embedding equity throughout the organization.

Join us to harness the board’s power as an agent of positive change. Through a deep exploration of DEI principles, board members can guide organizations toward a future where diversity is celebrated, equality is upheld, and inclusion is not just a policy but a way of life. Together, we’ll pave the way for a transformative landscape where businesses thrive on the strength of their inclusivity.

15:00 – 18:00: Crisis Management and Communication
– Simon Lancaster, Cambridge University

The ability to effectively manage crises and communication is a hallmark of a resilient organization. Corporate boards, as guardians of stability and reputation, play a critical role in steering organizations through tumultuous times and fostering transparent communication across all spectrums.

Boards are tasked with establishing crisis response strategies, ensuring preparedness, and safeguarding stakeholder interests. Beyond crisis management, adept communication is paramount in conveying corporate values, strategies, and performance to internal and external audiences.

Our program delves into the board’s integral role in crisis and communication. Participants explore crisis anticipation and response frameworks, as well as strategies for fostering transparent and effective communication practices.

Join us to unlock the potential of the board as a crisis manager and a communication influencer. By mastering these domains, board members can instill confidence in stakeholders, fortify organizational resilience, and nurture a future where transparency and effective communication are the keystones of lasting success.

15:00 – 18:00: Evening Celebration Dinner

09:00 – 12:00: Group Work: Applying Knowledge to Real-World Scenarios
– Susan Lynch, INSEAD

Corporate boards shoulder a weighty legal responsibility as fiduciaries to shareholders and stewards of the organization. This responsibility encompasses a comprehensive understanding of laws, regulations, and ethical standards that govern business operations.

Boards are accountable for ensuring compliance with legal obligations, safeguarding against conflicts of interest, and upholding ethical business practices. By exercising due diligence and oversight, boards mitigate legal risks and ensure the organization’s adherence to governance standards.

Our program delves into the board’s essential legal role. Participants gain insights into governance structures, regulatory landscapes, and best practices for fulfilling legal responsibilities.

Join us to empower board members with the knowledge and tools to navigate the intricacies of legal responsibility. By mastering this domain, boards contribute to sustainable operations, build trust among stakeholders, and lay the foundation for an ethical and legally sound future for the organization.

18:00 – 20:00: Final Examination
– Susan Lynch, INSEAD

Enhancing Board Performance

Discover the keys to creating high-performing boards that steer organizations toward strategic success. Explore the essential pillars of effective boards: composition, leadership, culture, and processes.

Navigating Board-CEO Dynamics

Uncover the intricate interplay between boards and CEOs. Gain insights into aligning visions, setting performance metrics, and fostering collaboration for strategic excellence.

Defining Purpose

Understand the board’s role in shaping a resonant corporate purpose. Explore how purpose drives decision-making, shapes culture, and influences stakeholder perceptions.

Sustainability at the Core

Embrace sustainability as a strategic imperative. Learn how boards can integrate environmental, social, and governance considerations for long-term success and resilience.

Navigating AI and Digital Transformation

Grasp the significance of AI and digital transformation. Discover how boards can lead technology adoption, ensuring alignment with strategic objectives.

Architects of Innovation

Ignite a culture of innovation within your organization. Explore strategies for fostering creativity, driving experimentation, and aligning innovation with corporate goals.

Cultivating Diversity, Equality & Inclusion

Champion DEI as a board imperative. Gain insights into creating inclusive environments, celebrating diversity, and enhancing stakeholder resonance.

Mastering Crisis and Communication

Navigate crises and communication with confidence. Develop strategies for crisis response, transparent communication, and safeguarding organizational resilience.

Upholding Legal Responsibility

Understand the legal obligations of boards. Learn to navigate complex regulatory landscapes, ensure compliance, and uphold ethical business practices.

Join us to unlock the potential of effective board governance. Elevate your skills, foster organizational excellence, and shape a future where boards drive sustainable growth, innovation, and ethical leadership. Enroll in the Boardroom Certificate Program and become a catalyst for transformative change.


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The
Faculty

The Boardroom Certificate program has brought together a faculty second to none in Denmark.

These carefully curated professors, industry leaders, and board members hail from some of the most respected institutions around the globe and covers a wide range of themes and modules, from strategy to sustainability – and how to communicate it. They are leaders in their respective fields, providing participants with insights and perspectives that go far beyond the classroom.

Participants can expect to engage in lively discussions, collaborate on projects, and receive invaluable guidance. More than just instructors, the faculty members are dedicated mentors, offering participants one-on-one coaching and personalized feedback.

With this dream team at the helm, participants can rest assured that they are in the very best hands, learning from the best.

“Great minds
think alike, but
the greatest
minds come
together to
teach”

Power of the
Certificate

CERTIFICATE

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Peter Schäfer

Partner & Chairman of the Board
DLA Piper Denmark

“In a business landscape marked by rapid innovation and global challenges, the continuous development of board members is not just beneficial – it is imperative.

The Boardroom Certificate by AVT Business School represents a pinnacle of learning that is critical for board members who aim to navigate these complexities with acumen and strategic foresight.

At DLA Piper, we recognize that the governance challenges of today require a board that is informed, dynamic, and forward-looking. The Boardroom Certificate program is an essential investment in boardroom competence and corporate leadership, ensuring that members are prepared to meet the evolving demands of governance and contribute to sustained organizational achievement.”

Legendary business leaders are not born overnight, but rather forged through years of experience and dedication to the art of leadership. At AVT Business School, we believe that obtaining a boardroom certificate is a crucial step on this journey of mastery.

By earning the AVT Boardroom Certificate, participants demonstrate a commitment to excellence and a desire to be the best in their field. This certification is a powerful symbol of credibility, showing future employers and board members that you possess the skills and knowledge necessary to do well in a board.

Obviously, the AVT Boardroom Certificate is not just a symbol, but a real competitive advantage. The program is designed to give participants a deep understanding of modern board challenges and how to tackle them with confidence. And as part of our tight-knit community, participants have access to global industry leaders and experts to learn from and collaborate with and not least a unique formation of likeminded participants as an invaluable network in the future career as board member. Ultimately, the AVT Boardroom Certificate is an investment in oneself.

“An investment in knowledge pays the best interest”

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Admission
Process

Admission to the Boardroom Certificate program at AVT Business School is a selective process that ensures a high caliber of participants. Our admissions team conducts interviews with all applicants to ensure that they meet the program’s eligibility requirements and that they possess the necessary experience and mindset to contribute to the program’s peer-to-peer learning environment.

The admission process begins with a conversation, allowing us to get to know each other better and determine if this program is the right fit for you and vice versa. This is also done to ensure a program with an integrated network that fosters sparring with likeminded.

As you are reading this, we already know that you possess the experience we seek in our program’s participants, but our admission process ensures that we attract individuals who are also committed, share our values, and are mindful in embarking on this transformative journey.

The interviews are also a chance for you to learn more about the program and our community. We want to be sure that you have all the information you need to make an informed decision, and that you feel confident in your ability to succeed in this program.

Ultimately, our goal is to create a lasting community of like-minded professionals who can continue to learn from and support one another throughout their board careers.

“Commitment is what
transforms a promise
into reality”

HOW TO APPLY
  • Reach out at info@avt.dk for more information and ‘Application Form’
  • Applications are subject to review by Program Director, Susan Lynch
  • Personal interview will be held at AVT Business School or online
  • Candidates are enrolled in three waves, with weeks apart. Apply early for guaranteed spot.
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AVT Advantage

At AVT Business School, our promise to our graduates extends far beyond the classroom. With the AVT Advantage, we’re excited to be the first and only institution to offer our graduates the chance to step into a board role immediately after completing the program.

We are committed to ensuring that your investment in our Boardroom Certificate program goes beyond acquiring knowledge-it’s about propelling you into action and success.

The AVT Advantage is more than a bonus; it’s a testament to the lasting impact our graduates can make. As pioneers in executive education in Denmark, we’re humbled by the recognition our school holds in the business landscape. Our deep-rooted relationships with companies and our dedicated alumni community create a supportive network that paves the way for this unique opportunity.

Upon graduation our team will carefully match your expertise and skills with the needs of our industry partners, ensuring a seamless fit that benefits both you and the company.

More than securing a position-it’s about embarking on a journey of mutual growth and achievement.

By extending the AVT Advantage to our graduates, we solidify our dedication to your journey and success in the boardroom. It’s not just about earning a certificate; it’s about stepping confidently into a future where your impact is not just a possibility, but a certainty.

“Board Role Guaranteee
Empowerment beyond
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conclusion

The Conclusion

As we near the end of this pre-taste journey together, it’s important to take a moment to reflect on everything we’ve covered. From the curated faculty and carefully designed program, to the four pillars of the Boardroom Certificate, the thoughtful admission process and last but not least, the AVT Advantage.

By committing to this program, you’ll not only gain a globally recognized certificate from a trusted and internationally accredited business school, but also a true competitive advantage that will set you apart from the rest. You’ll be joining a community of hungry individuals who are serious about their role in the boardroom, and have the opportunity to network with renowned industry leaders and faculty.

The Boardroom Certificate program at AVT Business School is the perfect fit for those who are committed to their role in the boardroom, and who want to take their skills and knowledge to the next level. We’re confident that this program will help you achieve your goals and reach your full potential as a leader in the business world.

Take the first step today by applying for the Boardroom Certificate program at AVT Business School. We are looking forward to hearing from you and ready to answer all the specific questions you might have.