Date, Location, & Fees

Sep. 22 – 30, 2021
Live Online
$7,800
11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. EDT
Five days over two weeks
Week 1: Wednesday, Thursday, Friday
Week 2: Wednesday and Thursday
Apr. 6 – 14, 2022
Live Online
$7,800
11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. EDT
Five days over two weeks
Week 1: Wednesday, Thursday, Friday
Week 2: Wednesday and Thursday

Description

Acquire critical management tools and gain new insight into the duties and nuances of board service. Learn how to forge partnerships with company officers to strengthen financial return, conduct better enterprise risk management, and achieve governance diversity during these complex times.

Highlights & Benefits

  • Grasp how a director’s role is changing in today’s social, legal, and business environment
  • For aspiring directors, learn how to present yourself as an attractive board candidate
  • Look inside the process for nominating, selecting, and on-boarding directors

Audience

Senior-level executives aspiring to board service; those who have recently joined a board, veteran directors, or legal, HR or financial professionals who advise boards

Academic Director

Michael Useem, PhDWilliam and Jacalyn Egan Professor of Management; Professor of Management; Director, Center for Leadership and Change Management; Editor, Wharton Leadership Digest

Mary-Hunter McDonnell, JD, PhDAssociate Professor of Management, The Wharton School

Date, Location, & Fees

Apr. 25 – 29, 2022
Live Online
$7,800
9:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. EDT

Description

Learn how corporate boards and C-suite leadership prepare for activist campaigns directed at their company, and discover effective solutions for managing the process when it occurs. Develop the fundamentals for both value investing and value-based management.

Highlights & Benefits

  • Discover the frameworks and tactics used by shareholder activists to identify and move on target companies
  • Recognize where and why shareholder activism may create or destroy value
  • Become more knowledgeable about the roles of the various parties to shareholder activism beyond the activists, including proxy advisory firms, public relations firms lawyers, and investment bankers

Audience

  • Corporate board members and C-suite executives at publicly traded companies
  • Hedge-fund portfolio managers seeking to develop activism capabilities
  • Chief investment officers and investment analysts for family offices, pension funds, and large institutional investors who invest in or with shareholder activists
  • Attorneys who represent corporations or shareholder activists
  • Corporate public relations and investor relations professionals

Academic Director

Bilge Yilmaz, PhDWharton Private Equity Professor; Professor of Finance; Academic Director, Harris Family Alternative Investments Program, The Wharton School

Kevin Kaiser, PhDAdjunct Professor of Finance; Senior Director, Harris Family Alternative Investments Program, The Wharton School

Date, Location, & Fees

Dec. 1 – 9, 2021
Live Online
$7,800
11:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. EST
Five days across two weeks
Week 1: Wednesday to Friday
Week 2: Wednesday and Thursday

Description

Explore how to navigate the politics and culture of the boardroom and discover how to make your voice heard in this program that will give you a strong foundation for serving in your first director role.

Highlights & Benefits

  • Refine and enhance your professional brand to strengthen your board candidacy
  • Receive practical guidance for building your board CV and professional biography
  • Learn to network effectively with board decision-makers
  • Determine which board opportunities are the best for you, and negotiate for them

Audience

Designed for distinguished senior-level female executives who aspire to serve on a corporate board or have recently been nominated.

Academic Director

Mary-Hunter McDonnell, JD, PhDAssociate Professor of Management, The Wharton School



Contact Us

Schedule a personalized consultation to discuss your professional goals:

 +1.215.898.1776 execed@wharton.upenn.edu