Become a Guiding Force on Your Board

Exec Ed ranked Number 1 in new skills and learning by FT

Fall Session
September 21-25, 2020

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Program Fee: $7,500

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Strategy, Structure, Succession

Gain what you need to guide and support your executive leadership team around the crucial issues of strategy, structure and succession. We offer a powerful combination of foundational topics and advanced insight on the timeliest and most pressing issues facing boards today, taught by world-class UCLA Anderson faculty and distinguished speakers who represent some of the nation’s most prestigious organizations. Whether a seasoned director or new to the responsibility, you will emerge from this three-day experience with greater powers to provide active, informed and independent guidance to your senior leadership team.

Program Overview

A Three-Day Immersion in Board Best Practices

Boardroom Essentials

  • Current Governance Challenges
  • Regulatory Changes Impacting the Boardroom
  • Strategic Management and the Board
  • Ethical Considerations and the Board
  • Board’s Role in Succession Planning
  • Key Accounting Considerations

Expanding Your Impact

  • Digging Deeper into Your Firm’s Financial Statements
  • Managing Mergers, Acquisitions, Joint Ventures and Alliances
  • Ensuring Effective Committees: Audit and Compensation
  • Engagement with Activist Shareholders

The optional certification exam is offered at the close of Day 3.




The Experience

An immersion into a unique blend of research-driven, business and board viewpoints, this intensive experience covers the basics, then delves into today’s most complex issues from the boardroom.


You will emerge with a toolkit of boardroom best practices and comprehensive frameworks for handling emerging issues that stand to shape the future of your organization. Moreover, your personal and professional networks will strengthen and expand through program features such as the Networking Reception and Dinner that caps the first day of the program. Joining returning program alumni, you will hear from a distinguished speaker who shares insights on a pressing issue.


The Faculty


Carla Hayn

Professor of Accounting

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Gonzalo Freixes

Associate Dean for FEMBA
Adjunct Professor
Lecturer of Accounting

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Alfred E. Osborne, Jr.

Professor and Faculty Director, Price Center for Entrepreneurship & Innovation

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Ian Larkin

Associate Professor of Strategy

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George Geis

Adjunct Professor

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David Lewin

Neil Jacoby Professor of Management

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MCLE Accreditation

Upon successfully completing the three-day program, participants are eligible for 18.25 MCLE credits.

Who Should Attend?

Directors with all levels of experience will benefit from this program, as will those who work closely with boards, including corporate secretaries and general counsel.

Learn more about the UCLA Anderson Corporate Governance Program