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

Location: Live Online
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 five-day, live online experience with greater powers to provide active, informed and independent guidance to your senior leadership team.

Program Overview

An Immersion in Board Best Practices

Boardroom Essentials

  • Hot Topics & Fundamentals of Governance
  • Regulatory Changes Impacting the Boardroom
  • Strategic Management and the Board
  • Corporate Responsibility to Pay Taxes?
  • The Board and Accounting Issues

Expanding Your Impact

  • Digging Deeper into Your Firm’s Financial Statements
  • Managing Mergers, Acquisitions, Joint Ventures and Alliances
  • Ensuring Effective Committees: Audit and Compensation
  • The Board and Activist Shareholders
  • Cyber Risk and Security for Boards

The optional certification exam is offered at the conclusion of the program.




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 live online program features such as the Networking Happy Hour and 'Morning Coffee' disussions around Governance hot topics.


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 of Global Economics and Management 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 of Strategy

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David Lewin

Neil Jacoby Professor of of Management and Organizations

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MCLE Accreditation

Upon successfully completing the 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