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Start 2018 right and join us on January 30th to learn more about corporate governance in disruptive times. We will discuss top corporate governance cases ‘Oad: a 90-year-old Family Business in Trouble’ and ‘Accounting Problems at Molex’.

Oad: a 90-year-old Family Business in Trouble
It was September 2013 when the news broke that Oad was insolvent. How could this family-built empire and third largest tour operator in the country make such a disastrous turn? Julius ter Haar, former CEO of Oad, will be joining us to give his take on this matter.*

Accounting Problems at Molex
This case will be used to highlight the latest role of audit committees. Harvard’s Molex case is thought to be one of the best corporate governance cases! We are repeating this case on request, after being rated bwith an 8.5 by our participants.

*Subject to change

Application Form

Forward-thinking (business) professionals are needed to shape (their) companies and help them stay ahead of the curve. Today’s business environment requires professionals who are not afraid of change and innovation. Your investments today are the basis for success in the future. We invite you to our workshops Strategy & Governance Excellence series, organized by The Decision Institute. Learn from the latest, best and most impressive Harvard cases, by expert in case teaching and writing Prof. Dr. Fred van Eenennaam. The Excellence Series makes the latest international insights on strategy and governance quickly available and practically applicable for professionals in the Netherlands. Every masterclass touches on today’s issues; making it possible to learn from recent themes on strategy and governance.


January 30 2018,
16:00-20:30hr at Loetje aan 't IJ
Crash Course:Strategy & Corporate GovernanceOur very own Oad case explores the effects of family businesses in turmoil. Lessons on business models, disruption, dealing with banks and financiers, special asset management, governance and breakthroughs can be learned. Gain the latest insights regarding the changing role of Boards and the challenges related to Corporate Governance.
Oad & Molex

Prof. dr. Fred van Eenennaam is specialized in ‘moments of truth in strategic decision-making’ and ‘corporate governance’ and is ranked with an 8.2 for his case teaching skills in 2013. He teaches Strategy & Governance to executives, board members, MBAs and Health MBAs on a regular basis and is affiliated with Erasmus University Rotterdam, George Washington University and Universität St. Gallen. He is non-executive and supervisory board member in and outside The Netherlands and is director of consultancy firm The Decision Group and business school The Decision Institute. Prof. Michael Porter PhD., with whom Van Eenennaam wrote the Dutch Flower Cluster Case, added him to his hall of fame at Harvard Business School in December 2012.

‘‘The lectures from Prof. Eenennaam were really open, especially on the importance of competitive advantages for companies and nations. The courses will help in understanding company and corporate level competitive strategy. And for any national interest level enthusiast, it will definitely help in having the global-to-nations helicopter view and in planning national level competitive strategy through B2G/G2G cooperations.‘ – Participant workshop

‘The best elements of the workshop were the interactivity and the great speakers’ – Participant workshop

You can register using the application form.

The fee for a single masterclass** is €395,-. A series of three of the above workshops is €995,-. Because of the longer duration of the workshop (four hours instead of 2,5) and the inclusion of a lunch, a supplement of €100,- is asked for the Summer School Edition and the Crash Course Edition. All participation costs mentioned are excluding BTW. The Excellence Series is accessible to an exclusive but wide audience, from executives and supervisors to policy makers and business analysts. All participation costs mentioned are excluding BTW.

For registration, fill out the application form or contact Sara Nonnekes via 020 – 4040 111 or s.nonnekes@thedecisioninstitute.org.

It is possible to register as an organization with varying participants. A business membership occurs in two forms:

      1. A series of three workshops is bought by an organization and three participants are sent to the respective workshops.
      2. Six vouchers are bought by an organization (€1995,- excl. BTW), which can be exercised over a period of two years. It is possible to send (one or multiple) participants to the workshop of your choosing or not send any participants at all. Within this option, the Summer School Special is included.

For more information, please contact Sara Nonnekes, BBA. via 020 – 4040 111 or s.nonnekes@thedecisioninstitute.org.

The Decision Institute provides and collaborates in various major executive and MBA programs on strategy & governance, around the world. The Institute organizes and develops executive education, seminars, masterclasses, symposia and workshops. On request tailor-made in-house programs are composed. Since, 1996 Strategy en Governance is one of the core pillars and has a rebuy rate of 86.2%

Leading universities such as Harvard Business School, The George Washington University, Erasmus University Rotterdam and St. Gallen University are part of The Decision Institute’s international network and provide their expertise and collaboration in the Excellence Series.


Participants of the Excellence Series consist a wide audience, from executives and supervisors to policy makers and business analysts.

A partial participant roster of our strategy and governance programs:

Amrop Executive Search
APG Asset Management
SR Nederland
Asyst Technologies
Atlowa Holding BV
Big Band Networks
Brocade Communications
Cisco Systems
Delta Hydrocarbons BV
DNB Central Bank of The Netherlands
Dolphin Insight
Erasmus School of Economics
Ernst & Young
GITP Executive Partners
Governance Support BV
Hitachi Global Storage Technologies
Knotz Kinderopvang

Maes & Lunau Executive Search
Merck Sharp & Dohme
Peerco Beheer
Perfect Group
Progress Software
RE CM Regarding Capital Management
San Fransisco 49ers
Shell International
Sofitel Legend, The Grand Amsterdam
Spruit Transmissies B.V.
Start People BV
Trivium Corporate Solutions
US Commercial Service
US Embassy Beijing
Woman Capital


  • The masterclasses are given at an executive MBA level and are intended for managers, board members, financial supervisors, chairs, committee members, advisors, policy makers, managers and those interested in learning about strategy and governance.
  • A week before the masterclass, you will receive your reading materials.
  • The reading materials contain one or more Harvard Business cases and other supporting literature.
  • The directive time for self study prior to the masterclass is 3 hours.
  • If you have any questions, suggestions, compliments or complaints, please do not hesitate to contact us.
  • All questions will be answered within five days.


16:00 – 16:15 uur:  Welcome
16:15 – 18:00 uur:  Session
18:00 – 19:00 uur:  Dinner
19:00 – 20:30 uur:  Session
20:30 – 21:30 uur:  Drinks