Maximize Your Board’s Potential

Harvard Faculty Club in Cambridge, MASS, USA

10-13 June 2024

9-12 June 2025

Maximize Your Board’s Potential is an invitational state-of-the-art corporate governance program for the international summit. During the intensive four days, eight thought leaders including professors from Harvard and Virginia University will share their experiences while discussing the most recent Harvard Business Cases.

All important aspects of board governance will be addressed varying from external governance in global finance, legal and regulatory institutional frameworks, to governance inside the top layers of corporations and family businesses.

Board members must learn how to deal with disruptive times that bring complex oversight challenges. Among many others, demands for transparency, accountability, efficiency, and corporate strategy involvement are continually increasing. Therefore, a deeper understanding of the role, tasks, and responsibilities of the board is needed to cope with the increasing demands of these topics.


  1. How to translate US practices to European governance?
  2. What are the global oversight challenges boards worldwide face in disruptive times?
  3. How boards can deal with innovation, global ventures,  agility and emerging technologies?
  4. How to make good decisions in moments of truth?
  5. What should be on the board’s agenda from 2024 onwards related to shared value creation?


Maximize Your Board’s Potential – June 2024

Program Dates: 10-13 June 2024 (4-day program)

Location: Harvard Faculty Club in Cambridge, MASS, USA

Time schedule: 09.00h-21.00h GTM-5

Faculty: Prof. Dr. Fred van Eenennaam, and multiple guest speakers, each with their unique expertise concerning governance.

Themes: Managing boards across the world, Shred value creation, Board dynamics and moments of truth, Managing innovation and advanced digital technologies

Program details: The sessions take place in the elegant Harvard Faculty Club. Other activities will be organized on campus and in Cambridge, MA, USA. The curriculum is based on group work and Learning by the Case Method.

Participation Fee: €8.685

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Participant profile

Maximize Your Board’s Potential is an invitational program for board members and executives.

Many executives and vice presidents of large companies participated in past editions of the program. For them, understanding new corporate governance has proven to be extremely useful when intending to expand business ventures, navigate complexity, risks and uncertainty, and last but not least develop leadership tools.


“This class does an excellent job for senior business leaders to understand new corporate governance, the dynamics between the CEO, the Chairman and other members of the Board and to understand how audit, corporate governance nominating & compensation and risk management committees can function best. It makes it easy to appreciate board, executive team and shareholder perspectives in a US and European setting.”

Gerard Paulides, Shell International Europe, CFO Vice President Strategy & Finance –

Trusted by 206 companies

In the sessions, I enjoyed the diversity of the group. A diversity of backgrounds, functions, and companies. There are a number of lasting relationships coming out of my participation that have been very helpful in my daily life and work as well.
Niels van Namen
EVP Global Healthcare, CEVA Logistics

Program Director

Prof. Dr. Fred van Eenennaam besides being an esteemed academic is an international non-executive and supervisory board member and the director of the consultancy firm The Decision Group.
He’s been teaching Strategy & Governance to executives, board members, and MBAs for 15 years.
He was the 8th member of the Microeconomics of Competitiveness Initiative at Harvard Business School and Prof. M. E. Porter, Ph.D. added him to his HBS Hall of Fame in 2012.


During the Harvard Business Case Method you can put yourself in the shoes of decision-makers at a real organisation facing a business issue. Often, the objective of the discussion is not to reach a consensus, but to understand how different people arrive to diverse conclusions. The discussions help you to get insights into various strategic and governance challenges and improve your decision-making process.

Read more about the Case Method.


One business case discussion can take 1 -2 hours long., depending on the session. During the masterclasses the case discussions lasts for 1 hour 30 mins.

The self tutorial directive is approximately 2 hours for each case.

Our programs are dedicated to executives, directors and business leaders. You can expect to have practical discussions with a small group of peers during the sessions. This ensures high quality, dynamic conversations and match making opportunities.

If you signed up to one of our programs but can’t make it, don’t worry! We can sign you up to the next one with the topic of your interest!

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