Maximize Your Board’s Potential

12th-15th of June 2023, Harvard Faculty Club in Cambridge, MASS, USA

Why take part in this program?

  1. A state-of-the-art corporate governance program for the international summit
  2. All important aspects of board governance will be addressed
  3. Presented by world-leading professors from Harvard Business School, Harvard Law School, and Darden Business School among others
  4. Curriculum based on the Harvard Case Method, group work, and dilemma-solving exercises
  5. Themes: Managing boards across the world, Shred value creation, Board dynamics and moments of truth, Managing innovation and advanced digital technologies

You will learn

  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 2023 onwards related to shared value creation?


Maximize Your Board’s Potential – June 2023

Program Dates: 12th – 15th June 2023 (4-day program)

Location: Harvard Faculty Club in Cambridge, MASS, USA

Time schedule: 09.00h-21.00h GTM-5

Speakers and presenter: Prof. Dr. Fred van Eenennaam, and multiple guest speakers, each with their unique specialty with regards to governance.

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.


Take a look at the brochure for more information on the program or contact the program manager via

Who will benefit

Maximize Your Board’s Potential is intended for current and future board members and high-level executives. The program is given at an executive MBA level.

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, navigating complexity, risks and uncertainty, and last but not least in developing 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 –

Program description

Current and future 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. Join us to update your knowledge of the complex world that board members need to face in 2032 and the future.

During the intensive four days, eight thought leaders 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. Skills essential to governance excellence in today’s business landscape are also deliberated. Altogether, the focus will be on maximizing the board’s potential and the differences in the management of companies in the Netherlands and the US.

In these masterclasses


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.

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The masterclass session is about 4 hours. The online format starts at 2.00 pm and ends at 5.30 pm. When allowed by the COVID-19 regulation, the hybrid session is usually hosted in Amsterdam with participants connected from all around the world! When possible, a dinner is also included. 

The self tutorial directive is approximately 4 hours for each session.

Yes, we usually record our sessions for learning purposes. 

If you signed up to one of our masterclasses but can’t make it, don’t worry! We can sign you up to the next one!

Maximize Your Board's Potential

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