Board of Directors Executive Program

Innovative creation of value within companies is a responsibility of the owners, the board of directors and senior management.
100 hours
On Campus
Monterrey and Mexico City

Value creation in the company: Corporate Governance

This program at EGADE Business School aims to improve knowledge, skills, attitudes and values of the directors to deal with a global business environment characterized by a high degree of competitive turbulence. The program provides tools, procedures and structures of the highest level for the operation of this important collegiate body, at the time that strengthens specific leadership skills and strategic vision to outline the organization's sustainable growth.

Guadalajara | February
Monterrey | March
Querétaro | September
Ciudad de México | October

Expert faculty. Flexible format
Monthly modules of two intensive days, conferences, panels and case discussions, delivered by an international expert faculty and consolidated business leaders with extensive experience in the strategic definition of corporate Boards of Directors.
The solution to institutionalize truly functional Boards of Directors
The program explores in depth the knowledge required for the professionalization of the board of directors and the implementation of corporate best practices.
Formulation of procedures to drive the value creation
In-depth understanding of the activities and responsibilities of the Board of Directors in a globalized, high-competitive business setting.
Building a robust system of corporate governance
Turn the Board into a source of competitive advantage.
Developing strategies for successful succession
The Chairman of the Board and CEO succession plan.
Professionalization of the Board or of the family business
Rethinking the most important features of the equity-holding and independent directors profile.
Awareness of successful cases of Board of Directors transformation
Success stories of boards of directors that have located their companies at the forefront of their industries.
A program designed for those who lead organizational change
Participation in the Board of Directors Executive Program requires a process of admission which will assess the characteristics of the candidate, as well as those of the company, aiming to ensure a unique experience and high value. This program is directed at:
Members of boards of directors
Company owners and managers
12 modules focused on value creation and corporate transformation
Module 1
From family business to corporations
  • According to the 2016 Global Innovation Index, companies around the world are looking to globalize more and more. The forecast is that this globalization network will expand, and that the role of innovation focused on the client, new companies or start-ups, suppliers, research centers and universities will grow as they become involved in supporting the Creation of value in medium and large companies. Success will be determined to the extent that all these players learn to collaborate with each other.
  • The objective of this workshop, which starts the program, is to demonstrate how corporate failure rates decrease as companies manage to maximize their competitive advantages through systematizing their value creation processes, both in their management and development of resources as well as their ability to respond quickly to change.
  • On the other hand, due to its importance in the Mexican economy and strong national and international competition, family businesses require an urgent renewal and adopt better corporate practices. "It is vital to migrate from a merely familiar company to its institutionalization".
Module 2
Boards of directors that really work
  • How to create Board of Directors that truly work and execute in a collegiate manner the mandate of the shareholders to create value and catapult the growth of the company?
  • This seminar has three objectives: a) to propose and review the typical functions performed by a high performance Board of Directors, in accordance with the best corporate governance practices recommended by corporate and institutional organizations, both national and international; b) clearly establish recommendations and guidelines for a Board to work efficiently and focused on developing key strategies and identifying opportunities for the creation of value and growth of the company; c) help shareholders and company officials to identify future needs and anticipate potential risks in a business environment that is constantly changing.
  • In this module, the participant will learn to build the ideal structure of a Board of Directors according to the profile and needs of their company and how a person should prepare to provide value as a counselor. Lessons learned from some Boards of Directors of companies listed on the BMV are shared.
Module 3
Setting a strategic course through scalability
  • How will the company continue to maintain its profitability with an efficient use of capital and in a sustainable? The focus of this module is to identify the differential competitive advantages that allow the company to excel above its direct competitors.
  • We will analyze the mega trends and industries of the future, and the new way in which leading companies are entering and participating in new sectors, arenas and market spaces. In this seminar / workshop the theme of innovation will be a constant as part of the strategy for the growth of the company and how it is that from the Board of Directors a culture of innovation is detonated.
  • What is strategic and what is not? How do you keep a Board focused on the strategic without mixing with the operation of the company? Through exercises and case studies, the participant can identify what is a strategy and what is not, develop skills for managers to apply a deeper thought about the business and the context in which they are, and learn how to generate agreements related to these strategies.
  • Through exercises using the CANVAS business model, the participant can endorse or reflect on their own business model.
  • At the end of this workshop the participant will have the tools to clearly define those strategies that are focused on scaling the company and answer the question: How will this strategy generate money?
Module 4
Capital budgeting systems and financing mechanisms
  • Derived from the previous workshop, the investments dictated by the company's business strategy require a scheme that allows not only selecting projects with positive net present value, but also the best combination of projects that maximizes the creation of value.
  • What is the best capital budgeting system that allows selecting investment projects with the greatest strategic impact? What criteria should be used to choose the best projects?
  • Additionally, the workshop is complemented with financing schemes to execute the investment projects that generate value for the company. When capital, when debt?
  • This part of the workshop includes information on organizations and institutions that offer financial support and financing schemes for your company.
Module 5
Corporate performance measurement
  • One of the main functions of the Board of Directors is to monitor the performance of both the company or institution and key executives. The main objective of a performance measurement and evaluation system is to support the Board in its role of monitor to verify progress against the established goals and, if necessary, correct the course.
  • In addition, the performance measurement system is intimately linked to the executive compensation system, and when they are in sync, they serve as a robust motivator for the healthy behavior of executives. In this seminar, different methodologies for measuring the performance of the company are reviewed, from the business strategy to financial performance.
  • In this part of the workshop, the convenience of creating different committees according to the specific needs of each company (such as the Audit or Corporate Practices Committees, for example) is set out in order to monitor more efficiently the different areas of the company. company.
Module 6
Executive compensation systems aligned with the company's growth
  • An issue directly linked to the previous workshop is that of executive compensation systems whose design should support the objectives and goals of the organization. A crucial question is: what should be the compensation package that aligns the managers with the objectives and strategic interests of the company or institution and the capital flows? This seminar reviews the main compensation schemes and instruments used in Mexico and other countries to align the interests of senior management with those of shareholders, and identifies which have been most successful and why.
Module 7
Management and risk control and internal control systems
  • The process of growth of a company also represents certain risks in different areas (labor, financial, administrative, computer, among others). The purpose of risk control is to analyze the operation, effectiveness and compliance of the protection measures in the different areas of the company to determine and adjust their deficiencies.
  • Risk management is a continuous process where the generation of information allows us to analyze and react quickly to possible contingencies. How do the company affect both internal and external factors? How do all these factors converge and affect the company? What are we not seeing? This workshop seeks to systematically analyze, through the Board of Directors, all the potential risks that the company could face.
  • Also, this seminar / workshop seeks to review with the participants the application of cutting-edge concepts in the area of ​​internal control, including the efficiency of business operations, the quality of financial information and compliance with laws, as well as other provisions applicable.
Module 8
Executive succession processes
  • In a business environment characterized by the strong presence of family businesses, such as Mexico and most Latin American countries, one of the main functions of the members of a Board of Directors is to guarantee the succession of the director general, president of the council or leader of the organization.
  • This seminar introduces successful succession schemes carried out in family businesses around the world. Some key questions are: is the performance of the Director General appropriate in the light of the strategic direction approved by the Board of Directors? Has the crossroads of replacing the current Director General been reached? What are the desirable functions and competencies of the Director General position?
  • This workshop addresses a fundamental aspect for the healthy relationship of the company with the family that owns it, through a Family Protocol. They are the agreed rules that ensure that everyone knows how to "play" in the commitment assumed to care for and increase that family patrimony (the company) in order to bequeath it to the next generation. The participant will have at his disposal tools that will help him to structure a process that forms a business family united by a common future.
Module 9
Ethics, sustainability and corporate social responsibility
  • This seminar seeks to deepen with the participants on corporate social responsibility as defined by the World Business Council for Sustainable Development: "It is the constant commitment of companies to behave ethically and contribute to economic development, while improving the quality of life of the workforce and their families, as well as the welfare of the community and society in general. "
  • The seminar / workshop tries to focus on the great interest that exists about the impact of business on social welfare, which in turn has promoted greater sensitivity to environmental and ethical issues. Corporate social responsibility goes beyond possible charitable activities, and focuses on taking into account the impacts of the company's decision-making processes, on the different groups of society and the environment within which it operates.
  • "Sustainability for a society means the existence of economic, ecological, social and political conditions that allow it to function harmoniously throughout time and space. In time, harmony must occur between current and future generations; in space, harmony must be generated between different social sectors, between women and men and between the population and its environment ".
Module 10
Mediation and resolution of conflicts of interest
  • All human activities or transactions involve negotiation processes. In the case of the family business, it is strategic that the Board of Directors can intervene to avoid conflicts of interest and maintain a focus on maximizing shareholder investment.
  • This seminar involves the participant in negotiations exercises of real cases and provides the framework to negotiate using practical, powerful and transformational techniques. The exercises include one-to-one negotiations and multiple interests, such as those that occur in council meetings, in national and international contexts. The seminar has been designed to enhance negotiation skills, as well as medication and conflict resolution techniques.
  • This workshop is also useful for understanding the external negotiation processes in the case of acquisitions or the incorporation of investors in the company.
Module 11
Regulatory framework and tax implications
  • This seminar / workshop reviews the legal framework that regulates the best corporate governance practices in Mexico, including compliance and reporting. It also includes the functioning of the legal systems of corporate governance in the United States, Europe and Japan.
  • This workshop highlights the duties and responsibilities of directors in accordance with the Law on Commercial Companies and the Securities Market for SAPIs, as well as other laws applicable to society, including the laws of Extinction of Domain, Money Laundering , of Acquisitions and Public Works.
  • When talking about the legal framework, a fundamental aspect is included, which is the function of the different bodies that make up the company, such as the Shareholders Assembly and the Board of Directors itself.
Module 12
Communication as a risk-control and value-creation tool
  • Convey the right message to both shareholders and all players who contribute company is very important as part of the process of value creation and risk control. This workshop focuses on supporting the participants in the creation of both a message and in knowing the different ways the company has to communicate it.
  • The idea is to use communication as a tool for transparency and generation of value towards the inside and outside of the company (including relations with investors). The workshop includes the information architecture, report and message to investors, as well as to the general public and that will serve as exercise in case the company has plans to reach the BMV.
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