FROM CFO

TO BOARDMEMBER 

LEARNING OBJECTIVES

BOARDS ARE HUNGRY FOR CFO TALENT, BUT ARE YOU READY?

The appetite of shareholders for CFOs to serve on their corporate boards is big and getting bigger. Companies want executive and non-executive leaders who can provide comfort and confidence in an uncertain world. The CFOs unique combination of analytical, technical and strategic capabilities means that they are arguable best placed to provide it. Regulatory pressure has also increased demand for financial expertise. CFO’s are therefore sometimes better placed than CEO’s to fulfilling board roles, because CEO’s are less accustomed to taking the analytical, challenging approach towards board decision makers.

“The language of boards is the language of finance and value. It should be a very easy environment to a CFO to fit into”, is an argument that does not always hold. Finance skills alone do not necessarily make someone a good board director, but financial expertise is desperately needed. To become a good director with impact, the CFO must develop some additional skills than the ones he needs to be a superb CFO. Furthermore, the CFO needs to become highly efficient, as a lack of time is a major constraint to take non-executive positions.

For many CFOs, the demands of their core responsibilities are simply too much and the risk to overstretch is significant.

When you are engaged as a CFO in a board, the audit committee role shows up first, but you don’t want to be pigeonholed as a CFO. Your experience and inspiration is much vaster than that and we help you to use it in your role as board member.

DAY 1 (1/2)

PERSPECTIVES ON LEADERSHIP

This session will begin with an overview of leadership paradigms and how this is reflected in a wide variety of leadership theories and models. We will present an overall framework which will enable you to identify key differentiating characteristics of the various approaches to leadership. We will be exploring a variety of concepts such as vertical vs. horizontal leadership, the leadership culture in organisations and neurotic leadership and leadership derailment. During the session there will be ample opportunity for you to discuss in small groups specific aspects related to your leadership style and leadership experiences as a means of enhancing both your self perception and gaining deeper appreciation for similarities and differences among your peers.

Key to this session is the goal of increasing the number of ‘lenses’ you have available in your “leadership tool kit” in order to increase your ability to be effective in leading and managing the various stakeholders with whom you interact, as well as assisting others in their leadership development.

Learning goals for this session are to:

1. Present the variety of leadership theories and approaches and to understand the state of the art of the Leadership models.

2. Develop an appreciation for the specific contribution of the psychodynamic perspective in terms of leadership and  leadership development.

3. Provide an opportunity for self-reflection and the acquisition of different perspectives on leadership.

4. Become aware of the potential derailment for leaders and managers and how to avoid them.

 

 

ABOUT THE FACULTY

MARCIA DE WACHTER

Marcia De Wachter was the first woman to obtain  a PhD in economics at the University of Antwerp. She served in several positions at the National Bank of Belgium where she was the first woman to become Vice Governor in its 168 year history. She is founding member of the international Women’s Forum for Economy and Society. Marcia is INSEAD and IPSIS Institute certified business and leadership coach.

TOM BAMELIS

CFO Ackermans & Van Haren and boardmember at several companies

FRANCIS AMPE

Past CFO and Boardmember at Exki, Willemen Groep, AZ Maria Middelares, Securex

JOHAN DE LILLE

CFO BMT Group and boardmember Materialise

LEO STEENBERGEN

Past CFO and Boardmember at Biocartis, Metalum Holding, Ledsky

MORE INFO

HOW TO GET THE MOST OUT OF YOUR TRAINING

Combine with

• "Negotiation skills" by Luis Almeida Costa - module in the Executive Master in Finance

• "Understand the impact of macro-economics" by Peter Praet and JeanPierre Vidal - module in the Executive Master

Solvay - Building J

Franklin Rooseveltlaan 42

1050 Brussels

 

The Solvay building is located in the green heart of Brussels, on the edge of the beautiful Ter Kameren forest and a 15-minute walk (or 5 minutes by public transport) from the bustling center of Brussels. If desired, there are numerous
accommodation options (hotels and (air) bnb) in the neighborhood and in the center of the city. Need help?  Do not hesitate to contact us.

4.950 euro, excl VAT

5 days training

 

5.650 euro, excl VAT

5 days training + coachingsession

NEXT TRAINING DATES

JUNE 2020 11-12

SEPTEMBER 2020 10-11-12

 

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