Postgraduate Programmes2020-03-24T18:09:21+00:00

Postgraduate Board Practice and Directorship Programmes

The first postgraduate qualification programme for practising board members, with academic accreditation recognised within the EU,  offered by ENVISIA in partnership with the triple-accredited Henley Business School.

Come and join on the 21th of June 2020 the first Generation of Board Directors with an international accreditation recognized in the European Union.

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PROGRAMME OVERVIEW

Focusing on governance and strategic oversight as a board-level stewardship responsibility, the programme provides you with the knowledge and skills to support effective judgements in board-level decision-making and promote longer-term resilient governance.

ENVISIA is proud to announcing the launch in partnership with Henley Business School the Postgraduate Certificate in Board Practice and Directorship (PGCert BPD).

Successful completion of the PGCert BPD may give participants the opportunity to progress further and obtain an MA in Board Practice and Directorship.*

The Programme is delivered by expert academic faculty, with insights from highly experienced board practitioners. It also draws extensively on the top-team governance research conducted at Henley Business School, which covers more than 19,000 organizations across 43 countries.

WHO SHOULD ATTEND

Experienced practising board members:

  • Chairs,
  • C-Suite level: chief executive officers (CEOs), chief financial officers (CFOs) etc
  • Senior independent directors (SIDs),
  • Non-executive directors (NEDs)
  • Company secretaries

from across the private, public and third sectors.

The programme may also suit senior managers with directorship potential, noting that at Stage 3 each participant needs access to a current real-world, board-level governance issue.

PROGRAMME EXPERIENCE

Delivered in Romania, the PGCert BPD is a part-time programme consisting of three two-day workshops combined with self-study. It is expected that participants will be currently employed.

The PG Certificate in Board Practice and Directorship comprises of three modules taught over a 1 week intensive period.  An individual assignment and group case study is required to be submitted each month during the 3 months following the workshops.  Workshop attendance and successful completion of all assignments for each module are compulsory in order to achieve the award.  Participants are also required to keep a reflective learning journal.

For more information about Henley Postgraduate qualification Programmes please access: https://www.henley.ac.uk/executive-education/course/ma-board-practice-directorship

* Henley Business School may launch Stages 2 and 3 following successful completion of the PGCert BPD, subject to minimum student numbers being reached.

  • Different roles at board level and their responsibilities as part of the board
  • Developing awareness of your own strengths, weaknesses and background
  • Influencing skills at board level
  • How boards can enable strategy design and execution
  • The nature of dysfunctional boards and the issues they face
  • The importance of succession planning to director effectiveness
  • Balancing short-term and longer-term board value
  • The board-level impact on processes, decisions, diversity and dynamics, as well as how these outcomes affect sustainability for internal actors, external influences, and organisational change and innovation
  • The relationship between boards and investors
  • The differences between ownership types and their change implications
  • The effectiveness of independent directors
  • Key relationships within the organisation (e.g. Chairman-CEO; CEO-Board)
  • ‘Common good competitiveness’ as a more sustainable alternative to profit orientation, short-termism, or shareholder/self-interest
  • The relationship between risk and uncertainty in relation to business decisions, behavioural economics, cognitive bias, accounting and finance, and handling conflict and crises
  • Appetite and tolerance for risk
  • The link between risk and internal/external factors
  • How boards and board members interpret and report risk
Programme Scheduling

APPLICATION PROCESS

Entry requirements

  • A Master’s degree or a good BA degree (or equivalent)

  • Organizational leadership/board experience, or at least three years’ senior management experience with board-level access

  • Access to a live board-level governance challenge identified in your proposal

  • English language proficiency: IELTS 7.0, with no element below 6.0 (see note below) OR an “English Proficiency at Work” document – signed by current employer)

    Applicants who possess exceptional organisational experience but do not meet the standard academic requirements are welcome to apply and may be considered for entry onto the programme on a case-by-case basis.

  • Fill in the Application Form (online)
  • Upload  Your CV in English (in the Application)
  • Copy/scan of the official qualification diploma / certificate transcript in English
  • 2 Referrals: from Board of Director’s Level or work superiors
  • English Language proficiency document/s
  • Fill in the   Personal Development Plan

Successful completion of the PGCert will take up to 8 months part time as dictated by the submission and marking timetable ( See Programme description )
Any subsequent Stages* are also designed to take up to 8 months part time.

* Henley Business School may launch Stages 2 and 3 following a student’s successful completion of the PGCert BPD, subject to minimum student numbers being reached.

Enrolment process timeline:

– Enrolment file submission: Starting date: 20th of October 2019 – Closing date: 22th of January 2020

-Interview sessions and feedback on admission:  Starting date: 1st of November 2019 – Closing date: 31st of January 2020

Official offer submission from Henley, if successful application: 7th– 10th of February 2020

Offer acceptance and payment: within 10 days from the invoice received, not later than 20th of February 2020

Complete the enrolment process and receive University of Reading student credentials – Access to Henley’s virtual learning environment upon completion of programme online enrolment

Successful completion of the PGCert will take up to 8 months part time as dictated by the submission and marking timetable (See Programme description)
Any subsequent Stages* are also designed to take up to 8 months part time.

* Henley Business School may launch Stages 2 and 3 following a student’s successful completion of the PGCert BPD, subject to minimum student numbers being reached.

Upon successful completion, you will be awarded the PGCert BPD, an internationally recognised qualification from a triple-accredited, global business school.

Participants who successfully complete the PGCert may have the opportunity to progress on to the Postgraduate Diploma (PGDip) and Masters (MA) stages*:

The PGDip BPD (Stage 2) is designed to focus on board dynamics and offer mentoring for you as a director

The MA BPD (Stage 3) is designed to give more specialist sector expertise (private, public and third sectors), including applied research into a real-world board-level governance issue

For more information about Henley Postgraduate qualification Programmes please access: https://www.henley.ac.uk/executive-education/course/ma-board-practice-directorship

* Henley Business School may launch Stages 2 and 3 following successful completion of the PGCert BPD, subject to minimum student numbers being reached.

  • Postgraduate Certificate :  €10,000 *
  • Postgraduate Diploma:  €10,000 **
  • MA in Board Practice and Directorship:  €10,000 **
*Applications are only open for PGCert
** Henley Business School may launch Stages 2 and 3 following a student’s successful completion of the PGCert BPD, subject to minimum student numbers being reached.

Applications are only open for PGCert

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For more details regarding our programme, entry requirements and prices, please download our brochure.

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WHO WILL BE TEACHING?

Prof. Andrew Kakabadse
Prof. Andrew KakabadseProfessor of Governance & Leadership Programme / Director of the Board Directors’ Programme
Prof. Nada Korac Kakabadse
Prof. Nada Korac KakabadseProfessor of Policy, Governance and Ethics
Dr Nadeem Khan
Dr Nadeem KhanProgramme Director of the MA Board Practice and Directorship / Lecturer in Governance, Policy & Leadership
Garry Honey
Garry HoneyDirector, Chiron Risk
Dr Jessica Yang
Dr Jessica YangAssociate Professor in Accounting and Financial Management
Angela Rosca
Angela RoscaManaging Partner, TAXHOUSE
Narcisa Oprea
Narcisa OpreaPartner at Schoenherr
Adrian Florea
Adrian FloreaSenior Partner Business Advisory Trend Consult

Why join our programme?