SME cycle

SME cycle

Corporate Governance Programme

GUBERNA developed this course based on years of experience as governance experts, with a specific focus on the needs of SMEs. The goal is to guide entrepreneurs on governance challenges in a pragmatic way, taking professional and personal aspects into account. We do this by creating a pleasant setting, where speakers and participants share their experiences. In order to create trust and an open dialogue, this course is restricted to a limited number of participants.


During the 5 evening courses, we review different themes that are essential for the board and for sustainable growth in SMEs. Step by step our experts give you the tools you need to (further) professionalize your SME. You hear first hand what works, what the keys are to success and also what does not work, what are the pitfalls you should avoid.

  • Session 1 – Should you choose a Board of Advisors or a Board of Directors?
  • Session 2 – There is no growth without committed shareholders. 
  • Session 3 – Internationalisation: think, act & achieve ! 
  • Session 4 – Risk-mapping: the Board of Directors as a strategic watchdog.
  • Session 5 –  Growth financing


We understand that every SME is unique: family businesses, start-ups, scale-ups all active in different sectors. Everyone is welcome! Moreover, to make this course even more valuable in terms of the learning experience we put together a varied group of participants and speakers. We provide recognizable content and examples, while also giving you inspiration about less obvious aspects.

Target audience

Are you active in an SME (founder, shareholder, board member) and are you looking for a short but in-depth learning journey to help your SME with its sustainable growth? Would you like to improve your governance and make your decision-making process more efficient, goal-oriented and resilient? Are you thinking about taking the next step towards implementing a Board of Advisors and/or towards a more active and professional Board of Directors, but do you still have questions? Or are you active in a Board of Advisors and would you like to expand your knowledge and network? Then, this course may be what you are looking for.

We welcome you with other business leaders, entrepreneurs and board members to start a constructive dialogue on good governance in Belgian SMEs!

Your investment

The prices below are for the full cycle.

Individual member

€ 665 (excl. VAT)

SME member

€ 598 (excl. VAT)


€ 995 (excl. VAT)
Incl. 1 year free individual membership valued at 330€ OR a discount on the SME membership valued at 380€

Interested in following this course?

See the following editions, dates and locations below. Or contact us via


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Did you know that you can use the subsidy KMO-portefeuille for our courses?
You can apply using the following code DVL 0109497.

KMO portefeuille

Qfor quality label

All GUBERNA education programmes, events and services received the Qfor quality label.

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