GUBERNA Summer School

GUBERNA Summer School

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Focus

The GUBERNA Summer School is a brand-new initiative as part of our open education programme that promotes continuous learning and brings our alumni up to speed with new developments.

The training focuses on topics that constitute a strategic challenge for good governance. It aims to maintain a high level of knowledge and competence for our alumni.

Themes

In a reflection at the start of the year, GUBERNA pinpointed its research and education themes for 2020. We predicted that two key elements of the third wave of governance would play a determining role in 2020. First, the role of organisations in society will continue to grow while also being questioned, and their impact on sustainability regulations and measures is increasingly relevant. Second, the interconnectivity of people, organisations and society is exponentially expanding due to far-reaching technological and digital development.

How can organisations be agile and impactful in an increasingly connected and cooperative world? How can they adapt to a “changing environment”, marked by this new cross-cutting societal issue of sustainable development? GUBERNA, conscious of these questions, originally conceived the Summer School to help its alumni optimise their capacity to adapt to Digitalisation and Sustainability.

However, no one could have imagined how these topics have become even more relevant in the current times.  

In these times of Covid-19, digitalisation has proven itself as unavoidable in all companies. Our summer school will serve as a moment of reflection on how we can structuralise this digitalisation in the future functioning of boards and organisations. Sustainability is perhaps a topic which has disappeared from the agenda of boards in these times of crisis. However, preparing for the post-Covid future, sustainability topics will and should reappear most profoundly in all organisations. This is the time to integrate sustainability in all our actions.

Furthermore, the question also rises if sustainability and digitalisation are linked with each other: are they mutual exclusive? Or are they compatible, even enhancing each other?

We invite you to learn, reflect and act with us in our workshop and case study!

What to expect?

  • Fully digital – Watch & participate from the comfort of your home or office. We care about your health and safety! 

  • Q&A opportunities throughout the sessions to ask experts your questions 

  • Interactive workshops 

  • Digital networking moments in small groups  

  • Gain continuous education points as an alumni: Day 1: 7 points; Day 2: 6 points 

  • The sessions will be given predominently in English

  • Certificate of completion for attending full programme (2-days) 

  • Free digital book Digitalis by Thierry Geerts

Your investment

  • Day 1: € 385 (excl VAT)
  • Day 2: € 345 (excl VAT)
  • Full programme: € 700 (excl VAT)
  • Premium members: Full programme with Premium member discount:  € 595 (excl VAT)
  • Non-members: Full programme with trial membership for 2020:  € 800 (excl VAT)

09:00

Digitalis and its relevance in the new world (Thierry Geerts, CEO Google Belgium)

10:30

Break

11:00

Digitalisation in the boardroom (Steven De Haes, Dean Antwerp Management School & Digital Strategy Expert)

12:30

Lunch and digital networking in small groups

13:30

Workshop 1: Cybersecurity for Boards - Risks of digitalisation. What should a board know? (Toreon)

14:45

Break

15:00

Workshop 2: Advantages of Data Management for Boards (XPLUS)

16:15

Break

16:30

Workshop 3: Legal aspects of digitalisation (NautaDutihl)

17:45

Closing

08:30

Workshop: The what, why and how of sustainability? (Sandra Gobert, Chief Executive Officer GUBERNA)

10:00

Break

10:30

A Sustainability Board Dilemma (Prof. dr. Abigail Levrau, Knowledge & Research Officer GUBERNA)

12:30

Lunch

13:30

Testimonial - How to bring Sustainability in the board (Emilie de Morteuil & Astrid Van Parys, Colruyt Group)

14:45

Break

15u00

Alumni session on sustainability

17:00

Closing GUBERNA Summer School

Partners
Prijzen

Day 1
€ 385 (excl VAT) 

Day 2
€ 345 (excl VAT)

Full programme 
€ 700 (excl VAT)

Punten
Day 1: 7 points; Day 2: 6 points