Strengthen your work for the board and gain a basic understanding of what is expected of an employee-elected board member. To be elected as the employee representative means insight and influence in the company. It is expected that you know your role and responsibility. The course will focus on how you best fulfil your role.
What will you gain from participating in “from Employee to Employee-elected Board Member”?
This course focuses on the transition which takes place when your role shifts between being employee and board member. There might be different expectations from different parties, and how is it possible to handle these different expectations? At the same time the course gives you insight into the role as board member, the complexity of the work and the different areas of work within a board of directors. The course also covers how to secure your work for the board is in compliance with the Companies Act. You will gain knowledge of specific tools which together with a necessary understanding of finance including the ability to read and understand annual accounts and key numbers, will ensure you are prepared for the role as a member of the board of directors. An important part of the work in the board of directors is to secure the “right” strategy for the company. This means developing a functioning strategy for the company and at the same time securing that top management complies with the instructions given by the board of directors. The strategy is the most important tool for the board of directors which is evident in the fact that in later years it has been more of a focus point in the boardrooms. The course will use instructors from CfL as well as external instructors from the business community to ensure theoretical as well as practical insight.
- Transition from employee to board member
- Responsibility and framework for board of directors
- Impartiality and confidentiality
- Active use of business procedures and matching of expectations
- Board meetings, agendas and summaries/negotiation protocol
- Annual accounts and annual reports
- General meeting
- Annual cycle for the board of directors
- Corporate governance
- The board of directors and strategy
- The value-adding collaboration within the board of directors
- Case work
- The board of directors’ 15 minutes and how to use it
Timeline for the course
The course is divided into 3 intense days. We ensure you gain the right competencies to fulfil your role as board member. We switch between presentations, cases, discussions and personal learning to use in one’s own work for the board of directors. The first two days are an overnight session at an external location included in the price for the course. The last session of the course is held at CfL in Copenhagen. Active involvements from the participants are expected on the 3 days of the course and in the form of homework between the two sessions. The course is relevant for new as well as experienced employee-elected board members.
Among former participants are employees from Billund Airport.