EcoDa - Professional Development for European Directors

"New Governance Challenges for Board members in Europe"

The European Confederation of Directors Associations (ecoDa) has developed a unique European module for directors and supervisory board members seeking to gain European perspective on board functioning and corporate governance. As result of global economic forces, modern boards are becoming increasingly diverse in their composition and business perspectives. For companies operating across Europe, directors and supervisory board member must rapidly gain an understanding of unfamiliar corporate governance systems, regulations, and best practices. They also need an overview of the rapidly changing and often complex EU policy debate on corporate governance.


The main topics of the program are the following:

  • Diversity in Corporate Governance frameworks

    • Overview of European Corporate Governance: Diversity or Convergence?

    • Short presentations of key CG features in some major European economies

    • Serving as a director in different European corporate governance systems 

    • Corporate Governance for unlisted companies

    • Investor view – Topical issues

    • US Perspective

    • Future trends 

  • Corporate Governance as a tool to create business opportunities

    • The new EU developments & impact of sustainable finance on companies

    • ESG matters: how it impacts your business model and the decision-making at board level – Sharing experience 

  • Leadership & behaviours at board level

    • Board leadership in times of crisis: How to deal with uncertainty – Practical example

    • Boardroom Megatrend: Developing an Ethical Business Culture 

    • The European Market for Directorship

    • Testimonies of participants: How they managed to get their mandate

    • Board simulation on Boards’ Effectiveness

    • Group discussion - Board simulation 

 The program is designed for:

  • Non-executive directors (both newly appointed or experienced) with a cross-border mandate in their board activities or looking for such a mandate.

  • Anyone seeking to update their knowledge of recent EU policy developments in the field of corporate governance will also benefit from the module.

  • Those who have followed or are following national certification programmes.

Practical information

Attendance to this 3-day seminar is mandatory for the ILA Certified Directors. The session will take place on the 24th and 25th of March (if on site) or from the 23rd to the 25th (if online).

Participation fee: 1.210,00 € (VAT incl) for ILA members

For more information check out the ecoDa website and the programme 

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Why should European directors attend the training session and what are the benefits from this experience?

Have a look at the interview with Gerard Citroen (Programme Director of NCD) and Jean Coroller (Education Committee chair):

EcoDa 2 day program for European Directors

Date and Time

From 24/03/2022 08:00
To 25/03/2022 17:00

CPD Hours

16.0 hours


+ 32 2 231 58 11



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