Board effectiveness, director effectiveness, board simulation programs (NL & fr)
Institut belge des Administrateurs (GUBERNA)
"The GUBERNA courses on Director Effectiveness (fundamentals at the individual director level) and Board Effectiveness (appropriate board structure and functioning at the collective level) are complementary, with a well-structured mix of essential methodology, practical case studies, and insightful testimonies by external chairmen from listed, unlisted and public sector groups sharing their governance experiences. The combination of high quality speakers, diversity of the participants, and a very practical approach also contributed to an extremely valuable professional education."
ILA Certified Director 2013
"I have served as a Management Company Board member for years. The ILA certification process was an opportunity to benchmark my personal practices and beliefs with the guidance and best practices recommended by high level professionals in the world of Governance. It was also an opportunity to refresh my knowledge in certain fields of expertise.
I took benefit from the partnership existing between ILA and GUBERNA to complete my certification. That offered me great networking opportunities and it exposed me to an environment that was less financially centric than Luxembourg.
The ILA certification process brought me a lot, in personal and professional fields."
ILA Certified Director 2017
"Very interesting certification not only because of the huge variety of topics covered but also because of the multiple human encounters across all nationalities and sectors. Highly recommendable !”
ILA Certified Director 2017
"I went through the Guberna cycle and the good thing about the Guberna training path is that as a participant are surrounded by people with 10-15 years of relevant experience, where one can learn a lot from. And then after the intensive work, there is the fun part, such as case studies, socializing during coffee break and networking with your fellow alumni. The good thing is also that Guberna is built on solid and experienced teachers and an highly motivated staff aiming at giving the best experience to the participants.
Great certification and training are founded on great partnerships, that is more than the sum of its parts. The great thing about ILA is that they understand the essentials of success, i.e. partnering up with someone who is better than you at certain things. That is exactly what Guberna very well understood from their side also when teaming up with ILA.
Certification will become more and more key and will for sure procure in the future a competitive advantage in a selection process and might even become a condition precedent for a certain type of director mandates. Don’t make a mistake: certification doesn’t equal nor guarantee necessarily independence of mind or a relevant skill set, nor does it warrant the most important feature of an independent director, i.e. his/her financial independency versus the director mandate. The certificate however shows that a certified director benefits from a regular training and has acquired the relevant theoretical background and continues to update these basic skills."