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Description

Digital transformation is accelerating across all industries, with companies exponentially increasing investment in emerging technologies, embracing innovation and committing to leveraging digital solutions across their entire business value chains. From the front-end, customer-facing processes to the search for efficiency of back-end operations, including product and business model development and innovation, no area of an organization is left untouched. In this rapid transformation, boards’ traditional oversight models and tools are often too slow, or inadequate. This course will address how corporate directors can add strategic value to the digital transformation process while fulfilling their oversight and fiduciary duties.

Current Offerings

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    City Course Code Instructor Led Session  Application Deadline
    Online DIT001 April 6, 2022 
    10am-2pm EST
    March 4, 2022
    Online DIT002 June 14, 2022
    10am-2pm EST
    May 16, 2022

Eligibility


  • The Digital Transformation from the Boardroom course is ideal for boards of directors of for-profit, Crown and not-for-profit organizations who want to enhance their oversight of their organization’s digital transformation process. 

Objectives


  • This course is designed to build directors’ skills and knowledge to fulfill their strategic responsibilities and effective oversight of their organizations’ digital transformation journeys.  Specifically, participants will:

    •  Understand their role in establishing the digital transformation vision, ambition and roadmap
    •  Assess the organization’s digital maturity and readiness, and identify human and technology gaps
    •  Obtain the tools and define the metrics necessary for the governance of digital transformation projects
    •  Access and benchmark resources allocated for digital transformation
    •  Define and mitigate specific risks linked to the digital transformation
    •  Learn to build the connection between the strategic ambition and the culture required
    •  Understand how to engage in conversations about technology and ethics
    •  Learn about optimal board structure and composition during digital transformation
    •  Develop the board’s learning agenda to support the oversight of their organization’s digital transformation journey

Benefits


  • Directors will be equipped with the necessary knowledge, tools and practical insights to bring strategic value to the oversight of their organization’s digital transformation process.

Format


  • This program uses a blended online learning model that weaves together best practices in adult education with creative networking opportunities.
    The model includes:

    Independent online learning (three to four hours)
    Comprised of videos, webinars, podcasts, readings, polls and more, independent learning enables participants to work through material at the time and pace that best suits their individual needs. It also allows for content to be broken into shorter, more digestible sections, and delivered in multiple formats to appeal to different preferences.
     
    Live, instructor-led session (approximately four hours)
    This instructor-led online session will focus on the application of concepts covered through independent learning. The live session might include class discussions, breakout group discussions and exercises, Q & A with instructors and other experts, simulations, live interactive panel discussions, live polling and online chats.
     
    Supplemental resources and tools
    Participants may receive supplemental resources to augment the required components of their independent learning packages.
     
    Learning sustainment and engagement opportunities
    Following course completion, participants will be invited to join an Alumni Portal, becoming part of a community of practice where they gain access to tools and resources to help apply course learnings in real-life settings. They will also have opportunities to engage in discussion forums with course peers to exchange questions, ideas and experiences that will round out their newly acquired knowledge and skills.

Faculty

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