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Description

Companies across all industries are increasing their investments in emerging technologies, embracing innovation, and leveraging digital solutions across their entire business value chains as digital transformation accelerates. From the front-end, customer-facing processes to the search for efficiencies 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.

Who Should Participate?

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

Key Benefits

  • After completing all components of the course, 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.
    Participants will be equipped with the necessary knowledge, skills, 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 structure that weaves together best practices in adult education with opportunities to engage with peers.

    The structure includes:

    1. Independent online learning (four to six hours)
    This is a critical component of the course (and includes videos, readings, polls, and more). It will prepare participants for effective participation in the live session and ensure they are ready to apply learnings from the course to their board work. The required independent learning should be completed prior to the live session. It is meant to be completed at a pace that works best for each participant.

    2. Live, instructor-led session (approximately four hours)
    This instructor-led online session will focus on the application of concepts covered through independent online learning. Attendance at the live session is required for successful course completion. The live session may include class discussions, breakout group discussions and exercises, Q & A with instructors and other experts, and live polling.

    3. Supplemental resources and tools
    Participants will receive supplemental resources to augment the required components of their independent learning packages.

    4. Learning sustainment and engagement opportunities
    Following course completion, participants will be invited to join an Alumni Portal, becoming part of a community 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 and apply their newly acquired knowledge and skills.

Current Offerings

  • City Course Application Deadline
    4 p.m. ET 
    Live session 
    10:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m. ET 
    Online DIT004 February 2, 2023 February 23, 2023
    Online DIT005 March 29, 2023 April 19, 2023
    Online DIT006 May 16, 2023 June 6, 2023

Faculty

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