World’s leading executive program for General Counsel

Introduction & collaborative innovation
Prof. dr. Vareska van de Vrande
C-Suite strategic management & risk management
Prof. dr. Pursey Heugens
Corporate governance: a strategic perspective
Prof. dr. Hans van Oosterhout
Reputation management & communication
Prof. dr. Cees van Riel
Legal operations & legal tech
Prof. Richard Susskind OBE
Effective leadership
Prof. dr. Janka Stoker & Prof. dr. Harry Garretsen

General Counsel Executive Program

The role and position of General Counsel (GC), leaders of in-house legal teams and managers of their organisation’s legal risk, have experienced a significant change recently – especially during the global crisis. GC are no longer confined to a reactive role that consists of fighting fires on a daily basis for their organisations. They are expected to be proactive members of the corporate decision-making team and act as change agents. New ways of working are essential; GC have to deliver cost-effective and responsive legal services to their businesses, and the GC’s office should lead the way with technology to drive efficiency and manage change and risk. Now is the time to prepare for these challenges. The General Counsel Executive Program will teach you how to become a modern legal business leader, and how to prepare for future challenges internally and externally.

Become a modern legal business leader

The General Counsel Executive Program, a joint initiative of General Counsel Netherlands (GCN) and distinguished visiting Professors of first class Universities, provides GC with the skills they need to excel in their current and future roles. Its primary focus is not on technical legal skills, but on increasing the GC’s business acumen. The Program, which is aimed at GC around the world, unleashes enormous opportunities for innovation, leadership, and decision-making at the highest levels associated with the GC’s position. These opportunities are increasing as companies become more international, and with compliance, governance, reputation management, privacy and ethics ranking high on company agendas. During a varied and intensive week, top instructors will provide you with indispensable knowledge and skills, as well as broad analytical concepts, tools, and the mindset GC members need in the future. In addition, it provides you with unique, first-hand knowledge and experiences of other GC and Executives.

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Next course: January 27, 2019 – February 1, 2019

  • From an experienced lawyer to a trusted business advisor at CEO level
  • A top-notch academic week
  • Highly respected professors from renowned universities
  • International oriented
  • The power of teamwork and exchanging ideas with peers
  • Superior location with all-in hospitality guarantees 100% dedication

Incredibly intense week and learning experience with best in class accessible speakers. Taking a step back, getting high level and strategic insights on our role as GCs in a changing economy is the best thing I have done in many years. I learnt a lot, came back with new ideas, met with awesome GC colleagues, and had some good fun too. I felt very energized after this week and have a lot to translate into concrete call to actions for my team. Vanessa Carpano-Chauvin , General Counsel EMEA, Align Technology

The GCEP is taking up the challenge to develop the General Counsels of the future, preparing them for an expanded, value-adding role in the businesses that they support. The program contains some thought provoking content and challenges GCs to think beyond their traditional roles in organisations. – Kevin van Tonder, General Counsel Legal Shared Services, Schlumberger

It was a privilege to be among 22 peers from a wide range of industries during the GCEP, where together with our professors we learned, discussed, shared experiences and enjoyed the high level, well balanced, challenging and divers program. It has left me fully inspired to take on the challenges of the modern GC. – Maaike van Urk, Group Legal & Business Affairs Director, Talpa Media

Real added value for your daily work. Good balance between intensity, fun and content!Unique to spend a week among peers and discuss relevant topics. – Michiel van Zijl, General Counsel, Member Executive Committee, Engie The Netherlands