World’s leading executive program for General Counsel


The General Counsel of the Future
Prof. dr. Hans van Oosterhout
Corporate Venturing
Prof. dr. Vareska van de Vrande
C-Suite Level Strategic analysis & Competitive Strategy
Prof. dr. Pursey Heugens
Corporate Strategy, Ownership & Governance
Prof. dr. Hans van Oosterhout
Reputation Management & Communication
Prof. dr. Cees van Riel
Legal Departments: the future, technology and Covid-19
Prof. Richard Susskind OBE
Intercultural Management
Wanne Wiersinga
Effective Leadership & being a better trusted advisor to CEO’s
Kevin Murray

The next GCEP will take place from January 23 – 28, 2022

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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 risks, have experienced a significant change over the past years. GC are expected to be pro-active members of the corporate decision-making team and act as change agents. The world’s leading 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. From an experienced lawyer to a trusted advisor at CEO level. Enhance your business acumen to advance your career and ability to lead as a GC. A top-notch academic week with highly respected professors from renowned universities and business schools..

Become a modern legal business leader

The General Counsel Executive Program, a joint initiative of GCN, the network for General Counsel, and distinguished visiting Professors of renowned Universities and business schools, provides GC with the skills they need to excel in their current and future roles. The Program, which is intended for GC around the world, creates important new possibilities for innovation, leadership, and decision-making at the highest level associated with the GC’s position. This increases as companies become more international, with compliance, governance, reputation management, privacy and ethics put high on company agendas. During one 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 need in the future. In addition, it provides you with unique, first-hand knowledge and experiences of other GC and Executives.


All participants of the General Counsel Executive Program are invited to join the GCEP Alumni Community (GAC) and the online GAC platform. The purpose of the GAC is to establish a mutually beneficial relationship between the GCEP and its Alumni and is a great way to keep in touch with your fellow GCEP Alumni friends. The online GAC platform helps Alumni to connect with fellow GCEP graduates and offers access to valuable content, among which all the homework, studies and the presentations of the professors and updates on GCEP Alumni activities and gatherings. For every edition of the Program all Alumni are invited to join the Alumni reunion event.

Exclusively for GCEP Alumni, GCEP organises every year a GCEP Summer Course of two intensive days. To continue learning, to stay in the positive GCEP-flow and to further develop the bond between the GCEP Alumni. The next GCEP Summer Course for GCEP Alumni will take place from June 17-18, 2021.

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The next GCEP will take place from January 23 – 28, 2022

Registration is now open. We encourage you to register here since we only have limited capacity for this run.

Please note that the next GCEP will only take place if, at that moment, we can facilitate it Corona-proof and with the highest standards of safety. This means that in the location (Het Roode Koper) we will be able to abide by the regulations in force at that moment. And of course all participants will have their own room. We will give a final go or no go two months ahead. Up to that time we will not forward invoices either.

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

Amongst many others General Counsel of the following companies completed the GCEP successfully:

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