At a glance

In Short

  • 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 which guarantees 100% dedication

The main topics of the GCEP

The main topics of the General Counsel Executive Program are:

  • The General Counsel of the Future
  • C-Suite Level Strategic analysis & Competitive Strategy
  • Corporate Venturing
  • Corporate Strategy, Ownership & Governance
  • Reputation Management & Communication
  • Legal Departments: the future, technology and Covid-19
  • Intercultural Management
  • Effective Leadership & being a better-trusted advisor to CEO’s

Each topic will take a full and intensive day and is lead by a distinguished visiting Professor of a leading International oriented University.

International perspectives from experienced faculty

The Program has a strong international focus, and includes cases and course topics about international management and the strategic management of internationally oriented enterprises. Its diversity is also reflected by the Program’s instructors, who are leading researchers and experienced executive educators with international backgrounds.

Executive-level management challenge

The Program offers academic training and strategic management knowledge that cannot be obtained through experience alone. It is a valuable opportunity for GC to understand, experience, and acquire the management styles applied in different legal and business environments. It also helps participants to develop a strategic vision, analytical skills, and a pragmatic approach as a GC.

Extensive networking opportunities

Participants can use the Program to extend their network with high-calibre professionals. 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. The General Counsel Executive Program Faculty organises high-level alumni activities to preserve these relationships after completing the Program. For every edition of the Program all Alumni are invited to join the Alumni reunion event. Curious about the Alumni and their testimonials on the General Counsel Executive Program? Click here

GCEP Summer Course

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. Based on the wishes of the GCEP Alumni, it is determined each year which hot topics for GCs will be discussed and how. For example, the June 2021 topics will be: Financial Management for GCs, Change/Turnaround Management for GCs and Intercultural Management for GCs. It goes without saying that there is also a lot of time to catch up and to share new experiences and questions with your GCEP Alumni peers.

Challenges GCs to think beyond their traditional roles
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. – Schlumberger, Kevin van Tonder, General Counsel Legal Shared Services

Real added value for your daily work
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. – Engie The Netherlands, Michiel van Zijl, General Counsel, Member Executive Committee

A powerful and inspiring week
The GCEP 2018 was a powerful and inspiring week. An excellent mixture of a solid educational program with expert speakers on relevant topics and interaction between peers providing a platform to share day to day challenges and best practices – LeasePlan Corporation, Liza Hoesbergen, General Counsel & Director Group Legal