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
  • International oriented
  • The power of teamwork and exchanging ideas with peers
  • Superior location with all-in hospitality guarantees 100% dedication

The main topics of the GCEP

The main topics of the General Counsel Executive Program are:

  • C-Suite strategic management & risk management
  • Corporate governance; a strategic perspective
  • Reputation management & communication
  • Legal operations & legal tech
  • Effective leadership

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 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. The General Counsel Executive Program Faculty will organise high-level alumni activities to maintain these relationships after completing the Program.

A big help on the path as GC from legal advisor to strategic advisor
I was expecting an inspirational and stimulating program with co GC’s who will be open to share their successes and inner questions with humor and who were, just like me, seeking to grow.

I got a week, full of theoretical information which put a sound base in strategic thinking and with practical insights from the teachers as well as from the co GC’s. I got the definite confirmation that wanting to be compliant is all about the strong believe that it is a genuine part of doing business and all about reputation. I found out that corporate governance is just a way to get things done in the right way, consciously, in control and taking into account the different stakeholders and there specific interests and needs. Next I learned that reputation is build up on a strong sustainable internal alignment and that professional reputation management is essential to successfully preserve and innovate. The 5th day I build a strong believe in the great need of not only having a solid legal strategy but also that there is a way out in the constant pressure to do more in less time and with less capacity by embracing legal technology and alternative suppliers. The final day was all about leadership in which we were softly coached by the sheep’s and a bit firmer by learning that effective leadership is all about performance.

Summarizing an inspiring week with nice, open and realistic GC’s , perfectly taken care of by the staff of the Hotel Mansion Het Roode Koper and a big help on the path of the transition as GC from legal advisor to strategic advisor. – Miriam Clercx, Head Legal Affairs, Coöperatie VGZ