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Rotman-ICD Board Dynamics for Executives

Guiding senior executives to truly excel in the boardroom

Develop a deeper understanding of how boards function while you gain new insights and build concrete skills to enhance your impact on board decisions.

Jointly developed by The Institute of Corporate Directors and the Rotman School of Management, Board Dynamics for Executives delivers a fresh perspective on optimizing board-management effectiveness from the other side of the boardroom table.

Key skills for boardroom success

Understand the role of your board.
Over three days you will learn how to clearly define board-management responsibilities, boundaries, lines of authority and accountability, and how to operate in the best interests of the organization.

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Know how to optimize management and board decision making.
Our board-experienced expert faculty will teach you how to manage the board information gap and engage in sound decision-making practices.

Have the tools and insights to integrate what you’ve learned and apply it right away.
During your time at Rotman you will build and commit to a personal action plan for improving effectiveness in your boardroom.


Faculty & Instructors

Rotman Executive Program faculty are known for their ability to translate the latest research into practical applications for the workplace, and to transmit skills to participants with the best teaching techniques. Industry leaders contribute to our programs to bring you the most up-to-date best practices and a wealth of real-world experience.

Meet the faculty and instructors teaching in Rotman-ICD Board Dynamics for Executives

Arnold-HughHugh Arnold is Adjunct Professor at the Rotman School of Management at the University of Toronto. Hugh has published extensively in and served on the editorial boards of leading scholarly journals and has written several books in the McGraw-Hill Series in Management. He teaches and consults on strategy, corporate governance, leadership development and human resource management. He was an undergraduate at the University of Alberta, and holds graduate degrees from Oxford and Yale.



fullbrook-BWMatt Fullbrook is a board effectiveness researcher and consultant based in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. Matt is the Manager of the Clarkson Centre for Board Effectiveness (CCBE) at the Rotman School of Management, University of Toronto. Matt has overseen the development and execution of all of the CCBE's projects since 2004, including the Globe & Mail's Board Games governance ratings, various Pay/Performance studies, SME governance ratings, and an ongoing study of the governance of family firms. As an independent consultant, Matt has advised dozens of boards of directors as an educator, facilitator and researcher, helping them to maximize their effectiveness through the development and implementation of valuable governance processes, policies and structures.



Day 1
Day 2
Day 3
  • Roles of the Board
  • Management in Value Creation
  • Stakeholders & Timeframes
  • Bridging the Information Gap
  • Improving Management & Board Decision Making
  • Challenges in Implementing Best Practices
  • Personal Action Plan
  • Integrating Best Practices Into Your Organization

We’re here to help.

This innovative program focuses on dramatically improving your abilities in the boardroom. Our expert faculty will guide you through every step.

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For more information and to apply, visit This program is not eligible for discounts. 

Application Process

Potential applicants who are unsure if their experience is suitable for admission to the BDE are encouraged to email the Program Officer, Education at to request a consultation regarding their eligibility. This program is not eligible for discounts. 

The Institute of Corporate Directors handles all program applications.

For more information and to apply visit Rotman-ICD Board Dynamics for Executives.



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2-day program

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The June 2020 offering of this program has been postponed.

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Rotman School of Management
Toronto, Ontario

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Participant profile:
Senior executives who interact with their Board of Directors

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$5,500 CAD + HST
for ICD members

$5,895 CAD + HST
for non-members

This program is not eligible for discounts.

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