Board Challenge


We support you as a Senior Executive if you consider to assume Board roles in your reflection about your transferable interpersonal and technical skills you can offer to a Board. In addition, you gain insights on the type and culture of Boards that meet your skills, expectations and values.


  • Insights about your transferable interpersonal and technical skills with regard to a future Board role
  • Comprehensive feedback about the optimal cultural fit with a Board
  • Preparation of your “Board Pitch” that will boost the nomination process as a new member of a Board
  • Linking you to networks of professionals on Board level, access to information about Board issues and exclusive events that can accelerate your Board career
  • You benefit from our longstanding experience on Board level interaction and evaluation


  • A half-day programme that includes multiple senior assessors from xcg
  • A multitool approach of self-reflection, presentation, interviews, simulations
  • Based on key skills that future boards require:
    • Leadership
    • Relationship Management
    • Collaboration
    • Strategy & Transformation
    • Self-Management
    • Technical Skills & Experience


  • Briefing session between you and xcg assessor about your requirements and expectations as well as to provide more information on the Board Challenge itself
  • The Board Challenge consists of the following elements:
    • Personal preparation
    • Interview “Skill Transfer”
    • Presentation “Board Pitch”
    • Meeting simulations
Evaluation & feedback
  • Personal written report on your transferable skills and concise recommendations as a basis for your personal and professional development towards a Board role
  • Personal feedback session with xcg to discuss the report and concrete next steps in acquiring a Board position

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