Helping next generation decision-makers to achieve, advance and excel in trusted C-suite and Board positions in family enterprise and private capital.
EY NextGen is a global leadership platform built on three pillars:
- EY NextGen Academy: an executive learning program to enhance the performance and impact of nextgen leaders
- EY NextGen Network: a global membership community where peers can connect and share professional insights and best practice
- EY NextGen Forum: in-person and virtual events tailored for nextgen leaders
EY NextGen Academy: we help you gain the right skills
Since 2008, EY NextGen has collaborated with top international executive education institutions to deliver a suite of programs in EY NextGen Academy to provide you with the skills you need to excel at any level.
Hardwired skills are the foundation for any successful leader. They don’t just happen. Leaders need to develop skills like business transformation or professional governance frameworks through a mix of formal and on-the-job learning.
The EY NextGen Academy combines three key principles: academic knowledge from top international executive education institutions, professional experience and insights from EY professionals, and leading practice sharing between global peers in a trusted environment.
A range of programs are offered to accommodate different stages of career progression.
- Board Professional Program: Advances your approach, skills and performance to serving on boards.
- Excellence Program: Builds your leadership skills and confidence in positions of trust.
- Advanced Program: Challenges you to consider how to apply leading-class practices and develop your social, teamwork and leadership skills.
- First Program: Prepares you to discover how you can apply your talents, skills and interests to real business issues.
Please connect with us to hear more about the Board Professional Program and the expected EY NextGen Academy line-up for 2022-2023.
Board Professional Program
Are you serving or considering serving on a private or family enterprise board? EY professionals can help.
Join us in San Francisco/Palo Alto and Paris/Fontainebleau, for the in-person EY NextGen Academy Board Professional Program 2022, where you will:
- Explore advanced governance topics while preparing for a future shaped by innovation and disruption.
- Professionalize your approach to serving on boards, advising the management team, and bringing value to ownership.
- Discover how to use your unique point of view to refresh the board’s thinking and foster a culture of innovation.
- Learn how to effectively serve the board’s interests and balance them with the family’s desires related to board composition, member rotation and length of service.
EY NextGen Network: we help you make meaningful connections
With 850 leaders, our EY NextGen Network is your community. We know that you value practical knowledge and experience which is often extended through engagement in informal channels such as peer networks.
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What do our alumni have to say about EY NextGen?
It’s a great opportunity to talk with people from different parts of the world and also from different industries about issues that are incredibly common with you.
Carla Venesio believes that to embrace the full potential of their ambition, business leaders need to be brave, open-minded and resilient. She says that when those qualities are paired with vision, they create a dramatic impact by changing the way people think, act and behave.
Having a clear vision is important to Carla. As the Director of Private Banking and Wealth Management at Banca del Piemonte, she is navigating the digital transformation of the banking sector. “You need to know where you want to go, you try to understand the big picture of what you are doing, and you find a way to do it,” she says.
“The way clients and customers think and act is very different than in the past,” Carla says. “We are trying to change the business model in a way that improves the user experience for our clients.” To that end, she is working with her team to harness the digital revolution and invest in technological solutions.
Her family, which founded the bank in 1912, is fully committed to this project. “We all agree that we need to make this big shift and change the business model we’ve been used to in the past,” she says. “They trust me a lot.”
Trust is important to a family enterprise, and it’s one of the many relatable topics that attendees discuss at the EY NextGen Academy. “It’s a great opportunity to talk with people from different parts of the world and also from different industries about issues that are incredibly common with you,” Carla says.
I had a number of issues that I was able to share and ask others about. Their advice directly impacted the way I approached the situation.
Douglas McAlpine knows that a leader’s groundbreaking ambitions can lead to revolutionary outcomes. When Renewable Energy Systems was founded 35 years ago, the company was focused on R&D in a high-risk, nascent industry. Today, the technologies are commercialized and the industry is on the brink of a potentially huge expansion.
“Renewable energy is one of the most important answers to decarbonizing the world and electrifying our energy use,” says Douglas, who is the Chairman of the company’s North American subsidiary. “The people who led my family business at the beginning were visionaries. If it wasn’t for them, we wouldn’t be where we are today.”
As a fifth-generation member of the family enterprise, Douglas sees the business attracting the attention of younger generations who are interested in sustainability. Their interest reveals one way a family legacy can evolve. “I think legacy can really shine a light on some of the issues that we face today,” he says. “A lot of the lessons learned can be reapplied to today’s world.”
One of those lessons is the importance of culture. “We have four core values: passion, accountability, collaboration and excellence,” Douglas says. “We believe that if everyone in the company demonstrates them and excels at them, then the company hugely increases its ability to succeed.”
Another key to success came from networking at the EY NextGen Academy. “I had a number of issues that I was able to share and ask others about,” he says. “Their advice directly impacted the way I approached the situation.”
EY NextGen Forum: we help you have the right experiences
EY NextGen Forum convenes the global nextgen community through exclusive events, both in-person and virtual. We provide the global scale, personal support and inclusive culture to help you become the best version of yourself.
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