Fireside Chat: Who Gets on Boards, Who Has Influence, Who Has Decision Power?

Interview with Analyst Matt Moscardi on Patterns of Board Director Influence and Power Parity Challenges Facing DEI and ESG

The Board Work Ahead: Evaluating Your Board

Board evaluations and planning takes a careful balance of analyzing past performance, maintaining present-day priorities, and understanding what challenges may be approaching in the next 12 months. As your board and organization contemplate successes for the year and identify opportunities for improvement for next year, a practical framework can accelerate the evaluation and planning process.

Donna Hamlin, Ph.D., CEO of BoardWise. Hamlin shares her guidance and strategies for board evaluation and annual planning based on more than thirty years of corporate, governance and strategy consulting experience.

In this webinar, attendees will learn:

  • How to objectively evaluate board and director performance and seize on opportunities for improvement
  • How to apply practical futurism to "see around corners" and inform annual planning efforts - despite frequent and rapid change events
  • How to optimize collaborative decision-making and planning by understanding the differences between problem-solving personality types

The Fourth Floor Sponsored Session with Dr. Hamlin, Boarwise CEO

Land Your Ideal Corporate Board Seat

Learn how to find and land the RIGHT Corporate Board Seat to MATCH YOUR Personal Governance Style.

The Move from Executive to Board Director: What to Expect and How to Find the Right Opportunity

Interview by Sanford Rose Partner, Kris Watson with Dr. Donna Hamlin, Boardwise, Inc. CEO

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Directors’ Duties for Diversity and Inclusion

Why AI is Stupid

AI breaks when one relies on it to achieve something beyond the limits of the math. In November 2021, Zillow announced it was firing about 900 employees (25% of its workforce) after troubles with its home pricing algorithm in its Zillow Offers division. in December 2020, a top Google researcher claimed she was fired after criticizing the company. Timnit Gebru, a co-leader of its Ethical A.I. team, said her dismissal followed an email to company executives outlining exasperation with hiring practices and of biases being built into artificial intelligence.

The Case for Creating Shared Value

Porter and Kramer’s proposed model for reframing organizations based on shared value is gaining both traction and results. This session discusses the case for resetting your business model based on the results from those who have done so.

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Your Board Style

Discover what board styles are and why they matter. Understand the value diversity of styles brings to improve corporate governance results. Develop inclusive ways to leverage the potential of diversity of thought around your board table.

Presenter: Dr. Donna Hamlin


What We've Learned and What We Need to Do for the Future

Some lessons come the hard way. Certainly, that is true about today, as we face the challenge of navigating through this pandemic. Join us in our 28 minute interview with biosecurity expert, Dr. Milana Trounce, to learn what directors and executives can do to address today and plan for the future.

About Dr. Milana Trounce
Dr. Milana Boukhman Trounce has a long and highly distinguished career in medicine and education in pandemic response. She is a clinical professor at the Stanford University School of Medicine and an emergency medicine physician. She serves as biosecurity chair for the American College of Emergency Physicians.

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Directors: Ask the Right Questions About Cybersecurity

Cyberwarfare is a growing challenge for all companies today. Board directors have a duty to address this. Many organizations, however, use the wrong tools and methods for protection. Directors must ask the right questions to ensure the company uses the best approaches to outthink the bad actors.

Is a Board Seat Right for You?

Learn from this introduction to board service webinar what candidates need to know about board service today. The session explores the:

1) responsibilities, types, composition, structure and operations of boards, 2) director duties and safeguards in corporate governance, 3) how to find your ideal board fit, 4) today’s governance landscape and trends, and what steps to take to become a great board director.

You'd Like a Board Role? Go In to Go Out!

Finding the best board role doesn't happen by magic. It's also not like fishing, where you hang your board bio on a reel and fling it out with hopes someone will bite.

To find the ideal role for you, it's best to first be reflective about the "inner you": your intentions, your assets, your passions, your unique value you bring and how to position this as what makes you compelling and special. It's not easy to do this alone, as we often can't see what makes us shine. Listen to the ideas and ways Murray and I work with candidates to learn what you can do to bring your best self out in the world of board roles. #best #board

Never Here: Building Organizations with No MeToo Issues

Board Directors recognize they have responsibility to assess and address corporate climate because toxic work environments, where sexual harassment is business as usual impacts the value investors seek and causes the consternation of activists. Yet, how can directors address it? Too often, attention to this doesn't become clear until after "bad things" happen. Join this video from a recent workshop we ran about this hot topic. You will learn:

  • What are the early warning signs that a culture is toxic to women or other minorities and includes acceptance of sexual harassment
  • How to ensure your sexual harassment policies are more than compliance measures
  • What culture shifts are need in the board room to address sexual harassment
  • Director accountability for; disclosure, investigation, remediation, and reflection
  • What proactive measures should be implemented to prevent future misconduct

Presenter: Marilyn Nagel

Hot Topics in Governance Series Directors Duties to Maintain Corporate Brands and Reputation

Directors have responsibilities to uphold and ensure the favorability of a company’s reputation and brand in the larger market.

Learn what these responsibilities include and ways directors can succeed as leaders in this area.

Presenter: James Gregory, Founder of CoreBrand Corporation and Strategic Partner of Intrabond Capital Corporation

Board Access Workshop: Risk Oversight

Risk Oversight: Taking Blinders Off or Putting Them On?

About 30 percent of companies miss earnings expectations and about 10 percent miss significantly – even against today’s low bar. Why were those boards and management surprised?

In this Board Access workshop, Brian Barnier, author of The Operational Risk Handbook for Financial Companies, teaches us how boards can better exercise oversight to spot lurking danger.

Topics include:

  • The "Serious Six Blinders" -- What they are and how to take them off
  • The four roles of the governor
  • Opportunities for board members to foster alignment from investors to front line
  • Understanding an investment analyst view of your company
  • Board retreat on risk
  • Cyber scares
  • "Go Time" -- How boards can handle crises