Bring your issues to the classroom. Bring solutions back to the boardroom.
Governing with Intention™ delivers practical tools and clear guidance to address the specific governance challenges facing directors and executives.
Delivered in partnership with Watson Inc., this course shows how to shift the dialogue to the issues that matter. Navigate the line between governance and management. Elevate your personal contribution at the board table, and design your board’s culture.
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Who is this for?
Current, new or incoming director
Board chair or incoming chair
Management who plays a role in the organization’s governance
CEO looking to better understand how to work with your board
Professional who works with boards
Chief executives, staff and others who play a role in the organization’s governance
What you will learn
Evaluate the effectiveness of your organization’s governance
Discuss the practical application of directors’ legal responsibilities
Determine ways to maximize the contribution of key roles on the board and management team
See how changes to governance practices can enhance board and committee performance
Strengthen board culture by focusing on board dynamics and the board/management relationship
Ensure the organization has the board and leaders it needs to achieve its goals
Principles of an intentional approach to governance
Key roles and relationships: committees, board support, laddering leadership, role of the board chair, strengthening the chair/CEO relationship
Changing governance practices to enhance effectiveness: streamlining board information packages, committee and task force responsibilities, the forward calendar as a strategic differentiator
Techniques to enhance board culture; how to contribute to your board’s performance
Directors’ legal responsibilities: fiduciary duty, duty of care, reasonable reliance on management
Clarifying the grey line between governance and management, organizational stewardship
The board’s role in organizational stewardship
Leading renewal practices: recruitment, orientation, education, evaluation, succession planning; embedding renewal into board practices
Shifting to a more strategic perspective and elevating strategic contribution