About Our Speaker(s)
Ralph Ward

Ralph Ward is an internationally-recognized speaker, writer, and advisor on the role of boards of directors, how "benchmark" boards excel, setting personal boardroom goals, and the future of governance worldwide.

Ward is publisher of the online newsletter Boardroom INSIDER, the worldwide source for practical, first-hand advice on better boards and directors. He also edits The Corporate Board magazine, the nation's leading corporate governance journal. He is author of six acclaimed books for today's corporate boards:

  • Board Seeker Guidebook (2018)
  • Boardroom Q&A (2011)
  • The New Boardroom Leaders (2008)
  • Saving the Corporate Board (2003)
  • Improving Corporate Boards (2000)
  • 21st Century Corporate Board (1997)



The Best Boardroom Practices (CDPD18A)

Event Information
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Product Format
Pre-recorded Webinar
Presenter(s)
Ralph Ward
Length
60 minutes
Event Description

Learn the Best-Practice Tips to Turbocharge Your Board’s Productivity

Boards of directors sit at the top of every corporate structure -- but too often they are mismanaged, poorly organized, and a legal danger. They are vital to companies, but were never designed to do anything functional. Now though, boards worldwide are expected to serve as active, hands-on fiduciaries who monitor performance, set strategy, and assure compliance. None of these are jobs that boards do well. In such a scenario, how do you quickly help your board gain the edge it needs to perform effectively?

Learn the best-practice tips (meetings, info, agendas, committees, structure, etc.) that boards around the world use to do a better job in less time in this webinar by industry expert Ralph Ward.Ward will show you how boards can improve their structure, meetings, information, and format, and get oversight tools to do their job more effectively. You will learn how to organize your board effectively; create board committee structures that achieve more; and create board agendas that use every minute productively. Ward will reveal why the information most boards receive actually makes their tasks more difficult; how smart boards make best use of company secretaries, corporate counsel, and other staff; and also disclose the technology tools that can turbocharge your company’s board meetings.

After attending this session, you’ll be able to view your board meetings through fresh eyes, see countless ways to be more efficient, better informed, better organized and more productive. Your board agendas will go from being a rote checklist to become a governance power tool. You’ll cut boredom and wasted time, and learn how to focus on what your board must do. Plus, you’ll spend less time on irrelevant processes, and gain more time for board strategic discussion.

Session Highlights

This webinar will cover key topics, such as:

  • How to organize your board effectively
  • Board committee structures that help you do more, better work in less time
  • Crafting board agendas that use every minute productively
  • Why the information most boards receive actually makes their tasks more difficult
  • How smart boards make best use of company secretaries, corporate counsel, and other staff
  • Technology tools that can turbocharge board meetings
  • How to cut waste board in board meetings and leave more time for high-value board work
  • The one thing that belongs in every board meeting package (not just the agenda)
  • Smart data and online board portals that can supercharge any board
  • How to shape board calendars and agendas that start you out right

Who Should Attend

  • Corporate board members
  • Private and family firm board members
  • Corporate secretaries
  • Corporate counsel
  • Venture capital and private equity partners
 

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