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)

Risk Oversight Tools for the Board of Directors (CDPO18A)

Event Information
Product Format
Pre-recorded Webinar
Ralph Ward
60 minutes
Event Description

Shape Your Board into a Powerful, Professional Fiduciary

Most corporate risk management systems are designed for day-to-day managers, and not for the very different needs of board members. And despite being the company’s ultimate fiduciary, boards have very poor tools for monitoring and managing risk, or even knowing how well the management is handling their task. That’s why they are too often the last to learn about a fraud, a company scandal, a data breach, a lawsuit, or a strategic failure. The past decade has seen too many of the world's boards taken by surprise (or even shocked) by company risks and exposures. So how do you create risk oversight tools that a board can use for getting quick, timely information?

Join corporate governance expert Ralph Ward for training on the best tools you’ll need to shape your company’s board into a powerful and effective body. Learn what boards really need to know about risks facing the company, and how staff can make this information usable for the board. Discover the surprising risk areas directors may not be monitoring yet. Learn how to best structure risk oversight into board agendas, and understand the board’s role in defining a company’s risk appetite.

Find out what should be on any board’s risk monitoring dashboard, and what questions you should be asking to get quick, timely oversight – instead of being the last to learn about a fraud, scandal, data breach, lawsuit or strategic failure.

After attending this webinar, you’ll know how to effectively monitor and manage the risks facing your company. You’ll be armed with the tools and the knowledge to become a world-class director. Plus, you’ll be confident in your ability to shape your board into a powerful, professional fiduciary.

Session Highlights

Here’s a taste of what this webinar will cover:

  • Why boards still have incentives to ask easy questions on risk (and to accept easy, useless answers)
  • How to structure a board cyber-risk monitoring plan that works
  • How to shape effective "board friendly" corporate controls
  • What should be on any board’s risk monitoring “dashboard?”
  • The four risk areas that should be keeping directors awake at night
  • How boards can oversee the exploding area of digital and cyber risk

Who Should Attend

  • Corporate board members
  • Private and family firm board members
  • Company risk management staff
  • Corporate counsel
  • CIOs and CISOs

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