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Ensuring Your Seat on the Board

Ensuring Your Seat on the Board

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It’s ALL About the Data

Resetting Board Perspective on Data

with Susan D. Noiles

Data is high on the list of valuable assets for every organization, however, many organizations have lost sight of this in their pursuit of topics such as AI or cyber risk. Do you find yourself in the weeds on narrow topic discussions or feel like you’re missing the bigger picture? Are you challenged by the complexity and interrelationships associated with Board governance, risks and opportunities of this critical asset? Join Susan Noiles for an introduction to the framework that enables a structured approach for the Board and gets you out of the tactical space.

International Board Director Competency Designation (IBDC.D) certification holders will receive 1 IBDC.D CPE credit by attending

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2:00 PM EDT - Wednesday, June 26th, 2024

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AI in the Boardroom

A Strategic Framework for Governing Artificial Intelligence

with Bernadette M. Rotolo

 

Artificial Intelligence (AI) has become a pivotal topic in boardrooms worldwide. Are we thinking about AI in a way to ensure success or are we just reacting to the pressure to act quickly? To navigate the turbulent AI revolution, join Bernadette M. Rotolo as she guides us through how to effectively govern AI in our boardrooms leveraging a strategic framework to ensure success.

International Board Director Competency Designation (IBDC.D) certification holders will receive 1 IBDC.D CPE credit by attending

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10:00 AM EDT - Wednesday, September 25th, 2024

On-Demand Webinar, Lecture, and Podcast Recordings

AI on Board: Steering the Future of Governance

Guiding Boardroom Principles for the AI Revolution with Timothy G. Glowa & Mark A. Pfister

Artificial Intelligence is transforming the boardroom. Are Directors prepared? Boards that effectively evaluate AI opportunities, emphasize Directors’ strategic role in AI governance, and adapt their governance to AI's complexities will come out ahead. Strategic planning, risk considerations, as well as transparency to ensure ethical and successful AI adoption are equally important. Join Tim Glowa as he shares powerful insights needed for effective governance in the AI revolution.

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Content is (Still) King…or Queen

Content as a Tool to Successfully Position Yourself as a Board Director with Anouk Pappers & Mark A. Pfister

By now, we probably all realize that content is an essential tool in shaping our brand and our authority, especially when we’re looking for that Board seat. So why don’t we create content? Some obstacles: we don’t know our subject, we are not good writers, or we simply don’t have the time. Does this sound familiar? Join us for a session where Anouk Pappers walks you through the roadmap of creating content that will position you for that first, or next Board seat. 

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How Much Should You Be Paid as a Board Director?

Cracking The Code of Board Director Compensation

with William Tennenbaum & Mark A. Pfister

Board Director pay has been somewhat of an enigma since the inception of Boards of Directors. This is true from many angles, including those not familiar with Board Directorship and more surprisingly, experienced Board Directors not keeping up with compensation trending. Do you know what you are worth?

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The VUCA Vectors

The Art and Science of Seeing Around Corners

with Linda Holroyd

Concerned about the seemingly increasing disruption and upheaval we witness every day? Struggling to govern and prioritize it all? Boardrooms are no different - and Directors who can effectively lead through VUCA elevate their Boards and the organizations they serve. VUCA is a framework that considers the Volatility, Uncertainty, Complexity, and Ambiguity of change in order to help leaders navigate unclear situations. Join Linda Holroyd as she shares helpful tips and a successful framework for our VUCA world.

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Leveraging LinkedIn to Establish

Your Authority

How Board Candidates Elevate Themselves Through Effective Content Strategy with Rocco Luisi

Having trouble making an impact on LinkedIn? Struggling to reach and connect with your targeted audience? Perhaps no one notices you due to your lack of activity or less-than-engaging content on LinkedIn? This could have a direct impact on landing that elusive Board seat you desire. Many decision makers immediately check your LinkedIn profile following an introduction – and they notice whether or not you are an active and respected thought leader in your industry or areas of expertise. How do you add to that ideal Board Candidate profile and stand out from your competition? Meaningful sharing and posting on LinkedIn is a surefire way to build your credibility and showcase your expertise. Join Rocco Luisi as he shows you how to create a content strategy that grabs the attention of companies and Nominating Committees looking to appoint Board Members.

International Board Director Competency Designation (IBDC.D) certification holders will receive 1 CPE credit by watching

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The Culture Imperative

Building the Next Cycle of Culture to Support the Organization with Thomas Bradbury

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Why is culture more important than ever? It’s always been culture that determines success – especially during challenging circumstances and change. A great culture is imperative in developing the traits necessary for organization success, and yes, you’ll see the effects in your bottom line. However, culture is created through consistent and authentic behaviors - areas which require focus across the entire organization. But how do you drive and measure consistent and authentic behaviors? Join us to learn how great leaders are building the next cycle of culture to support workers across all realms.

Navigating Cyber Insurance in the Boardroom

Hedging Against the Devastating Effects of Cybercrimes with Charlie Stenger

Cyber insurance is designed to help businesses hedge against potentially devastating effects of cybercrimes such as ransomware, malware, distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) attacks, and other nefarious methods used to compromise networks and sensitive data. Also referred to as cyber risk insurance or cybersecurity insurance, these products are personalized to help an organization mitigate specific risks. Cyberthreats are constantly evolving. Are you?

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Risk & the Resilient Governance Leader

 

Leading Through an Effective Risk Management Strategy

with Ellen Shew Holland

Strategic Risk Management, the process of recognizing risks, identifying their causes & effects, and implementing relevant mitigation actions, is imperative in dynamic and challenging markets. Risks can arise from many factors and can disrupt an organization’s ability to reach goals, successfully compete, or in some cases survive. Directors have an immediate responsibility for their organizations’ risk appetite and the subsequent outcomes – so how should an effective Director approach risk? Join us to find out.

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Governing The Escalation Process

 

Implementing a Simple Process for Effective Problem Solving

Some of the best organizations possess the qualities to quickly overcome obstacles. They seem to be able to identify and solution problems in what some may view as record time. This is commonly followed by accolades and numerous pats on the back for those involved. Problems fully solved? Well,… maybe. There happens to be much more to this picture. Join us to find out.

International Board Director Competency Designation (IBDC.D) certification holders will receive 1 CPE credit by watching

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The Pre-IPO Board

Preparing The Board of Directors Early in Anticipation of Going Public

 

with Roberta G. Sydney & Mark A. Pfister

The decision for a private company to go public is a major one. The growth implications of an IPO (initial public offering) are far-reaching, and the rewards can be incredible, but how should a company prepare for this and what exactly are the important focus areas as they relate to the Board of Directors? Join us to find out what you need to know.

International Board Director Competency Designation (IBDC.D) certification holders will receive 1 CPE credit by watching

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The Strategy of Risk

How Strategy Plays a Direct Role in Risk Realization

with Mark A. Pfister

Strategy can play a huge role in risk realization - but why don't we hear more about this? Leaders need to fully ensure this relationship is understood and applied daily. Join Mark A. Pfister as he explains how leaders applying these linkages find success as well as experience the benefit of being more in control of their environment and responsibilities.

International Board Director Competency Designation (IBDC.D) certification holders will receive 1 CPE credit by watching

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Executing Strategy in the New Normal

The Increasing Need to Succeed in Strategy Execution & Thrive Through Disruption

with guest Ulf Arnetz

Strategy execution hasn't changed much in the last 30 years, but now it must. Major shifts in strategy execution are required in modern times due to ongoing and increased disruption factors as witnessed with COVID, remote working trends, inflation, political unrest, supply chain challenges, and many more. Join Ulf Arnetz as he shares his deep experience and knowledge on how you can reap the benefits and ensure success in your strategy execution.

International Board Director Competency Designation (IBDC.D) certification holders will receive 1 CPE credit by watching

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The Anatomy of a Future Director

with guest Paul Smith

The role of a Board Member must evolve to suit the contemporary world and become 'fit for purpose.' Understand how the ensure your ongoing relevance for the companies you help govern.

Hosted by our DCM Education & Certification Partner, Shaparency

International Board Director Competency Designation (IBDC.D) certification holders will receive 1 CPE credit by watching

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The Continuing Manufacturer Uplift

Where Manufacturer Boards are Increasingly Focusing Their Time

with guests Gonzalo Martinez & Mariano O. Presas

Of all the global industries, those squarely positioned in manufacturing verticals have truly experienced a challenging past 36 months. Join us to learn how two leaders and Directors in the manufacturing industry are overcoming these challenges.

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Dynamics of a Killer Strategy for Businesses & Boards

with guest Tom Ricca-McCarthy

The most common challenges for strategy leaders are all issues that come into play during strategy execution. In this webinar, Tom will highlight strategy survey data from CEOs, address their challenges, showcase what good strategy practices look like and how they make an impact, and review the role Boards have in strategy.

Hosted by our DCM Education & Certification Partner, Shaparency

International Board Director Competency Designation (IBDC.D) certification holders will receive 1 CPE credit by watching

(follow proper CPE submission guidelines)

Radio Jobline Broadcast

Radio host Scott Passeser interviews Mark A. Pfister

In this LI News Radio / 103.9 FM broadcast on the topic of Boards with host Scott Passeser, Mark A. Pfister gives you the background on how the best Board Candidates get their boardroom appointments.

International Board Director Competency Designation (IBDC.D) certification holders will receive 1 CPE credit by listening

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The 10 Best Ways to Improve Your Board

with guest Nicholas Barnett

 

Hosted by our DCM education & certification partner Shaparency

In this webinar Nicholas shares his experience gained from inside some of the 180 Boards he has reviewed and gives you the 10 best ways to improve your Board.

International Board Director Competency Designation (IBDC.D) certification holders will receive 1 CPE credit by watching

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Doing Good - Leadership Obligation or Opportunity?

with guest Anne Bahr Thompson

 

Hosted by our DCM education & certification partner Shaparency

Join global brand expert, Anne Bahr Thompson, and learn why a sustainability mindset & ethos of citizenship are essentials for you as a leader and the Boards you serve.

International Board Director Competency Designation (IBDC.D) certification holders will receive 1 CPE credit by watching

(follow proper CPE submission guidelines)

The Successful Board Candidate's Roadmap

with Mark A. Pfister

 

Hosted by our DCM education & certification partner Shaparency

Mark A. Pfister reveals the common mistakes most Board Director candidates make in pursuit of a Board seat, and 5 "must do's" for serious Board Director consideration. Understanding how to successfully plan and implement your modern Board Director Candidate strategy is key today, as Boards are in a hurry to adapt and modernize to a global landscape. 

International Board Director Competency Designation (IBDC.D) certification holders will receive 1 CPE credit by watching

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Get Your Butt on a Private Equity Board

with guest Mike Lorelli

 

Hosted by our DCM education & certification partner Shaparency

Mike Lorelli talks about the shocking proportions and growth of private equity portfolio companies, how they 'stock' their Boards, their unique management style (which carries into the Boardroom), and how to leverage the Board appointment opportunities in this high-volume area.

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Mental Fitness & the Saboteurs of Boardroom Success

with guest David Beale

 

Hosted by our DCM education & certification partner Shaparency

Positive Intelligence (PQ) research has synthesized the latest breakthroughs in neuroscience, cognitive psychology and performance science - with over 500,000 participants from 50 countries, including business leaders and elite athletes. Join David Beale and learn about the Mental Fitness framework at the core of the research that takes you right to the root cause of what is blocking or

limiting peak performance and wellbeing. Discover the 10 Saboteurs that get in your way and learn how to develop the mental muscle to shift your leadership powers and create the foundation for sustainable improvement in outcomes, performance, and relationships.

International Board Director Competency Designation (IBDC.D) certification holders will receive 1 CPE credit by watching

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Performing Effective Board Evaluations

Guiding Proper Board & Director Reviews

with guest Dr. Sabine Dembkowski

Annual Board evaluations have become mainstream, and in some cases required, within for-profit and nonprofit organizations. Entire Board as well as individual Director evaluations along with actionable and measurable feedback are imperative for Boards and their organizations to thrive. However, not all evaluations are effective nor incorporate the numerous important facets for a well-rounded assessment. All individuals and groups require performance feedback to ensure growth and improvement.

Properly structured and implemented evaluations allow Boards and their Directors to mitigate risk and encourage continuous improvement.

International Board Director Competency Designation (IBDC.D) certification holders will receive 1 CPE credit by watching

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Build an Effective Board and Success Will Follow

 

Hosted​ by our affiliate On Boards Podcast

 

In this episode, Mark A. Pfister "The Board Architect” speaks with Raza Shaikh and Joe Ayoub of On Boards Podcast about how to build a Board, what that means, and the powerful impact it has on any company or organization. Additionally, they discuss the three areas of focus for proper Board architecture, the relationship between strategy and governance, and the importance of separate Risk Committees! Listen here.

International Board Director Competency Designation (IBDC.D) certification holders will receive 1 CPE credit by listening

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Maximizing Your Online Presence

Leverage Your Authority & Build Your Online Presence to Support Your Board Search

Join us for an interactive session with Brand Anthropologist Anouk Pappers where we discuss the ins and outs of Thought Leadership Content. Why we need it, how we can create it, where we can publish it, and what it will bring us. Where to start? Establishing your authority, building your personal brand, and articulating that into content… During this webinar we discuss obstacles to creating content, how to overcome them, and how to actually create relevant content.

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7 Pivots for the COVID-Age Board

How The Pandemic Has Changed & Refocused Board Efforts

COVID-19 has affected just about every aspect of personal and professional lives around the world. This is also true in the world's boardrooms. Boards of Directors have not been immune to the pandemic's effects, experiencing additional risk components spread across entire corporate landscapes and dominating most strategic and governance discussions. The sheer size and number of challenges are immense for many Boards, with unintended knock-on effects adding more stress. All of these rapid-fire arrows have rendered countless

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Boards in a highly reactive mode, with certain trends emerging. Join us to find out what these trends are and the pivots that great Boards are embracing.

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Human Capital Disclosure & the Board

With guest speaker Solange Charas and host Mark A. Pfister

The work and workforce transformation is forcing the need for transparent, robust, and more relevant disclosure of Human Capital (HC) metrics, formerly areas that have been overlooked or relegated to the realm of 'soft' or 'intangible' assets ...but they are extremely important and have bottom-line effects! HC is a required focus area for Boards and organizations to achieve goals, evolve, remain innovative, and generate returns for stakeholders and shareholders. Join us to learn the unique and distinct components as compared to all other capital measurements.

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The Power of Your Online Presence

 

with Anouk Pappers

Whether you're looking for advancement on your current career track, a career shift, new clients, investors, partners, or a Board seat, an incomplete online image under-sells you and leads to missing out on crucial opportunities to achieve your next business goal. In this video, learn how to build, grow, and control your proper online presence.

International Board Director Competency Designation (IBDC.D) certification holders will receive 1 CPE credit by watching

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Boost Your Chances of Getting on the Board

 

Properly Strategizing Your Board Candidacy For Success

Do you have ambitions to one day sit on a Board of Directors or join additional modern-day Boards? Join 'The Board Architect' Mark A. Pfister and find out how to make that dream a reality. In this webinar hosted by Shaparency, learn the proven and effective steps to plan and implement your Board Director strategy. Experience how these achievable & focused efforts help you convey the expertise and confidence needed for serious and viable Board Director / Board Advisor consideration.

International Board Director Competency Designation (IBDC.D) certification holders will receive 1 CPE credit by watching

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Building Your Dream Board

 

Modern Board Architecture Principles For An Effective Board of Directors

Assembling the ‘perfect’ board isn’t a mystery - it’s a process and a discipline. In this webinar titled 'Building Your Dream Board' hosted by Shaparency, industry leader Mark A. Pfister unpacks the secrets of modern-day Board building. Mark’s no-nonsense approach gets straight to the point and includes practical steps. Watch to learn how to: Build the foundation of an effective Board / Re-invigorate efficiencies in existing Boards / Identify diverse and practical skill sets

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The Board Candidate's Checklist

 

Asking The Right Questions Before Saying "Yes" to the Seat

Executive/Board  search and placement firms as well as Nominating Committees commonly have a detailed evaluation checklist that is frequently referenced throughout their search and vetting process. However, when it comes to Board Candidates going through a vetting process, it is not as common for these candidates to have a detailed and process-oriented approach to properly do their own 'counter-vetting' of the organization and Board they aspire to join. Yes, almost all Board Candidates will have a

handful of questions, but in most cases they are not systematically evaluating the Board in topic areas that matter most for success. This can prove to be a big mistake. Join us to learn the right questions to ask before saying "yes" to the seat.

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On The Topic of Boards...

 

A Wide-Ranging Interview of Mark A. Pfister on Board Topics by Ross Lauder, Chief Energy Officer of Single Focus Talent

The Global Tech Leaders’ Podcast delivers business leaders and individual contributors with actionable insights to hit their numbers and figure out the nuances of truly operating a business globally today. Squeezing the essence of the lessons learned from the planet's top tech leaders, this is your guide to joining the fast track to global market scaling.

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5 Steps to Nailing Your Board Director Interview

 

Making a Great Impression That Leads to a Resounding "Yes" (from both sides of the table) 

Ok, so you packaged yourself properly, submitted your impressive Board Document along with your Board Bio, avoided sending a resume or CV, and got the call to come in - they are interested in potentially having you join their Board! This first triumph of getting to an interview is arguably the toughest hurdle to make it over, so you definitely did something right and likely avoided many of the common Board Candidate pit-

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falls. Now, you know there are commonly multiple other candidates... Do you simply wait for the scheduled interview date and just show up for a discussion? Find out the helpful tips to put you over the top to get the Board seat.

Do You Do The D&O?

 

Important Directors & Officers Insurance Considerations to Lower Risk 

The business world has undeniably become a more litigious environment over recent decades. Liability and risk at all levels of business have increased. The suing of Directors and Officers is nothing new, however, the frequency of this action has greatly increased and can even expose company Officers and Board Directors to significant personal liability. It seems that 'piercing the corporate veil' has become more commonplace. As a Director, know the important facts of how to protect yourself.

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Heeding The Board's 5 Observables

 

Glaring Indicators of a Board's Current & Future Success 

What if there was a reliable way to predict which Boards are able to quickly adapt to adversity in support of their organizations vs. which Boards would succumb to a mountain of perceived ill fortune during a crisis. Sounds too good to be true… but is it possible? Join me to learn 5 reliable indicators that help predict resilient and effective Boards.

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Modern Board Architecture

 

The 3 Most Important Board Structural Focus Areas Ensuring Success 

Proper Board architecture considers multiple integrated facets of a Board's appropriate makeup, not solely each individual Board Member's area of professional expertise or experience. ‘Modern Board Architecture’ educates Boards and business leaders on the immense value of properly architecting an experienced and integrated Board of Directors or Board of Advisors. Includes the  topic areas of a Board's:

  • Sphere of Influence

  • Planes of Congruence

  • Coverage & Balance

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Exceptional Board Governance

 

The Foundational Knowledge Elements of True Governance Experts 

Everyone talks governance, but are you truly an expert? Just because you served in roles where governance was expected, this doesn't automatically translate into proficiency or expertise. Join me for a 1-hour crash course on the history, evolution, and application of proper governance principles. It could possibly equate to a major turning point in your career...

  • Governance Background

  • Governance Prerequisites

  • Values & Governance

  • Governance Thought Leadership

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Becoming The Strategic Executive

 

The Foundational Knowledge Elements of True Strategy Experts 

Whether you are an experienced or aspiring Board Director or C-Level Executive, proper foundational strategy insight is a must. Watch this recorded webinar to learn about the history, evolution, and effective application of modern-day strategy to elevate your success. 

  • History & Evolution of Strategy

  • Effective Strategy Application

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Ensuring Your Seat on the Board

 

In a collaboration between M. A. Pfister Strategy Group's CEO & Chief Board Consultant Mark A. Pfister and Boardsi's CEO Martin Rowinski, the successful roadmap of steps to increase your chances of getting to the all-important Board Candidate interview, and then to the boardroom, are succinctly laid out in an easily followed chronology of focus areas.

  • Preparing Your Expertise, Experience, & Certifications

  • Proper Board Candidate Packaging