Ensuring Your Seat on the Board

Ensuring Your Seat on the Board

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The 10 Best Ways to Improve Your Board

with Nicholas Barnett

Hosted by our DCM education & certification partner Shaparency

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

8:00 PM EDT - Tuesday, August 16th, 2022

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

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The Successful Board Candidate's Roadmap

Virtual Roundtable Series

with Mark A. Pfister

Hosted by the Harvard Business School

Healthcare Alumni Association

Join “The Board Architect” Mark A. Pfister as he shares the wildly effective method to land your first Board seat or add additional Board seats to your portfolio. In this Round Table event, Mark A. Pfister will reveal 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. [Open registration for all: FREE for HBSHAA members / $30 for all others]

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

(follow proper CPE submission guidelines)

12:00 PM EDT - Thursday, September 22nd, 2022

On-Demand Webinar, Lecture, and Podcast Recordings

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

(follow proper CPE submission guidelines)

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The Culture Imperative

with guest Thomas Bradbury

A great culture is imperative in developing the traits necessary for organization success. And yes, you’ll see its effects in your bottom line. However, culture is created through consistent and authentic behaviors - areas which require direct and consistent focus across the entire organization. But how do you drive + 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 – physical, virtual, & hybrid.

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

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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.

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

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Exploring Diversity of Thought

with International Corporate Governance Expert Tracy Gopal

Podcast hosted by our DCM Education & Certification Partner, 

Boardroom Bound

 

Corporate governance has dramatically changed in Japan over the past decade. Join Tracy Gopal as she discusses continual change in Japan's boardrooms as well as the future of international Boards. Listen here.

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

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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Assessing and Preparing for the Cybersecurity Risks Facing Today’s Board

with guest Mark Herschberg

Another great podcast hosted by our DCM partner Alexander Lowry of Boardroom Bound Podcast. Listen in as guest Mark Herschberg explores important cybersecurity insights in the boardroom.

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

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.

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Board Governance and Composition Through The Lens of a Law Background

 

Hosted​ by our DCM education & certification partner Alexander Lowry, host of Boardroom Bound Podcast

It is essential to approach Board Directorship with a holistic knowledge outside of solely business acumen. Listen in as Evan Epstein shares his legal expertise and its relevance in the boardroom. Dive right into the essential legal knowledge as it relates to the boardroom and what you need to know to be an effective Board Member. You won’t want to miss this episode of Boardroom Bound! Listen here.

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

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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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Cyber Security and the Greatest Vulnerabilities in the Boardroom

 

Hosted​ by our DCM education & certification partner Alexander Lowry, host of Boardroom Bound Podcast

This extremely informative interview with Andrzej Cetnarski explores crucial focus areas for cyber-security in the boardroom. Cybersecurity remains a hot button in the boardroom today and will likely remain so for the foreseeable future... but is the Board causing much of this cyber risk itself? After all, they have direct access to the most sensitive information in the organ-ization. Find out more in this eye-opening podcast.

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

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.

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

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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 Boards in a

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

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.

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

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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

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

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

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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.

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

How Much Should You Be Paid as a Board Director?

 

Cracking The Code of Board Director Compensation

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, Board Directors either new to the field or those Directors not keeping up with compensation trending.

 

Do you know what you are worth?

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

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

  • Acing your Board Interview

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Crisis Strategy:  Successfully Pivoting Your Personal Strategy in Times of Change

 

Strategies are truly tested during times of crisis, and most often, they are tweaked or reworked to clearly align with reset goals. Companies do it to align efforts and direction, so what about your personal strategy? You know, the goals (what) and strategy (how) that you should have to reach your personal aspirations... these are just as important!

 

M. A. Pfister Strategy Group's CEO & Chief Board Consultant Mark A. Pfister and 40Strategy's CEO Carl J. Cox join forces for a clear and no-nonsense look at how to realign your thought process to support your personal goals, aspirations, and strategy in times of crisis.

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

(Related: Consulting  - 'The Strategy Workshop')

(Related: National Speaking Tour - 'The Strategy of Strategy')

(Related: Consulting - 'Board Build - Strategic Planning & Structuring Engagement')

What Is Strategy?: Keynote Introduction at Cascade Strategy's Global Conference

 

What exactly is strategy? An age-old question that has plagued all levels of organizations across all industries.

 

Starting with the amazing 2,500 years of strategy history and its evolution to present day application, the true definition, usefulness, and advantages of proper 'strategy' is clearly reached.

Is your strategy knowledge up to speed?

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

(Related: Consulting  - 'The Strategy Workshop')

(Related: National Speaking Tour - 'The Strategy of Strategy')

(Related: Consulting - 'Board Build - Strategic Planning & Structuring Engagement')

OnBoard On-Demand Webinar:

Building an Effective Board of Directors

 

Passageways, creator of the OnBoard Board portal software, hosted guest speaker 'The Board Architect,' Mark A. Pfister, CEO & Chief Board Consultant of M. A. Pfister Strategy Group and Chairman & CEO of Integral Board Group, a specialized Board services and consulting company. In this webinar Mark draws on his long career sitting on and advising Boards, exploring the importance of creating a Board at any stage of business growth and provides a step-by-step roadmap to successfully plan and build an effective Board.

  • How to align your Board with your values, vision, and mission

  • Board Member evaluation & selection

  • The background and need for governance

  • The history and importance of strategy

  • What makes a great Board?

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

Using Strategy for Difficult Times

...But What Exactly is Strategy?

 

The founder of Mindfulness Intelligence, Linda Bjork, gets to pick the brain of Strategist and Board Expert Mark A. Pfister on how to think about strategy and the use strategy in times of crisis - and beyond.

 

From the facebook group for Executives 'How To Win In Leadership Without Losing Yourself.'

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

(Related: Consulting  - 'The Strategy Workshop')

(Related: National Speaking Tour - 'The Strategy of Strategy')

(Related: Consulting - 'Board Build - Strategic Planning & Structuring Engagement')