We are pleased to announce that we have joined the DCRO Institute as an Affiliate Partner. The goals of this relationship are to 1) further distinguish enrollees and graduates of Boardwise programs with DCRO Institute credentials like the Certificate in Risk Governance® and the Qualified Risk Director® designation and 2) enhance members’ candidacy and fit for key director roles with Boardwise’s programs and placement registry. The DCRO Institute is a global collaborative of board members and c-level executives that offers a comprehensive library of on-demand courses, study programs, director development tools, networking, and sharing of best practices to foster better risk governance at organizations of all types. Affiliate Partners of the DCRO Institute bring our standard programs and custom programs using our materials to their clients. They also help the DCRO Institute to identify and disseminate local best practices to its global audience. Our Boardwise relationship with the DCRO Institute includes engagement of aspiring directors in DCRO Institute programs through referral from Boardwise and offering Boardwise governance training to those entering the DCRO Institute Board Ascendancy program. See https://lnkd.in/gDXMjwHm.
“Donna Hamlin is a highly regarded board member and executive coach with a long history of success,” said David R. Koenig, President and Chief Executive Officer of the DCRO Institute. “By helping her clients add risk governance distinction to their board credentials and by introducing our Board Ascendancy clients to Boardwise governance training, we mutually advance our goals of improved board governance practices globally,” he continued.
Dr. Donna Hamlin notes: “Our firm’s goal is to ensure that any candidate considered for a board role is armed for success. Partnering with DCRO Institute adds vital elements for this, as preparing directors for managing risk well is a key competency. We are excited to offer DCRO’s high-quality programs to supplement our offerings for directors. Together, we contribute to high-performance governance and top-quality directors globally.”
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Cyber Experts Join the Board
New Rules Proposed by the SEC for Cybersecurity Risk Management, Strategy, Governance, and Incident Disclosure by Public Companies
The Securities and Exchange Commission proposed amendments to its rules to enhance and standardize disclosures regarding cybersecurity risk management, strategy, governance, and incident reporting by public companies. It proposed two possible rules, one of which would call for adding a cyber expert on the board. The comment period for the proposal closed on May 9th. A conference on the topic is scheduled on June 16th in Washington, DC.
SEC Chair Gary Gensler noted: "Over the years, our disclosure regime has evolved to reflect evolving risks and investor needs. Today, cybersecurity is an emerging risk with which public issuers increasingly must contend. Investors want to know more about how issuers are managing those growing risks. A lot of issuers already provide cybersecurity disclosure to investors. I think companies and investors alike would benefit if this information were required in a consistent, comparable, and decision-useful manner. I am pleased to support this proposal because, if adopted, it would strengthen investors’ ability to evaluate public companies' cybersecurity practices and incident reporting."
Should the amendments pass, the new duties for boards and management would include:
current reporting about material cybersecurity incidents;
periodic update reports about previously reported cybersecurity incidents;
periodic reporting about a registrant’s policies and procedures to identify and manage cybersecurity risks;
the registrant’s board of directors' oversight of cybersecurity risk;
management’s role and expertise in assessing and managing cybersecurity risk and implementing cybersecurity policies and procedures; and
annual reporting and proxy disclosures about the board of directors’ cybersecurity expertise.
The intent of the amendments under review is to better inform investors about a registrant's risk management, strategy, and governance and to provide timely notification to investors of any material cybersecurity incidents.
It is wise to review the competencies and expertise needed for your board work ahead.
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PREPARE FOR BOARD WORK AHEAD
Governance and director duties are growing as boards address simultaneous challenges on hot topics.
Cybersecuirty Risk ESG
DEI Artiial Intelligence Digital Transformation
Prepare yourself by registering for our Gold Standard upcoming Board Professional Expert Certification Program.
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July 8 - Sept 2
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TOPICS AND CONTENT
This program has two components.
INITIAL ORIENTATION –assessment and personal one-one one video call with Boardwise expert
Participants complete an online Board Bona Fide® assessment to establish current board readiness. You have a one-hour private session with a board expert coach to review your profile; discuss what type of board is the best match and explore suggestions for how to achieve your goal to serve on a board.
GOVERNANCE EDUCATION SESSIONS– live educational sessions online
The live interactive program includes nine sessions, each of which is two hours.
Governance Sessions Topics
FUNDAMENTALS OF BOARD SERVICE
BOARD’S ROLE IN STRATEGY AND INNOVATION
BOARDS AND BIG DECISIONS: CYBER&BIO SECURITY AND RISK MANAGEMENT
BOARDS AND BIG DECISIONS: ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE AND DECISION-MAKING
BOARDS AND BIG DECISIONS: ROLE OF BOARDS IN THE DIGITAL AGE
THE CEO, YOUR BOARD STYLE AND BOARD DYNAMICS
SOLUTIONS FOR SPECIFIC CHALLENGES
Why This Program?
Taught by world-class global experts in corporate governance, you will:
Learn the latest in governance issues and how to manage them;
Prioritize board roles and responsibilities;
Understand the economic, legal, reputation and fiduciary responsibilities of directors;
Feel empowered to ask the right questions and make important decisions
Understand and improve your effectiveness on a board;
Learn about best practices forevaluating company financial and strategic performance;
Improve committee effectiveness and personal director contributions;
Consider ways to improve board mix, meeting effectiveness, relationships with shareholders and stakeholders and increase overall corporate reputation;
Compare practices and ideas with director colleagues from other companies who participate;
Become a more effective, knowledgeable leader in corporate governance.
Faculty for the Program
Dr. Donna Hamlin Professor Dr. Fred van Eenennaam
Jen McClure Marilyn Nagel
Join those board directors who understand: board learning is a permanent commitment.
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