Directors’ Duties for Diversity and Inclusion

Why AI is Stupid

A top Google researcher recently claimed she was fired after criticizing the company. Timnit Gebru, a co-leader of its Ethical A.I. team, said her dismissal followed an email to company executives outlining exasperation with hiring practices and of biases being built into artificial intelligence.

The excitement about the potential of artificial intelligence as a tool is a buzz in most businesses today. What do you need to know before counting on AI in your business? Directors must discern if the AI considered or adopted is accurate, correctly applied and ethically used.

In this 22 minute webinar, computational scientist Dr. Tony Drummond and decision scientist Brian Barnier discuss with Boardwise CEO, Dr. Hamlin, the value of AI, the hazards to avoid with AI, what questions directors should ask and the ways to assess and use AI wisely.

The Case for Creating Shared Value

Porter and Kramer’s proposed model for reframing organizations based on shared value is gaining both traction and results. This session discusses the case for resetting your business model based on the results from those who have done so.

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Awarded “Article of the Year” by Taylor & Francis Journal.

Brian Barnier and Prachee Kale provide new ways to address the increasingly more sophisticated cyber threats and attacks. As companies —board members, senior management, risk and information technology managers - strive to grow while strengthening reputation, minimizing security incidents, preparing for and responding to them; they often find themselves struggling with the cybersecurity approaches they thought would help. Unlike Avengers and Captain Marvel, it is a losing endgame. This article first explains how daily struggles cannot be fixed just by better implementation. Why? Because so many struggles are caused by structural, not implementation, flaws. Thus, structural flaws must be fixed. Second, it points to a better endgame – using proven business management methods to simplify complexity and improve outcomes, especially Total Quality Management and innovation initiatives. Third, because change is challenging, the article offers backstories, tips and engaging questions to make it easier for leaders to manage daily operations amidst shifting priorities while fostering transformation in the spirit of innovation.


Your Board Style

Discover what board styles are and why they matter. Understand the value diversity of styles brings to improve corporate governance results. Develop inclusive ways to leverage the potential of diversity of thought around your board table.

Presenter: Dr. Donna Hamlin


What We've Learned and What We Need to Do for the Future

Some lessons come the hard way. Certainly, that is true about today, as we face the challenge of navigating through this pandemic. Join us in our 28 minute interview with biosecurity expert, Dr. Milana Trounce, to learn what directors and executives can do to address today and plan for the future.

About Dr. Milana Trounce
Dr. Milana Boukhman Trounce has a long and highly distinguished career in medicine and education in pandemic response. She is a clinical professor at the Stanford University School of Medicine and an emergency medicine physician. She serves as biosecurity chair for the American College of Emergency Physicians.

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Directors: Ask the Right Questions About Cybersecurity

Cyberwarfare is a growing challenge for all companies today. Board directors have a duty to address this. Many organizations, however, use the wrong tools and methods for protection. Directors must ask the right questions to ensure the company uses the best approaches to outthink the bad actors.

Is a Board Seat Right for You?

Learn from this introduction to board service webinar what candidates need to know about board service today. The session explores the:

1) responsibilities, types, composition, structure and operations of boards, 2) director duties and safeguards in corporate governance, 3) how to find your ideal board fit, 4) today’s governance landscape and trends, and what steps to take to become a great board director.

You'd Like a Board Role? Go In to Go Out!

Finding the best board role doesn't happen by magic. It's also not like fishing, where you hang your board bio on a reel and fling it out with hopes someone will bite.

To find the ideal role for you, it's best to first be reflective about the "inner you": your intentions, your assets, your passions, your unique value you bring and how to position this as what makes you compelling and special. It's not easy to do this alone, as we often can't see what makes us shine. Listen to the ideas and ways Murray and I work with candidates to learn what you can do to bring your best self out in the world of board roles. #best #board

Never Here: Building Organizations with No MeToo Issues

Board Directors recognize they have responsibility to assess and address corporate climate because toxic work environments, where sexual harassment is business as usual impacts the value investors seek and causes the consternation of activists. Yet, how can directors address it? Too often, attention to this doesn't become clear until after "bad things" happen. Join this video from a recent workshop we ran about this hot topic. You will learn:

  • What are the early warning signs that a culture is toxic to women or other minorities and includes acceptance of sexual harassment
  • How to ensure your sexual harassment policies are more than compliance measures
  • What culture shifts are need in the board room to address sexual harassment
  • Director accountability for; disclosure, investigation, remediation, and reflection
  • What proactive measures should be implemented to prevent future misconduct

Presenter: Marilyn Nagel

Hot Topics in Governance Series Directors Duties to Maintain Corporate Brands and Reputation

Directors have responsibilities to uphold and ensure the favorability of a company’s reputation and brand in the larger market.

Learn what these responsibilities include and ways directors can succeed as leaders in this area.

Presenter: James Gregory, Founder of CoreBrand Corporation and Strategic Partner of Intrabond Capital Corporation

Board Access Workshop: Risk Oversight

Risk Oversight: Taking Blinders Off or Putting Them On?

About 30 percent of companies miss earnings expectations and about 10 percent miss significantly – even against today’s low bar. Why were those boards and management surprised?

In this Board Access workshop, Brian Barnier, author of The Operational Risk Handbook for Financial Companies, teaches us how boards can better exercise oversight to spot lurking danger.

Topics include:

  • The "Serious Six Blinders" -- What they are and how to take them off
  • The four roles of the governor
  • Opportunities for board members to foster alignment from investors to front line
  • Understanding an investment analyst view of your company
  • Board retreat on risk
  • Cyber scares
  • "Go Time" -- How boards can handle crises