Join Shelagh Donnelly for
Inside Boardrooms: The Wonderful World of Governance Careers
28th September 2023
- Course length: 4 hours
- Course type: Online course
- 28th September 2023
- 14:00 (GMT), 15:00 (CET), 09:00 (ET), 06:00 (PT)
Entering the world of governance is somewhat like enrolling in business school, except you’re being compensated rather than paying tuition. You’ll develop professionally as you work alongside accomplished people. Increasingly, the people who support boards are referred to as governance professionals, which speaks to expectations and opportunities within the career. While some boards require specific credentials of their governance professionals, many high performing EAs without law or other degrees have made their way into stimulating and rewarding roles supporting boards. Whether or not you support or aspire to support a board, you’ll elevate your business insights through this masterclass.
About the Trainer
About the Event
Together, we’ll delve into expectations of today’s boards and those who support them. Credibility in the role hinges in part on a clear understanding of governance. We’ll discuss board accountability and the roles of governance professionals, the board and management. In the first portion of this masterclass, we’ll focus on governance principles, priorities, roles and responsibilities. You’ll build a good understanding of the extent to which governance has evolved in the 2020s.
After a break, we’ll look at how to succeed in the world of governance – and transferrable skills EAs can bring to the role. Just as expectations of boards and their members are high, your contributions to the board’s success are also held to an elevated standard. Liaising with multiple stakeholders, you may draw on influence rather than formal authority to get things done. Social awareness, relationship management and credibility are crucial to building and maintaining stakeholders’ trust and confidence. Shelagh will prepare you to audit your communications as well as board and committee packages.
You may have a role in CEO or President succession planning and transitions. Before wrapping up this portion of our masterclass and turning to your questions, we’ll explore navigating board and senior management changes.
- Confidence through knowledge: an introduction to governance
- Transferable skills that support EAs’ success as governance professionals
- The governance professional as a liaison between multiple stakeholders
- Building trust and credibility with a diverse group of high achievers
- Managing stakeholder relations and expectations
- Navigating board, board Chair and C-Suite transitions
Who Must Attend This Masterclass?
Whether you support a board, aspire to such a role or find yourself collaborating on reports for your board, you need to attend this masterclass. Anyone who wants to elevate their acumen or is exploring governance practices for your network/professional association board – or a run for office yourself – will also come away knowing you’ve invested your time wisely.
Shelagh will provide a workbook to all attendees and access to her governance articles. Attendees can also contact Shelagh for a two-week period after the masterclass has ended.
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