Overview and course curriculum

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    Module 1: Introduction and Overview

    Meet Joyce Brocaglia, Founder and CEO of BoardSuited™, who sets the stage for what you can expect to learn and how best to leverage that learning to achieve your individual goals. You’ll also get familiar with the user-friendly and highly intuitive online platform.

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    Module 2: Boardroom 101: Types of Boards

    Hear from five of our CEO Contributors, including Susan Keating, CEO of Woman Corporate Directors, the largest organization of women board members globally, as they share their insights to help you begin to understand the nuances and differences of each type of board – from nonprofit and advisory boards to public and private boards. You’ll learn the significance of ownership structure and the unique expectations and skill set that each type of board service requires.

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    Module 3: Boardroom 101: Board Structure

    Now that you have become familiar with various types of boards, you’ll dive into board structure, the elements of board governance, and the role of the board and its key responsibilities. You’ll learn the essential differences between corporate and nonprofit governance, as well as board versus management responsibilities. You’ll discover why board charters are important, as well as the different types of directors and the high-level skills needed to serve as a board member.

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    Module 4: Boardroom 101: Legal Responsibilities

    One of the keys to your future success as a board member is understanding the legal and regulatory responsibilities of the board. In this module, you’ll dive into a director's duties of Care, Loyalty and Independence and what constitutes a conflict of interest, as well as the liabilities and protections of board members.

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    Module 5: Board Responsibilities Part 1

    Boards are meant to govern, not manage. In this module, you’ll learn about board members' core responsibilities. You’ll take a closer look at the board’s role in corporate strategy, CEO selection, succession planning, and talent management responsibilities, as well as the expectation of board members to keep up with the competitive landscape.

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    Module 6: Board Responsibilities Part 2

    This module is jam-packed with information on the fiduciary responsibilities of board members, an overview of financial statements and governance, as well as the various committees that are standard on all corporate boards. You will gain insights directly from multiple Contributors who are currently chairing Audit, Compensation and Nominating and Governance Committees, such as Fernando Acquire, Board of Directors member and the current Chair of the Nominating and Governance Committee for Aetna and past Chair for Levi Strauss. You’ll learn that good board governance requires boards to proactively review, question, and even challenge the information that management presents--from the balance sheet and income statement to the operational performance and risk management of the organization.

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    Module 7: Getting on a Board

    In this module, you’ll really dig into developing your own customized road map to a board seat. This content-rich module will have you examining your career path, reputation and expertise, and determining how it aligns with different board opportunities. You will utilize tools to assess your board readiness, your network and your social media presence. You’ll create your personal value proposition as well as your board CV and bio. Contributors with expertise in cybersecurity, marketing, and finance will each share their knowledge about leveraging specialty skills. Maria Cirino, Co-Founder and Managing Partner of .406 Ventures, a venture capital firm, shares her experiences on how boards hire new members, as well as the interview process.

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    Module 8: Board Inner Workings

    Now that you have begun to position yourself for board duty, this module teaches you the nuances of board culture and board etiquette, both key to your future success. This module imparts day-to-day practical success factors, like how to interact with the CEO and staff, to understanding expectations of you as a new director, and effective board communication styles. You’ll also get to hear many of our contributors share their stories of getting their first board seat.

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    Module 9: Summary & Next Steps

    You have now learned about the inner workings of a board, how to position yourself, and moreover, how to leverage and build your professional and social networks. This module allows you to review the most critical aspects of board service, while giving you an opportunity to hear the personal journeys of many of our contributors. Let some of the most experienced board directors in the world challenge your strategic thinking, as they share with you how they obtained their first board seat.

Your BoardSuitedTM Journey

  • Learn

    how boards operate, member roles, and responsibilities

  • Assess

    your skills, network, reputation and online presence

  • Develop

    your customized roadmap to a board seat

  • Create

    your board CV, bio, pitch and activate your network

  • Understand

    board compensation, inner workings and etiquette

Position Yourself for Success

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