Better Boards Make For Better Business
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Better Boards Make For Better Business

Maximizing the contribution of your board of directors to maximize organizational performance
4.8 (2 ratings)
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Last updated 10/2015
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Includes:
  • 1.5 hours on-demand video
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
What Will I Learn?
  • Develop board reports that help directors immerse themselves in the business.
  • Facilitate board discussions of important, strategic matters to set and deliver on mission and vision.
  • Set a board meeting agenda that focuses on the important matters of discussion
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Requirements
  • A general business understanding is helpful.
Description

This is a course in corporate governance, but don't let that scare you. If you are in business today, ask yourself whether your company is benefiting directly from having a Board of Directors. The truth is, few do and most management teams see their Board as just another group of bosses that meddle in the affairs of the business.

It doesn't and it should have to be this way. The Board of Directors can add significant value to help the organization attain its vision and fulfill its mission. This course will look at three key Board Leadership Roles that are rarely taught in undergraduate or even masters level business programs. Whether your company is public, private, non-profit, or even a government agency, the principles discussed will apply to your organization.

Who is the target audience?
  • The course is designed for executives and directors that engage in regular board meetings. Financial professional will benefit as well to help better facilitate product board interactions.
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Curriculum For This Course
8 Lectures
01:21:24
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Board of Directors Training
8 Lectures 01:21:24

In this introduction we will discuss what a Board of Director is and why exists.

Preview 09:26

In this lesson we learn about the roles and responsibilities of directors.

Preview 10:32

In this lesson, we will learn about 3 leadership roles that greatly enhance the effectiveness of the Board of Directors.

Board leadership roles
10:14

In this lesson we learn about what are the important matters of business are for a Board of Directors to discuss and how the agenda should be set for the Board and the Audit Committee.

Board leadership role: The Conductor
15:15

In this lesson, we learn about how the information needs of the Board and how they can be fulfilled by the finance function of the organization.

Board leadership role: The Informer
09:10

In this lesson, we learn about how group dynamics play a significant role in the effectiveness of the Board and discuss ideas for maximizing the value of the discussion.

Board leadership role: The Facilitator
12:38

In this lesson, we learn about the different ways a Board can and should be adding value to any organization.

How Boards add value
06:37

In this lesson, we talk about how directors use questioning as an effective tool for governing an organization.

The Power of the Right Question
07:32

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About the Instructor
Blair Cook CPA, CA CPA MBA
3.9 Average rating
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1,419 Students
3 Courses
Thought Leader in the Field of Executive Finance

Blair has two decades of experience at all levels of public and private corporations, public practice, and professional development. His experience as a corporate director, chief financial officer, instructional designer, and professional development leader will provide you with insight into finance topics that matter.

He is adjunct faculty member at St. Mary's University and the CPA Atlantic School of Business. Blair has been instructing at undergraduate and professional institutions for the past 19 years. Blair played a leading role in the developing the certification program for the Canadian Chartered Professional Accountant designation.

He was awarded the Govenor Generals Gold Medal of Canada in the field of accounting. He has designed professional development e-learning programs for the Big 4 firms. Benefit from his engaging presentation style and deep knowledge of the subject matter to further your own financial skills.