Board and Team Dynamics Process (BDP)
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Board and Team Dynamics Process (BDP)

An Emotionally Focused Approach to Board and Team Effectiveness
4.8 (2 ratings)
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Created by Lola Gershfeld
Last updated 2/2017
Price: $200
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What Will I Learn?
  • Increase board or team effectiveness
  • Conduct more productive meetings
  • Confidently work through conflicts
  • Improve collaboration and engagement
  • Create a more cohesive corporate culture
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  • Working with groups, boards or teams
  • Computer access and speakers
  • Functional knowledge of the English language as well as business basics
  • A willingness to expand ideas in leadership and communication

Learn how to be a more effective board or team member and get better results from your board and team through emotional connection. In this course, you will learn the new science of emotional connection and how it impacts board and team dynamics. 

Emotion is what directs the interaction. It literally moves people in a very specific way. In this training, you will learn how people get stuck in negative cycles and what they can do to change their interaction to a more positive cycle where they start to pull each other closer rather than pushing each other apart. 

At the end of this course you will gain skills and techniques to lead members in to a new way of responding to each other, improving their engagement, collaboration and productivity. Board and team dynamics is not a mystery anymore.  

Throughout the lectures, you will be introduced to the Board/Team Dynamics Process or BDP, a emotionally-focused approach to board and team effectiveness. You will learn how to be more accessible, responsive, and engaged in stressful situation, keeping your board or team moving forward. 

Who is the target audience?
  • Board members
  • CEO
  • Director
  • Executive
  • Chairman
  • Chair of the board
  • Lead Independent Director
  • HR Director
  • Team leader
  • HR Manager
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Curriculum For This Course
Introduction To Emotions
3 Lectures 05:08

This is an introduction to The Board Dynamics Process (BDP) and discusses the affect of emotion in the boardroom. 

Preview 02:22

Let's dive into the new science of emotion - what it means, who it affects, and how you should start thinking about it in terms of the board. 

Preview 01:32

In this lecture we will address what disconnection means and change the way you address it in the boardroom. 

Preview 01:14
Examples of Corporate Emotional Disconnect and How To Move Forward
6 Lectures 12:13

We see signs of emotional disconnection in business news every day. This lecture covers just a few examples in public companies. 

Preview 02:19

In this lecture we take a closer look at The Board Dynamics Process. 

Preview 02:14

You can have all the skills in the world, but if you are emotionally disconnected, you cannot access them. In this lecture we learn what that means. 

Preview 01:28

In this lecture we will break down the impact that board members have on each other and the powerful ways you can develop your relationships on a board. 

Understanding the Impact Board Members Have on Each Other

In this lecture, we will discuss how Systems Theory relates to emotional connection and dive deeper into some of the important research that informs The Board Dynamics Process. 

Using Systems Theory to Understand Emotions and Change

In this lecture we look at the success Allergan had in preventing a hostile takeover and how emotional connection led to that success. 

Example: The Allergan Board
The Board Dynamics Process
10 Lectures 23:42

This is an overview of the three stages of The Board Dynamics Process. 

Stages Introduction

This lecture describes the four steps associated with the first stage of The Board Dynamics Process. 

Stage One

In this lecture, we learn the three moves in emotional connection, reach, push, and shut down. Understanding these three moves is essential to the first stage of The Board Dynamics Process. 

Reach, Push, Shut Down - The Three Moves of Emotional Connection

Learn what to do to re-engage someone who has shut down. 

Reframing, Reflecting, Validating: How to Deal with Shut Down

In this lecture we discuss the three steps in stage two of The Board Dynamics Process. 

Stage Two

Learn why being accessible is so important to emotional connection and how to increase your accessibility. 

Being Accessible

In this lecture we discuss responsiveness and how to improve emotional connection among board members through responsiveness. 

Being Responsive

Being Responsive: A Focus on Empathy

Being Engaged

In this lecture we talk about the two steps involved with the final stage of The Board Dynamics Process. 

Stage Three
2 Lectures 03:47
BDP as an Experiential Process

About the Instructor
Lola Gershfeld
4.8 Average rating
2 Reviews
2 Students
1 Course
Board Dynamics Specialist

Lola Gershfeld, PsyD, is a Board Dynamics Specialist, Founder and CEO of Level Five Executive Inc., a board consulting firm in Newport Beach, CA that focuses on the human condition in the boardroom. She has developed the Board/Team Dynamics Process which helps board directors and executive team members reconnect by addressing emotions and creating a safe environment to improve productivity and feel more fulfilled by their role. Dr. Gershfeld has authored several works that help boards become more effective, including The Effective Board Dynamics Guide and TRUSTMAKERS. She can be reached at