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Presenting to the
Board of Directors

This powerful 2-day presenting to the Board of Directors workshop prepares senior management to interface with Boards of Directors with maximal confidence and presence. Facilitated by experts with extensive Board experience, this workshop goes behind the boardroom doors to examine how Boards operate and what they expect from management. Participants will walk away with deep insights and new skills that they can use at their next Board meeting to achieve impressive outcomes.

Who It's For

This presenting to the Board of Directors workshop is designed for:

  • Direct reports to CEO and C-Level Executives
  • Senior Executives with regular Board interaction
  • Management who interact informally with the Board and its members
  • Department Heads accountable to the Board (such as investor relations, public relations and IT professionals) who may not report directly to its members

What Participants Will Learn

Tailored to your organization’s needs, topics typically include:

1. Board Dynamics

  • An overview of Board responsibilities, composition and diversity, and corporate objectives
  • Why addressing Board of Directors is unique and how to succeed within its parameters

2. Board Management Practices

  • A review of real boardroom experiences to clarify Board members’ expectations
  • How to present with impact, including crafting a compelling message, rehearsing effectively and speaking with confidence
  • Anticipating short attention spans and the right ways to respond
  • Time-management and contingency planning for when presentations are cut short
  • Preparing for the all-important Q&A

3. Developing Leadership and Executive Presence

  • How to develop presence and establish credibility
  • Building a confident mindset
  • Dealing with stress

4. Navigating Potential Pitfalls

  • Tips to avoid missteps within the boardroom milieu

What to Expect

Our approach is to connect, engage and stimulate participant involvement in a safe environment. It is a collaborative process that builds a deeper understanding through conversation and dialogue, based on our proven training techniques.

What Participants Will Receive

  • Board Presence workbook
  • Exclusive participant package (mailed to participants) that includes a printed copy of the workbook, exercise handouts, assessment tools, exclusive gifts and more*
  • Certification badge that can be shared digitally to participants’ LinkedIn account and other profiles
*This package will be mailed to you 3 weeks ahead of time. Please be sure to register at least 3 weeks before the start of the workshop. We cannot guarantee the materials will reach you in time if you do not do so.

How Your Organization Will Benefit

Presenting to the Board of Directors or interacting with Board members requires confidence and presence, which are acquired skills. The learning curve is steep, there’s no margin for error and there’s rarely a second chance for a failed mission. Our proactive approach equips top talent with the skills to ensure productive results across divergent Board interactions. We coach participants to simultaneously combine presence, authenticity and authority with humble confidence.

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Corporate Class conducted a workshop on Board Presence for our key presenters to Trustees. We immediately saw improved effectiveness from those people in the next Board meeting. We also got valuable feedback from the participants as part of the workshop on how to improve Board/Management interactions.

Michael S. Spangler

President and Chief Executive Officer,
Nationwide Funds Senior Vice President,
Nationwide Financial Proud Nationwide Member Investment Management Group

I thought you did a very strong job in the training session.  We have received positive feedback, and I thought you struck the right balance of ‘educating’ and ‘engaging’ us.  I liked how you addressed the drivers of people’s behaviour, i.e., their emotions and beliefs, and our own ‘personality types’ (our behaviours).  I see value in continuing this journey to help us to better understand each other and thus becoming a stronger team.

Bryce Phillips

Chief Executive Officer
| Premier dirigeant
Windsor Detroit Bridge Authority

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