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Directors in Focus: The Six Key Areas of Oversight That Boards Need to Know

The Conference Board of Canada, September 8, 2016
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As a director, you are responsible for oversight on numerous fronts. You are required to be duly diligent and act in the best interest of your organization. But in an environment where boards are under intense scrutiny and organizations are under constant pressure from stakeholders, how can you ensure that you are the getting critical information you need to make sound, strategic decisions?

Too often, information reported by management can be too little, too late, too much, or simply too difficult to access. Important items get buried in a landslide of information that may not make your tablet heavier, but does increase your burden, sometimes exponentially. And with less information and more work, unexpected issues can take the board and management fully by surprise, making it seem easier to operate in the weeds instead of above them.

So what are the real key areas of oversight? Those that, if paid attention to, help ensure that you stay on top of current issues? Is there a simple way to put matters in context and make them easier to manage? What are today’s best-practice organizations doing to help directors to carry out their roles and keep the organization on track?

Webinar Highlights

Join us for this fast-paced webinar where you will learn the 6 Key Areas of Oversight that Boards Need to Know and how you and your organization can ensure the board receives the information it needs to serve effectively. We will explore:

  • How the 6 key oversight areas for directors relate to and impact each other
  • How organizations are implementing best practices to ensure that the most important information reaches directors in a timely and useful manner to support their oversight and decision making roles
  • How directors can encourage better, more timely, more useful information from management in each of the 6 key areas

Don’t miss Sylvia Groves as she shares her expertise and provides tons of practical advice on the role of directors and management teams in supporting effective oversight and great decision making processes. Sylvia has “been there and done that”. Her insights are drawn from her years of personal experience with one of Canada’s governance darlings, her work with scores of clients and her interactions with thousands of directors and Corporate Secretaries in both Canada and abroad.

About Sylvia

Photo of Sylvia GrovesSylvia Groves, FCIS, is a self-proclaimed “governance nerd” who believes in the power of transparency, ethics and continuous improvement to add value. She is the author of AAA+ Minutes™—The Three Must-Do Fundamentals And 100s Of Practice Tips For Writing Minutes That Protect Your Organization And Its Directors. From her award-winning work in corporate governance, she created Governance Studio, a firm dedicated to Adding Value to Every Seat at the Boardroom Table™. She works exclusively with organizations that seek to apply effective governance practices as a fundamental way to add value. Sylvia’s expertise and no-nonsense practical advice has helped thousands of corporate secretaries and directors throughout North America and beyond enhance the effectiveness of their boards and their organizations.

She is a Fellow of the Institute of Corporate Secretaries and received the 2014 Excellence in Governance Distinguished Contribution Award from the Canadian Society of Corporate Secretaries.

Visit www.GovernanceStudio.ca to sign up for her newsletter that provides practical advice and valuable insights on everything governance—from managing meetings, increasing transparency in disclosure and enhancing board effectiveness to dealing with activist shareholders.

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