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This course provides participants with a look behind the boardroom doors.  Today’s directors, and the executive teams with whom they work, are being challenged by the owners of the organization more so than ever to not only protect their interests, but also enhance corporate performance. 

As boards already struggle to balance the growing list of regulatory compliance requirements, we are going to identify and explore three key board leadership roles that differentiate medicore boards from great ones.   We learn about ideas to allow you to make valuable contributions to value creation and long-term viability.  

Whether you are a director or an executive with accountability to the board of directors, this course will help you make your next board meeting more effective and engaging for all concerned.


Learning Objectives

  • Define the roles and responsibilities of the Board, directors, and the CEO
  • Identify the 3 critical board leadership roles necessary for achieving Governance Advantage.
  • Discover the content and development of the meeting agendas for the Board and the Audit Committee.
  • Discover how to prepare and develop information that meets the needs of directors.
  • Recognize the Board’s role in the organization’s strategic management process.
  • Identify and discuss the way in which a Board can add value to an organization.
  • Discover how to develop and formulate incisive questions of fellow directors and management.
Last updated/reviewed: March 31, 2018

11 Reviews (33 ratings)Reviews

Member's Profile
Blair Cook is without peer as a presenter in the Illumeo stable of professional instructors. His practical experience and theoretical knowledge combine to offer valuable ready-to-apply insights and techniques. Mr. Cook's presentation skills are at a "best practice" level. The slides are terrific and his verbal presentation of the material is energetic, passionate and often entertaining. A full transcript is provided in the pdf takeaway. Just stellar, as all of his other courses have been. Highly recommended!!
Member's Profile
The presenter was clear & concise. The info presented was very practical & useful. The slides are great! I really liked the bonus section but the questions are not available to download. They are excellent! Can you make them available?
Member's Profile
This was a very informative course, detailing the activities of the board, and how the interaction of the directors occurs, both with and without management.
Member's Profile
Great insight and excellent presentation! As an executive for a company with a newly formed board, this is a great guide.
Member's Profile
Always enjoy Blair's straightforward, energetic presenting style.
Anonymous Author
Great insights and a perspective you might not have seen before.
Anonymous Author
Excellent pace, and appropriate level of detail in slides.
Member's Profile
Liked the Explanation of Governance Advantage
Anonymous Author
Unique and insightful course
Member's Profile
Excellent, active, useful.
Anonymous Author
It was a very good course


Course Complexity: Intermediate

Prerequisite: Finance leadership experience


Advanced Preparation: None


Education Provider Information

Illumeo, Inc., 75 East Santa Clara St., Suite 1215, San Jose, CA 95113
For more information regarding this course, including complaint and cancellation policies, please contact our offices at (408) 400- 3993 or send an e-mail to .
Course Syllabus
Achieving Governance Advantage
  10:32Roles and Responsibilities
  10:143 roles of board leadership
  15:16Setting the agenda: the role of the CONDUCTOR
  9:10Information management: the role of INFORMER
  12:38Essence of strategy: the role of FACILITATOR
  6:38Governance Advantage
  7:32Bonus Module: The Power of the Question
Continuous Play
  1:21:32Behind Boardroom Doors: Maximizing the Effectiveness of the Board of Directors
  PDFSlides: Achieving Governance Advantage
  PDFAchieving Governance Advantage Glossary/Index