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Is a board seat right for you? In this course, corporate governance expert, Dr. Donna Hamlin, CEO of Intrabond Capital and Marilyn Nagel, CEO of Watermark Association provide an in-depth introduction to the realm of board service. Whether you are planning to seek your own board appointment or would like to work better with your company's board, this course provides you with the context, information and scope of what it means to be part of any board of directors.

We cover:

  • Types of boards and how they are used in different types of corporations (e.g., public, private, municipal, non-profit and advisory)
  • Requirements and expectations of board directors
  • Fiduciary responsibilities
  • Bylaws and Articles of Organization
  • Potential liabilities and exposure of board members
  • Diversity in the boardroom
  • Developing a personal plan to secure a board seat

Learning Objectives

  • Defines what it means to be a director
  • Recognize the duties, roles and liabilities of directorship
  • Name the advantages and benefits of board service
  • Discover how board diversity relates to personal styles of thinking and problem-solving and recognize how this affects board performance
  • Recognize how to find the ideal board role for you
Last updated/reviewed: October 17, 2017

15 Reviews (43 ratings)Reviews

Anonymous Author
Course relied significantly on reading through the PowerPoint slides. It did provide good insight into the different types of boards and what skills, interests and experience would make for the best match. The requirements and commitment relative to each type of board service were clearly explained.
4
Member's Profile
This course is very informative and brought up thoughts and ideas I had never thought of before. I especially liked the section describing the personality characteristics of board members and how they interact with one another.
5
Member's Profile
The presentation did a nice job of explaining the differences between the various types of boards and emphasizing the individuals' strengths on the type of board that is the right fit.
5
Member's Profile
A nice overview of the Board scene with good discussion on various types of Boards and how to assess your fit for serving. Good review of what to expect as a potential Director.
5
Member's Profile
A valuable overview with helpful emphasis on what skill sets are needed in order to be considered for board membership.
5
Member's Profile
Great introduction to the common aspects of different boards. Thank you for taking the time to create this course!
4
Anonymous Author
good high level information. Would like to see more details on creating an individual plan to get on a board
4
Member's Profile
Helpful overview. Would like to see example of a board bio.
3
Anonymous Author
Provides some valuable insight into boards.
Anonymous Author
Nice overview and helpful infomration
4
Member's Profile
Interesting introduction to boards.
4
Anonymous Author
easy to understand, good overview
3
Anonymous Author
Very basic review of boards.
4
Member's Profile
Great intro to board issues.
5
Member's Profile
Great!

Prerequisites

Course Complexity: Intermediate

Prerequisite: Exposure to Board of Directors

 

Advanced Preparation: None

 

Education Provider Information

Company:
Illumeo, Inc., 75 East Santa Clara St., Suite 1215, San Jose, CA 95113
Contact:
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
INTRODUCTION AND OVERVIEW
CFO to Board Seat
  8:06Boards as a Governing Body
  7:24Director Duties and Safeguards
  15:09Types of Boards
  14:29Knowing Your Governance Style
Conclusion
  4:21Becoming a Great Director
SUPPORTING MATERIALS
  PDFSlides: CFO to Board Seat
  PDFCFO to Board Seat Glossary/Index
REVIEW & TEST
  quizREVIEW QUESTIONS
 examFINAL EXAM