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Boardroom Masterclass

Building High-Performance Boards

12-13 Apr 2018
NBC TOWER | Chicago, IL, United States of America

Why You Should Attend

Boardroom Masterclass

The board of directors is a fundamental element of corporations worldwide. Often, though, “best practices” for boards remain undeveloped, poorly implemented, and sometimes even subverted.  This course delivers an intense two-day training seminar on the tools you will need to shape your board into a powerful, professional fiduciary.  You will review the codes of governance best practice that have been developed by national, regional and global authorities.  You will learn the elements of effective boards, including leadership, structure, membership, organization, legal duties, and building positive boardroom chemistry.  Best of all, Mr. Ward chairs “virtual board” meetings with your class, as you join to work out solutions to actual governance problems that face real boards of directors.


Key Topics

  • How today’s boardroom model took over the world, its strengths & its weaknesses
  • The elements of an effective board and governance structure
  • The board role in monitoring corporate performance, effective controls, risk management
  • The structure and workings of an effective board
  • Realistic boardroom issues, and how to work out solutions

  • Why Choose marcus evans?

    marcus evans specialises in the research and development of strategic events for senior business executives. From our international network of 63 offices, marcus evans produces over 1000 event days a year on strategic issues in corporate finance, telecommunications, technology, health, transportation, capital markets, human resources and business improvement.

    Above all, marcus evans provides clients with business information and knowledge which enables them to sustain a valuable competitive advantage and makes a positive contribution to their success.

    Practical Insights From

    Ralph Ward

    Ward is an internationally-recognized writer and commentator on the role of boards of directors, the secrets of how “benchmark” boards excel, corporate scandals and reforms, and the future of governance worldwide. Ward is publisher of the online email newsletter Boardroom INSIDER, the worldwide source for practical, first-hand advice on better boards and directors ( He is author of the books Boardroom Q&A (2011), The New Boardroom Leaders (2008), Saving the Corporate Board (2003), Improving Corporate Boards: The Boardroom INSIDER Guidebook (2000), and 21st Century Corporate Board (1997). He speaks extensively on boardroom issues in the U.S. and internationally, presenting programs on boardroom best practices.

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    For all enquiries regarding speaking, sponsoring and attending this conference contact:

    Emily Jones

    marcusevans, The NBC Tower
    455 N. Cityfront Plaza Dr.
    Chicago, IL 60611

    312.540.3000 x6714
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