Join peers and get insight from board members, investors and experts on how to deal with dilemmas and turn risks into opportunities

How to Deal with Dilemmas and Turn Risks into Opportunities During the Pandemic

For Board Members

May 27th, 11-12:30 pm EDT

Online – Limited Seats Available

Nik, Helle and Martin

We Will Discuss the Following Strategic Topics

  • Thinking the Unthinkable – How to plan for major disruptions to ensure resiliency and business continuity in light of COVID-19
  • The board of directors’ role in relation to strategy and setting the cultural tone from the top 
  • Balancing short-term and long-term goals, objectives, compliance and accountability amidst COVID-19
  • Dealing with shareholder expectations – How to deal with ratings, rankings, shareholder letters and proposals, activist investors, and a growing number of disclosure expectations
  • Incentives – How incentives can drive wanted or unwanted behaviour

You Will Receive the Following Preparation Materials

  • A guide to help you navigate and reflect on the strategic issues discussed
  • An Insight Video – Featuring clips from our interviews with global leaders
  • A list of questions to help you understand and evaluate whether management’s approaches appropriately consider the changing risks and opportunities
  • Guest Speaker Videos featuring:
    • Sam Palmisano, Former CEO and Chair, IBM
    • Martin Wolf, Associate Editor and Chief Economics Commentator, Financial Times
    • Sarah Keohane Williamson, CAIA, CFA – CEO, FCLTGlobal, Board of Directors, Evercore, Board of Directors, Whitehead Institute, Advisory Board, Ira M. Millstein Center for Global Markets and Corporate Ownership, Columbia Law School and Ariel Fromer Babcock, CFA – Research Director, FCLTGlobal
    • Amy Larkin, Author, Environmental Debt: The Hidden Costs of a Changing Global Economy
  • A recorded Competent Boards webinar featuring Nik Gowing on ‘Thinking the Unthinkable’
  • A Case Study on Uber
  • Recommended readings, reports, frameworks, tools, etc.

* Those attending select sessions are not eligible for the Competent Boards Certificate. Should you attend all 12 sessions you can receive the certificate for an additional fee.

Why You Should Attend This Session

• Gain practical insight on how to handle changing expectations in the face of disruption and the current pandemic

• Receive summarized critical learnings in pre-course videos, readings, a case study and a 90-min interactive session

• Join from anywhere to hear the experience of sought-after speakers 

How to Deal with Dilemmas and Turn Risks into Opportunities During the Pandemic

For Board Members

May 27th, 11-12:30 pm EDT

Online – Limited Seats Available

Register for the Full Competent Boards Certificate Program