Boardroom Insider

Boardroom Insider

Boardroom INSIDER for… APRIL

SPECIAL ISSUE – MAKING VIRTUAL BOARD MEETINGS WORK IN A TIME OF CRISIS

The global coronavirus pandemic is convulsing all of our priorities on safety, the economy, and life itself.  But for the board members of the world’s corporations, lockdowns and restrictions bring a troubling quandary – how can boards still convene to meet their legal fiduciary duties at a time of crisis?

The April issue of online monthly Boardroom INSIDER offers some answers with a special edition on conducting virtual/online board meetings that will be “safe, effective and legal.”  BI publisher Ralph Ward writes that virtual board meetings “have suddenly gone from being a smart idea to an urgent necessity.”  While most boards already make use of digital tech through board info portals and quick teleconferences, the COVID-19 lockdown “forces them to learn how to conduct all of their board business through video screens.”  “This is an existential moment for our lives and the world economy – companies and their boards must have the tools to survive.”   

Ward notes that the April special issue of Boardroom INSIDER will be made available at no charge on request. (Email rward@boardroominsider.com for a copy).  Video versions of the articles are also found at Ralph Ward’s YouTube channel.

Articles in the April issue include:

  • Assuring the legal status of your virtual board meetings.
  • Getting your digital tech ready (and making it effective).
  • How boards need to re-shape agendas, discussion and information when going online.
  • Virtual board meeting etiquette (no “selfie governance!)
  • Tips for chairing a virtual board meeting.


Ralph Ward’s latest book, Board Seeker: Your Guidebook and Career Map into the Corporate Boardroom (Business Expert Press) gathers 20 years’ experience in board counseling and research to give “board wannabes” the steps and insights needed to craft a successful board search campaign.
NOW ON AUDIOBOOK.
— Here’s why you have more “board experience” than you think (and why your current resume hides it).
— How women can jump the career obstacles they face into the boardroom.
— Finding your board search mentors and networks.
— How board searches really work (and how to turn flaws in the process to your advantage).
— Gaining the attention of board contacts and search firms.
— Prepping for a board interview… and for your first board meeting.

NEW FROM RALPH WARD!

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