What did the COVID-19 crisis teach board members and governance professionals about the way their boards function and think about the future? In our newly conducted research, we asked Chief Execs, Chairs and Company Secretaries to share the lessons they learned in the past few months. We'll be sharing the results of our research with the aim to distill it into “teachable moments”, but also to identify those challenges to which we do not yet have an answer.
Your board is having some of the most critical discussions it has ever had – about cash, the future of your employees, your suppliers and maybe the long-term viability of the business. Board papers and conversations have always been sensitive – but rarely this sensitive – and rarely this exposed. What security risks should you be concerned about and what is just a media panic? Our panel will aim to help you understand and navigate the issues.
In the “war” against the impact of COVID-19 how will your boardroom's decisions be remembered? The panel will look at the winners and losers in the crisis, how simplistic good v bad perceptions of decisions-made can damage the reputation of a board and a brand, and how a culture of transparency and accountability in boardroom discussions can help - even when a stakeholder group suffers as a result.
How the best boards have used the challenge of the crisis to reinvent how their board operates – what changes are here to stay and what bad habits will we lapse back into.
If you’d like to answer the above questions, this workshop is for you. As with all workshops, you’ll be asked to contribute. Therefore a pre-requisite is your experience as a board member, CXO, or senior governance professional in shaping the board or ExCo conversation (e.g. through agenda planning, or understanding the organisation’s priorities and stakeholder concerns).
Newly introduced in the 17th century, London’s coffeehouses were the meeting places where an eclectic group would debate the big ideas, giving life to the stock markets and insurance industry, and spawning the forces that drove global trade.
Like The First, the UK’s only Think Tank for Chairs, Board Intelligence is located next to the site of London’s earliest coffeehouse, The Turk’s Head, and we aim to capture some of that enterprising spirit for the Board Intelligence Coffeehouse.
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