BOARD VERITAS invites you to an invigorating Governance Masterclass.
Get your synapses firing, listen to fascinating case studies, and learn innovative approaches to the perennial challenges faced by organizations. Meet and mingle with your colleagues serving on other boards and leading other organizations. Peer learning is always useful and there will be ample time for conversation and idea-swapping. In addition to the specific topics addressed by our speakers, participants will learn practices that help to maximize the performance of your boards, and ensure that the time board and staff spend working together is productive and worthwhile.
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Highlights from Spirited Discourse May 2019
Meeting room felt upscale, intimate with good acoustics ... Good diversity in the group, and intergenerational … Good speakers and good job of facilitating the panel … I like the way you got guests to stand up and move around. I learned a lot and enjoyed meeting people with a variety of interests and backgrounds.
Matt ... what valuable information he brought to the event. His points of how to connect with [professional athletes], actually from all sports arenas, was extremely concise. I walked away with many bullet points and it was clear that the audience did as well!
I truly enjoyed my time at Spirited Discourse and am sorry I was not able to stay longer. I have already connected with three people from the seminar, so even in the short time it clearly was well designed to provide information and networking.
I thoroughly enjoyed the event. I met so many diverse, interesting and committed individuals. I definitely learned from the speakers and conversation with participants. It's amazing how much we don't know. Thank you for bringing this group together. I look forward to participating in future events.
Patrick's millennial perspective was very thought-provoking. His words on networking and meeting organically versus designated networking was important for so many levels. NOT just attracting millennials, but organizations to be more creative and organic in general! Not bringing on millennials for the simple task of having a millennial on board was also invaluable. I have three pages of notes from him.
Thank you so much for the opportunity to attend this absolutely inspiring and engaging event. It was such a pleasure sharing space with so many phenomenal people committed to making an impact.
Philanthropist, Anti-Slavery Activist, Millennial Thought Leader
Speaker, International Business Development, Executive Recruiter, Mentor
WILLIAM M. KLIMON, CAPLIN & DRYSDALE
Head of the Corporate Law practice at the Washington, D.C. law firm Caplin & Drysdale | Chairman of the Nonprofit Organizations Committee of the American Bar Association
Former NFL Player and Super Bowl Champion,
Chairman of the Board & Co-Founder Stover Family Foundation Fund Advisor
Millennials Around the Boardroom Table
Patrick has been a front-line activist and represented his cohort of engaged and resourced Millennials to world leaders to great effect. Our discussion today is beyond asking Millennials to help run a social media campaign (don’t!). Patrick will discuss the role of this cohort in the philanthropic sector and how organizations and movements can more meaningfully engage them in the cause and around the boardroom table.
Pitch Perfect Value Propositions for Corporate Partners
Insights and practices that she implemented as CEO, with the board focused directly and successfully on the growth of corporate partnerships. Gunilla will talk about her journey with two international organizations, Mentor Foundation USA, founded by H.M. Queen Silvia of Sweden and the Swedish-American Chambers of Commerce.
Participants will gain a deeper understanding of: what a compelling 21st Century value proposition looks like for corporate partnerships, harnessing board talent to secure and steward these relationships, and what went right … and (importantly!) what went wrong in Gunilla’s journey.
Managing Difficult, Disruptive and Risky Board Behaviors
How often have boards with good intentions been rendered ineffective through dysfunctional boardroom dynamics? What about when one director simply won’t play by the rules and conflicts of interest persist? Or how about dealing with a potent ‘board within a board’? Perhaps you have a Founder who’s leading the organization down a destructive path?
Top Tips for Successful Collaborations with Athletes
Matt has dedicated his time and resources to community, business, and philanthropic development, launching several successful businesses and nonprofits such as the Baltimore-based Players Philanthropy Fund. Matt will share his insight and recommendations on how to successfully collaborate with athletes to engage them in and around the boardroom.