Exceptional Boards: Strengthening the Governance Team

Exceptional Boards: Strengthening the Governance Team

Event Information


Oct 23, 2017 - Oct 24, 2017 Eastern


Belmond Charleston Place

205 Meeting Street
Charleston, SC 29401
United States

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Access Points: 20

Exceptional Boards is an intensive two-day workshop for CEOs and their elected officers to explore strategies for strengthening their working relationship and enhancing the board's performance. Designed specifically for leadership teams, it provides an engaging learning environment where CEOs and elected leaders together will gain insight and resources to improve the effectiveness of board operations and create a strong and vibrant governance team. It is the one program that coaches you on how to build a board that understands its role, fulfills its responsibility, demonstrates visionary leadership, and ultimately leads the organization it represents to new heights.

The workshop covers:

  • Strategies for building a cohesive board;
  • Roles and responsibilities of the CEO and the board;
  • Conversations to create an effective CEO/board chair relationship; and
  • The development of a leadership team action plan.

Exceptional Boards offers you a rare opportunity to step away from the day-to-day routine and engage in a learning experience in which you'll discover fresh ideas and approaches for enhancing board leadership. You'll benefit from the knowledge and expertise of the program facilitators, but this highly interactive program also engages participants in exercises with their teams, so be prepared to roll up your sleeves and engage in open and honest discussions with your officer(s).

Belmond Charleston Place
205 Meeting Street
Charleston, SC 29401
Phone: 843-722-4900
Guest fax: 843-722-0728
Rate: $285 single/double
Cutoff: October 1, 2017
Our room block often sells out before the cutoff date, so please make your reservations early.

  • Agenda

    • Day 1 - Governing and Managing in the Association World
      8:00 – 8:30 amRegistration and Continental Breakfast
      8:30 – 10:15 amAssociation Value, Trends and Governance Challenges;
      Roles and Responsibilities of the Collective Board and Its Individual Members
      10:15 – 10:30 amBreak
      10:30 am – 12:30 pmThe Board’s Fiduciary Obligations, Legal Liabilities, and Emerging Accountability Issues;
      Updating the Job Description for Your Board;
      Characteristics and Principles of Exceptional Boards;
      Assessing the Strengths and Needs of Your Board
      12:30 – 1:30 pmLunch
      1:30 – 3:45 pmBuilding an Effective CEO/Board Chair Relationship;
      Defining Mutual Expectations between the CEO and the Board Chair
      3:45 – 4:00 pmWrap Up
      4:00 – 5:00 pmReception
      Day 2 - Board-Building Tasks that Require the Greatest Degree of Collaboration between the CEO and the Board Chair
      8:00 – 8:30 amContinental Breakfast
      8:30 – 10:15 amStrengthening the Selection, Orientation, Communication, and Discipline of Individual Board Members
      Improving the Way the CEO and Board Officers Can Work Together to Recruit, Orient, Engage, or Communicate with Board Members
      10:15 – 10:30 amBreak
      10:30 am – 12:10 pmMaking Board Meetings More Strategic, Substantive and Interesting
      Practices to Enhance Board Committee Structure and Process
      12:10 – 1:00 pmLunch
      1:00 – 3:15 pmApproaches and Good Practices for Board Self‐Assessment and for CEO Performance Assessment
      3:15 – 3:30 pmReview & Adjourn

  • Speakers

    • Mary M. Byers, CAE

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      Mark T. Engle, D.M., FASAE, CAE

      MARK T. ENGLE, CAE is a principal for Association Management Center in Glenview, IL. AMC has a staff of 180 supporting 20 full service association clients. Mark has 25 years experience in serving as chief staff executive for international and national trade associations. He led trade missions/dialogue with industrial organizations throughout Asia, Europe, and North America and directed an industry effort to secure and support a study by US International Trade Commission. Mark successfully lobbied for relief language for manufacturing industry in the most important piece of environmental legislation to pass Congress. Mark received a BS in Business Administration from Miami University, an MBA in Marketing from American University,and a Doctor of Management degree from Case Western Reserve University.

  • Sponsors & Partners

    • A special thank you to our Strategic Partner for their continued support of this program.

  • Policies

    • Attendance cancellations must be received within five business days before the program begins. A $75 cancellation fee will apply. There are no refunds for cancellations received less than five days before a program. No-shows will not be refunded.