Corporate Board Workshop

Corporate Board Workshop

Create Lasting Value


Gain insights from seasoned professionals on today’s critical board challenges.


Connect and engage with current and aspiring board members to grow your professional network.


Learn from a blend of theory, practice, and case method from top Entrepreneurship, Strategy, and Innovation Professor Toby Stuart.





Key Takeaways

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Expand your view of the new board landscape

Compare different positions on board performance including legal, investment, and the C-suite

Hear stories from the front lines of board strategy

Receive first-hand accounts and advice from experienced board members who have seen and heard it all

Discover the drivers of unicorn success

Explore perspectives from Unicorn founders on board issues that relate to financing and scaling ultra-high-growth companies

Develop a fresh mindset

Acquire new approaches and skills to overcome complex board challenges and push past roadblocks

Build valuable connections

Connect and engage with faculty, expert panelists, speakers, and peers during a special reception and dinner

Featured Speakers and Presenters

Jay Keasling - CEO, Joint BioEnergy Institute

David Pyott - Former CEO, Allergen and Board Member, BioMarin

Michelle Zatlyn - Co-Founder and COO, Cloudflare

Program Dates

Jun. 04, 2018 - Jun. 05, 2018
(Registration Deadline: Jun. 1, 2018)



Who Should Attend

The workshop is designed for current and aspiring board members and directors - institutional investors and executives from hedge funds, venture capital and private equity funds, and senior executives that work closely with their board.

Expert Panelists

Patrick Pohlen - Partner, Latham & Watkins 

Jeremy Green - Partner, Redmile Group

Kevin Hartz - Co-Founder, Eventbrite and Partner, Founders Fund 

John Riccitiello - CEO, Unity Technologies

Anja Manuel - Ripple & Rice Hadley Gates 

Steven Spurlock - General Partner, Benchmark 

Ivan Gaviria - Partner, Gunderson Dettmer


Program Description

For Board Members who wish to become more effective directors, The Berkeley Corporate Board Workshop is a two-day program to help you think about your board role(s) in broader terms, and to generate lasting value for the stakeholders you represent. Unlike the majority of board programs that focus on governance and compliance, The Berkeley Corporate Board Workshop provides a broader and (partly) case-based approach to challenge traditional thinking and expand your mindset through candid discourse among an elite cohort.

Topics include:

  • Board best practices & pitfalls
  • Core issues in talent management
  • Venture Capital Investment decisions
  • M&A transactions and execution
  • Complex and shifting regulatory landscape
  • The influence of bias on board diversity and decision making

This workshop is an outstanding opportunity to experience top Berkeley faculty and prominent speakers and panelists from technology, healthcare, life sciences, psychology, business, and law.

Led by Faculty Director Toby Stuart, the workshop combines an immersive blend of theory, practice, and case method to challenge conventional thinking and address today’s complex board challenges.

LENGTH: 2 Days (Jun. 4 & 5, 2018)
LOCATION: Berkeley Campus


Professor of Innovation and Entrepreneurship, Haas School of Business
Toby E. Stuart, Professor of Innovation and Entrepreneurship, Haas School of Business
Toby E. Stuart is the Helzel Chair in Entrepreneurship, Strategy and Innovation; Faculty Director of the Lester Center for Entrepreneurship; Dean, External Affairs; and Chair of the Department of...
Associate Professor, Management of Organizations
Dana Carney, Associate Professor, Management of Organizations
Professor Dana R. Carney is an Associate Professor at the University of California, Berkeley’s Haas School of Business and an affiliate of the Psychology Department. She was a Hellman Faculty...
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Dean, Haas School of Business
Dean Rich Lyons , Dean, Haas School of Business
Richard K. Lyons became the Bank of America Dean of the Haas School of Business, University of California, Berkeley, in July 2008. He is a graduate of the school’s undergraduate business program....
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