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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 shareholders 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.
Overview of the Board Workshop
In an increasingly complex world defined by the need to scale rapidly, companies face leadership challenges on how to balance the need to scale with other strategic objectives. The state of the markets and the amount of private capital has led to historic high valuations for private companies. This in turn has led to increased media scrutiny on companies and leadership. The issue of diversity on boards and leadership teams is now squarely in the public eye. Today’s board challenges go well beyond basic governance and compliance issues. There is a clear and demonstrated need to identify fresh thinking to address these complex board challenges.
The Berkeley Corporate Board Workshop aims to equip current and aspiring board members with renowned Berkeley Haas thought leadership to effectively move their agenda forward for the benefit of their fellow board members, shareholders, and stakeholder organizations. The workshop is an outstanding opportunity to experience a highly relevant board curriculum with top Berkeley faculty and prominent speakers from technology, healthcare, life sciences, psychology, business and law.
Led by top thought leader in strategy, innovation and entrepreneurship and Berkeley Haas Professor, Toby Stuart, The Berkeley Corporate Board Workshop will provide an intensive blend of theory, practice and case method to challenge conventional thinking and address today’s board challenges. Participants will explore how to balance ethics in executive development, navigate Venture Capital investment, and execute M&A transactions while avoiding the pitfalls of bias in board decision making.
By investing in your board effectiveness you increase your chance of surviving and thriving as a leader in a volatile world. Join Professor Toby Stuart and an elite cohort of speakers, panelists, and board members June 4-5 and go beyond board governance.
- Balance ethics in executive development
- Navigate Venture Capital Investment
- Executive M&A transactions
- Explore the complexity of a shifting regulatory landscape from legal experts
- Understand the influence of bias on board diversity and decision making
- Jeremy Green - Redmile Group
- Patrick Pohlen - Partner Latham & Watkins
- Technology and Healthcare industry speakers
This two-day program is designed to help board members and aspiring board members increase their effectiveness, develop a fresh mindset, think about their board roles in more general terms, and address critical board challenges in a way that creates value for the board and the corporation.
- Berkeley Faculty insights from Toby Stuart
- Stories from the frontlines of board governance
- Board best practices and pitfalls
- High-profile panelists from legal and hedge fund investor perspectives
- A fresh mindset and approach to addressing board challenges
- Networking dinner
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 executives considering a director role.