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From The Governance Center

30 November, 2016 | (01 hr)

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The work of a corporate board has become more intensive, requiring a broader skill set and knowledge of areas not covered in depth by the traditional 20th-century board. Professor Richard Leblanc has compiled The Handbook of Board Governance, which takes deep dives into what the board of the future will need to understand about its role in the oversight of key areas, including succession, risk, compensation, information technology, and sustainability.

Learn about the board’s most important responsibilities; board composition, effectiveness, and dynamics; and the governance of different forms of corporations, including nonprofit, start-up, private, small cap, family, and developing companies.

Who should attend: Current and prospective board members of public and private companies, nonprofit organizations, family businesses, and state-owned enterprises; CEOs and other C-suite executives and management who report to boards; and governance professionals who advise and provide independent oversight functions to boards.


Richard Leblanc

Richard Leblanc
Director, Masters of Financial Accountability Program; Associate Professor, Law, Governance and Ethics
York University

Richard Leblanc is an associate professor of Law, Corporate Governance & Ethics at York University. His research expertise is in corporate governance, specifically, the effectiveness of boards of directors, and the recruitment, education and assessment of individual directors, including their...Full Bio

Douglas Chia

Douglas Chia (Moderator)
Leader, Governance Center
The Conference Board

Douglas (Doug) Chia is executive director of the Governance Center for The Conference Board. Chia previously served as assistant general counsel and corporate secretary for Johnson & Johnson. Before joining Johnson & Johnson, he served as assistant general counsel, corporate for Tyco Inte...Full Bio

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