Mid-market CEOs today lead organizations that collectively account for $10 trillion or one-third of all gross receipts in the United States each year and more than 30 million jobs. These leaders face many of the same challenges as large-cap companies, but they have the added pressure to execute strategy with less capital and other resources. One of their most vital sources of business knowledge is often under-utilized — their board of directors. It’s not surprising that board governance and getting it right has never been more top-of-mind, especially among mid-market CEOs.
Wharton’s Effective Corporate Boards for Mid-Market Companies provides insights for working with your own board or serving as an outside director. You will interact with peers from around the world as you learn how to attract diverse, strong leaders to serve on your board. Based on the book, Boards That Lead: When to Take Charge, When to Partner, and When to Stay Out of the Way, this one-day program provides the latest thinking from some of the world’s most knowledgeable boardroom veterans on how directors can best make a leadership difference and how CEOs can help their boards function like a mission-critical team.
Wharton faculty member Mike Useem, a world-renowned expert on corporate leadership and governance, joins Rebecca Thornton, senior associate in the Board & CEO Practice of Spencer Stuart, to present this one-day program. The program faculty members apply their field-based research and the latest strategic insights to help you take your board to the next level.
Effective Corporate Boards for Mid-Market Companies will examine the changing role of mid-market boards with some of the world’s most pre-eminent thought leaders on the subject. Participants who currently serve on a board will learn how to improve their leadership and decision-making effectiveness. Aspiring board members and those whose roles involve extensive contact with directors will get fresh insights on how to partner with boards and build boards that add new value to the company.
Session topics include:
- Designing Effective Boards
- Boards that Lead
Overall, Effective Corporate Boards for Mid-Market Companies will help you learn how to:
- Expand your view of the role of your board beyond one of simply monitoring business performance and regulatory compliance
- Determine what qualities and skill sets are missing on your current board make up, with insights on how to attract the ideal mix of leadership
- Learn how to effectively tap into the strengths of directors individually and collectively and ensure they are vital contributors to your company’s strategy roadmap
- Apply this learning to your own role on other boards