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Perspectives from The Directors College

Reflections on Inclusive Leadership: A First Nations Perspective

On February 2, the McMaster Collaboratorium was honoured to welcome Perry Bellegarde, C.Dir., Assembly of First Nations, National Chief for an important conversation with host Michael Hartmann to share wisdom on what businesses need to be purpose-led and make the topic of ESG a key priority for the good of all stakeholders and for the good of the planet.

Global Case Studies in Innovation Governance: An Australian and U.S. Perspective

On January 27, Dr. Michael Hartmann welcomed Kee Wong, Chair, The Australian Institute of Directors Innovation Committee (Australia) and Bob Zukis, Conference Board ESG Fellow & Founder and CEO, Digital Directors Network and Professor, USC Marshall School of Business (USA) to talk about how board directors and board associations are seeking to educate and prepare board directors for asking the right questions, and understanding the answers around digital innovation and its risks.

Adapting Your Board to the Digital Age

Michael Hartmann, Principal, The Directors College and guest panelists Rob Burgess, Chair of the Compensation Committee, NVIDIA and Rob Siegel, Lecturer in Management, Stanford Graduate School of Business discussed the challenges to digitally transforming an organization and what role the board can play in supporting change at the November 25 session of The McMaster Collaboratorium.

Design & Foresight: New Strategic Tools for the Boardroom

Kicking off the fall season for the McMaster Collaboratorium webinar series, Karel Vrendenburg, Director, Global Design Leadership & Academic Programs at IBM and Marianne Jackson, C-Suite Executive (CHRO) and Executive Consultant for public and non-public organizations in Silicon Valley and Institute for the Future board member examine how design methodologies and strategic foresight tools can help boards identify future scenarios and analyze the impacts on their key stakeholders.