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Facilitating Collaboration: Helping Board Directors Bridge Differences to Solve Tough Problems

The Directors College welcomed author and global expert on collaboration processes and 2022 Social Innovator of the Year, Adam Kahane, for a webinar focused on transformative facilitation, a structured approach for addressing complex and problematic situations, and how to work with your board to remove obstacles, bridge differences, and move forward.

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The Impact of the Acceleration of Disruptive Technologies on Leaders and Boards

Guest panelist Mike Steep, Executive Director, The Disruptive Technologies and Digital Cities (DTDC) Program, Stanford University Global Projects Center for a conversation with Michael Hartmann, Principal of The Directors College to explore the acceleration of disruptive technologies, the ensuing opportunities and risks, and key impacts to business leaders and board directors.

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Purpose Governance: The Role of the Board in Developing and Overseeing the Purpose of the Organization

Accelerated by COVID-19, more organizations are discovering and defining the purpose of their organizations, to steer and navigate through turbulent times and unlock greater social and business value. There is also growing demand among investors, employees, and customers that they do so. This report addresses these issues and sets them in context.

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Managing Behaviour and Bias in the Boardroom is Key to Inclusivity

The Directors College Alumna Christine Williams shares her experiences and insights into boardroom diversity and the importance of governance education.

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Pandemic Lessons and Tips for Boardroom Success in the New Normal

Recently, The Directors College Alumni were joined by subject matter experts for a discussion moderated by Michael Hartmann, Principal of The Directors College for insights into their areas of expertise for today’s board agenda and predictions on post-pandemic governance trends.

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What’s on the Board Agenda and Why CIO’s Should Care

On April 7, Dr. Michael Hartmann and select Alumni and Faculty of The Directors College participated in the CIO Association of Canada’s CIO Peer Forum on Leadership: Being Our Best in Times of Change. CIOs were presented with the items that are on the top of the board agenda right now.

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Adaptation and Innovation in the Boardroom

The Directors College published an article featuring Lloyd Komori, C.Dir., Faculty for The Directors College special program Innovation Governance for Directors, and former chief risk officer and Dr. Michael Hartmann, Principal, in the National Post speaking to the acceleration of innovation and the importance of education for the Boardroom’s of tomorrow.

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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.

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Experts Say Board Directors Must Adopt Open Innovation Mindset

Contributors to The Directors College programs Barry Libert and Kee Wong spoke to the National Post about the critical importance of innovation thinking in the boardroom and the importance of qualified directors who know how to ask the right questions.

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Not Your New Normal: Reflections on Director Development and Education Post-COVID-19

On June 16, in the final Spring session of The McMaster Collaboratorium, Terry Goodtrack, C.Dir., President and CEO of The Aboriginal Financial Officers Association (AFOA) of Canada, Kee Wong, Chair of The Australian Institute of Company Directors (AICD) Innovation Committee, Patrice Merrin, Independent Non-Executive Director at Glencore and Principal of The Directors College, Dr. Michael Hartmann examine what great governance means in the post-COVID-19 world and the new topics, best practices,