Boardroom training is a great method for board members to sharpen their skills and stay current with the latest governance practices. These programs provide information on various issues, including best strategies for strategic management, corporate finance, and regulatory landscapes. They also provide practical guidance on how to build an effective board and can drive organizational success.

A boardroom software program can aid your business in saving money by allowing you to replace texts and emails using a secure unified system of record that ensures data is encrypted and creates clear delineation between council communications. This will also make your board less attractive to fishing expeditions or frivolous lawsuits.

While most programs for boardrooms focus on the technical aspects of the board member’s obligations and responsibilities, a few provide networking opportunities to help with the advancement of your career. Break into the Boardroom, for example is an innovative program that helps newly-weds females and mid-career women find their first director positions by pairing them up with a mentor, as well as providing ongoing support to help the process of securing a board appointment.

A well-designed program should be individualized to address the complex issues that shape the dynamics of the boardroom. It should address the specific governance practices, industry landscapes, and growth aspirations that are unique to your boardroom. The program should, for example help participants avoid common mistakes like excessive jargon or reading notes during presentations. They can distract your audience or detract from the message you’re trying to convey.