Directors are used to navigating the challenges of business. However, the past few years have proven to be even more demanding than usual, and for many reasons—the pandemic; war in Europe; environmental, social, and corporate governance (ESG) concerns; and economic factors, to name just a few.
Successful board members know that continuing education keeps them on top of the issues that matter. The right programs can also help board members stay informed on how other directors are navigating these critical topics.
Woodruff Sawyer’s annual Board Education Resource Guide is your roadmap to continuing education in 2023. These educational (and networking) events come in a variety of options, from in-person or virtual to multi-day events, shorter formats, and go-to online resources.
This year’s Board Education Resource Guide divides our recommendations into six categories:
- Board-level events: Including much-anticipated annual board-level events such as the Stanford Directors’ College.
- Committee events: Featuring special events geared towards board committees like audit and compensation, and introductory events such as Preparing to be a Corporate Director, hosted by Harvard Business School.
- Short-shot events: Including no- or low-cost seminars requiring little time commitment.
- Podcasts/webinars: Featuring on-demand learning from the comfort of your home or office.
- Blogs and other resources: Including thought leadership and informational resources to bookmark and read all year long.
- Woodruff Sawyer’s customized educational programs: Featuring expert-level presentations customized to Woodruff Sawyer D&O insurance clients on trending topics at no additional charge.
As you plan your continuing education for 2023, remember that we may be able to offer discount codes for some events. Reach out to your Woodruff Sawyer representative for more information.
Finally, for folks who have questions about insurance fundamentals, we recently launched the on-demand Woodruff Whiteboard series. These are short videos about basic insurance concepts, such as “Side A” insurance and “self-insured retentions,” among others. Enjoy.
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