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Board and CEO Succession: How Bias Can Hurt or Help

Board and CEO Succession:  How Bias Can Hurt or Help
Price: $ 249.99
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Date: Oct. 28 – Dec. 2, 2020
Location: Online
Time: 1-2 p.m. Eastern, Wednesdays

Optimize succession by taking bias out of the equation

Even the world’s best governance structure isn’t enough if you don’t have the right people, competence and character in your boardroom or C-Suite. But identifying the best people for the job can be surprisingly challenging, because we’re often blind to how our unconscious biases impact our decision-making.

 This series was designed to help you optimize board and CEO succession by recognizing and overcoming the biases that could make you overlook top talent.

 You’ll learn:

  • How cognitive bias impacts boards renewal choices – in both negative and positive ways
  • How to address gender bias to improve problem-solving and increase profits
  • How to remove racial bias in the boardroom and reduce harm to your organization and people
  • How to build the optimal board in an unbiased way
  • How to plan unbiased leadership and CEO succession at all 3 levels of succession.

Join us live via Zoom, every Wednesday at 1 p.m. from October 28 through December 2, 2020. Each session is roughly 60 minutes and includes time devoted to your questions.

Each online workshop was designed to be highly engaging and educational, with interactive sessions that give you the tools you need to build a more effective, unbiased succession plan.

Week 1: The Top 7 Cognitive Biases Impacting Boardroom Decision-Making

You’ll learn how to watch for the conscious and unconscious biases that could be sabotaging your board’s decisions.

Week 2: Recognizing Existing Bias In Your Boardroom

Some biases can actually work in your favour! You’ll learn how to distinguish between negative and valuable biases, plus 3 steps every board must take to eliminate harmful boardroom biases.

Week 3: Removing Gender Bias In Your Boardroom

Gender diversity instantly doubles your talent pool and leads to a wide variety of improved outcomes, from increased profitability to better problem solving and more.

Week 4: Removing Racial Bias In Your Boardroom

Leaders are often unaware of how systemic biases are actively harming their organization and people. In this session, you’ll learn how eliminating racial bias can build employee confidence and lead to superior returns.

Week 5: Board Succession And The Optimal Board

Every board member matters and this session will help ensure you always get the best person for the job. You’ll learn how to remove bias and ensure diversity and competence in renewal and recruitment.

Week 6: CEO Succession

Research shows 1 in 3 CEO successions fail. You’ll learn how to improve your odds with a comprehensive, unbiased plan for all three levels of CEO succession.

Each of these weekly sessions will be recorded so, if you miss one, you can simply  review the video at your leisure. You’ll also get access to an exclusive, private webpage where you can access each of the videos, session materials, special governance tools and free samples!


If you find it necessary to cancel your registration, we will issue a full refund minus a $100 administration fee for cancellations received in writing at least 30 business days prior to the event.

 The registration fee is non-refundable for cancellations made less than 30 days prior to the event. In those cases, you may transfer your registration fee, once, to a future training course at no additional cost (for similarly priced seminars) or arrange for a substitute person to attend.

 Those who do not cancel and do not attend are responsible for the full registration fee.

 GSI reserves the right to cancel or reschedule and will give notice in advance.

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