Board Challenges: How to Generate Better Decisions

Want your board to perform like a well-oiled machine? Explore “generative governance,” a concept that helps high-performing boards find ways to serve as the organization’s “sense-makers,” deciding which issues to pay attention to, and interpreting what those issues mean for shareholders, investors, and other stakeholders. Through this approach, directors can greatly improve the quality (and quantity) of their discussions, leading to greater insight and generating better decisions.

 You and your staff will discuss:

  •  Ways to re-frame problems and consider issues from multiple perspectives simultaneously;
  • “Generative thinking” – which can lead to a host of creative/better outcomes to challenging situations; and
  • Opportunities for robust discussion in board meetings – allowing space for board members to be curious, intrigued, and highly engaged

​Dottie Schindlinger

Vice President of Marketing and Governance Technology, Diligent Corporation

Dottie Schindlinger is Vice President of Thought Leadership for Diligent Corporation, the leading provider of secure corporate board communication and collaboration software globally.  In her role, Dottie provides thought leadership on governance, cybersecurity, and technology topics through presentations to boards and executives dozens of times each year at events around the world.  Her work has been featured in Forbes, The Wall Street Journal, and in multiple governance and technology publications including Corporate Board Member, Trustee Magazine, Corporate Secretary Magazine, Execranks, CSO Online, and Dark Reading.  She is the co-author, along with Diligent CEO Brian Stafford, of Governance in the Digital Age: A Guide for the Modern Corporate Board Director, John Wiley & Sons Publishers, April 2019.


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1.50 ICMA CE credits  |  Certificate available
1.50 ICMA CE credits  |  Certificate available