Financial Poise™ Announces “BOARD OF DIRECTORS BOOT CAMP 2018," a New Webinar Series Premiering June 4, 2018 at 11 AM CST through West LegalEdcenter

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Financial Poise™ Webinars and West LegalEdcenter are pleased to announce the June 4th premiere of a new webinar series, BOARD OF DIRECTORS BOOT CAMP 2018, which discusses various aspects of good governance in private companies. The BOARD OF DIRECTORS BOOT CAMP 2018 Series is sponsored by BoardBookit.

Applicable to owners, executives, directors and their respective trusted advisors, BOARD OF DIRECTORS BOOT CAMP 2018 examines the most common questions around private company governance.

More and more privately-held companies are exploring the benefits of effective corporate governance and, consequently, are working towards formalizing board processes. This trend has been driven in part by the ever-increasing pressure that companies face from foreign competitors and increasing government regulation. The demographic wave of the huge number of businesses whose leadership is getting ready to retire and which, therefore must engage in succession planning is another significant factor.

Yet, many private companies delay implementing a more formalistic governance regime or simply do not understand they even need it. The BOARD OF DIRECTORS BOOT CAMP 2018 Financial Poise webinar series discusses various aspects of good governance in private companies. Applicable to owners, executives, directors and their respective trusted advisors, this webinar series brings a variety of experiences and perspectives on the most common questions around private company governance.

The first episode of the series, The Role of the Board in a Private Company, airs on June 4th at 11:00 AM CST (Register Here) and features Moderator Kristi Daeda of The Family Business Consulting Group. She is joined by Ellen Griggs of E. Ritter & Company/Evanston Capital Management/Market Street Trust Company, Kelly LeCouvie of The Family Business Consulting Group, Charlie Leichtweis of Process Solutions Inc., and Jeremy Waitzman of Sugar Felsenthal Grais & Helsinger.

Private company owners, including family businesses, ESOPs, and private equity owners, often have different expectations for their boards than is common in publicly traded firms. Besides being much less encumbered by regulatory compliance, many private firms are looking for a completely different kind of engagement from directors. In companies with new boards, leaders and directors often struggle early on to determine the role of the board and how to separate board responsibilities from those of ownership and management. In this webinar, the audience will learn what companies are really looking for (or should be) from their boards, and the many ways that boards contribute to private company success.

The BOARD OF DIRECTORS BOOT CAMP 2018 webinar series is produced by Financial Poise.™ The series is sponsored by BoardBookit.™

Future episodes in the BOARD OF DIRECTORS BOOT CAMP 2018 series include "Building an Independent Board," airing on July 16th, "The Good, the Bad and the Ugly: Planning and Running Effective Board Meetings," airing on August 13th, and "The Effective Director," airing on September 17th. Each episode airs at 11:00 AM CST. All episodes premiere live through West LegalEdCenter and then are made available on-demand.

As with every Financial Poise Webinar, each episode is delivered in Plain English understandable to investors, business owners, and executives without much background in these areas, yet is also valuable to attorneys, accountants, and other seasoned professionals. And, as with every Financial Poise Webinar, each episode brings you into engaging, sometimes humorous, conversations designed to entertain as it teaches. Each episode in the series is designed to be viewed independently of the other episodes, so that participants will enhance their knowledge of this area whether they attend one, some, or all episodes.

About Financial Poise™
Financial Poise™ has one mission: to provide reliable plain English business, financial and legal education to investors, private business owners and executives, and their respective trusted advisors. Financial Poise™ content is created by seasoned, respected experts who are invited to join our Faculty only after being recommended by current Faculty Members. Our editorial staff then works to make sure that all content is easily digestible. Financial Poise™ is a meritocracy; nobody can “buy” her way onto the Financial Poise Faculty.™ Start learning today at https://www.financialpoise.com/

About BoardBookit™
BoardBookit™ is the board portal software that perfectly blends security, functionality, optimal user experience, and affordability. Our board portal solution is designed with input from corporate secretaries, administrators, and board members. BoardBookit™ is used by companies worldwide to enhance board engagement and streamline board governance. To learn more about BoardBookit™, please visit their site here.

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