2024 Family Director Essentials Attendee Portal

Welcome! This is where you can find slides, recordings, and recommended resources for the program. Please note that this content will be available until November 15th, 2023.


Getting Started

  • Agenda
  • Networking Information for Fellow Attendees who elected to share
  • Director Development Worksheet
  • Board Competency Self Assessment

Friday, October 4th | Day 1

Welcome and Opening Comments with Agape Redwood Rogers, FBCG Board Search Practice Lead

Session 1 – Effective Practices of High-Functioning Family Business Boards with WHO

This session sets the stage by presenting best practices for board service and eliciting the current challenges faced by program participants.

Session 2 – Competencies of Family Directors with Stephanie Brun de Pontet

  • Identify the skills and behaviors that drive board effectiveness
  • Gain insight into the important perspective you bring to the board
  • Understand the process of preparation for the role 
  • Recognize your value as a bridge for board to family
  • Review role and unique importance of family directors

Topical Breakout Discussions

  • The group will be split into small breakout discussions led by an FBCG Consultant to discuss a topic of their choosing. Topics will be chosen live earlier in the day.
  • This session will no be recorded.

Serving on Another Family’s Board with Agape Redwood Rogers, FBCG Board Search Practice Lead


Friday, October 11 | Day 2

Keynote Speaker Remarks

Session 3 – Developing Key Competencies as a Family Business Director with Stephanie Brun de Pontet

  • Please print a copy of the Director Development Worksheet in advance of the session
  • Review results of self-assessment
  • Recognize the imperative of continuous learning inherent in your role
  • Gain insight into knowledge gaps and develop personalized learning plan

Session 4 – Navigating Unique Tensions of Family Board Service with Stephanie Brun de Pontet

  • Learn how to navigate the unique tensions that family directors often experience.
  • Recognize that conflicts inherent in your board position vary by your external affiliations
  • Review common challenges faced by family directors and strategies for working through them

Topical Breakout Discussions

  • The group will be split into small breakout discussions led by an FBCG Consultant to discuss a topic of their choosing. Topics will be chosen live earlier in the day.

Session 5 – Bringing the Conversation

  • Recap of program learnings
  • How to carry your learnings into your family business

Additional Board Tools & Resources

We may not discuss all of these materials in the program, but here are some frequently used tools for Board Development:


Recommended Reading

Books

Articles


FBCG’s Board Services

Through board development, evaluation and search, our consultants guide families through the process of assessing their needs, planning changes to their governance structure, and ensuring that the board they create provides true value. To learn more, reach out to any faculty member or Agape Redwood Rogers. You can also visit our website or download our Board Services Brochure.


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