ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS FOR 2022

Applications are being accepted for the 2022 Bootcamps which will be held as a virtual program consisting of four sessions. There are two opportunities to participate in the bootcamp in 2022, as part of our Spring Cohort in April or as part of the Fall Cohort in October. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis in batches every two weeks or so and accepted applicants will be notified via email. Once accepted, applicants must register and pay to reserve their seat in the bootcamp. Space is limited.

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We have combined the best elements of all our bootcamps since 2019 to deliver an immersive digital experience. See the 2022 Brochure for agenda and details. To get a sense of the program caliber, take a look at the 2021 faculty line-up below as well as that from our October 2019 and April 2019 bootcamps.  

THE BOOTCAMP AGENDA

The Board-Ready Bootcamp is presented as a virtual program consisting of four sessions, from 8:45am-12:30pm, conducted over 4-5 weeks. Participants must apply, be accepted, register and pay before attending the Bootcamp. 

Like any board meeting, Bootcamp attendees will be expected arrive at the Bootcamp already familiar with the materials sent in advance. Rather than “presenting” this foundational information, the bootcamp will build upon this material and focus the live sessions on interactive discussions to illustrate key points and engage in attendee-directed dialogue.

 

AGENDA

Advance pre-read/view materials

Board Fundamentals

Planning Your Board Journey

Writing Your Board Bio

Session I – April 6th & October 6th

Setting the Stage

The Business of Boards: Linking Leadership & Governance

What CEO’s Look for in a Board

Group Mentoring Breakouts

Session II – April 13th & October 13th

Setting the Stage

Board Composition & Building a High Functioning Board

What Committee Chairs Want: Audit, Comp, Nom/Gov

Group Mentoring Breakouts

Session III – April 27th & October 20st

Setting the Stage

Planning Your Board Journey & Workshopping Your Board Bio

What Value Do I Bring to a Board

Group Mentoring Breakouts

Session IV – May 4th & October 27th

Setting the Stage

Ask the Experts: Board Journey & Being an Effective Board Member

Lift as You Climb: Bootcamp: Alumni Share Lessons Learned

Group Mentoring Breakouts

 

Past Session Example:
Interested in Board Service: How to Get Started if You’re Early in Your Executive Career
featuring Corey Thomas, CEO, Rapid7

MEET THE BOOTCAMP FACULTY (PAST & PRESENT)

The Board-Ready Bootcamp is presented by experienced industry and academic leaders with decades of combined board experience. During the bootcamp, participants learn about the responsibilities of being an effective board member, gain practical insights and develop their networks.

Mohamad Ali
CEO
IDG

Lynda Applegate
Professor
Harvard Business School

Wolfgang Bauriedel
Advisor & Recruiter
Russell Reynolds Associates

Steve Burwell
Partner
Foley Hoag

Beth Chandler
President & CEO
YW Boston

Chris Comparato
CEO
Toast

Gail Deegan
Former Director on
Six Public Company Boards

Elaine Eisenman
Managing Director
Saeje Associates

Deborah Ellinger
Director
Public Company Board

Karen Golz
Audit Committee
Analog Devices

Kamala Grasso
President
KJG Consulting

Yogesh Gupta
President & CEO
Progress

Tom Hopcroft
President & CEO
MassTLC

Pamela Lenehan
Director
ATN International

Matthew Littlewood
Partner
PWC

Maria Loughlin
VP of Engineering
Toast

Leah Malone
Director, Governance
Insights Center, PWC

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Jules Pieri
Co-Founder
The Grommet

Pam Reeve
Chair
The Commonwealth Institute

Willow Shire
Director
TJX Companies

Corey Thomas
CEO, Rapid7; Board Member
Blue Cross Blue Shield of MA

Tracey Zhen
President
ZipCar

WHAT PEOPLE ARE SAYING

“I left on cloud 9! Spending a day with such an amazingly diverse group of peers and learning from the talented and accomplished speakers was awesome. Best professional development day I’ve ever had.”
– Tara Hendricks, VP of Finance & Operations, Talla Inc.

“I had no idea how much I didn’t already know about this field, despite it being so well aligned with my growth aspirations and abilities.  Now I’m on the path! I would highly recommend this program for my most talented peers in the technology community that have already found their entrepreneurial side, but are still craving more ways to grow and to give back.”
– Andre Black, Vice President of Products, Allego, Inc.

“The Board-Ready Bootcamp will help you to understand what is expected of a board member, to identify the value you would bring to a board, and insights on how to pursue a board appointment.”
– Meg Meaney, Vice President, Marketing Operations, Carbonite, Inc.

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