ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS FOR THE OCTOBER BOOTCAMP

We are taking applications for the October 10, 2019, bootcamp. Applications will be reviewed periodically over the summer 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 are continually working to combine the best elements of our inaugural bootcamp with valuable participant insights to create the best possible program for our October 10th session. The October faculty and agenda will be posted later this summer. In the meantime, the April speakers and agenda below will give you a good sense of the program faculty and content.

MEET THE FACULTY FROM THE APRIL BOOTCAMP

The April Bootcamp was presented by experienced industry and academic leaders with decades of combined board experience. During this one-day bootcamp, participants learned the responsibilities of being an effective board member, gained practical insights and developed their networks.

Mohamad Ali
CEO
Carbonite

Lynda Applegate
Professor
Harvard Business School

Wolfgang Bauriedel
Advisor & Recruiter
Russell Reynolds Associates

Gail Deegan
Former Director on
Six Public Company Boards

Tom Hopcroft
President & CEO
MassTLC

William Kolb
Partner
Foley Hoag

Pamela Lenehan
Chair
Monotype Imaging

Matthew Littlewood
Partner
PWC

Leah Malone
Director, Governance
Insights Center, PWC

Marilyn Matz
CEO & Co-Founder
Paradigm4

Pam Reeve
Chair
The Commonwealth Institute

Tuck Rickards
Managing Director
Russell Reynolds Associates

Corey Thomas
CEO
Rapid7

Carol Vallone
Chair
McLean Hospital

Sophie Vandebroek
VP, Emerging Tech Partnerships
IBM

Linda Whitlock
Governance Committee
Chair & Former Lead Director

Susan Windham-Bannister
President & CEO
Biomedical Growth Strategies

THE APRIL COHORT BOOTCAMP AGENDA

The Board-Ready Bootcamp is a full-day program that was held on Thursday, April 11th, 2019, at PwC, 101 Seaport Boulevard, in Boston’s Innovation District. The next Bootcamp will be held on Thursday, October 10th, 2019. The April bootcamp agenda was as follows: 

7:30-8:00
Networking & Coffee

8:00-8:30
Welcome & Bootcamp Kickoff

8:30-9:15
Board Foundations & Basics

9:15-10:15
What Value/ROI Do I Bring?

10:15-10:30
Networking Break

10:30-12:00
Linking Leadership & Governance

12:15-1:00
Lunch & Qualities of a Board

1:00-1:30
Essentials of the Audit

1:30-2:15
Governance Hot Topics: Emerging Risks & Rewards

2:15-2:45
Talent, Diversity & Compensation

2:45-3:00
Networking Break

3:00-4:00
As CEO, What I Expect from My Board

4:00-5:00
Action Planning – Assembling Your Board Toolbox

5:00-6:00
Networking Reception

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.

BOOTCAMP UNDERWRITERS

Thank you to the following organizations for providing the financial support and thought leadership to make this initiative possible.

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