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April 6, 2018
7:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
ASU SkySong
1475 North Scottsdale Road
Scottsdale AZ 85257
Building 1, 201 Global

Price: $225

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Boardroom Basics for Health Professionals

Health professionals have a knowledge base that is valuable to nonprofit and corporate boards. The path to obtaining a board seat is often long and arduous. It requires that health professionals learn the “rules of the game” and develop a new set of skills. “Board Room Basics for Health Professionals” is designed to share the basics of boardroom service and help the participants to develop a game plan for successfully serving on not-for-profit and corporate boards of directors. Participants in this program would develop a better understanding of their value to boards and acquire skills to help them make meaningful contributions to community, professional association and corporate boards.

Course Outcomes

This course will help you learn the rules of board membership so you can begin to develop a game plan for your success.  At the conclusion of the program, you will be able to:

  1. Explore the purpose of boards and how they function.
  2. Describe the differences between governance and operations.
  3. Describe the fiduciary and regulatory duties of board members.
  4. Assess your personal abilities and preparation to serve on corporate boards.
  5. Apply concepts presented to begin development of an action plan for seeking a corporate board seat.

Ideal Participants

This course is designed for health professionals interested in serving on boards with the following experience:

  1. Organizational leadership position.
  2. Experience typically obtained through at least 5 years of leadership activities.
  3. Previous service on not-for-profit boards desirable.

Confirmed Speakers

  • Rhonda Anderson, RN, MPA,DNSC(h), FAAN, FACHE - President, RMA Consulting of Arizona
  • Katherine Cecala, JD, MBA – President, Junior Achievement of Arizona
  • Deborah Helitzer, ScD - Dean and Professor, ASU College of Health Solutions
  • Amy Hillman, PhD, MBA – Dean, ASU W. P. Carey School of Business
  • Lu Miller, MBA - Partner, Morgan Consulting Resources
  • Teri Pipe, PhD, RN - Dean and Professor, ASU College of Nursing and Health Innovation and ASU Chief Well-Being Officer
  • Fran Roberts, PhD, RN, FAAN - President, Fran Roberts Group
  • Carol Stevens, PhD, RN – Professor, ASU College of Nursing and Health Innovation
  • Shirley Weis, BSN, MM, DrSc(hc) - Professor of Practice, ASU College of Nursing and Health Innovation and W. P. Carey School of Business
  • Lamont Yoder, MSN, MBA – CEO, Banner Gateway Medical Center and Banner MD Anderson Cancer Center


7:30 - 8 a.m.Check-In and Continental Breakfast
8 - 8:10 a.m.Program Overview/Introductions – Shirley Weis 
8:10 - 8:20 a.m.Welcome –  Teri Pipe
8:20 - 9:00 a.m.Playing to Win the Board “Game” -- Shirley Weis
9 - 10 a.m.Organization of Boards – Governance, Audit, Finance and Compensation Functions –   Amy Hillman
10 - 10:30 a.m.BREAK
10:30 - 11:15 a.m.Fiduciary and Regulatory Responsibilities – Katherine Cecala
11:15 a.m. - 12 p.m.The Board Recruitment Process and Compensation– Lu Miller
12 - 1 p.m.LUNCH
1 - 2 p.m.The Agony and Ecstasy of Serving on a Board Panel Discussion – Rhonda Anderson, Deborah Helitzer, Fran Roberts, Lamont Yoder
2 - 2:30 p.m.BREAK and NETWORKING
2:30 - 3:30 p.m.Developing Your Personal Action Plan – Shirley Weis, Carol Stevens
3:30 - 4 p.m.Wrap Up and Next Steps – Shirley Weis


5.66 continuing nursing education contact hours will be awarded for complete participation.  Contact hours will be pro-rated for partial attendance. WMSD-ASU-ID#: 5595-18. 

Arizona State University, through its Academy for Continuing Education (ACE) in support of the College of Nursing and Health Innovation, is an approved provider of continuing nursing education by the Western Multi-State Division, an accredited approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation. Arizona, Colorado, Idaho, Utah Nurses Associations are members of the Western Multi-State Division (WMSD) of the American Nurses Association.