Boardroom Culture: Essential for Governing Well

Boardroom culture is increasingly understood as a critical aspect to good governance and board effectiveness. Yet unlike matters relating to board structure and process, boardroom culture has been given little attention. As such, directors often find themselves having to use limited time and energy to navigating power and personality challenges that an explicit boardroom culture would proactively anticipate and address.

The focus of this session will be on providing relevant insights into how boards can instill a culture than enables more effective oversight and better decision-making.

The session will equip participants with a keen understanding of the steps to be taken to improve the relationship dynamics among Board members and with Staff by effectively applying:

  • A process to determine the current boardroom culture;
  • The means of defining the preferred future-focused boardroom culture;
  • The process of instilling this new culture in ways that facilitate desired change; and
  • Options for fostering meaningful accountability that will ensure Board members fulfill their individual and collective responsibility for supporting and contributing to this new culture.

Time will be committed for open discussion on the material presented and its application in the content of participants’ boards.


John Dinner
President, John T. Dinner Board Governance Services

John  Dinner  is  President  of  John  T.  Dinner  Board  Governance  Services, a leading Canadian consulting firm focused on corporate governance and board effectiveness. For more than 20 years, John Dinner has been helping boards across sectors and across Canada improve their performance and contribute in  tangible  ways  to  the  success  of  the  organizations  they  oversee. Board members  and  organizational  leaders  value  John’s  depth  of  experience, relevant  insights,  practical  approach  and  his  ability  to  facilitate  needed governance change.  

John’s  hands-on, board work focuses on helping clients develop and benefit from leading-edge governance practices, including board, committee and director effectiveness evaluations, director recruitment,  board  education,  meeting  effectiveness  and  best  practices,  information  management  and decision-making. He knows and understands the needs of directors and other organizational leaders first-hand.

4/7/2022 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
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