Onboarding | Women in the Boardroom

Recorded Webinar


From the moment they join the board, newly-elected board members are held to the same standard of performance of their fiduciary duties as long-serving directors. Therefore, an important “best practice” for boards is to have a well-planned onboarding process. Whenever possible, the onboarding process should begin well before the new director joins the board, and be designed with both the company’s characteristics and the director’s own experience in mind. The board – or its Nom/Gov Committee – should make sure that the onboarding process is planned and executed well, including following-up with the new director. And if you’re a new director and find the onboarding process inadequate, design it yourself! Key takeaways for this webinar include:

  • A vibrant onboarding process is an important governance practice for every board
  • Its design should reflect both the nature and complexity of the company, and the experience of the new director
  • The lack of a sufficient onboarding process does not excuse a director for being unprepared; therefore, new directors may have to design their own onboarding


Howard Brownstein

Date & Time

July 18, 2019
12:00 PM ET


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About the Speaker

Howard Brownstein

President & Founder of The Brownstein Corporation

Howard Brod Brownstein, CTP, is a nationally-known turnaround and restructuring professional, and regularly provides programs for Women in the Boardroom. He is President of Brownstein Corporation, which provides turnaround management and advisory services, as well as investment banking, fiduciary services, litigation consulting, investigations and valuation services. He regularly serves on the boards of directors of public and private companies, and currently serves on the boards of P&F Industries (Nasdaq: PFIN) where he chairs the Nominating/Governance and Strategic Planning & Risk Assessment Committees, as well as Merakey, a nonprofit with over 10,000 employees. He is a Certified Turnaround Professional, and also an NACD Board Leadership Fellow and Immediate Past President and Board Chair of the NACD Philadelphia Chapter. He has authored ninety articles and textbook chapters, is a Contributing Editor at two publications, and is a regular guest-lecturer at Harvard Business School, Wharton, NYU and elsewhere. He received JD and MBA degrees at Harvard, and B.S. (Wharton) and B.A. degrees from the University of Pennsylvania.

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