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Webinar | When the Tone at the Top is Betrayal, a Case Study for Board Members
Tuesday, May 25, 2021, 5:30 PM - 6:45 PM EDT
Category: New England

02:30 PM - 03:45 PM (Pacific)
03:30 PM - 04:45 PM (Mountain)
04:30 PM - 05:45 PM (Central)
05:30 PM - 06:45 PM (Eastern)


Zoom invitation will be shared the day before the event.


Betrayal lurks in the shadows of trust, and the deeper the bond of trust, the greater the pain of betrayal. Betrayal destroys trust, the foundation of all relationships. Of course, without trust, betrayal is impossible. We can never be betrayed by those we do not trust.

We’re smart enough to know that people will always look out for their own best interests, but in turn, in organizational settings, we believe others will not only place the best interest of the organization above their own self interest, but will deal honestly and openly with their leadership. Unfortunately, that’s not always the case, as we shall see in this workshop.

Elaine will conduct a highly interactive workshop based on a case study of betrayal at the top. Here, the CEO was betrayed by his leadership team, who asked the Board to fire him. This workshop will focus on the unique role of the Board in an ESOP and how they handled this betrayal. Through breakout groups, participants will assume the role of the Board in determining next steps in this betrayal. The session will conclude with lessons about what red flags the Board might have seen and what actions they actually took to protect the company and the shareholders.

Thank you to our National and Gold Chapter Sponsors!



Elaine Eisenman, PhD
Managing Director of Saeje Advisors
President of PDA New England

Elaine has served on public, private, and non-profit Boards since 1997, and is currently on the Board of Designer Brands, Inc, (NYSE). She consults to companies on how to align strategy, purpose, and people in order to drive growth. 

She is co-author, with Susan Stautberg, of Betrayed: A Survivors Guide to Lying, Cheating and Double-Dealing, based on over 50 interviews with those who lived through the depths of betrayal in business, marriage, families, and friendship.