Webinars and Virtual Events

The Private Directors Association® (PDA) provides private company boards of directors with education and guidance on topics of current and longer term importance. PDA provides educational content through in-person and on-line events. The on-line presentations include Webinars, Zoom, and other electronic broadcasts. Below are recording of past events. These are available only to PDA Members. Note: PDA is not responsible for the contents of these recordings. Any opinions expressed are those of the speakers, and not PDA. As with any other educational materials, no legal or other advice is given.

Members Only: Access to Webinar and Virtual Event Recordings and Key Takeaways
05/26/2021 Board Governance in an ESOP Company
05/25/2021 When the Tone at the Top is Betrayal, a Case Study for Board Members
05/24/2021 Boards Navigating COVID
05/20/2021 SF Chapter Board Director Committee Update & Networking
05/13/2021 Fund Advisor Perspective on Portfolio Company Boards of Directors
05/12/2021 The Five (Or Seven) Things Family Businesses Need To Do When They Are Forming A Board Of Directors Or Advisors For The First Time
05/06/2021 Disruption: Anticipate, Mitigate and Thrive!
05/05/2021 Would You Like Fries With That
04/29/2021 Cleveland Chapter Members Only Social Hour
04/29/2021 Leveraging a Recapitalization: When and Why It Could Make Sense
04/28/2021 Directors in Distress
04/27/2021 The Board’s Role in Shaping a Company’s Digital Transformation
04/22/2021 Board Diversity: An Inter-Organizational Discussion
04/20/2021 Cybersecurity Incident Response
04/15/2021 SF Chapter Membership Development Programs & Opportunities / Networking
04/14/2021 Creating an Understanding of ESG (Environmental, Social, and Governance)
04/13/2021 “Spring into Collaboration” Atlanta and Houston Joint Chapters Speed Networking Event
04/08/2021 The Business Case for Diversity, Equity and Inclusion
04/07/2021 Leading Practices in Private Company Board Pay and Governance
03/31/2021 How Roles and Responsibilities Differ Among Boards for Venture-Capital-Owned, Family-Owned, and Entrepreneur-Owned Companies
03/30/2021 Should I Form a Board of Directors for My Company – and How?
03/29/2021 Building a Board of Directors: Accelerate Growth, Opportunity, Transition
03/25/2021 The Independent Director - Role on Private Company Board
03/24/2021 The Private Directors Association® Journey to Women on Boards
03/24/2021 Getting the Most Out of Your PDA Membership
03/23/2021 How to Market Yourself for a Board Seat
03/22/2021 "How to Get on a Private Company Board" A Virtual Fireside Chat with Joel Koblentz and Valerie Darling
03/18/2021 SPACs: Basics and Current Trends of relevance to Private Boards
03/18/2021 Mergers and Acquisitions: What Owners and Boards Should Consider Today
03/17/2021 Importance of Independent Directors for ESOP Companies
03/11/2021 Crafting a Board-Ready Resume
03/10/2021 Role of the Independent Director on a Private/Family Board
03/09/2021 Transform Your Business with Independent Directors
03/04/2021 Impact of Current Public Policy and Political Environment on Business
03/03/2021 Women In Banking: Preparing Women for Top Leadership Positions
03/02/2021 Boards & Family Business Transitions
02/25/2021 What Board Members Should Know about the Impact of the New Administration on Employee Ownership
02/24/2021 Pricing for Pandemics, Material Shortages and Predators
02/18/2021 Intellectual Property in the Boardroom: Are your Directors Engaged in the Company’s IP Strategy?
02/18/2021 Board Director: Selection & Service
02/16/2021 Defamation or Free Speech? How to Address Bad Reviews of a Business, Especially on Social Media
02/15/2021 How to Use the ProQuest Business Journal Database for Doing Research
02/10/2021 Getting on Board
02/09/2021 Employer Rights and Expectations in Light of Current Events
02/03/2021 Why is it called a Board and not a Sofa?
02/03/2021 Getting Real Value from Your Board Assessment
01/21/2021 Confronting Climate Action: The Role of Board Directors
01/21/2021 Building a Board
01/20/2021 The Board's Role in Diversity and Inclusion: What Will Be Different This Time?
01/20/2021 Show me the money! Bank and Alternative Financing Options in 2021
01/06/2021 Private Company Board Service: Challenges, Responsibilities, and Surprises in an Era of Disruption
12/15/2020 How to Drive LinkedIn Visibility with Content Engagement
12/9/2020 Board Leadership Lessons for Uncertain Times
12/8/2020 The Elections: Why We Got the Results We Got and What We Can Expect from the Winners
12/7/2020 The Board Risks of Using Video Communications without Encryption
12/3/2020 ESG and the Private Company Board
12/2/2020 Effectively Linking Family Shareholder Voice to the Company Board
12/1/2020 Optimizing Your LinkedIn Profile for a Board Search
11/18/2020 The Busy Intersection of Family Office Investing and Private Equity
11/18/2020 How Does Ownership Structure Influence Your Role as a Director
11/11/2020 Trust: What's It All About?
11/10/2020 The Intersection of Governance Risk and Strategy
11/5/2020 What to Expect in the Next Four Years
11/4/2020 How a Board Can Add to Your Succession Plan
10/28/2020 Supply Chain Optionality
10/27/2020 Authentic Inclusion as a Business Imperative
10/22/2020 Cyber Security: From WSJ Headline to the Board Agenda Item
10/21/2020 The Digital Technology Crisis in the Boardroom
10/21/2020 Major Issues Companies Deal with Today and What Boards Should Be Discussing
10/20/2020 Talent Development: Making Succession Work
10/14/2020 Different Folks for Different Strokes: Best Practices for Public, Private & Nonprofit Boards
10/14/2020 Director Matchmaking: Private Company & Potential Candidate Best Practices
10/1/2020 Cash Is King! Managing Cash During COVID: Strategies for Restructuring
9/30/2020 Owning Your Firm's Cyber Security Risk: A How To!
9/29/2020 Family Business Boards: Who Should Be on Them & Who Shouldn't
9/23/2020 Mature ESOP Challenges and What a Board Member Should Know
9/22/2020 The Important Role of the Board to Corporate Culture
9/14/2020 Bankruptcy and Restructuring - The Pandemic/Oil & Gas Recession: Options to Chapter 11 and How to Prepare
9/10/2020 Making the Most of Family Business Boards
9/9/2020 The Independent Board Primer for Private Equity: Why, Who and How
8/27/2020 2020 Is Terrible; Should Incentive Compensation Be Terrible Too?
8/20/2020 From Hope to Intention: How Private Company Boards Can Help Guide Company Leadership on Diversity and Inclusion
8/13/2020 The Board's Growing Role in Cybersecurity Oversight
8/5/2020 Into the Wind: Private Company Crisis Communications During a Pandemic, Civil Unrest & Economic Uncertainty
7/30/2020 Exit through the Boardroom
7/23/2020 The Silver Lining of COVID: Better Human Capital: Better Value Proposition: Better Strategic Agility. 
7/15/2020 Changing Dynamics of Board Support for a CEO in Time of Crisis
7/1/2020 Don't Let This Crisis Go to Waste - Think Strategically; Not Just Defensively 
6/30/2020 The Great Reboot: Positioning to Succeed in a Post-Catastrophic World of Risk & Opportunity
6/29/2020 What Every Board Member Should Know When Your Company Is Facing Financial Distress
6/25/2020 Board Diversity: A Strategy for Company Growth
6/24/2020 How to Keep a Supply Chain Moving During Disruption or Dislocation
6/16/2020 LinkedIn Content Engagement Best Practices
6/15/2020 ESOPs - Trustee & Board of Directors; Fiduciary & Fiduciary 
6/11/2020 How Boards Can Help Owners Manage Predictable Challenges in Growing Family Businesses
6/10/2020 Best Practices in Preventing Bad Things from Happening
6/4/2020 COVID-19: Board Oversight with Focus on Now, Next and Beyond
6/2/2020 Optimizing Your LinkedIn Profile
6/1/2020 How Boards Help Businesses Pivot to Navigate a Crisis
5/27/2020 Cybersecurity: No Escape to Preparedness - FBI Reports Cybercrime Quadruples in Crisis 
5/22/2020 ESG: What Action Should the Director Take
5/21/2020 Director Responsibilities to Assure Data Systems Resiliency in a WFH World
5/19/2020 Governance in the Zone of Insolvency: Guidelines for Effective Governance in Distress
5/14/2020 CARES Act PPP Funding Poses Complex Financial, Legal & Moral Issues: What Directors, Company Owners and Executives Should Know
5/13/2020 Rightsize without Layoffs
5/12/2020 The Board's Compliance Oversight Role
5/7/2020 Audit Committee Best Practices
5/6/2020 PDA Director Training and Referral Program: How Will It Help Me?
5/5/2020 CEOs Respond to COVID-19
4/29/2020 Succession Planning During Crisis
4/28/2020 Governance Assessments and Board Evaluations Part II
4/27/2020 Advising an ESOP Company through Turmoil: A Board's Role
4/21/2020 Governance Assessments and Board Evaluations Part I
4/16/2020 Private Equity Responding to the COVID-19 Crisis
4/15/2020 Executing Your Fiduciary Duty During a Time of Crisis - What Directors Need to Know
4/14/2020 The Role and Responsibilities of the Corporate Secretary
4/9/2020 COVID-19 & Cybersecurity: Navigating the Double Threat
4/8/2020 The Value of an Independent Board and Getting Started with a PDA Model Board Meeting SM
4/7/2020 Corporate Board Meeting Minutes - Best Practices for Board of Directors Meetings
4/3/2020 ESG Oversight: Incorporating ESG Considerations Into Board Strategy
3/25/2020 Private Company Board Governance During the COVID-19 Crisis