Corporate Board Member will host a New Director Workshop to help novice directors quickly acclimate to the boardroom. Designed for public company directors with less than two years public company board services, the workshop will be led by corporate governance veterans, Michael Berthelot and TK Kerstetter. 

Don’t miss this interactive, deep dive to orient yourself on best practices and strategies to support your personal growth and value as a directors.


Wednesday, November 18

12:00 – 3:00 PM ET

3:00 – 3:15 PM ET

3:00 – 3:15 PM ET

New Director Workshop


Opening Boardroom Summit General Session
Upping Your Digital Game: What Traditional Companies Can Learn from Their Digital Native Counterparts
  • Fred Crawford, Senior Vice Chair and Former CEO, AlixPartners
  • Reggie Van Lee, Chief Transformation Officer, The Carlyle Group
  • Angela Zutavern, Head of A.I., AlixPartners and Co-Author, The Mathematical Corporation, Where Machine Intelligence and Haman Ingenuity Achieve the  Impossible
  • Doug Ray, Chairman, Media, Dentsu Aegis Network


Through a mix of informational presentations and interactive peer discussions, the workshop will answer new directors’ questions related to:

Developing a Deeper Understanding of the Company and Board

Introductory meetings
Board organization and operations
What the company needs
What shareholders want
Current regulatory environment

Owning the Onboarding Process: Initial Intake and Structure

The new director onboarding responsibilities vs. the Board/Company’s onboarding responsibilities
The importance of tailoring
Committee rotation
“How do I have an impact?”
Raising questions

Establishing a Strong Foundation

The role and responsibilities of an independent board director
Independence by definition vs. fact/appearance
Distinctions between management and governance

Director Mentorship Initiatives

Value of finding a board member with long tenures as a resource of institutional knowledge

Focus on Culture

When a new director joins a board, the group dynamics of the board will inevitably change


Michael Berthelot

Michael has served as a member of more than 30 public and private boards in the U.S., Canada, England, Brazil, Spain and Germany and has served as CEO of two publicly traded companies during his career – Pro-Dex Inc. and TransTechnology Corporation. He is currently a board member at Fresh Del Monte Produce Company, where he serves on the audit and compensation committees. Michael is the founder of Corporate Governance Advisors and is an adjunct professor at the University of California San Diego Rady School of Management where he teaches a graduate level course on corporate governance.

TK Kerstetter

TK is Host of Inside America’s Boardrooms, a weekly web show featuring board members and governance experts with varying perspectives. Over his 20+ years in the board education arena, TK has led various teams in creating board-related conferences and educational opportunities to serve board members. Prior to focusing on the board space, TK served as president and board member of publicly-traded Wilmington Savings Fund Society spanning a 20-year banking career.