Building a Better Board

Few things are as important as having a healthy, robust board of directors. Does yours fit that description? This program will teach you how to build a vital board that possesses a solid understanding of how to govern.

After This Webinar You’ll be Able To:

  • Understand basic corporate fiduciary duties
  • Identify emerging trends for boards relating to corporate governance
  • Understand the board’s role in the current M&A market
  • Develop appropriate strategic planning processes
  • Conduct more efficient board meetings

Webinar Details

The role of a board member is no longer merely honorary. It requires action. This upbeat, interesting session will provide real-world examples from experiences with both poorly functioning and great boards alike. This webinar will help directors build and operate a better board. From an improved understanding of corporate governance to tools that will help streamline the actual meeting process and better facilitate discussion, this session will cover a host of issues. It will address the roles of the board chair and individual directors, how strategic planning factors into what directors do, the emerging issue of board diversity, and more. Participants will not only improve their board meetings but become better board members.

Who Should Attend?

This session is designed for board members and senior executive management.

Take-Away Toolkit

  • Detailed narrative handout providing more information on discussion points
  • Employee training log
  • Interactive quiz
  • PDF of slides and speaker’s contact info for follow-up questions
  • Attendance certificate provided to self-report CE credits

Note: All materials are subject to copyright. Transmission, retransmission, or republishing of any webinar to other institutions or those not employed by your institution is prohibited. Print materials may be copied for eligible participants only.

Presenter: Philip Smith, MBA, JD – Gerrish Smith Tuck, PC

Philip K. Smith is chairman, CEO, and a board member of the Memphis-based law firm of Gerrish Smith Tuck, PC, and its affiliated consulting firm, Gerrish Smith Tuck Consultants, LLC. Smith’s legal and consulting practice places special emphasis on mergers and acquisitions, financial analysis, acquisition and ownership planning for boards, strategic planning for directors, regulatory matters, bank holding company formations and use, securities law concerns, new bank formations, S corporations, going private transactions, and other matters of importance to the financial industry. A frequent presenter at industry seminars, he also is or has been a faculty member at several banking schools.

Smith received his bachelors and masters of business administration from the Fogelman School of Business and Economics at the University of Memphis, and his law degree from the Cecil C. Humphreys School of Law at the University of Memphis. In addition, he is a summa cum laude graduate of the Barret School of Banking where he has been a faculty member.

Registration Options

  • $245 – Live Webinar Access
  • $245 – OnDemand Access + Digital Download
  • $350 – Both Live & On-Demand Access + Digital Download


Jun 08 2022


2:00 pm - 3:00 pm



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