Free webinar will examine effects of coronavirus on boards of directors

The coronavirus has impacted many aspects of corporate operations, including boards of directors. It remains unclear how the developing global health pandemic will affect board structure, characteristics, composition and process.

An upcoming webinar will discuss best practices boards of directors could adopt to respond to the challenges and risks posed by the coronavirus.

Samir Trabelsi, Professor of Accounting and Governance with the Goodman School of Business at Brock University, will present on ‘Boards in the aftermath of coronavirus’ Wednesday, July 22 at 11 a.m. as part of the next Business Breathers webinar.

The free weekly webinar series is facilitated by the Goodman School of Businesses’ Goodman Group and features 30 minutes of live industry and faculty expert-led discussions, followed by a 15-minute question-and-answer period. Topics focus on leadership, management and innovation, as well as the financial and social impacts of trending topics.

“In the aftermath of the coronavirus, boards may seek new expertise, perhaps from epidemiologists and disease modelers, to advise on risk management and internal control,” says Trabelsi, whose research interests include corporate governance, risk management, corruption and sustainability.

“The role of the board and its governance responsibilities will need to be reexamined. Performance evaluation and external auditing will be especially important to understand the effectiveness of the board, its committees, individual board members and executive management.”

Everyone is welcome to attend Business Breathers webinars. Interested participants are asked to register online. A confirmation email will provide a Lifesize link to access the webinar at the date and time it is planned.

Upcoming Business Breathers:

Boards in the aftermath of coronavirus
Presented by Samir Trabelsi, Professor of Accounting and Governance, Goodman School of Business
Wednesday, July 22 at 11 a.m.

Corporate social responsibility in the era of Black Lives Matter
Presented by Gervan Fearon, President and Vice-Chancellor, Brock University
Wednesday, July 29 at 11 a.m.

Entrepreneurial leadership: Thrive not just survive crisis
Presented by Shawna Chen, Associate Professor of Entrepreneurship, Goodman School of Business
Wednesday, Aug. 12 at 11 a.m.

Who we are and who we can be: An important strategic reflection in times of disruption
Presented by Asma Zafar, Assistant Professor of Strategy, Goodman School of Business
Wednesday, Aug. 19 at 11 a.m.

Recordings of past webinars can be found on the Business Breathers website.

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