SIG Event - Governance

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Governance SIG

How to Repair a Toxic Board

A toxic board can derail your association from focusing on its mission-based work and advancing the strategies of the organization. This behavior can spread throughout the association resulting in personal and business repercussions. Is this fixable? While repairing a toxic board is not easy, it is important for both your staff and your association.

This program provides insights from the Associations Now article, “How to Repair a Toxic Board,” published in October 2023, which outlined takeaways from the 2023 Report of the NACD Blue Ribbon Commission: Culture as the Foundation: Building a High-Performance Board.

You will learn top strategies and proven approaches to immediately help positively shape boardroom culture; thereby enabling greater excellence in governance. Boards can adapt these concepts based on their needs with clear, actionable steps. 


Wednesday, March 13, 2024
12–1:30 p.m.
CEUs: 1.5




Learning Outcomes


  • Define an optimal board culture.

  • Reinforce its culture and set behavioral norms.

  • Address “major cultural fault lines”.



Tonya W. Muse, FASAE, CAE
Heidrick & Struggles


Mark Athitakis
Contributing Editor
Associations Now





Mallory Bucher, PHR
Associate Director of Corporate Governance Content
National Association of Corporate Directors (NACD)



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