The unique, three-part approach prepares extremely busy, LCDA Executive Members and LCDEF BoardReady Institute (BRI) executives for success. The comprehensive approach includes: 1. Learning and Preparation:
The LCDEF BoardReady Institute curriculum prepares executives for boardroom excellence. The annual, in-person sessions offer corporate governance programming with an overview of director duties and navigating the governance and risk landscape.
The curriculum focuses on technical and soft skills and draws on top corporate, industry and search executives, as well as LCDA’s membership as expert panelists. Participants are exposed to the role of the Board from the perspective of the CEO, investors, and regulators. Mentoring panels bring together experienced directors to share insight and lessons learned - in person and via webinars.
Participants also gain access to experts and tools to help them develop their roadmap to the boardroom, including how to focus their search, getting “pitch ready,” and leveraging their networks. They will also hear from and be coached by search firm executives and LCDA Director Members with insights about what companies are looking for and best approaches. 2. Board-level Networking and Mentoring:
The program runs alongside the annual LCDA Board Leaders Convening which offers quality networking events and exposure to corporate directors, CEOs, search firm executives, and other influencers. The annual convening is the only gathering of and for Latino corporate directors to engage in thought leadership, influence inclusion and connect with peers. LCDA Executive Members benefit from access to exclusive invitations to other national and regional networking opportunities. Furthermore, the coaching supports BRI executives by connecting them with Latino directors or key influencers from their industry to receive guidance, support and direction on their journey to the boardroom. 3. Exposure and Marketing:
Throughout the program, LCDA is leading the way to increase the demand and grow opportunities to place more Latinos on corporate boards by working proactively with corporations, search firms, institutional investors, and other allies. LCDA and LCDEF are raising the profile and exposure of its experienced and aspiring directors in conjunction with strategic partners to refer BRI executives in board searches and position them for board placements.