The Great Chair

Brian Hayward, author of "The Great Chair" will share his insights on why board chairs are more important than ever for effective governance and will cover the following board leadership fundamentals:

  • How effective board chairs engage colleagues to reach consensus,
  • How effective chairs lead the board so the board, in turn, fosters organizational effectiveness,
  • The trick to ensure a focus on the highest priorities,
  • And-critically-how to build and sustain trust in the CEO and within the board.

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12 PM - 12:05 PM
Welcome & Introduction
by Deborah Rosati, Founder & CEO, Women Get On Board Inc.
12:05 PM - 12:40 PM
Fireside Chat
with Brian Hayward interviewed by Scott Baldwin
12:40 PM - 12:55 PM
Q&A Session
12:55 PM - 1 PM
Conclusion & Thank You
by Deborah Rosati

Fireside Chat with

  • Brian Hayward (President at Aldare Resources)

    Brian Hayward

    President at Aldare Resources

    Brian Hayward has been involved in managing and governing organizations for close to forty years, almost exclusively at the c-suite and board level. He's conducted business on every continent...except Antarctica.
    All told, he has been involved in 500+ board meetings, in a host of capacities: as a senior executive, as CEO, as junior board member, as senior committee chair, and frequently as board chair. Whether it has been in the role of Chief Executive, director, or chair, he has played a key role in major transitions—involving changes to ownership, strategy, governance—at times, where the decision dynamics included organizational survival.
    In 2007, Hayward founded Aldare Resources—an advisory practice providing governance, advisory, and skills development services to local and global clients.
    When he is not thinking about governance, Brian indulges in playing drums badly and sharing Dad jokes and puns with family and friends. Both pastimes complement his erratic golf and questionable ability to focus as an amateur photographer.

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  • Scott Baldwin (Co-Founder of

    Scott Baldwin

    Co-Founder of

    Scott Baldwin is an entrepreneur, certified board director and co-founder of, an online resource hub for board directors to prepare for meetings so they can contribute, collaborate and influence decisions.

    Scott is the current Vice Chair of Manitoba Arts Council, Chair of MAC’s Finance and Audit Committee and its investment sub-committee. He also serves as an external member of Doctors Manitoba’s Governance and Human Resources Committee.

    Scott has gained insight into different industries by serving on both private company and non-profit boards. Leading transformational change and new venture creation have been common threads throughout his career.

    Scott has served for over ten years on the Manitoba Chapter Executive of the Institute of Corporate Directors including four years as Chair. He is attuned to opportunities, sees the big picture, and is known to ask the right question to kickstart a good discussion.

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The Great Chair

Single Ticket for WGOB Members

Member Price Free
The Great Chair

Single Ticket for Non-Members

Standard Price C$40

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