Thoughtfully planned modules will progress alongside your board journey.

Our 6-month program includes four live, half-day virtual modules complemented by small-group cohort meetings and networking events.

Have a calendar conflict with one or more of our module dates? Don’t let it hold you back! Reach out to our events team at events@wbl.org — we’ll happily find a way for you to keep up with all of the content and still be able to participate in the program.

Module 1 | September 23, 2024

Understanding Your Value as a Board Candidate

To excel as a board member, you must understand your strengths and how to convey them to the right people in your network. During this module, you’ll learn how to discover your unique value proposition, improve your personal branding, and strategically raise your profile.

Module 2 | November 21, 2024

Exploring Board Types and Company Stages

This module will explain what to expect from boards at different company stages—from startup to public—and describe the unique opportunities serving on healthcare nonprofit and advisory boards bring to your career.

Module 3 | December 16, 2024

Finding Board Opportunities and Acing the Interview

Once you have a strong understanding of your value and the board types you’re interested in targeting, this module will teach you how to find potential board roles, approach the interview process, and decide whether an opportunity is right for you or not. 

Monday, December 16, 2024
1:00 PM - 1:45 PM (EST)
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM (EST)
3:15 PM - 3:50 PM (EST)
4:15 PM - 5:00 PM (EST)

Module 4 | January 31, 2025

Becoming an Impactful and Influential Board Director

Finding a board role is only the beginning. Our final module will focus on becoming the director you’ve dreamed of: effective, influential, and respected by your peers. You’ll also learn about the expectations and benefits of serving on committees.

Cohort Meetings

Participants will meet in small groups led by a faculty mentor over the course of the program to focus on the details and receive support, advice, and feedback.

Continued Support

Program alumni will be invited to ongoing networking events to ensure long-term support and camaraderie on their journey to a board seat.

Why virtual?

We're taking the Board Program fully virtual to offer better accessibility and a more balanced program progression, all at a lower price point. Like any of WBL's other events, we'll ensure you have the same energizing, intimate experience you've come to expect from our organization with the convenience of virtual attendance.

"The WBL Board Program was the most valuable professional growth program I have ever attended."

—Jennifer Birmingham, Chief Compliance Officer, MTF Biologics

Meet our expert speakers and faculty mentors:

Program Speakers

Our program's speakers have been there, done that–and they're excited to share their knowledge, advice, and insights with you. 

 

Jena Abernathy
Jena Abernathy
Senior Client Partner, CEO & Executive Search, Healthcare Board Services Sector Leader
Korn Ferry
Amy Christensen
Amy Christensen
Partner
Vistria Group
Sharon Gabrielson
Sharon Gabrielson
CEO
SRG Associates
Pooja Goel
Pooja Goel
Managing Director
Ascension Ventures
Jodi Hubler
Jodi Hubler
Board Chair/Director
GratumVentures
Karen Johnson
Karen Johnson
Independent Director
Mary Anne Mason
Mary Anne Mason
CEO
Mason Strategic Advisors
Anne McGeorge
Anne McGeorge MS, CPA
Board Member
The Oncology Institute
Robyn L Peters
Robyn L Peters
CEO
Sapere Health
Tissa Richards
Tissa Richards
CEO
Marketing Logix
Michael Sherry
Michael Sherry
Partner
Aon

Program Faculty Mentors

Faculty mentors will act as a guiding light while leading the small-group cohort portion of our program. They are ready and willing to put their resources, extensive experience, and network of contacts to use in order to prepare you for board service.
 

Cindy Chandler
Cindy Chandler B.A.
President
Leadership Guidance Group
Cathy Eddy
Cathy Eddy MBA
Board member
Sutter Health Plus and MediGold
Sharon Gabrielson
Sharon Gabrielson
CEO
SRG Associates
Anne McGeorge
Anne McGeorge MS, CPA
Board Member
The Oncology Institute
Robyn L Peters
Robyn L Peters
CEO
Sapere Health
Patty Riskind
Patty Riskind MBA
CEO
Orbita
Catherine Sohn
Catherine Sohn Pharm.D.
Board of Directors
Jazz Pharmaceuticals
Jhaymee Tynan
Jhaymee Tynan MBA, FACHE
Principal, Healthcare Services
Korn Ferry
Michelle Wright
Michelle Wright
President - Principal
Certus Consulting, LLC