Thriving Within the C-Suite or Boardroom: Relationship Management

Oct 29 2024

10:30 AM - 12:00 PM MT

Deep Dive Room 3

Whether you’re already working alongside senior executives or board members or aspire to a role in the C-Suite, this session will help you focus on what it takes to thrive alongside C-level leaders. You’ll gain insights Shelagh developed over the course of decades working alongside senior executives in both the corporate world and the public sector, as she’s been a direct report to four CEOs, one COO, and three VPs. She also draws on her governance experience, having been accountable to four board Chairs. She’s supported leadership recruitment undertakings as well as the corresponding leadership changes. Always authentic and inspiring, Shelagh will share principles, strategies, and lessons – some learned through bumps in the road – on connections, communications, and credibility working alongside senior leaders.

You’ll gain insights on:

  • Building and maintaining credibility and reciprocal trust
  • Communications and resilience amid big personalities and healthy egos
  • How to frame your wants and needs
  • Silence as both strategy and an opportunity for reflection
  • Navigating succession planning and leadership changes from the EA’s perspective


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