Effective Board Oversight in the Era of #MeToo

April 9, 2018 - 2:00 PM EST

At the height of the #MeToo movement, all too many organizations are struggling to respond to allegations of sexual harassment surfacing at an unprecedented rate. From government to non-profits, television, sports organizations and everything in between, boards are contending with new realities and must carefully navigate their oversight of these very sensitive situations.

What does this mean for your organization? What is the appropriate level of board involvement and which questions should directors ask to better understand their level of risk?

The Institute of Corporate Directors invites you to a one-hour interactive webinar with a panel of experts and seasoned directors that will discuss the role and obligations of the board in the event of a sexual harassment allegation.

Discussion topics will include:
  • The role of the board when the C-suite does note believe there is an issue – how can directors be more vigilant?Effective and appropriate channels for reporting – what are the common gaps?
  • The duties and legal liabilities of the board in the event of an accusation
    • Ensuring appropriate policies and procedures are in place
    • Maintaining confidentiality and protecting the identities of the parties involved
    • Obligations and considerations should a false accusation occur
  • What does due process look like immediately following an allegation?
    • Where to begin and the proper sequence of actions
    • Conducting thorough and fair investigations
    • When and how to seek external help
  • Considerations for D & O insurance coverage – what to look for in a plan
  • Rehabilitating your reputation in the aftermath of an incident


Rahul K. Bhardwaj, LLB, ICD.D

President and CEO, Institute of Corporate Directors                                                      


Martha Hall Findlay, LLB, ICD.D
President and CEO, Canada West Foundation, Chair, Alpine Canada
Jennifer Drake, LLB
Vice President & Legal Consultant, AON

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