Board Governance: Where Governance Models are Going: Trends toward 2025 — Part I of IV

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A four-part webinar series.

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Registration for the series remains open until Monday, June 8.
If viewing after the event, a recording will be available.

Part I — Where Governance Models are Going: Trends Toward 2025
Tuesday, March 10
Noon to 1 p.m.
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Register for Part I only — $225

Part II — Essentials of Hospital Finance 2020
Tuesday, April 7
Noon to 1p.m.
Register for Part II only — $225

Part III — Open Meetings in the Age of Technology
Tuesday, May 5
Noon to 1p.m.
Register for Part III only — $225

Part IV — Building and Fostering a High-Performing Board
Tuesday, June 9
Noon to 1 p.m.
Register for Part IV only — $225

Registration for the series remains open until Monday, June 8.
If viewing after the event, a recording will be available.

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This webinar is being offered at a reduced registration fee to MHA-member hospitals thanks to a generous contribution from the MHA Management Services Corporation.


This webinar series is designed for hospital and health system governing boards, CEOs and senior executives, physicians, and other leaders with governance responsibilities.

The following program content was provided by the speaker.

Webinar Series Overview

Trustees play a significant role in the transformation of health care and must demonstrate strong leadership to navigate through the challenges that confront their organizations. The future of health care largely is unknown, and the range of board responsibilities is broad. Hospitals need dedicated and knowledgeable individuals who are willing to commit time, expertise, experience and leadership to the hospital, its mission and the community.

This webinar series will provide participants with the tools to become more effective in their board service. Participants will receive guidance related to governance obligations, legal risks, fiduciary responsibilities, privacy and patient security risks, civil rights responsibilities, and health care fraud and waste.

Part I Overview

The future of governance is here — it’s just not evenly distributed. In the 90’s boards had to redesign fiduciary oversight to include greater attention to strategy. Board makeup, frequently criticized by regulators and consumers, has taken a turn toward younger and more diverse. The typical hospital board meeting is moving toward 75% strategy discussion and greater reliance on distributed forms of oversight to assure clinical quality. Hospital responsibility for population health greatly changes the traditional strategic focus for all hospitals. 

Governance models are shifting rapidly in four domains that will be covered in this webinar.

  • Board makeup and competency mix become more critical, and the face of the 2025 board will look quite different. How so, and how to get there early?
  • Strategy investment in 2025 will near 75% of board dialogue and planning. How might a board’s strategic rhythm enhance the future proofing of your hospital?
  • Governance processes and the typical board meeting has drastically changed. Has your board caught up with the new models that will dominate the 2025 governance landscape?
  • Organizational oversight and the fiduciary responsibility of boards has broadened to include organizational culture and enterprise risk management. What will boards be paying attention to in 2025, and how might they manage this increased responsibility?


Les Wallace, Ph.D., author of Principles of 21st Century Governance and a former board member of the World Future Society, takes a look at trends moving boards to new models of governance. Dr. Wallace, a governance and leadership consultant, has worked with more than 400 boards of directors on governance and strategy, and is a former hospital administrator and university professor.