Board Governance: Building and Fostering a High-Performing Board — Part IV of IV

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A four-part webinar series.

Start Time:12:00 AM
End Time:12:00 AM
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Register for all four webinars and save $200!
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
Recording for Part I is now available. Register to access the recording.

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.
See details below.
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.

Each webinar registration fee is for one phone line connection. Each additional phone line connection will be charged a registration fee. Get more value by inviting colleagues to join you on the one connection.

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 also is eligible for use of the MHA Health Institute coupon. Note: Coupons were mailed to MHA-member hospital CEOs in December 2019.


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 IV Overview

Health care governance is becoming more complex and demanding. The stakes are high. Key decisions include who is placed on the board and how board members are supported. This webinar will focus on practical strategies for optimizing a four-part board development cycle that builds and fosters a high-performing board.

Learning outcomes include:

  • useful techniques for approaching board recruitment, refreshment and diversity
  • robust approaches to ensure that orientation creates a platform for governance excellence
  • practical strategies to raise the bar on board engagement
  • how to use evaluation to enhance board member retention


Debra Stock is president of Debra Stock & Associates, LLC, a boutique consulting practice specializing in governance of not-for-profit hospitals and health systems. Prior to forming her consulting practice, Stock served as vice president of trustee services for the American Hospital Association, which represents and serves all types of hospitals, health care networks, and their patients and communities throughout the U.S. In this role Stock served as AHA’s national expert on governance, developing thought leadership, education, resources and tools to help health care boards improve their effectiveness. In prior AHA roles, Stock worked with health care CEOs and leadership teams on strategies and programs to manage in rapidly changing environments. Earlier in her career, Stock also served in other consulting, health care association and hospital management positions. Stock holds a Bachelor of Arts from McDaniel College, Westminster, Md., and a Master of Business Administration from DePaul University, Chicago.