The word denotes someone with common sense and good judgment. Someone with savoir faire.
It's not something you go to school for. And it doesn't come with credentials.
But you know a Savvy Director when you see one. They're the one who inspires their board with that perfect question.
The Savvy Director is an ideal, an aspiration. It's who each of us hopes to become when we start out on our governance journey.
Savvy Directors know about more than just governance. They understand that being on a board of directors is all about people - how they think, behave and interact in the boardroom.
Savvy Directors add real value to their boards. They're known as thoughtful, wise. and courageous. That's why they're sought out to serve on the board of their dreams.
Becoming a Savvy Director starts with gaining knowledge, building skills and acquiring experience. Along the way, you'll find you need to develop some key habits.
Luckily, DirectorPrep is here to help you with that!
Your governance journey is actually a continuous improvement cycle.
A Savvy Director practices these key habits:
A weekly dive into the board governance landscape.
The Savvy Director blog is a place to engage on board governance topics with DirectorPrep co-founder Scott Baldwin.
Our blog is a great companion as you travel the path to being a Savvy Director, no matter the size of your board or the type of organization you serve,
As a DirectorPrep member, you'll automatically join the global community of directors who read The Savvy Director blog for timely, thought-provoking content about board issues and directors' challenges.
Selected blog posts re-imagined as downloadable guides.
Readers love our weekly Savvy Director blog posts.
So we've taken our most popular - and practical - posts and re-imagined them as downloadable, printable guides for you to use and distribute however you want.
DirectorPrep members have access to all our Savvy Director Guides, right in their personal DirectorPrep library.Become a DirectorPrep Member
Connect with guest board directors for live discussion and collaboration.
Join us on the second Saturday of the month when we go live with Savvy Saturdays from our Winnipeg and Nashville webinar studios
DirectorPrep will connect you with some awesome guest board directors who are already doing great things in their careers.
You'll get an hour-long discussion - sharing stories and collaborating, while building connections along your success path to being a Savvy Director.
Savvy Saturdays are free for DirectorPrep members. There's a small cost for non-members.Become a DirectorPrep Member
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