Boardroom Behaviours - Part 2 Dealing with emotionally toxic boards

How should you deal with continuously, palpably tense board meetings in which relationships are highly abrasive? Understand why people derail and what techniques you can use to step up, not step down.

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Recording available from: Friday, 04 December 2020
Expiry Date - Saturday, 14 December 2024
Duration - 60

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This event will earn you 5 DPD units

Using case examples, our organisational psychologists will examine the causes of extreme bad meeting behaviours and explore the individual, social and contextual drivers that cause it.

Our experts will cover:

  • Why boards are so bad at dealing with domineering behaviour;
  • How to recognise the warning signs of bad behaviour before it disrupts;
  • Strategies that specifically target the unmet needs that drive extreme behaviours; and
  • How to call out bad behaviour directly without adding fuel to the fire.

With examples of the worst behaviour seen and an invitation to share your own experiences, you will learn simple strategies for dealing with dramatic hissy fits, personal vilification and other corrosive behaviours.

This webinar is part 2 of 6. Please view other sessions here.


  • Rob Newman BA, PG PSYCH, MAPS, Organisational Psychologist, Change Focus Group 
  • Sharon Warburton AICD, Non-Executive Director, Wesfarmers Limited
  • Jane Holzworth, Psychology Consultant and Executive Coach
  • James Beck GAICD, Chair & Governance Advisor

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