Keynotes & Workshops

  • Doug was a superb retreat facilitator — energizing and engaging participants while leaving them thoroughly satisfied.
    David Gehm
    President & CEO
    Lutheran Homes of Michigan
  • Doug helped me and my Board Officers design and facilitate a really powerful daylong retreat.
    Lana Vukovljak
    former CEO
    American Association of Diabetes Educators
  • Doug helped us transform a really good Spokane Transit Authority Board into an even stronger governing body.
    Susan Meyer
    Chief Executive Officer
    Spokane Transit Authority
  • Doug's approach...created a high degree of board ownership of the recommended new committee structure.
    James McGuirk, PhD
    Executive Director & CEO
    Astor Services for Children and Families
  • Doug's work... has taken our Board's leadership to the next higher-impact level.
    Ronnie L. Bryant, CEcD, FM
    President & CEO
    The Charlotte Regional Partnership
  • The workshop Doug provided...was a real winner: substantive, insightful, and entertaining.
    Joan Tezak
    Executive Director
    Colorado Society of Association Executives
  • Doug has helped...to clarify our organization's strategic directions and its strategic change targets.
    Steve Bland
    former CEO
    Port Authority of Allegheny County Capitol District Transportation Authority
  • Doug facilitated a really energizing retreat that kicked off our governance improvement effort.
    Bill Scott
    former Executive Director
    Kentucky School Boards Association
  • With Doug's help, we've laid the foundation for a rock-solid Board-CEO partnership at the Miami Lighthouse for the Blind and Visually Impaired, Inc.
    Virginia A. Jacko
    President & CEO
    Miami Lighthouse for the Blind and Visually Impaired, Inc.
  • Doug's High-Impact Governing Model is a powerful and very practical approach to building board-CEO partnerships...
    Sue Buchholtz
    President & CEO
    Evergreen Life Services
  • Doug's presentation on leading change...excited and inspired the audience.
    Linda Kloss
    former President and CEO
    American Health Information Management Association
  • With Doug's assistance, our School Board's Governance Task Force came up with a number of concrete improvements...
    Paul Dugan
    former Superintendent
    Washoe County Public Schools
  • Doug's presentation...provided participants with a fresh view of the Board/CEO partnership...
    Jeff Finkle
    President & CEO
    International Economic Development Council
  • Doug's work with the NLEP Governance Task Force has yielded a powerful return in terms of high-impact governing.
    Kurt Foreman
    former President
    North Louisiana Economic Partnership
  • The "Meeting the Governing Challenge" workshop that Doug presented for AENC member CEOs was a real success, engaging participants and providing them with lots of practical guidance.
    Jim Thompson
    Executive Director
    Association Executives of North Carolina
  • I received more personal thank you notes and emails than any other year when Doug Eadie shared how to be a "board savvy CEO."
    Cheryl Ronk, CAE
    President
    Michigan Society of Association Executives

Take Advantage Of A Master Keynoter And Teacher

What You Get From Doug's Keynotes and Workshops

Whether you're in the audience for a Doug Eadie keynote or are participating in one of Doug's educational workshops, you will:

  • Acquire up-to-date, practical information that draws on Doug's 25 years of experience with over 500 clients.
  • Learn practical ways you can put what you learn to practical use.
  • See a dynamic and entertaining presentation with creative visual aids.
  • Participate in real-life, interactive exercises.
  • Enjoy lots of give-and-take.

4 Powerful And Exciting Programs

Meeting the Governing Challenge

Doug tells you how to build a truly high-impact board and a really solid board-CEO partnership, focusing on:

  • The characteristics of high-impact governing boards.
  • The content of high-impact governing work.
  • Board committee structure.
  • Board self-management.
  • Maintenance of a rock-solid board-CEO partnership.

The Board-Savvy CEO

Doug tells you how to strengthen your governing IQ, focusing on:

  • The major benefits of being a truly board-savvy CEO and the serious costs of not being board-savvy.
  • The key characteristics of board-savvy CEOs.
  • The CEO as the Board's Chief Governing Partner.
  • The CEO as the Chief Board Developer.
  • The CEO as the Chief Governing Process Designer.
  • The CEO as the Chief Board Relationship Manager.

Leading Out-of-the-Box Change

Doug tells you how to create a thriving, growing organization by taking command of out-of-the-box change, focusing on:

  • The Chief Executive Officer's role as Innovator-in-Chief.
  • A powerful new change planning tool:the Change Investment Portfolio Process.
  • The Board as a critical change champion.

Leadership Lessons From The Blind Visionary

Doug tells you how to apply 4 powerful lessons from blind CEO Virginia Jacko's amazing journey:

  • Reach out aggressively to key stakeholders.
  • Act on opportunities to grow.
  • Don't let fear keep you from overcoming obstacles.
  • Keep things in perspective, never being captive to ego or losing your sense of humor.