Master Classes

In some cases, our engagements take the form of master classes tailored to a specific set of individuals (such as the board of directors or the top management team), a firm, industry group, or a broader audience. These interactive classes combine cutting-edge research results and experiential learning techniques to maximize their effectiveness. When appropriate, client leaders will participate in the preparation and presentation of the firm-specific or industry-specific teaching materials, such as mini-case studies used for role plays. We teach master classes in the same subject areas in which we provide consulting services: AI and tech, ethics and governance, finance, healthcare, and building high-value practices.

Topics include:

  • Winning with integrity: The critical role of the board
  • What every director should know about corporate political spending
  • Strategic compliance management: A guide for middle managers
  • An open systems approach to law, strategy, and sustainability
  • Judgment Day: Developing critical thinking skills and the ability to exercise informed judgment
  • Diversity and inclusion: Leaning in without getting kicked out
  • Whistleblowers: Protecting the canaries in the mineshaft
  • Building high-value practices
  • Entrepreneurs’ top ten legal mistakes
  • Developing legally astute creative leaders
  • Professionalism in surgery
  • Public-private partnerships

Representative clients include Microsoft, MassMutual Financial, PepsiCo, CVS Health, Prudential, Colson Associates, the American Institute of Graphic Artists, Young Presidents Organization, Stanford Directors’ College, Yale Medical School, American Society of Corporate Secretaries and Governance Professionals, Seminarium, Practicing Law Institute, and International Bar Association.

For example, as Mark Roellig of MassMutual Financial describes in the linked article, BSA Founder & CEO Bagley presents dynamic interactive master classes at MassMutual to enhance its lawyers’ and managers’ ability to exercise informed judgment.