High Performing Boards

Discover how an outside board can take your business to the next level.


This program is designed for a for-profit, privately held business owner in need of help and advice and interested in learning how an outside board can offer an eye-opening, incredibly helpful, and low-cost alternative to being alone at the top.

Who Should Register?


Business owners who are considering creating a board and those who have a board and want to get more out of it.

What is it?


A day where you are given the tools to create or become a high performing board. You’ll practice using the tools with your peers and have Q&A time with business owners who currently use a board.

Why Sign Up?


If you’re willing to put the energy into a board, it can be the gift that keeps on giving. Learn how to create and elevate your board.


Sep 12th, 2019




Sep 12th, 2019
8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Location: Aileron campus

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  • Wes Gipe
    Business Advisor, Facilitator, Leadership Coach
  • Scott Knowles

Use outside experts to improve inside operations. They can bring serious skill and perspective to benefit your business mission. A host of reasons exist to employ an outside board, but here are some of the better ones:

  • They support your mission.
  • They add fresh perspectives.

  • They bring experience and wisdom.
  • They provide accountability and keep you focused.

What to Expect

Aileron’s High Performing Boards program is designed for the business leader in need of creating a board—or improving an existing one. It’s a one-day program that demystifies an outside board and begins by answering three questions: Why do companies use a board? What does a high-performing board do? and How do they do it? You’ll practice leading a board meeting and engage in a panel discussion with seasoned business owners and board members.


After the full day with peers, you’ll meet with a Business Advisor to follow through with planning so that you can continually evolve and improve your board.

If you’re willing to work and subject yourself to the scrutiny of others, (creating a board) is the best investment you’ll ever make in your life.

– Clay Mathile,
Aileron’s founder and former chairman of Iams Corporation.

Stop Wanting a Better Business and Start Building a Better Business.