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February 2018

Moderated Panel Discussion: “Your First Board Seat”

February 21 @ 7:30 am - 10:30 am
The Beverly Hills Hotel,
9641 Sunset Blvd
Beverly Hills, CA 90210 United States
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Moderated Panel Discussion: "Your First Board Seat" Hosted by: Board of Directors Center of Excellence

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How to Tell Your Best Pay Story With the Proxy

February 22 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am

With proxy season just around the corner, companies are putting their finishing touches on their executive pay and performance message for shareholders. This webinar will share cutting-edge practices companies are implementing to tell the most compelling pay story in the Compensation Discussion & Analysis (CD&A) section of the proxy statement, supported by data and analysis from the Equilar report, Innovations in Proxy Design.

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March 2018

2018 Leading Minds of Compensation – South

March 5 @ 12:30 pm - 4:00 pm
The St. Regis Atlanta,
88 West Paces Ferry Road
Atlanta, GA 30305 United States
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Don’t miss this unique opportunity to discuss the latest executive and director compensation challenges and trends with the peers who truly understand the complex issues you face—your fellow committee members and today’s leading compensation experts.

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NACD Director Professionalism®

March 6 - March 8
The St. Regis Atlanta,
88 West Paces Ferry Road
Atlanta, GA 30305 United States
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NACD’s world-renowned Director Professionalism® foundation course in boardroom fundamentals will convene new and aspiring public company directors in Buckhead Atlanta. Through panel discussions, case studies, and keynote presentations with experienced directors, you’ll benefit from real-world and real-time insights into board effectiveness and the evolving role of key committees in today's dynamic business environment. Small-group peer exchanges will offer dynamic Q&A on the unique governance challenges and emerging issues facing public, private, and nonprofit boards—and ample time for networking.

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2018 WCD Americas Institute

March 6 - March 8
Turnberry Isle Resort Miami,
19999 West Country Club Drive
Aventura, FL 33180 United States
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You are invited to join your peers at the Turnberry Isle Resort in beautiful South Florida for compelling discussions and outstanding networking at the 2018 Americas Institute, which will feature keynotes, panels, roundtable discussion groups, a reception, and synergistic engagement in a community of trust that brings a diversity of perspectives together.

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Staying agile through disruption and innovation

March 8 - March 9
The Ritz-Carlton, Naples,
280 Vanderbilt Beach Road
Naples, FL 34108-2300 United States
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The Board Symposium is a two-day event that will bring together board members and corporate governance leaders for interactive sessions on timely topics facing today's boards, including business disruption, brand and culture, and the changing landscape of activism. The Symposium will be structured to allow for the active exchange of ideas and leading practices with speakers and fellow board members.

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G100 BoardExcellence New York

March 15 - March 16
St. Regis Hotel, New York,
2 E 55th St
New York, NY 10022 United States
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Anne Mulcahy, former Chair and CEO of Xerox, will serve as our session chair. As many of you know, Anne is Johnson & Johnson’s Lead Independent Director. She will be sharing her insights on board management and best practices throughout the session. Among the boardroom leaders joining Anne will be Ellen Marram, Lead Independent Director at Eli Lilly and Ford Motor Co., Chan Galbato, Chairman of Avon Products, Inc., and Gary Reiner, Director of Box Inc. and Citigroup. Panelists will…

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Compensation Committee Forum

March 20 @ 1:30 pm - 6:30 pm
Nasdaq MarketSite,
Nasdaq MarketSite
New York, NY United States
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Equilar and Nasdaq are excited to host the Compensation Committee Forum for public company compensation committee members, chief HR and senior-level compensation executives, general counsel, and corporate secretaries. Attend this half-day program to gather valuable knowledge on creating compensation and benefits programs that reconcile both management’s and investors’ expectations. Learn more about strong governance practices that drive strategic and defendable pay decisions while networking with the top executives, board members and consultants in executive compensation.

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Directors’ Consortium

March 27 - March 30
Stanford Graduate School of Business Knight Management Center,
655 Knight Way
Stanford, CA 94305-7298 United States
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The Directors’ Consortium offers corporate board members the benefit of a research-based, comprehensive approach to the complex decisions they must make. In light of regulatory changes and reduced public confidence, becoming an educated board director is a necessity, not an option. Now more than ever, directors need to understand their fiduciary, legal, and ethical oversight responsibilities—the bar has been raised for all directors. Boards must focus on performance, not conformance. The result of an unparalleled academic partnership, this program combines…

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April 2018

NACD Global Cyber Forum

April 17 - April 18

Join leading corporate directors and c-suite executives from multi-national corporations, cyber experts, global law enforcement, and other relevant thought leaders from around the world in Geneva, Switzerland to learn about and discuss key, emerging, cyber-risk-related issues, leading board oversight practices, and practical action items. Attendees will benefit from being part of the solution to critical problems that threaten to exploit and destabilize our global infrastructure. By invitation only. Request your invitation now. Please contact or 202-572-2088 by September 15…

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Recorded Events


Key Updates on Audit Committee Transparency and Investor Confidence

Should Audit Committees Have More Than One Financial Expert?

Audit Committee Chair Succession: An Expert’s Guide

What is the Audit Committee’s Role in Deterring Fraud?

SEC Seeks Comments on Audit Committee Disclosure

The Audit Committee’s Role in Investigations

CAQ Insights: Audit Committee Financial Expert

CAQ Reports on Confidence of ‘Main Street’ & Millennial Investors

Activist Investing Trends and Impact on the M&A Market


Board Composition

How to Structure Your Board Refreshment Strategy

Preparing For Board Service: One Woman’s Story

Research Reveals Weaknesses in Board Evaluations & Composition

How To Approach The Board Composition Challenge

Roadmap to Success: Tips from a CEO Search Committee Chair


Five “Must Know” Aspects of the Compensation Committee Process

Compensation Committee Best Practices: Pay Increases & Goal-Setting

How Boards Can Better Communicate Executive Compensation to Investors

Board Legal Issues: Activist Investors, Compensation & Cyber Risk

A Roadmap to Compensation Chair Succession & Transition

Why Today’s Compensation Committees Must Have Thick Skin

The Challenges of Overseeing Executive & Board Compensation

Governance of Compensation: Going Beyond the Numbers

Current Trends in Board Member Compensation

3 Issues That Should be on the Compensation Committee Agenda

Capital Allocation: Repurchase Shares or Pay Dividends?

Director Pay Trends: How the Landscape Is Changing

Best Practices for Restructuring Your Incentive Pay Plan

Trends in Shareholder Proposals: What Matters Most to Investors?

How Boards Can Effectively Oversee Enterprise Risk Management

Are Board Disclosures a Good Solution for Investors?

Highlights: Investors Board Performance Review

Board Performance Review (Part 4) Tackles Challenging Boardroom Issues

Investors Board Performance Review (Part 3)

Investors Board Performance Review (Part 2)

Investors Board Performance Review (Part 1)

Fraud Investigations & the SEC: What to Do and What to Know

Will “Tone at the Bottom” Impact Your Shareholder Value?

Should Boards Reconsider the Benefits of Stock Options?

Is Your Company Prepared for the New Revenue Recognition Standard?

How Boards Can Avoid a Disruptive Shareholder Activist

Challenges of the GC & Corporate Secretary: Recognizing Red Flags

Why Board Evaluations Must Be a Primary Focus in 2017

A Look Back at 2016’s Impactful Episodes & Insights

What Boards Can Expect From the Trump Administration

The Top 10 Episodes of 2016

Should Corporate Boards Operate More Like Private Equity?

What Boards Should Have Learned In 2016

Is Your Proxy an Effective Board Communication Tool?

Board Leadership Lessons from a Long-Time CEO

Three Skill Sets Critical to Today’s Board Committee Chairs

PwC’s 2016 Annual Corporate Directors Survey

Important Tips for Getting Board Succession Right

Boards Should Be Asking About Third-Party Risk

Three Steps Boards Should Take to Monitor Sustainability

How the DOJ Yates Memo Impacts Board Member Liability

Questions the Board Should Be Asking About Non-GAAP Measures

What is the Board’s Role in Overseeing Talent Development?



Cybermetrics: What Board Members Need to Know

How Digitally Savvy Directors Are Impacting Corporate Strategy

ISS Discusses the Board’s Role in Cyber Risk

Chief Security Officers Guide Board Members Through Cyber Threats

The FBI Outlines Cyber Threats Challenging Corporate Boards

The Board’s 6 Steps To An Effective IT Oversight Framework

Is Artificial Intelligence on Your Board’s Agenda?

The Risk Oversight Challenge: Who Should Own Cyber Risk? (Part 1)

Board Portals: What’s Next as Boards Go Digital?



Selecting Your Next Qualified Diverse Board Candidate

Why Boards Will Be More Diverse in the Future

Women in the Boardroom Matchmaking Program

Discussion | Where are the Women? Strategies for Increasing Board Diversity

Why Lead Directors Must Establish a Culture of Transparency

How Your Board Can Influence Risk Related to Company Culture

A Next Gen Perspective to Guiding Change in Today’s Boardrooms

Next Gen Board Leaders: A New Community & Platform for Young Directors




Sheila Hooda on Board Culture

Sheila Hooda On The Board’s Role in The Oversight of Risk and Strategy

Is Your Board Prepared for the Rise in ESG Activism?

Former SEC Commissioner Evaluates the Board Governance Landscape

Commonsense Corporate Governance Principles: What Happens Now?

CEO Succession Planning: The Good, the Bad and the Ugly

Corporate Spinoffs and Splits

Guidance for Documenting Board & Committee Minutes

Just What is the Corporate Director’s Job? A Proxy Advisor Perspective

The IRRCi Shares Investor Views on Refreshment, Strategy & More

The Rise of New Board Committees & the Role of Committee Chairs

When Board Leadership Should Step Up and Lead

Building a Better Board

Eric Pillmore, former SVP of corporate governance at Tyco, on rebuilding trust after crisis

Daryl Brewster, former Krispy Kreme CEO, on saving an iconic brand

Daryl Brewster, CEO of CECP, on purpose-driven organizations

Keith Wandell, former CEO of Harley-Davidson, on value-focused leadership

Board Role and Journey

Special Holiday Show: What Boards Should Have Learned In 2015

How Lead Directors Can Impact Board Effectiveness

Vanguard Shares Views On Boards & Engagement

What Worries Corporate Secretaries About Board Performance

How CEOs Manage Board Relationships & Critical Projects

The Future of Board Recruitment

Do Certain Companies Need A Security Committee?

Challenges Of Being The Lead Director

The FBI Visits Inside America’s Boardrooms — Part 3

The FBI Visits Inside America’s Boardrooms — Part 2

The FBI Visits Inside America’s Boardrooms Part 1

Inside America’s Boardrooms

Creating An Effective CEO Succession Process

Key Steps to Building an Effective Board

New Year’s Show: 6 Challenges Boards Should Expect in 2016

Sarbanes-Oxley: The Impact 15 Years Later

The Board’s Role Before, During & After an Acquisition

Bloomberg News Describes What It’s Like to Cover Today’s Boardrooms

The Dynamic Roles of Today’s Board Chairman

The Pros, Cons, and Controversies of Poison Pills

Two Skill Sets That All Effective Boards Possess

How Boards Are Reshaping Shareholder Engagement

Key Insights into the 2016 Proxy Season

When Should Boards Form A Special Committee?

Keys to Maximizing Your Shareholder Relations Team

Have Shareholder Rights Gone Too Far?

How Innovative Boards Use Proxy Statements to Engage

How to Structure and Value Board Education

Three Areas Where Boards Can Improve Performance

Are Today’s Corporate Directors More Personally Liable?

Annual Survey Highlights Board Composition & Shareholder Activism

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How to Tell Your Best Pay Story With the Proxy

February 22 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am

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