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October 2018

Boardroom Excellence Series Webinar

October 25 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Join your peers for this complimentary webinar series designed to demonstrate how you and your board can use the NACD Key Agreed Principles to strengthen your own governance model. Tune in to inform your own practices and to stay on top of changes in the boardroom environment—your shareowners, management and boardroom colleagues will thank you.

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November 2018

Corporate Governance: Effectiveness and Accountability in the Boardroom

November 4 - November 7
Northwestern University: Evanston Campus,
633 Clark Street
Evanston, IL 60208 United States
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Guided by top Kellogg faculty in collaboration with recognized corporate governance experts you will: Deepen your understanding of your responsibilities as a board member Develop the essential skills and strategic insight to serve effectively Orient yourself to the shareholders’ perspective Gain an understanding of the interests of multiple constituencies Learn how to move the board beyond ensuring compliance to identifying opportunities for long-term value creation

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Private Equity Boardrooms – Survival of the Fittest

November 6 @ 7:30 am - 11:30 am
The Beverly Hills Hotel,
9641 Sunset Blvd
Beverly Hills, CA 90210 United States
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Please note that this invitation is exclusively for C-Level Executives and Board Members of middle market and larger companies. Service provider attendance (i.e. Investment Banks, Law Firms, CPA Firms, Consultants/Advisors, Recruiting/Staffing Firms, Private Wealth Managers, Commercial Banks, Insurance Brokers etc.) are strictly limited to our partner sponsors. This invitation is also open to Private Equity Investment and Operating Partners of managed private equity funds and Divisional Heads (i.e. Divisional CFO) of $Bn+ revenue companies. All registrations are evaluated by the Board of…

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Women’s Director Development Program – The Journey to the Boardroom

November 7 - November 9
Northwestern University: Evanston Campus,
633 Clark Street
Evanston, IL 60208 United States
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In this rigorous, highly-customized program from the Kellogg Center for Executive Women you will: Gain practical tools and skills to be an effective board member Discover how to make the leap onto nominating committees’ radar screens Gain insight into choosing the right board opportunities Understand how to contribute meaningfully as a director Interact one-on-one with experienced directors, board advisors, senior Kellogg professors and alumni of the program currently sitting on corporate boards

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The Strategic-Asset General Counsel: Looking Forward to Proxy Season

November 8 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

One of the many roles the general counsel must undertake is partner to the board. Doing so allows the general counsel and directors to more effectively understand the risk and opportunity in strategic decisions. Participate in this webinar series to hear how experienced general counsel and directors have effectively managed this partnership through key governance moments.

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Women’s Leadership Institute

November 13
UCLA Anderson School of Management,
110 Westwood Plaza
Los Angeles, CA 90077 United States
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Your organization's need to find fresh perspectives to drive sustainable growth may have cracked the glass ceiling, but it hasn't shattered it yet. How can you push your candidacy to join the senior executive ranks while remaining authentic to your personal leadership style? UCLA's Women's Leadership Institute delivers the strategies and frameworks to place you firmly on your organization’s leadership map.

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Save the Date: Compensation Committee Forum

November 13

Equilar and Nasdaq are excited to offer a half-day program for public company compensation committee members, chief HR and senior-level compensation executives, general counsel, and corporate secretaries. The goal of the Forum is to help compensation committees – and the members of management who work closely with them – establish and execute a compensation and benefits program that meets both management’s and investors’ expectations. Participants will gain valuable insights to make the best pay decisions and establish strong governance practices…

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FT-ODX (Outstanding Directors Exchange) New York

November 13 - November 14
The Metropolitan Club,
One East 60th Street (at Fifth Avenue)
New York, NY 10022 United States
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ODX® continues to be the gold standard for director education. Completely off-the-record, the annual New York meeting is limited to sitting public company directors who will gather to discuss strategic boardroom issues. WHY ATTEND? Topics and speakers provide timely input on today’s top boardroom challenges The intimate directors-only setting encourages candid discussion among peers during off the record sessions There are no slide presentations, speeches or lectures It is a rare chance to network with sitting corporate directors from across…

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Small-Cap Series Webinar

November 15 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Small-cap companies—and their boards—face unique challenges that require unique tools and insights. Led by subject-matter experts and seasoned directors from both micro- and larger small-cap companies, this series of webinars will discuss board priorities and best practices tailored specifically to small-cap companies.

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Gender Equality in the C-Suite & Boardroom

November 29 @ 8:15 am - 7:00 pm
Chicago, IL United States

The 4th annual Gender Equality in the C-Suite & Boardroom returns to Chicago next month. This program provides thought leadership and discussion with institutional shareholders, public company executives, diversity and search firm executives, practice experts, researchers, and academics on how high performing, gender-diverse companies create value in the c-suite and boardroom. Capital markets will be able to provide insight on the best practices of gender parity efforts on the road to gender diversity. It will focus on the tactics designed to improve…

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Audit Committee Chair: Tips for Effective Audit Committees

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

Quarterly Earnings Guidance: Is the Corporate Burden Worth the Benefit?

Trends in Compensation: Committee Chairs & Lead Directors

Driving Results: How to Improve the Board Evaluation Process

How Should Boards Interpret The BlackRock CEO Letter?

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

Board Leadership

Ram Charan: “What Makes Great Boards Great”

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

When Board Leadership Should Step Up and Lead

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

The Dynamic Roles of Today’s Board Chairman

Board Leadership Lessons from a Long-Time CEO

Three Skill Sets Critical to Today’s Board Committee Chairs

Why Lead Directors Must Establish a Culture of Transparency

Roadmap to Success: Tips from a CEO Search Committee Chair


Tips for Evaluating Your Compensation Consultant

Preparing for the New CEO Pay Ratio Disclosure

Virtual-Only Shareholder Meetings: The Good, Bad & Ugly

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

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?

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?

Cybersecurity & Technology

What Boards Should Know About Cryptocurrency & the Token Economy

Cybersecurity: Why Some Boards Are Forming Dedicated Committees

Reshaping Board Oversight in an Era of Technology & Disruption

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?


How Can Boards & C-Suites Increase Gender Diversity?

Fighting for gender-diverse boardrooms and C-suites

2017 Women On Boards – Call to Action

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

How Your Board Can Influence Risk Related to Company Culture

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


Board Governance for the Future: Refocus and Renewal

The Dos & Don’ts of Proxy Contests: Lessons from an Activist

Board Governance in a Time of Disruption 

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

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 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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