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March 2020

Director Professionalism®

March 2 - March 4
Four Seasons Miami, 1435 Brickell Avenue
Miami, FL 33131 United States

NACD’s world-renowned Director Professionalism® foundation course in boardroom fundamentals will convene new and aspiring public company directors in sunny Miami.   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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Women’s Leadership Institute

March 4

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. The three and a half day on-campus experience is the hub of a five month engagement, with extensive pre-work…

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2020 Master Class Miami

March 5 - March 6
Four Seasons Miami, 1435 Brickell Avenue
Miami, FL 33131 United States

NACD Master Class is an invitation-only course and serves as the foundation for the NACD Board Leadership Fellowprogram. It is designed exclusively for experienced lead directors, board chairs, and committee chairs with 5 or more years of experience on a public company board.  You’ll benefit from candid, peer-to-peer discussion, exclusive fireside chats with prominent CEOs, interactive simulations, and thought-provoking analysis of rapidly emerging disruptions affecting business strategy and long-term value creation. Timely topics and the participation of renowned board leaders with deep and varied experience will…

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Directors’ Consortium

March 16 - March 20
Stanford Graduate School of Business Knight Management Center, 655 Knight Way
Stanford, CA 94305-7298 United States

You will benefit from an academic partnership between Stanford Graduate School of Business and Stanford Law School — and a uniquely interactive learning experience. Big data, shareholder activism, cybersecurity, financial literacy, liability risk: The list of issues and responsibilities for board members is ever-increasing and ever-changing. Drawing on cutting-edge research, current governance issues, emerging topics, and practical knowledge, Directors’ Consortium goes beyond compliance to explore how directors can best represent shareholders and other stakeholders. You’ll learn about financial reporting, compensation,…

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Director Professionalism®

March 29 - April 1
Gaylord Texan Resort and Convention Center, 1501 Gaylord Trail
Grapevine, TX 76051 United States

NACD’s world-renowned Director Professionalism® foundation course in boardroom fundamentals will convene new and aspiring public company directors minutes from Dallas in Scenic Grapevine, Texas. 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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June 2020

Executive Compensation Summit

June 3 - June 5

The Equilar Summit is the largest national conference dedicated to executive compensation, attracting senior-level HR and compensation leaders, institutional investors and advisors from across the country to explore the complex and key executive pay challenges and opportunities. Join us June 3-5 in beautiful sunny San Diego, California.

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Future Trends

June 3
The Ritz-Carlton, 1150 22nd Street, NW
Washington, DC 20037 United States

The job of the director is to help foster the growth and sustainability of the enterprise. Increasingly, that means being well versed in how external forces might affect the company. Technology innovations and a dynamic, global marketplace are creating new competitors that may be able to do what you do better and faster. Business models once considered rock solid are becoming obsolete, and a new generation of consumers is emerging that has different needs, demands, and expectations. NACD Future Trends…

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August 2020

Women’s Leadership Institute

August 12

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. The three and a half day on-campus experience is the hub of a five month engagement, with extensive pre-work…

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Audit

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

Elements of an Effective Onboarding Program

Tips for Recruiting and Onboarding New Directors

How Boards Can Spot Early-Warning Signs of Distress

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

Compensation

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?

Diversity

Equality can’t wait.

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

Nominating/Governance

Across The Board-Episode 22, Sheila Hooda Looks Back Over 5 Years of Board Developments

How Large Asset Managers Engage And Vote

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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