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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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Women’s Leadership Institute

August 12
UCLA Anderson School of Management, 110 Westwood Plaza
Los Angeles, CA 90077 United States

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 UCLA Women's Leadership Institute comprises a five-month experience centered in a three-day, on-campus immersion in releasing your leadership…

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September 2020

SVDX Annual Dinner: Is the End Near for VCs?

September 8 @ 5:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Palo Alto Hills Golf & Country Club, 3000 Alexis Dr
Palo Alto, CA 94304 United States

The Beginning of the End for Venture Capital? For decades, Silicon Valley's venture capital industry has been the envy of the world. Many argue that the seeds of destruction, sown in the boom that has recently come to an abrupt end, have germinated and spell the end of an era of Silicon Valley venture capital supremacy. While the problems may have evolved from over-valued start-ups and entitled founders to a crisis of cash strapped companies that have known only good…

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Executive Development Program

September 13 - September 25
Philadelphia, PA, Philadelphia, PA United States

In today’s complex, fast-paced, competitive environment, executives must be adept at moving quickly to build new leadership capabilities. Wharton's Executive Development Program (EDP) prepares fast-track leaders to move from mastery of one focused area to success in a broader role, priming them for greater leadership responsibility in large companies and organizations. During two intense, transformative weeks, participants will expand their business acumen in key areas while benefiting from the expertise of global participants from a wide variety of industries, functional areas, cultures,…

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Board Leadership Forum

September 16
San Francisco, CA, San Francisco, CA United States

Equilar and Nasdaq are excited to offer a half-day program to help public company board members, general counsel and corporate secretaries drive success in their organizations. Investors’ emphasis on board transparency, accountability and independence is intensifying, and as a result today’s boards face a seemingly never-ending set of risks, governance decisions and strategic initiatives. The goal of the Board Leadership Forum is to empower participants to build higher performing boards through improved processes, strengthened director evaluations and recruitment efforts, and…

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Wharton Finance for Executives

September 21 - September 25
Philadelphia, PA, Philadelphia, PA United States

With financial factors of risk and value underpinning every business decision today, the days of finance operating as a stand-alone corporate function are long gone. Yet senior-level executives from non-finance areas — such as legal, operations, engineering, and sales and marketing — often lack the requisite finance skills to identify and effectively communicate the financial implications of their strategic initiatives. Wharton Finance for Executives fills this need, providing participants with highly relevant, actionable, and practical tools to understand the financial implications…

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October 2020

Executive Development Program Transforming to strategic leadership

October 5 - October 23
Northwestern University: Evanston Campus, 633 Clark Street
Evanston, IL 60208 United States

The Kellogg Executive Development Program transforms organizational leaders. It equips top-performing, mid-level to senior management executives to make decisions and take strategic action based upon both traditional and innovative business practices. Participants build skills and awareness as they realize their potential for assuming and thriving in general management roles. The Kellogg faculty has developed teaching methods and a curriculum especially for the general manager. Our first order of business? To provide the tools, conceptual frameworks and metrics you need to…

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Women’s Executive Leadership: Business Strategies for Success

October 12 - October 16
Philadelphia, PA, Philadelphia, PA United States

From glass ceilings and “leaning in” to office politics and work-life balance, female executive leaders face numerous challenges. As they ascend the corporate ladder and take on greater management responsibilities, women executives need a full understanding of how to navigate the dynamics involved. Women’s Executive Leadership: Business Strategies for Success is an executive leadership program for women that features the latest Wharton faculty research in work motivation and engagement, career development, internal coaching, emotional intelligence, and women in leadership roles. Participants…

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Women’s Senior Leadership Program Revolutionizing careers. Transforming the corporate landscape.

October 14 - October 16
Northwestern University: Evanston Campus, 633 Clark Street
Evanston, IL 60208 United States

This four-part, strategically paced program, emphasizes practical learning and focuses on talent development. High-potential women executives will be equipped with the knowledge and tools needed to elevate themselves to the C-suite and beyond. In a supportive and highly collaborative atmosphere, an impressive roster of top Kellogg faculty and corporate experts guide you through a rigorous program of intensive classroom instruction, individual career appraisals, personal coaching, case studies and simulations. Every element of the program is focused on strengthening and broadening…

FT-ODX (Outstanding Directors Exchange)

October 20 - October 21
The Metropolitan Club, One East 60th Street (at Fifth Avenue)
New York, NY 10022 United States

Completely off-the-record, FT-ODX continues to be the gold standard for director education. Join our exclusive event for directors on public boards where winners of the prestigious Outstanding Directors Award and other experienced board members lead panels and share their insights on critical issues facing corporate governance. Now more than ever, directors will need to adapt in order to serve their companies’ interests in this time of disruption, dislocation and transition during Covid-19 and beyond. Register here: https://on.ft.com/36ff0le  More information: https://on.ft.com/3dYB46g

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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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