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August 2017

Director Professionalism

August 21 - August 23
Montage Laguna Beach,
30801 South Coast Highway
Laguna Beach, CA 92651 United States
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This in-depth course provides a robust foundation in the essential fundamentals and leading practices all directors need to confidently sit at today's boardroom table. All course participants gain practical knowledge from real-world insights on boardroom effectiveness and emerging issues; the role and function of key committees; and the unique governance challenges facing small-cap, mid-cap, and nonprofit companies.

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September 2017

Board Leadership Forum

September 12
New York, NY United States
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Equilar is offering an educational program for public company board members, general counsel, and corporate secretaries.

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October 2017

Beyond Borders Convergence

October 1 - October 4
Gaylord National Resort & Convention Center,
201 Waterfront Street
Washington Harbor, MD 20745 United States
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Join your fellow board members in staying ahead of the curve on leading practices, emerging developments in governance and key committee issues.

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Global Board Leaders’ Summit

October 1 - October 4
Gaylord National Resort & Convention Center,
201 Waterfront Street
Washington Harbor, MD 20745 United States
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NACD’s signature event, convening nearly 2,000 directors for four days of dialogue on the intersection of innovation, technology, and the boardroom—plus interactive workshops and unprecedented networking opportunities.

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Corporate Governance LATAM

October 18 - October 20
Miami, FL United States
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Corporate Governance LATAM will show current and aspiring board members and those who advise them how to apply ethical and operational perspectives for sound decision-making. Participants will come away from this new program with the real skills they need to govern capably.

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November 2017

FT-ODX (Outstanding Directors Exchange)

November 1 - November 2
The Metropolitan Club,
One East 60th Street (at Fifth Avenue)
New York, NY 10022 United States
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Financial Times: FT-ODX (Outstanding Directors Exchange): November 1-2, 2017: New York. ODX® continues to be the gold standard for director education. Completely off-the-record, our annual New York meeting is limited to sitting public company directors

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Women’s Director Development Program

November 1 - November 3
Northwestern University: Evanston Campus,
633 Clark Street
Evanston, IL 60208 United States
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With a rigorous, research-based curriculum, this corporate director development program teaches the skills senior women executives need to serve successfully as board members and offers practical guidance for landing a seat at the table. Designed and powered by the Kellogg Center for Executive Women, the program serves as both a boot camp and gateway for women who aspire to serve on boards and those looking to expand their range of directorship opportunities.

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Compensation Committee Forum

November 9
San Francisco, CA United States
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Equilar will provide a one-day interactive forum that will arm boards and senior HR executives with valuable insights to make the best pay decisions that will drive their long-term strategy to increase shareholder value.

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December 2017

Advanced Director Professionalism

December 4 - December 5
St. Regis Bal Harbor,
9703 Collins Avenue
Bal Harbour, FL 33154 United States
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This highly interactive foundation course equips experienced directors with practical proficiencies to address today's critical corporate-governance challenges and specialized training to lead their board and committees with confidence. Attending NACD Advanced Director Professionalism makes a strong statement to stakeholders about your dedication to exemplary board leadership.

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Master Class

December 7 - December 8
St. Regis Bal Harbor,
9703 Collins Avenue
Bal Harbour, FL 33154 United States
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This advanced foundation course offers an exceptional forum for seasoned, public company board leaders to share their experiential insights and create "next practices" to lead their board through periods of rapid change and unprecedented opportunity for innovation.

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Boardroom Resources, LLC

Is CEO Pay Out of Balance?

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

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

How Boards Can Better Communicate Executive Compensation to Investors

When Board Leadership Should Step Up and Lead

The Steps Your Board Must Take When Overseeing Cyber Risk

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

Best Practices for Restructuring Your Incentive Pay Plan

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

Is Your Board Prepared for the Rise in ESG Activism?

Sarbanes-Oxley: The Impact 15 Years Later

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

Should Boards Reconsider the Benefits of Stock Options?

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

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

Research Reveals Weaknesses in Board Evaluations & Composition

How Your Board Can Influence Risk Related to Company Culture

The Dynamic Roles of Today’s Board Chairman

The Pros, Cons, and Controversies of Poison Pills

Compensation Committee Best Practices: Pay Increases & Goal-Setting

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

Highlights: Investors Board Performance Review

The Top 10 Episodes of 2016

Should Corporate Boards Operate More Like Private Equity?

What Boards Should Have Learned In 2016

The Art & Science of Board Composition

Roadmap to Success: Tips from a CEO Search Committee Chair

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

Selecting Your Next Qualified Diverse Board Candidate

PwC’s 2016 Annual Corporate Directors Survey

Former SEC Commissioner Evaluates the Board Governance Landscape

Commonsense Corporate Governance Principles: What Happens Now?

Important Tips for Getting Board Succession Right

Why Lead Directors Must Establish a Culture of Transparency

Boards Should Be Asking About Third-Party Risk

Board Legal Issues: Activist Investors, Compensation & Cyber Risk

A Roadmap to Compensation Chair Succession & Transition

Should Audit Committees Have More Than One Financial Expert?

Board Legal Issues: Activist Investors, Compensation & Cyber Risk

Three Steps Boards Should Take to Monitor Sustainability

How the DOJ Yates Memo Impacts Board Member Liability

Trends in Shareholder Proposals: What Matters Most to Investors?

How Boards Can Effectively Oversee Enterprise Risk Management

Questions the Board Should Be Asking About Non-GAAP Measures

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

Investors Board Performance Review (Part 2)

Are Board Disclosures a Good Solution for Investors?

Board Legal Issues: Activist Investors, Compensation & Cyber Risk

How To Approach The Board Composition Challenge

Two Skill Sets That All Effective Boards Possess

Investors Board Performance Review (Part 1)

How Digitally Savvy Directors Are Impacting Corporate Strategy

How Boards Are Reshaping Shareholder Engagement

Should Audit Committees Have More Than One Financial Expert?

Why Today’s Compensation Committees Must Have Thick Skin

Capital Allocation: Repurchase Shares or Pay Dividends?

Why Boards Will Be More Diverse in the Future

Audit Committee Chair Succession: An Expert’s Guide

3 Issues That Should be on the Compensation Committee Agenda

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

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

How to Structure and Value Board Education

Three Areas Where Boards Can Improve Performance

Are Today’s Corporate Directors More Personally Liable?

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

Annual Survey Highlights Board Composition & Shareholder Activism

Creating An Effective CEO Succession Process

Key Steps to Building an Effective Board

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

Special Holiday Show: What Boards Should Have Learned In 2015

Chief Security Officers Guide Board Members Through Cyber Threats

The FBI Outlines Cyber Threats Challenging Corporate Boards

How Lead Directors Can Impact Board Effectiveness

The Challenges of Overseeing Executive & Board Compensation

Cybermetrics: What Board Members Need to Know

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?

ISS Discusses the Board’s Role in Cyber Risk

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

Challenges Of Being The Lead Director

Current Trends in Board Member Compensation

The FBI Visits Inside America’s Boardrooms — Part 3

The FBI Visits Inside America’s Boardrooms — Part 2 – Boardroom Resources, LLC

The FBI Visits Inside America’s Boardrooms – Part 1 – Boardroom Resources, LLC

SEC Seeks Comments on Audit Committee Disclosure – Boardroom Resources, LLC

The Audit Committee’s Role in Investigations – Boardroom Resources, LLC

Inside America’s Boardrooms

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

Andreesen Horowitz

Building a Better Board

Stanford's Rock Center for Corporate Governance

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

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

Governance of Compensation: Going Beyond the Numbers

Corporate Spinoffs and Splits

Activist Investing Trends and Impact on the M&A Market

Center for Audit Quality

CAQ Insights: Audit Committee Financial Expert


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

Athena Alliance

Board Role and Journey


Director Pay Trends: How the Landscape Is Changing

Women in the Boardroom

Women in the Boardroom Matchmaking Program 


Advancing the understanding and practice of corporate governance

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