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March 2018

Earning It: Hard Won Lessons From Trailblazing Women—Texas

March 26 @ 5:30 pm - 8:00 pm
The Four Seasons Resort and Club at Las Colinas,
4150 N MacArthur Blvd.
Irving, TX 75038 United States
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AlixPartners and Catalyst invite you to a lively discussion with Joann S. Lublin, Management News Editor of The Wall Street Journal and author of Earning It: Hard-Won Lessons from Trailblazing Women at the Top of the Business World. Joann will be joined by Kellie Fischer, Executive Vice President & Chief Financial Officer for the Texas Rangers, and Sarah Soong, Vice President and Treasurer at Oncor Electric Delivery, for a discussion on how women in business can overcome obstacles and achieve success.

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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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2018 Spring Policy Conference

March 27
The Willard InterContinental Hotel,
1401 Pennsylvania Ave NW
Washington, DC 20004 United States
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CED's 2018 Spring Policy Conference will take place on March 27, 2018 at The Willard InterContinental Hotel in Washington, D.C. The event will convene national thought leaders from the business, policy and academic sectors. Attendees will hear insights on issues at the forefront of U.S. economic, educational and political priorities.

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April 2018

Catalyst Supporter Roundtable: Millennials—Today’s Innovators, Tomorrow’s Executives

April 10 @ 8:30 am - 11:00 am
Rogers Communicationse,
333 Bloor Street East
Toronto, ON Canada
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Like other generations in the workplace, millennials face barriers that affect them negatively—gender stereotypes and biases which persist across generations. However, this generation is projected to transform workplace cultures in bold new ways, driving inclusion and innovation. Are we at a tipping point to change the status quo around diversity and inclusion through the influence of millennials?

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Leading Minds of Compensation

April 11 @ 8:00 am - 11:15 am
Grand Hyatt New York,
109 E 42nd St
New York, NY 10017 United States
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NACD is excited to host our annual Leading Minds of Compensation program in New York City on April 11. This forum is complimentary and designed to bring distinguished directors and compensation experts together to facilitate enlightening conversation and the growth of professional networks.

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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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Board Leadership Forum

April 17 @ 1:30 pm - 6:30 pm
The Mid-America Club,
200 East Randolph Drive 80th Floor
Chicago, IL 60601 United States
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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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Corporate Governance: Effectiveness and Accountability in the Boardroom

April 22 - April 25
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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Women’s Leadership Lunch: Driving Your Development

April 23 @ 12:00 pm - April 25 @ 1:15 pm
Fontainebleau Miami Beach Resort,
4441 Collins Ave.
Miami Beach, FL 33140 United States
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The number of women in leadership continues to rise and professional development is top of mind for everyone. Join female executives from several global organizations for a lunch session of networking, learning, support and collaboration. Appian’s Kristin Barber, Vice President Northeast Sales & Terry Robinson, VP North American Life Sciences, will lead a panel discussion offering innovative strategies and insightful guidance on how to effectively manage your career and advance your leadership skills.

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The Boardroom Summit

April 24 @ 8:00 am - April 25 @ 12:00 pm
New York Hilton Midtown,
1335 Avenue of the Americas
New York, NY 10019 United States
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The Boardroom Summit, featuring the original Board Committee Peer Exchange, will provide an unparalleled opportunity to share ideas and exchange solutions to today’s greatest board leadership and governance challenges. Through a mix of energizing keynotes and panels, interactive breakouts, and roll-up-your-sleeves committee workshops, participants will gain actionable best practices and guidance to make an immediate impact in their boardrooms.

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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


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

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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Thu 22

Board Governance in a Time of Disruption

March 22 @ 1:00 am - 2:15 pm
Tue 27

Directors’ Consortium

March 27 - March 30
Tue 27

Establishing Your Desired Brand

March 27 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

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