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November 2017

Evolution of the CHRO: Compensation and Recruiting Trends

November 30 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am

Join Equilar, Allegis Partners and Meridian Compensation Partners to discuss the changing landscape for the top human resources executives. CHROs have become increasingly integral to corporate operations, particularly at larger companies, and the increased complexities of the position are reflected in compensation design. This webinar will explore the evolution of the CHRO role and corresponding pay trends, including findings from the recent Equilar report, HR Executive Pay Trends.

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Deloitte onBoarding Academy: Path to Board Candidacy

November 30 @ 4:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Sharon Heights Golf and Country Club,
2900 Sand Hill Road
Menlo Park, CA United States
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Getting Traction: Small steps, giant leap Landing that first public board seat is the culmination of many action steps. With our distinguished panel, we’ll look at the strategies needed for achieving this goal of public board service, along with discussing the latest marketplace data and trends around board placement. Insight and Oversight: Exploring the Audit Committee It’s understood that the Audit Committee is central to the board’s governance and oversight responsibilities. What’s not always clear is which executives can serve…

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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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Diversity and Inclusion: The Business Imperative for Future Success

December 5 - December 6
Wells Fargo Learning & Event Center,
333 Market Street
San Francisco, CA United States
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Building on over 20 years of experience at Board in advancing D&I in organizations, this event looks to the future as it examines and explores the practices that have proven successful in promoting greater diversity and fostering inclusion in a range of organizations.

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Workplaces that Work for Everyone: How Inclusion for Persons with Disabilities Advances Women

December 5 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Join this webinar in recognition of the UN International Day of Persons With Disabilities. This day promotes awareness and mobilizes support for critical issues pertaining to the inclusion of persons with disabilities in society and development. Learn how women’s progress is accelerated when true inclusion is achieved and workplaces work for everyone.

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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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Women’s Leadership Institute

December 12
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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January 2018

Consumer Electronics Show

January 9, 2018 - January 12, 2018
Las Vegas, NV United States
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Stay tuned for more information about the new, NACD-exclusive, director-curated tour of the 2018 CES show next January.

NACD CES® Experience

January 9, 2018 - January 11, 2018
The Venetian/Palazzo Resort Hotel,
3355 Las Vegas Blvd. South
Las Vegas, NV 89109 United States
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Join NACD for the first-and-only directors’ experience at CES—the world’s largest and most influential showcase for technology innovation. Experience the latest wearable, drivable, and flyable technology firsthand with a private, director-curated tour of the CES exhibits most relevant to the future of business. Thought-provoking peer exchanges and fireside chats with seasoned board members, global leaders, and technology wizards will focus a board’s lens on pivotal innovations and emerging megatrends. Only 45 spaces are available. Learn more and request your CES®…

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March 2018

Directors’ Consortium

March 27, 2018 - March 30, 2018
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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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

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


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

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




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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