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  • 10

    Oct

    2017

    Classroom Traps for the Unwary: Current Litigation and Enforcement Issues for Directors


    Corporations and their directors operate in an environment of significant litigation and regulatory enforcement risk.

    This panel will discuss current issues that directors should be aware of to help them take actions to help protect the company and themselves from liability.

    Topics to be discussed include:

    - Oversight of Corporate Compliance Programs - Oversight of Cybersecurity Risk - Oversight of Internal Investigations - Practices to Support Business Judgment Rule - Protection of Transactions and Oversight Activity - Identification and Handling of Potential Conflicts of Directors, Officers and Key Advisers

    Panelist Steven Bierman, Partner, Sidley Austin LLP
    Jack Jacobs, Senior Counsel, Sidley Austin LLP
    Debra Perry, Non Executive Director, Genworth Financial, Assurant, Inc. and Korn Ferry International
    Moderator Holly Gregory, Partner, Sidley Austin LLP




  • 17

    May

    2017

    Classroom Not-For-Profit Boards: Governance Hot Spots


    Does the intense scrutiny to which public companies are subject apply to not-for-profit entities? Being a director of a not-for-profit organization now carries with the honor of being an ambassador for the organization and possibly a donor, governance responsibilities which in many ways are identical to those of being a director of a public, for profit company. Indeed, as governance issues are becoming more complex and enforcement more rigorous in the public sector, the same issues are creeping into the governance requirements for directors of nonprofits of all sizes. Join our discussion of current developments on a range of issues including board composition, pay practices, cybersecurity and director responsibility.


    2 NACD collaborative credits

  • 07

    Mar

    2017

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    07

    Mar

    2017

    Classroom Board Dynamics: Adding Value via the Power of Personal Interactions


    Every Board of Directors is - among many other things - a social enterprise. As a "team", each Board needs to continually seek to find a way to balance, and get the most out of, the collective personalities and behavioral attributes of its members. The quality of Board members' interactions are crucial to Board success.



  • 24

    Jan

    2017

    Classroom Ready or Not - The Board's Role in a Crisis


    Join your director peers and seasoned experts for a unique simulation exercise to experience how boards can up their game in dealing with an unanticipated crisis. In this interactive workshop, you and other participating directors will act as the Board of Directors of a company with an evolving crisis. As the situation unfolds, you will have the opportunity to develop a strategy, craft responses, and evaluate preparedness. Directors, attorneys and financial communications crisis management specialists will guide the simulation and discuss the business, communications and legal ramifications of what directors decide to do each step of the way.



  • 06

    Dec

    2016

    Classroom Divided Loyalties? Constituency Director Challenges


    Directors appointed to a Board by an investor/shareholder need to balance their dual duties: as directors, they owe fiduciary duties to the company on whose board they sit, and the shareholders as a whole; at the same time, the investor/shareholder who appointed them did so with certain expectations of allegiance to the investor's agenda. When the interests of the investor/shareholder, on the one hand, and the company and its stockholders, on the other, diverge, these "constituency" directors can find themselves in potential conflicts of interest. Recent legal decisions in Delaware and other states - covering cases where either board majorities or blockholder directors have overstepped their bounds - have started to clarify the way that courts expect directors to proceed in navigating some of these sticky situations. Join our experienced panel as we discuss these issues and provide real world examples of how some have been able to recognize, avoid and resolve potential conflicts before they do harm.



  • 01

    Nov

    2016

    Classroom Board Composition as a Strategic Asset


    Director selection and board composition is under scrutiny as never before. To stay ahead of the curve, today's high-performing boards work to keep director skill sets and processes top of mind and in tune with their companies' strategic needs. Succession planning, agenda setting, board-evaluation processes, and director-skills development programs all play a role in convening a board of directors who serve as a strategic asset of the company and make meaningful contributions to the long-term success of the enterprise.



  • 28

    Sep

    2016

    Classroom Perfect Storm of Compliance & Regulatory Matters


    With a host of financial accounting and regulatory changes ahead and increasing scrutiny of the audit committee by the SEC, this luncheon program will feature a discussion of SEC enforcement trends, significant accounting changes, and the economic and market forces that are impacting audit committee oversight of financial reporting risk. These are issues which need to be understood by all board members.



  • 28

    Apr

    2016

    Classroom Ram Charan Forecasts Fundamental Boardroom Changes at Special Breakfast Event


    SPECIAL BREAKFAST (7:30AM) EVENT: Consultant Extraordinaire RAM CHARAN. We have a rare appearance from Ram Charan, described by Fortune Magazine as "The world's most sought-after consultant". He will be forecasting fundamental changes in the Boardroom.


    1 Credit

  • 14

    Apr

    2016

    Classroom Driving Corporate Strategy in the Boardroom


    In this program, we will examine the board's critical role in ensuring that the company's business strategy promotes the creation of long-term value.



  • 23

    Feb

    2016

    Classroom New World of Social Media: Transforming Companies and What It Means for Boards


    Social media is a puzzlement to many Board Directors. Many of us react to this new technology with skepticism, focusing on potential risks: risks to privacy, confidential information, and reputation as well as new vulnerabilities to misinformation, employee misconduct and cyberattack. Yet there is another side: Social media developments have - fundamentally and rapidly - changed business as usual, transforming core business processes of every stripe, ranging from brand promotion and customer targeting to employee recruiting and collaboration. As these trends continue and accelerate, and consumers and employees continue to shift to social media as a primary means of communication, how will companies be affected? What should directors be doing now to ensure that their companies have the appropriate social media toolkit, and be positioned to deploy social media for maximum strategic advantage? Join our panel of experienced board members and leading experts for a discussion of how directors can help their companies evaluate, react to, and thrive in this brave new world.


    2 NACD collaborative credits

  • 26

    Jan

    2016

    Classroom COMPENSATION: New Rules, Regulations and a Continuing Focus for all Boards


    Please join us and a distinguished panel led by Steven Hall of Steven Hall & Partners, for a discussion of the continuing focus by shareholders and regulators on executive compensation issues as the 2016 Proxy season gets underway. There is much that is new, from the SEC, ISS, and Delaware courts, to be highlighted.


    2 NACD collaborative credits

  • 04

    Nov

    2015

    Classroom "The View from the Chair"


    Join us as two world-class Board Chairs share their views on the role of the Chair in helping to foster high-performing Boards, and creating the right boardroom conversations around today's top of mind topics - running the gamut from activism and strategy, to succession and governance.


    2 NACD collaborative credits

  • 13

    Oct

    2015

    Classroom Expect the Unexpected - the Board's Role in a Crisis


    A unique simulation exercise to experience some common crises Boards of Directors face today



  • 10

    Jun

    2015

    Classroom KPMG's Spring Audit Committee Roundtable Series


    Please join us for KPMG’s Spring Roundtable Series—Capital Allocation and the Board of Directors—to discuss the challenges boards face as they evaluate the company’s capital allocation process and whether the company has the financial wherewithal to execute on its strategy.


    3 NACD collaborative credits

  • 20

    May

    2015

    Classroom Navigating Today's Private Company Governance Landscape


    Please join the New York Chapter of the NACD for our luncheon program, "Navigating Today's Private Company Governance Landscape." A panel of experts will focus on current issues within the private company board environment highlighting recent trends including the migration of public company governance best practices into the private company boardroom. Moderator: Sal Melilli, Partner, KPMG LLP Panel: Holly Gregory, Partner, Sidley Austin LLP Cono R. Fusco, Director, Financial Guaranty Insurance Company; Director, Weber-Stephen Products, LLC



  • 26

    Mar

    2015

    Classroom Winds of Change in the Boardroom: Risk, Opportunities and Emerging Trends.


    Please join the NACD New York Chapter on March 26th for our luncheon program, "Winds of Change in the Boardroom: Risk, Opportunities and Emerging Trends."


    2 NACD collaborative credits

  • 11

    Feb

    2015

    Classroom The 2015 Proxy Season: What Smart Directors Need to Know.


    Please join the NACD New York Chapter on February 11th when we kick off our 2015 luncheon program season with –The 2015 Proxy Season: What Smart Directors Need to Know.”


    2 NACD collaborative credits

  • 07

    Oct

    2014

    Classroom From Hackers & Crashers to Spyware & Ransomware...Tekkie Ter


    The vast unknown that is Cyber/IT Risk remains a challenge for directors. Where and how boards gain not just an understanding, but a strategic expertise in the boardroom may be the most important issue facing corporate boards today.


    2 NACD collaborative credits

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