Director Boot Camp
NACD New England Chapter's Director Boot Camp will cover the boardroom fundamentals that all directors need to serve on their boards. The agenda features panel discussions on a host of topics critical to a director's success in the boardroom. The program, open only to public company directors, features seasoned directors and experts who will provide a deep dive into the board's roles and responsibilities, and will demystify the roles of the committees of the board. Attendees will come away with fresh knowledge of the relationships between the C-suite and the board, and latest issues in director compensation, shareholder activism, cybersecurity, enterprise risk management, and more. The day includes a continental breakfast, a working lunch, and a networking reception where the attendees can meet the NACD New England Chapter board of directors.
Attendance is limited; only 25 seats will be made available.
This program will confer 8 NACD Fellowship skill credits.
7:30 - 8:00 am Registration and Continental Breakfast
8:00 - 9:00 am: Corporate Governance Panel: Board Structure, including board committees and charter requirements; Key functions and responsibilities, including time commitment, preparedness, and board interaction; Ethics and Compliance Programs; and Setting the Tone at the Top.
Speaker: Dan Konigsburg, Managing Director of Corporate Governance and Public Policy, Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu Limited
9:00-10:00 am: Fiduciary Duties: Basic Duties and Recent Legal Cases which all directors should understand; Discussion of Director Risk.
Speakers: Paul Broude, Partner, Foley & Lardner; Jessica Lochmann, Partner, Foley & Lardner
10:00 -10:15 am: Break
10:15 – 10:45 am: D&O Insurance: What a new director critically needs to think about.
Speakers: Joan Goldberg, Sr. Vice President, Wells Fargo Insurance; Barbara Gubitose, Senior Vice President, Wells Fargo Insurance
10:45 – 11:45 am: Financial Overview: Financial Information that all Directors must understand.
Speaker: Ellen Richstone, Director, BioAmber, EMagin, Parnell Pharmaceutical
11:45 - 12:15 pm: Lessons Learned: "What I Wish I Had Known Before I Joined A Board" – What Are The Best Practices of a Good Board Member?
Speaker: Bob Hallagan, Vice Chairman, Board Leadership Services, Korn Ferry
12:15 – 1:00 pm: Lunch and Networking
1:00 – 1:45 pm: Strategy and the Role of the Board: The Role of the Board in: Vision, Mission and Strategy. Speaker: Fred Foulkes, Professor of Organizational Behavior, Boston University Questrom School of Business
1:45 - 2:30 pm: Shareholder Relations: Key Expectations of Shareholders; Impact of ISS/Glass Lewis, Interfacing with your Shareholders; the current environment of shareholder activism; the role of Proxy Advisors.
Speaker: Maureen Wolff, President and Partner, Sharon Merrill
2:30 – 2:45 pm: Break
2:45 – 4:30 pm: Hot Current Topics for All Directors: Board Refreshment; Enterprise Risk Management; Cybersecurity.
Speakers: George Davis, Global CEO Practice Leader, Egon Zehnder; James Lam, Director, E*Trade; Cynthia Larose, Member, Mintz Levin
4:30 – 5:15 pm: Director Compensation: Latest compensation trends, and how compensation impacts the public's perception of your company.
Speakers: Ted Buyniski, Partner, Radford; Theo Sharp, Managing Director, Pearl Meyer
5:15 pm: Closing Remarks and Networking Reception: Meet the NACD-NE board of directors
Location and Time
Offices of Foley & Lardner
111 Huntington Avenue, 25th Floor
7:30 AM - 6:00 PM