In association with The Boston Club, the NACD New England Chapter presents the Aspiring Public Company Director Daylong Program. This program is designed for individuals who currently sit on large nonprofit boards or private corporate boards; and/or are "C-Suite level", who wish to take the next step toward securing a public company board seat. The discussions will be led by public company directors, or industry experts.
7:30AM - 8:00AM: Registration and Breakfast
8:00AM - 9:00AM: Corporate Governance: Public Board Governance requirements, Board and Committee structures, functions and responsibilities; Ethics and Compliance Programs; Setting the Tone at the Top
9:00AM - 10:00AM: Fiduciary Duties: Responsibilities of Public Directors; Director Risk including recent legal cases and briefs
10:00AM - 10:15AM: Break
10:15AM - 11:15AM: Looking through the Financial Lens: Fiduciary and Business responsibilities relevant for all Board members 11:15AM - 12:00PM: Strategy and the Role of the Board: The Role of the Board in Vision, Mission and Strategy.
12:00PM -12:30PM: Table Discussion:Ideas for honing a participant’s pitch that highlights his/her specific value to a Board. Each table discussion will be led by an experienced Director.
12:30PM - 1:00PM: Break: Lunch and Networking
1:00PM - 1:45PM: Shareholder Relations: Expectations of Shareholders in the current environment of activists; Effective interfacing with Shareholders; the role of Proxy Advisors; Impact of ISS/Glass Lewis
1:45PM - 2:45PM: Hot Topics: Cyber Security
2:45PM - 3:00PM: Break
3:00PM - 3:30PM: D&O: the Basics
3:30PM - 4:00PM: Board Compensation: Overview
4:00PM - 5:30PM: Strategies for Getting on a Board: Includes: preparing effective tools (bio, resume); interview preparation. Also questions to ask before agreeing to join a board
5:30PM - 6:30PM: Closing Remarks and Networking Reception