In association with The Boston Club, and the Healthcare Businesswomen’s Association New England Region, 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.
Program: 7:30AM - 8:00AM: Registration and breakfast 8:00AM – 8:45AM: Corporate Governance: Public Board Governance requirements, Board and Committee structures, functions and responsibilities; Ethics and Compliance Programs; Setting the Tone at the Top. 8:45AM – 9:45AM: Fiduciary Duties: Responsibilities of Public Directors; Director Risk including recent legal cases and briefs. 9:45AM - 10:00AM: Break 10:00AM - 11:00AM: Looking through the Financial Lens: Fiduciary and Business responsibilities of Board members. 11:00AM – 11:45PM: Shareholder Relations: Expectations of Shareholders in the current activist’s environment, Effective interfacing with Shareholders; Proxy Advisors; Impact of ISS/Glass Lewis 11:45PM -12:30PM: Table Exercise: Ideas for honing a participant’s pitch that highlights his/her specific value to a Board. 12:30PM - 1:00PM: Break: Lunch and Networking 1:00PM - 1:45PM: : Strategy and the Role of the Board 1:45PM – 2: 15pm: Hot Topics: Cyber Security 2:15-2:45pm: Hot Topic: BlockChain 2:45PM - 3:00PM: Break 3:00PM - 3:30PM: D&O 3:30PM - 4:00PM: Board Compensation. 4:00PM - 5:30PM: Strategies for Getting on a Board: Preparing effective tools (bio, resume); interview preparation, questions to ask before agreeing to join a board. 5:30PM - 6:30PM: Closing Remarks and Networking Reception