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Boot Camp for Aspiring Public Company Directors

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June 8, 2017
Boston, MA

Member Price: $300
Non-Member Price: $400



In association with The Boston Club, the NACD New England Chapter presents the Aspiring Public Company Director Boot Camp. 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 of the agenda topics will be led by public company directors, or industry experts. The program will run from registration, beginning at 7:30 am through a networking reception, concluding at 6:30 pm. Continental breakfast, and lunch, will be served.

7:30-8:00AM:  Registration and continental breakfast

8:00 - 9:00 AM: Corporate Governance: Public Board Governance requirements, Board and Committee structures, functions and responsibilities; Ethics and Compliance Programs; Setting the Tone at the Top

9:00-10:00 AM: Fiduciary Duties: Responsibilities of Public Directors; Director Risk including recent legal cases; brief overview of D&O Insurance.

10:00 -10:15 AM: Break

10:15 – 11:15 AM: Through the Financial Lens: What all Directors must understand. Includes Hot Topics Challenging Boards.

11:15 - 12:00 PM: Strategy and the Role of the Board: The Role of the Board in Vision, Mission and Strategy.

12:00- 12:30 PM: Table Discussion: A working session to focus on the participants value to a Board. Participants will discuss his/her specific value to a Board. Each table will be led by an experienced Director.

12:30- 1:00 PM: Break and Lunch - Networking  

1:00 – 1:45 PM: 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- 2:45 PM: Hot Topics: Cyber Security

2:46pm- 3:00 PM: Break

3:00pm – 3:30 PM: Board Types: Differences amongst Public Corporate Board, Private Corporate Board and Mutual Fund Board

3:30pm-4:00 PM: Board Compensation:  Overview

4:00pm- 5:00 PM: Strategies for Getting on a Board:  Includes: preparing tools needed (bio, resume) and how to prepare for your interview. Also questions to ask before you join a board; Role of Board Refreshment.

5:00 –6:00 PM: Closing Remarks and Networking Reception: Meet members of the NACD-NE Board of Directors

Location and Time


Two Financial Center
Boston, MA 02111

7:30 AM - 6:30 PM



8 NACD skill-specific credits

Question about this Event?

Contact NACD New England Chapter
phone: 781-461-2668