Inevitably the annual meeting season rolls around each year in March accompanied, also inevitably, by a number of hotly debated issues that often pit one of the firm's stakeholders against another placing board directors directly in the middle. Each January we convene a meeting of governance, legal, accounting and shareholder experts to educate us on the current issues prior to the season.
There is increasing evidence that diversity in the boardroom is essential for the long-term financial success of both for-profit and nonprofit organizations. However, some organizations believe that board diversity is important for more than financial reasons - that board diversity is necessary for any socially responsible organization seeking to contribute to a just and fair community.
Join us for a session looking at the role of the Compensation Committee working with CHROs to vet, reward and retain executive talent as a driver of business innovation
The session will focus on:
Sourcing talent - identifying what companies need
Management development - Selecting and developing leaders
Leadership - Assessing leaders and succession planning
Rewards - bringing it to the bottom line of the company and the executives
You MUST be a currently serving Public Company Director to attend this event. Seating is limited.
The need to innovate and respond to disruption are constant in business now. What role should Boards play in evaluating the company's ability to innovate? To respond to disruption? How does the Board assess the culture of an organization to respond to these challenges? Does the company have the strategy and leadership to deliver?
The second Thought Leadership program has a powerhouse panel with broad experience in evaluating, leading and implementing innovation and change in a variety of cultures. This program is designed to provide thought provoking conversation for experienced public company directors.
Private Equity can play a large role in growth strategies and exit planning for private companies. But what role does the private company's board - and specifically private directors - play before, during and after Private Equity gains control? Hear from Partners of leading Private Equity firms, Investment Bankers, as well as from Directors and C-level executives of private companies that have been through the process.
Expected to be as transformative as the internet was for communication, Blockchain will change the way businesses work globally. Why is knowing about Blockchain important for Board Directors? Directors need to understand and consider applications of the disruptive nature of blockchain technology, and boards need to be sure that their Companies (Technology, Life Sciences, Industrial, Healthcare, Financial Services, Retail and many others) all are incorporating it into its strategic thinking.
In its first ever director event in Maine, the New England Chapter of the National Association of Corporate Directors announces a panel discussion on 'Lessons Learned in the Board Room'. Bringing together some of the most seasoned directors across Maine and Northern New England.
This event is now sold out. Join us at our annual September Kickoff Event, Visionary New England CEOs Speak. Jeff Leiden, CEO, Vertex, Roger Crandall, CEO, MassMutual, and Sheila Marcelo, CEO, Care.com will share a glimpse into their boardrooms as they discuss the outlook for 2019 and beyond.
Today's institutional and activist shareholders have expanded far beyond a focus on underperforming companies. There is an evolving need for the boards of public companies to be aware of, and responsive to, their shareholders requests for engagement. Increasing shareholder value is no longer sufficient. Today's shareholders are interested in governance, social and environmental trends as well as financial returns and want to know where the companies they have invested in stand on these issues. Furthermore, they are interested in influencing these companies in the area of capital deployment and long-term strategy. Come hear from the most influential institutional investors and an experienced board member on these important topics.