Shareholder activism poses a significant threat to your company's vision and strategy. No company is immune. But by keeping pace with current trends in shareholder activism and proxy defense strategies, you gain an edge that allows you to effectively prepare for the threat.
Please join us for Episode Two of the NACD New England Chapter Private Company Governance and Leadership Series. Our panelists include currently serving Directors and C-Suite executives, who will discuss issues unique to private companies, and their decision to remain private.
Topics will include the patient capital, corporate culture, control, freedom from quarterly financial pressure, less regulation and other aspects of the allure of being a private company. Speakers include Elizabeth Boland, CFO from Bright Horizons which went from Public to Private and back again; and Directors and Executives of several private companies. Our moderator, Jim Wood, is from the EY Family Enterprise Business Services Group.
The U.S. economic outlook is healthy, but market reactions and some economic indicators have led to speculation about how long this strong economy will last. Board directors need to understand today's regional, national, and global economic conditions and how they affect their organizations. While we don't know yet which of many "economic forces" will be "hot" in March, we do know that we live in an ever-changing world and understanding the factors driving the economy and economic policy are key.
Please join us on Tuesday, March 5 for a presentation by Eric Rosengren, President and CEO of the Federal Reserve Bank of Boston. President Rosengren will offer his analysis of the current economic landscape, both in the U.S. and abroad. He will welcome questions from the audience.
What practice can boards and management apply to overcome their systemic decision biases and reduce the likelihood and the impacts of catastrophic risks? Hear this overview of what works based on research of 100 companies by Wharton Risk Management and Decision Processes Center.
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.