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Most Recent NACD Resources and Events
Hot Topics for the 2017 Annual Shareholder Meeting
Life as a director feels more like trench warfare and less like corporate governance with each passing year. With continued growing shareholder activism and a host of new requirements to contend with, 2017 will be no exception. At the NACD New England Chapter's January 2017 Breakfast Event, four pan...
Event Start Date: January 10, 2017
Governance From Start Up to Exit (Transaction or IPO)
In partnership with the Massachusetts High Tech Council and the New England Venture Capital Association, NACD New England presents a panel discussion on the issues facing growing companies as they move to their "exit"; either a strategic sale or an IPO. What are the governance needs of a start up? H...
Event Start Date: February 14, 2017
An Activist on the Doorstep: An Activist on the Board
Today's activists and active 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. Increasing, shareholder value is no longer sufficient. Today's shareholders are...
Event Start Date: June 13, 2017
Leading a Non-Profit Board
Serving as a director of a nonprofit can be a very fulfilling experience-providing the opportunity to combine one's expertise with a passion for the mission of the organization. And increasingly, the governance of nonprofits has evolved to levels of sophistication and complexity similar to those at...
Event Start Date: April 11, 2017
Crisis Management: What Do We Do Now?
Join us as we learn from our panelists about how to proactively prevent a crisis, how to protect your company's reputation, how to explicitly manage the crisis, and how to define the roles of management and the board in preparing for, and responding to, crises. Our panelists are public company direc...
Event Start Date: May 09, 2017
Current Issues in Executive Compensation
As we head into proxy season, public company directors need to know the latest issues in executive compensation. Is it pay-ratio disclosures? Clawback rules? Pay for Performance? Shareholder "say on pay" votes are nonbinding, however, "say on pay" votes have been known to influence companies' compen...
Event Start Date: November 15, 2016
How to Reduce the Impact of Cyber Security Threats
Our online infrastructure currently faces approximately 500,000 cyber attack attempts....every minute. The Internet of Things provides an unprecedented opportunity for hackers. We are pleased to host a Cybersecurity panel featuring Peter M. Fonash, Chief Technology Officer for the Office of Cybersec...
Event Start Date: October 18, 2016
The Chief Executives Speak
Please join us for our annual kick off event, The Chief Executives Speak. We will feature a panel of high profile New England business leaders, who will provide a glimpse into their boardrooms, to discuss issues they expect to face in our post-election economy. Our panelists include Joseph "Jay" Hoo...
Event Start Date: September 13, 2016
Regulators Speak: Voice of the Securities Enforcement Agencies
This not-to-be missed program will delve into the issues that government enforcement agencies are focusing on, from the viewpoint of the top regulators having an impact on boards in New England. Beth Boland will moderate the conversation as panelists George Canellos, former co-Chair of the Enforceme...
Event Start Date: June 14, 2016
Evaluating Acquisitions: Best Practices
Using the popular Lightning Round format, this program will provide directors with practical advice and guidance about the board's role in the buy side of M&A transactions. What M&A transactions should come to the board, and when? How involved should the board be in the due diligence process? As the...
Event Start Date: May 10, 2016