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Most Recent NACD Resources and Events
Board Governance of Larger Private Companies
How are our larger private companies governed? How do the boards of such companies organize themselves? What standards are borrowed from public company practice? What standards are common or unique to this cohort of companies? The governance of private companies is tricky. Closer relationship t...
Event Start Date: February 09, 2016
Hot Topics for the 2016 Annual Shareholder Meeting - Hear From the Experts
At the NACD New England Chapter's January 2016 Breakfast Event, four panelists widely recognized for their expertise will provide the perspective of the shareholder, the law, the accounting profession, and overall corporate governance. The mission: to discuss what directors need to know in preparati...
Event Start Date: January 12, 2016
Compensation Strategies that Drive Value
This year's NACD Blue Ribbon Commission is examining how boards can help drive value creation for the organizations they serve. Our panelists will discuss the merits of a variety of value drivers-including the pros and cons of TSR, based on industry as well as the business lifecycle. They will explo...
Event Start Date: November 10, 2015
Effective Board Responses to Activist Investors: Best Practices
The October forum will revisit the topic of Activist Investors, this time from the viewpoint of the CEO, the board of directors, and the institutional investors. Topics to be discussed will include: The Decision/ Need to Engage with such an Investor; How to handle "engaging" with an activist; Use of...
Event Start Date: October 20, 2015
The CEOs Speak: Outlook for the Coming Year
Please join us for our annual conversation with prominent New England based Chairs and CEOs, as they share a glimpse into their boardrooms and discuss the challenges and opportunities they see in the coming year.
Event Start Date: September 15, 2015
Due Diligence, "Deal Fever" and Integration Challenges
U.S. merger and acquisition activity continues to increase and this year promises to be another active year. The credit markets remain favorable for M&A, with historically low interest rates and an improving lending environment. Corporate America's balance sheets are flush with cash. In addition, to...
Event Start Date: June 09, 2015
Shareholder Activism: What You Need to Know
For corporate directors, the career implications of a shareholder activist campaign can be staggering. A 2013 study by The University of Chicago's Booth School of Business showed that by the third year after a proxy contest directors lose 17% of their outside directorships. In terms of the economic ...
Event Start Date: April 14, 2015
The Nonprofit Director: Thriving in an Increasingly Complex Regulatory and Gover
Nonprofit organizations play a critical role in the economy of the Commonwealth. From Healthcare to Social Services, Education to the Arts, they are part of the fabric of our quality of life often providing the pivotal link between the public and private sectors that enables successful collaboratio...
Event Start Date: February 10, 2015
Not If, But When: Cyber Security for Companies in an Age of Inevitable Hacks
With the recent SONY issues, the report on credit card hackings of several companies, and companies merging to take advantage of big data , what are the current issues in cyber security? The question for boards and executives is no longer if you are attacked, but when and are you ready. Join a ...
Event Start Date: March 10, 2015
Controversies Facing Boards: Focus on Best Practices and Learn from Directors
Whether you are a director of a public or a private company, there are times of crisis that will accelerate the need to replace your CEO, "divorce" a director or even respond to viral social media attacks or product/operational meltdowns that affect your customers and stakeholders. These c...
Event Start Date: May 12, 2015