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  • 24

    May

    2018

    Classroom Crisis Averted: The Board's Role in Managing Reputational Risk


    In an era of near-instantaneous news reporting and ever-present telephone video cameras, companies have little time to respond to a crisis which can arise quickly from a wide range of sources, such as an information security breach, a compliance issue, or even a customer service episode. Unless a company is well prepared, irreparable harm can occur to the company’s brand and enterprise value. As today’s headlines attest, reputational risk has become a key risk factor for companies large and small, requiring oversight by boards of directors, as well as corporate counsel. Do you know what your role is and are you prepared to manage this risk proactively? Join NACD Philadelphia and ALI CLE for this informative and enlightening webinar. Coupon codes for special NACD members and friends registrants: NACD1 - $29 for NACD members NCD2 - $79 for NACD friends


    1 Skill Credit

  • 08

    May

    2018

    Classroom The General Counsel in the Boardroom


    In recent years since the 2008 financial crisis, the legal environment of corporations has changed significantly, namely with regard to increased regulation, technology advances, globalization and more. Increasingly, General Counsel has a seat at the governance table, to avoid corporate legal mistakes. Determining General Counsel’s level of independence, reporting structure, resources and remuneration are as important to their function as the decisions it makes. Join NACD Philadelphia as we discuss the benefits, best practices and procedures for including General Counsel in the boardroom.


    1 Credit

  • 10

    Apr

    2018

    Classroom Political Speech & Governance


    With our country in a period of political polarization not seen perhaps since the years of the Vietnam War, the utterances of a senior executive as well as his/her participation on a politically sensitive advisory board or other activity, which may formerly have been fairly innocuous, can take on an outsized importance and have potentially serious consequences for a company’s brand, relationships with customers, vendors and employees, and its enterprise value. In addition, the erstwhile noncontroversial policies of a company about how to conduct its business may touch upon “litmus test” issues that can be political landmines. How can boards deal proactively with these sensitive issues, and what principles should guide them? How do company codes of ethics, whistleblower hotlines, and other tools of management and governance relate to these issues? Join our panel of experts as we explore an extremely topical – and complicated! – issue.


    1 Credit

  • 13

    Mar

    2018

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    Mar

    2018

    Classroom Shareholder Engagement & Communications


    In an era of increased shareholder engagement and activism, companies must prepare to be more transparent than ever. Combined with increased special situations, such as mergers and acquisitions (M&A), crises and / or leadership changes, this new era forces companies to maneuver through uncharted environments to effectively communicate and interact with their shareholders. Join us as we present all sides of the shareholder engagement issue, and discuss such topics as Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR), mediums of communication, financial reporting and more.


    1 Credit

  • 13

    Feb

    2018

    Classroom The Board's Role in Oversight of Risk Management


    One of the key roles of the board of directors is the oversight of the management of risk. There are no businesses without risk, and so its management involves a continuous effort to identify and mitigate risk (where cost-effective to do so), and monitor both the mitigation progress as well as the identification of any new risks, which can emerge quickly, often alongside mergers and acquisitions, technological advances, product and market launches, etc. Boards have a responsibility not only to learn about the risks faced by the company, but to help ensure that management is effectively dealing with them. Our panel of experts will discuss these and other topics related to oversight of risk management, such as what type of information about risk management should the board receive, and whether outside advisors can assist the board in discharging its responsibilities. Join us for a timely discussion on the board's role in oversight of risk management, and ways to better perform that role.


    1 Credit

  • 16

    Jan

    2018

    Classroom Governance of Private & Family Owned Companies


    Governance of privately-held and family-owned companies can present unique challenges. While the fiduciary obligations of board members are the same as for publicly-held companies, governance in private and family businesses is often not nearly as strong as for public companies, which misses a valuable opportunity to reduce risk and increase value. Join us for a timely discussion on governance as it pertains to family-owned and privately-held businesses.


    1 Credit

  • 12

    Dec

    2017

    Classroom The Board's Role in Strategy


    Historically, boards of directors simply reacted to management's submission of a strategic plan--if one was submitted at all. They had little opportunity to provide input on its formulation or to work with management to explore strategic alternatives, the implications of each strategic alternative for resources required, the risk involved, etc.


    1 Credit

  • 14

    Nov

    2017

    Classroom Corporate Culture and Governance


    "Culture eats strategy for breakfast" is a well-known quotation often attributed to Peter Drucker. Increasingly, we hear about companies with iconic brands--Wells Fargo, GM, United Airlines, Volkswagen, and the list goes on getting into difficulties that evoke the question, "How did the culture of the company ever permit such behavior?" and, more relevant for directors, "where was the board?"


  • 19

    Oct

    2017

    Classroom The Board's Role in Risk Oversight and Cybersecurity


    Join NACD Philadelphia, Barley Snyder Attorneys at Law and Fulton Financial Corporation for a complimentary lunch discussion on Risk Management and Cyber Security on Thursday, October 19, 2017 at Lancaster Country Club.


  • 17

    Oct

    2017

    Classroom Board Development: Onboarding, Tenure, Evaluation


    Boards today need to bring new directors up to speed quickly on the organization's management team, operations, finances, and culture. This acclimation requires a well-planned and executed onboarding process.


    1 Credit

  • 12

    Sep

    2017

    Classroom Governance Challenges of Healthcare Organizations


    The governance of healthcare organizations presents special challenges for boards. For starters, the public's health and well-being are often involved, heightening the board's risk oversight role - including for reputation risk.


    1 Credit

  • 23

    May

    2017

    Classroom Diversity in the Boardroom: The Power of Perspective


    Did you know?
    -By 2055, the U.S. population will not have a single racial or ethnic majority?
    -Hispanics, Asians and African Americans lead the demographic shift.
    -The US population is getting older and living longer.
    -43% of Millennials (anyone born after 1980) are non-white.
    -This generation is more diverse, more educated and highly innovative.
    -Women will control two-thirds of the consumer wealth in the U.S. over the next decade.
    -Recent studies indicate that companies whose boards have 3 or more women produce higher compounded annual growth rates.
    What do Punnett squares, the British Army during the American Revolution and Snap Inc's IPO tell us about the future Board composition of Fortune 500 companies?
    Attend this NACD program to learn about current trends and thinking about diversity in the Boardroom through a lively discussion with an expert panel. Is your board operating in the 21st Century?


  • 27

    Apr

    2017

    Classroom In Conversation with Denise Morrison, CEO Campbell Soup


    Open/Joint Meeting with the NACD NJ Chapter - In Conversation with Denise Morrison, CEO of Campbell Soup Company Building the Strategic Asset Board: Focus on the 2016 NACD Blue Ribbon Commission Report The environment in which boards operate today has fundamentally changed, and is likely to continue to change rapidly in the future. Join us for a rare opportunity to hear from one of New Jersey's leading chief corporate executives, Denise Morrison, CEO of Campbell Soup Company. Featured topics expected to be discussed will include communications among the CEO, the Board, and investor activists; moving the needle on diversity; and highlights from the NACD Blue Ribbon Commission report on Building the Strategic-Asset Board. You don't want to miss it!



  • 21

    Mar

    2017

    Classroom Executive & Board Compensation


    Boards have a critical role in creating executive compensation that will both attract and retain key talent, and ensure that this substantial and visible company expense is aligned with company strategy.


    1 Credit

  • 23

    Feb

    2017

    Classroom Philadelphia Bus. Journal/Outstanding Directors 2017


    While executive managers, and especially CEOs, get most of the credit for their companies' successes, the contributions of boards of directors are integral to the success of any company and should not be overlooked. Here is your opportunity to give that board member the recognition they deserve.


  • 07

    Feb

    2017

    Classroom Joint Program NACD/TMA: Board Leadership During Distress


    Crises and distress - whether financial, operational, legal/regulatory and/or reputational - present special challenges for boards of directors.


    1 Credit

  • 10

    Jan

    2017

    Classroom Nonprofit Boards: Board Development & Best Practices


    Serving on the board of a nonprofit organization can be a highly rewarding experience. But it's a responsibility that shouldn't be taken lightly.


    1 Credit

  • 13

    Dec

    2016

    Classroom Joining and Serving on Boards: Your Next Board Position


    Many executives view board service as a potentially valuable addition to their experience, and believe they have much to offer a boardroom. Whether as an enhancement to their current role, or as a next phase of their career, board service appeals to many business leaders. Yet getting on a corporate board still seems like a black box exercise at times, and many executives are not sure how to geton the prospective director radar screen. This panel discussion, featuring three local executive search leaders, will shed some light on how to position yourself for board service, the skills that are in demand on boards today, and the critical elements to becoming a successful director.


    1 Credit

  • 16

    Nov

    2016

    Classroom In Conversation with Supreme Court Justice Steele: Key Issues in Governance


    Please join the Philadelphia Chapter of NACD for its first ever event in Delaware. In this "fireside chat" format, Rafael X. Zahralddin-Aravena of Elliott Greenleaf will interview former Chief Justice Myron T. Steele of the Supreme Court of Delaware on the key issues in corporate governance. This event is complimentary.


    1 Credit

  • 15

    Nov

    2016

    Classroom Director Liability: Managing Risk & Avoiding Landmines


    Please join us as we review the latest litigation and enforcement threats against directors and officers, and describe how insurance policies are - or are not - adjusting to address them.


  • 20

    Oct

    2016

    Classroom NACD/ACG Joint Program: Private Equity Portfolio Company Boards


    ACG joins with the Philadelphia Chapter of the National Association of Corporate Directors (NACD) to offer a unique program focused on the corporate governance of private equity portfolio companies. While practices may vary, private equity firms often populate the boards of directors of their portfolio companies with representatives of the fund and the portfolio company, and often, without any independent board members. Our panel, which will be moderated by a partner at a leading law firm whose practice focuses on corporate governance, and which includes a fund partner, a portfolio company director and a portfolio company CEO, will explore how the portfolio companies of private equity funds plan and execute their corporate governance, and what has been learned.


    1 Credit

  • 13

    Sep

    2016

    Classroom Legal and Regulatory Scrutiny (Or Worse): Testing the Board's Resolve


    What are the best practices for the Board when the government is calling?


    1 NACD collaborative credit

  • 10

    May

    2016

    Classroom Honoring Judee | Sustainability & Governance


    We will be honoring Judee von Seldeneck for her many years of service as the Chair of NACD Philadlephia Chapter and will have short program on Sustainability and Governance.


  • 05

    Apr

    2016

    Classroom The Director's Role in Corporate Compliance and Ethics


    Directors have an important responsibility to oversee corporate compliance and ethics programs. Doing so can be challenging, given the myriad of laws and regulations corporations face and public expectations about business conduct. These responsibilities derive from legal and legislative sources including The Foreign Corrupt Practice Act, the SEC and NYSE, among others.


    1 Credit

  • 01

    Mar

    2016

    Classroom Cyber Liability


    Hardly a day seems to go by without headlines reporting a major cyber event.


    1 Credit

  • 26

    Jan

    2016

    Classroom CEO Succession Planning


    The passage of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act more than a decade ago set in motion a dramatic change in CEO succession planning.


    1 Credit

  • 01

    Dec

    2015

    Classroom The Board and Long Term Value Creation


    In a fast-paced world where short-term is measured daily and certainly no later than quarterly it is very difficult for companies to manage to stay on course for its long-term strategy. The pressures of shareholdersand analysts creates an enormous distraction for a management team and a temptation to veer off the long-term road and take the short-term exit ramp.


    1 Credit

  • 13

    Oct

    2015

    Classroom Shareholder Activism: Are You A Sitting Duck?


    In light of this increased shareholder activism, coupled with heightened federal regulation, what should directors be anticipating and preparing for now - before the activists lock 'n load?


    1 NACD collaborative credit

  • 16

    Jun

    2015

    Classroom Talent Management: The Director's Role


    All board members want their organizations to build shareholder value, craft killer competitive strategies, develop outstanding products and implement world class processes. Directors need to be confident that the right people -- and not just the CEO -- are sourced, assessed, placed , developed, motivated, evaluated, compensated and advanced.


    1 NACD collaborative credit

  • 14

    Apr

    2015

    Classroom Social Media: A Director's Best Friend or Worst Nightmare


    Social media, in all of its manifestations -- LinkedIn, Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, Pinterest, to name just a few has quickly ushered in new ways to reach customers, connect with clients, build brands, and drive revenue.


    1 Credit

  • 18

    Mar

    2015

    Classroom 2015 Outstanding Directors Awards


    The 2015 Outstanding Directors Awards will honor those board directors who have demonstrated the vital leadership and business savvy necessary to help guide their business' success. The NACD Philadelphia Chapter is a co-sponsor of the event. Join the Awardees and help them celebrate at the awards dinner event.


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