A recent Corporate Board Member article pointed out that Berkshire Hathawayâ€™s board is anything but independent and diverse; yet, the company performs well. In this session, we challenge the notion that diversity is a panacea for better board performance. We discuss the pros and cons of diversity in the boardroom. We also question â€œDiversity of What?â€ by asking why gender and ethnicity and not age, industry expertise, nationality? Panelists will provoke what we hope to be a rich dialogue with attendees.
Join NACD Pacific Southwest Chapter and USC Marshall School of Business for the annual Corporate Directors Symposium. Don't miss this opportunity to meet with experts and board colleagues from throughout the West as we examine the impact of steady board leadership in this digital age. This symposium is open to sitting corporate directors and executives in the boardroom.
Directors are responsible for corporate risk oversight. One internal risk often overlooked is psychopathic behaviors from the CEO, management or even a fellow board member. Armed with charisma and intelligence, psychopaths have a seemingly innate ability to do or say whatever it takes to attain their goals. Unfortunately for directors, the impacts are often unseen and sudden, and the costs in performance loss and reputation can be devastating.
After three years of relative calm, Executive Compensation is now back in the spotlight and Boards & Compensation Committees, more than ever, need to explain their rationale for how they pay executives and themselves.
Phil Satre (Independent Non-Executive Chairman of Wynn Resorts, Independent Director at Nordstrom, and Chair of IGT) and Valerie Glenn, director at Employer's Insurance Group, will share their views on corporate talent management, disruptive risk strategies, digital technologies, succession planning and CEO compensation strategies in a fireside chat. Mr. Satre was the past CEO of Harrah's Entertainment and Chairman of NV Energy.
Are you looking for a board seat and need some guidance with the process? Are you looking for your next board seat and need to brush up on your personal branding? Then this is the workshop for you. Come join us in Vegas for this informative annual event.
In alliance with LMU, this program will include a presentation by macroeconomist Dr. Sung Won Sohn regarding the global economic markets and implications for boards, citizens, and investors. The presentation will be followed by a panel of corporate directors considering the significance of related economic and political policies and trends identified in the presentation.
Please join us for this informative fireside chat featuring Adrian Bellamy, former or current Chairman or Board Member of Gucci, Reckitt Benckiser, Starbucks, Gap, Williams Sonoma, Body Shop, Robert Mondavi Corp., and Total Wine & More.
Please join us at this alliance event with Channel City Club. This informative event will feature Anita DeFrantz, Vice President of the International Olympic Committee, in a fireside chat facilitated by Corine Taylor, Community Coordinator for the LA2028 Olympic Organizing Committee.
The 2018 NACD Blue Ribbon Commission initiative is aimed at helping directors in all organizations to improve their oversight of disruptive risks, and strengthen their stewardship of long-term value creation in a fast-changing world.
Risk oversight is a critical Board imperative. One often overlooked risk is CEO, management or board member behavior, out of Board view, which can suddenly impact and damage company reputation and valuation.