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NACD Directorship 2020 Webinar Series

Future Trends and the Boardroom

Join NACD and your peers for the topically-focused webinar series addressing disruptive forces shaping business worldwide. From geo-political risk and emerging economic forces to technology and innovation and demographic changes, this series will give you the insights you need to help inform and shape strategic conversations in the boardroom.


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NACD Directorship 2020: Economic Disruption
October 27, 2016

Join NACD and your peers for the topically-focused webinar series addressing disruptive forces shaping business worldwide. From geo-political risk and emerging economic forces to technology and innovation and demographic changes, this series will give you the insights you need to help inform and shape strategic conversations in the boardroom.

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NACD Directorship 2020: Competitive Disruption
October 13, 2016

Join NACD and Broadridge for a discussion with directors about how competitive disruption wiill affect boards, both large and small companies, mature brands, and start-ups, and how companies can be mindful of the role that strategy, innovation, and change can play in their survival. During this webinar, we will look at:

  • Why its harder to innovate at large firms, and how to encourage experiment and fail fast
  • How start-up culture advantages innovative risk-taking
  • How much directors should focus on disruptors
  • The role of diversity of experience on boards

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NACD Directorship 2020: Innovation Disruption
August 11, 2016

As the competitive environment continues to intensify, the phrase “innovate or die” could not be more relevant. How can companies recognize – and avoid – status quo risk? What trends should boards have on their radar? What are the steps boards can take to help foster a culture of innovation at their companies? Join NACD and KPMG on August 11, at 2 p.m. – 3 p.m. (EDT) as we provide directors with an overview of how innovation disruption will impact their boardrooms and what conversations should be had. We will discuss the following: • Why is an innovation mindset so important? • How are CEOs thinking about innovation? • Emerging trends that you think companies should be aware of • Barriers to a culture of innovation • Innovation implications for boards

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Generational Impact -- Five Generations of Opportunity
March 31, 2016

Many organizations report problems managing and effectively retaining a diverse multi-generational workforce. Generational diversity among those in the workforce and those seeking a place at boardroom tables will increasingly impact how governance is enacted and the ways in which companies navigate the marketplace. Business consultant Dennis Gilbert will explain how generational diversity is a symptom of the problem, not the cause. He will illustrate differences between several key generational characteristics and how they play a role in the synergy between the generations. Dennis will discuss cross-generational respect, stereotypes, and will identify 3 factors critical to close communication gaps. Watch this keynote webinar to equip your board with the knowledge it will need to understand generational diversity and its impact in the boardroom.

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NACD Directorship 2020®: EmergingTechnologies
November 20, 2014

Advances in technology are continuing to drive transformational change in every aspect of society. In the business world, while new technologies can spur greater productivity and efficiency, open new avenues to compete, and accelerate growth, they also present new sources of risk-from privacy and security concerns to the sudden emergence of disruptive competitors. What do directors need to know about how technology trends are impacting their companies and boardrooms? What skills sets are needed around the boardroom table to help rethink a company's approach to technology and to anticipate future market trends? Hear from subject-matter experts on how directors can be better equipped to harness new opportunities and prepare for potential risks.

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NACD Directorship 2020®: Environmental Disruption
September 22, 2014

The risks that seem unfathomable today pose the greatest threats to companies in the future. While emerging risks in the environmental realm may not garner immediate attention, left unattended they can strangle a company’s growth. From resource scarcity to extreme weather events to sustainability initiatives, directors must be prepared for the challenges and opportunities these environmental forces pose for companies. Hear from subject-matter experts on how these disruptive forces are changing the corporate landscape and what directors need to know about these forces to provide effective oversight.

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NACD Directorship 2020®: Competitive Disruption
September 16, 2014

In an age where technology, the rise of emerging markets, and other factors are driving change in the marketplace, businesses are in a constant struggle to maintain a dominant position and stay ahead of competitors. How can companies ensure they have the right strategies-and talent-in place to continue to grow the business and remain relevant to consumers? Hear from experts on how corporate directors can play a role in ensuring their companies are viewing competitive disruption as a source of opportunity and also preparing for its potential risks.

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NACD Directorship 2020®: Economic Disruption
June 19, 2014

We live in a crisis-prone global economy marked by the increasing connectedness of global markets, economies, and institutions, as well as various regional and national economies moving at different speeds. In one recent survey, 44 percent of global CEOs reported feeling confidence in economic conditions, up from 18 percent just one year ago. But nearly two-thirds express significant concerns about a potential slowdown in emerging markets, as well as the risks posed by fiscal debt and deficits. Join subject-matter experts for a discussion about the challenges and opportunities that shifting economic forces are posing for companies, and the implications for boards in providing effective oversight of their organizations' strategy and risk management activities

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NACD Directorship 2020®: Geopolitical Disruption
April 17, 2014

As the global marketplace continues to expand, emerging risks and opportunities are altering the geopolitical landscape in new and lasting ways. Directors must keep in mind that the definition and quality of corporate governance will vary widely across the world, and ensure they understand how these differences will impact conducting business in those areas. From corruption and bribery in emerging and frontier markets, to ensuring compliance across borders in M&A deals, to anticipating potential political shake-ups, directors must be prepared to lead-even in times of great uncertainty.

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