NACD - National Association of Corporate Directors

Overview

NACD’s advanced Master Class foundation course will convene highly experienced lead directors, board chairs, and committee chairs in downtown Austin.

You’ll benefit from candid, peer-to-peer discussion, exclusive fireside chats with prominent CEOs, interactive simulations, and thought-provoking analysis of rapidly emerging disruptions affecting business strategy and long-term value creation.

Timely topics and the participation of renowned board leaders with deep and varied experience will offer an unparalleled forum—and the opportunity to gain practical insights and create “next practices” to lead your board through periods of rapid change and opportunity for innovation.

Attending NACD Advanced Director Professionalism makes a strong statement to stakeholders about your dedication to exemplary board leadership and begins your path toward NACD Board Leadership FellowshipThe Gold Standard Director Credential®.

Register

NACD Member Registration

$5,595

LOGIN TO REGISTER

Join NACD + Register*

$6,470

JOIN NACD AND REGISTER

*Price is inclusive of program registration and your first year of NACD Individual Director Membership

*Prices subject to change after 12/31/2017

 

Agenda & Speakers

The highly engaging agenda provides practical insights for mastery of the board’s core responsibilities and critical competencies established in the NACD Director Education Framework.

Building and Maintaining a High-Performance Board

__________________________________________________

In Conversation with . . .The Latest Trends and Disruptors

__________________________________________________

Building the Strategic-Asset Board

__________________________________________________

Corporate Transformations/Restructurings/Restatements

__________________________________________________

Risk Oversight

__________________________________________________

Successful CEO Succession Planning

__________________________________________________

Disruptive Times Call for Evolving Strategies

__________________________________________________

Board-Shareholder Engagement: What Directors Need to Know

__________________________________________________

Role of the Corporation in Society

__________________________________________________

Breakout Sessions

Key Committee Peer Exchange: Audit, Compensation, Nominating and Governance

Optional Working Dinner: Topics Vary

Donna Anderson

Donna Anderson

Vice President ad Heand of Corporate Governance, T. Rowe Price

Donna Anderson is a vice president and head of corporate governance for T. Rowe Price. She currently leads the policy formation process for proxy voting, chairs the proxy committee, and is a member of the valuation committee. Anderson serves on the advisory board for the Weinberg Center for Corporate Governance at the University of Delaware. She is also a member of the CFA Institute and the Baltimore CFA Society. Before joining T. Rowe Price in 2007, she was the director of equity research at Invesco, and she chaired its proxy committee.

[Click to view bio]

Donna Anderson is a vice president and head of corporate governance for T. Rowe Price. She currently leads the policy formation process for proxy voting, chairs the proxy committee, and is a member of the valuation committee. Anderson serves on the advisory board for the Weinberg Center for Corporate Governance at the University of Delaware. She is also a member of the CFA Institute and the Baltimore CFA Society. Before joining T. Rowe Price in 2007, she was the director of equity research at Invesco, and she chaired its proxy committee.
John Hotta

John Hotta

Director, Seattle Foundation, First Washington Robotics

John Hotta is a retired technology executive and private investor. He began his career conducting artificial intelligence research at the RAND Corp. and subsequently held leadership positions at Accenture and Microsoft, from which he retired. He is a board director at the Seattle Foundation. As a National Association of Corporate Directors’ Board Advisory Services faculty member, he discusses various technology issues, including cybersecurity, big data, cloud, and mobile. The Financial Times named Hotta as one of the Agenda Digital 50.

[Click to view bio]

John Hotta is a retired technology executive and private investor. He began his career conducting artificial intelligence research at the RAND Corp. and subsequently held leadership positions at Accenture and Microsoft, from which he retired. He is a board director at the Seattle Foundation. As a National Association of Corporate Directors’ Board Advisory Services faculty member, he discusses various technology issues, including cybersecurity, big data, cloud, and mobile. The Financial Times named Hotta as one of the Agenda Digital 50.
Constance L. Hunter

Constance L. Hunter

Chief Economist, KPMG LLP

Constance L. Hunter serves as the chief economist for KPMG LLP. She has extensive experience analyzing how economic developments and inflection points affect asset prices and businesses. Hunter specializes in identifying linkages between developed and emerging markets and paradigm shifts brought about by disruptive technologies and mega trends. As an economic thought leader, she works alongside KPMG’s leadership team driving two main areas of focus: forecasting, planning, and strategy and relationship development and branding. She is also a frequent guest and co-host on major financial media channels, including CNBC, Bloomberg, and Fox Business, and is widely quoted in print media.

[Click to view bio]

Constance L. Hunter serves as the chief economist for KPMG LLP. She has extensive experience analyzing how economic developments and inflection points affect asset prices and businesses. Hunter specializes in identifying linkages between developed and emerging markets and paradigm shifts brought about by disruptive technologies and mega trends. As an economic thought leader, she works alongside KPMG’s leadership team driving two main areas of focus: forecasting, planning, and strategy and relationship development and branding. She is also a frequent guest and co-host on major financial media channels, including CNBC, Bloomberg, and Fox Business, and is widely quoted in print media.
James Lam

James Lam

President, James Lam & Associates, Inc.; Chair, Risk Oversight Committee, E*TRADE Financial Corp.

James Lam is the founder and president of James Lam & Associates and a director of E*TRADE Financial Corp., where he chairs the risk oversight committee and serves on the audit committee. Lam is also a member of the Committee of Sponsoring Organizations of the Treadway Commission’s advisory council. He previously served as founder and president of ERisk, as a partner of Oliver Wyman, the chief risk officer of Fidelity Investments, and chief risk officer of GE Capital Markets Services. Lam was named Risk Manager of the Year by the Global Association of Risk Professionals in 1997 and one of the “100 Most Influential People in Finance” by Treasury & Risk magazine in 2005, 2006, and 2008. Lam is the author of Enterprise Risk Management: From Incentives to Controls, which has been translated into Chinese, Indonesian, Japanese, and Korean.

[Click to view bio]

James Lam is the founder and president of James Lam & Associates and a director of E*TRADE Financial Corp., where he chairs the risk oversight committee and serves on the audit committee. Lam is also a member of the Committee of Sponsoring Organizations of the Treadway Commission’s advisory council. He previously served as founder and president of ERisk, as a partner of Oliver Wyman, the chief risk officer of Fidelity Investments, and chief risk officer of GE Capital Markets Services. Lam was named Risk Manager of the Year by the Global Association of Risk Professionals in 1997 and one of the “100 Most Influential People in Finance” by Treasury & Risk magazine in 2005, 2006, and 2008. Lam is the author of Enterprise Risk Management: From Incentives to Controls, which has been translated into Chinese, Indonesian, Japanese, and Korean.
Anne Loehr

Anne Loehr

Director, Anne Loehr & Associates

Anne Loehr is an internationally sought after keynote speaker, writer, consultant, and trainer. Loehr managed and eventually owned international, eco-friendly hotels and safari companies for more than 13 years. Since selling her hospitality businesses and becoming a certified executive coach, facilitator, and management consultant, Loehr has worked with such organizations as Facebook, AstraZeneca, Merrill Lynch, American Red Cross, Coca-Cola, P&G, and Williams-Sonoma. Named the "Generational Guru" by the Washington Post, her work has been featured in Newsweek International, the Washington Post, the New York Times, National Geographic Traveler, Washingtonian magazine, and CNN Money. She writes for Fast Company and the Huffington Post, and coauthored two management books: A Manager’s Guide to Coaching: Simple and Effective Ways to Get the Best Out of Your Employees (2008) and Managing the Unmanageable: How to Motivate Even the Most Unruly Employee (2011).

[Click to view bio]

Anne Loehr is an internationally sought after keynote speaker, writer, consultant, and trainer. Loehr managed and eventually owned international, eco-friendly hotels and safari companies for more than 13 years. Since selling her hospitality businesses and becoming a certified executive coach, facilitator, and management consultant, Loehr has worked with such organizations as Facebook, AstraZeneca, Merrill Lynch, American Red Cross, Coca-Cola, P&G, and Williams-Sonoma. Named the "Generational Guru" by the Washington Post, her work has been featured in Newsweek International, the Washington Post, the New York Times, National Geographic Traveler, Washingtonian magazine, and CNN Money. She writes for Fast Company and the Huffington Post, and coauthored two management books: A Manager’s Guide to Coaching: Simple and Effective Ways to Get the Best Out of Your Employees (2008) and Managing the Unmanageable: How to Motivate Even the Most Unruly Employee (2011).
Peter Lupo

Peter Lupo

Managing Director and New York Office Head, Pearl Meyer

Bio coming soon.

Hope Taitz

Hope Taitz

Owner, Ely Capital Limited; Director, Athene Holding Ltd.

Bio coming soon.

Dave Wilson

Dave Wilson

Chair, Westwynd Group; Lead Independent Director, CoreSite Realty Corp.; Director, Barnes & Noble Education Inc.

David A. Wilson currently serves as chair of Westwynd Group, lead independent director of CoreSite Realty Corp. and is a director of Barnes & Noble Education Inc.; he chairs the audit committees of both companies. Wilson also has served as a director of Barnes & Noble Inc., Terra Industries Inc., and Laureate Education Inc. From 1995 to 2013 he served as CEO of the Graduate Management Admission Council (GMAC), a nonprofit education association that provides the Graduate Management Admission Test, or GMAT. Prior to GMAC, Wilson was a managing partner with EY and served as the firm’s national director of professional development. He has been a faculty member of Queen’s University, the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, the University of Texas where he was tenured, and Harvard Business School.

[Click to view bio]

David A. Wilson currently serves as chair of Westwynd Group, lead independent director of CoreSite Realty Corp. and is a director of Barnes & Noble Education Inc.; he chairs the audit committees of both companies. Wilson also has served as a director of Barnes & Noble Inc., Terra Industries Inc., and Laureate Education Inc. From 1995 to 2013 he served as CEO of the Graduate Management Admission Council (GMAC), a nonprofit education association that provides the Graduate Management Admission Test, or GMAT. Prior to GMAC, Wilson was a managing partner with EY and served as the firm’s national director of professional development. He has been a faculty member of Queen’s University, the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, the University of Texas where he was tenured, and Harvard Business School.

Venue

Four Seasons Austin
98 San Jacinto Blvd.
Austin, TX 78701

NACD has reserved a block of guestrooms at the Four Seasons Austin at the group rate of $329/night, plus applicable taxes.  Reservations can be made by calling the hotel at 512-685-8100 and giving the group name “NACD”. The rate will be available until May 18, 2018, or until sold out.

Accreditation

NACD Board Leadership Fellowship®: Foundation Course

NACD Board leadership Fellowship

CPE credits: up to 12

CPE Credits

The National Association of Corporate Directors is registered with the National Association of State Boards of Accountancy (NASBA) as a sponsor of continuing professional education on the National Registry of CPE Sponsors. State boards of accountancy have final authority on the acceptance of individual courses for CPE credit. Concerns regarding registered sponsors may be submitted to the National Registry of CPE Sponsors through its website: www.learningmarket.org.

NACD Board Leadership Fellowship® Foundation Course

Program Level: Advanced
Delivery Method: Group-Live 
Prerequisites: Attendees must have an NACD membership and an in-depth understanding of corporate governance.
Advanced Preparation: Materials will be sent to all participants to read before the course.

Contact

Register by phone: 571-367-3820

Register by e-mail: Registration@NACDonline.org

Payment, Cancellation, and Transfer Policy

Event registrations are not guaranteed until payment is received. Each cancelled registration will be assessed a $500 cancellation fee. Cancellations must be received in writing no fewer than 30 calendar days before the event start date in order to qualify for a partial refund. If written notice is given within 29 calendar days of the event start date, registrants will forfeit the entire program fee unless it is transferred to another NACD program pursuant to the following transfer policy.

Application for transfer credit must be received within 30 calendar days of the date on which NACD receives written notice of cancellation. Transferred credit (less the $500 cancellation fee) will apply only to eligible NACD programs that occur within 12 months of a cancellation. Please submit all cancellations and transfer requests via e-mail to registration@NACDonline.org or via fax to 866-536-9044.