These invitation-only councils bring together experienced committee chairs from Fortune 500 companies with key shareholder representatives, regulators, and other stakeholders to discuss ways to strengthen corporate governance in general - and the role of the committee in particular.
Delegates engage with key stakeholders on important issues, participate in personal networking, and share leading governance practices in an informal, roundtable format.
Confidential Meetings and teleconferences are conducted under a modified version of the Chatham House Rule to maintain an environment for candid dialogue. No outside media is present at advisory council meetings. All delegates participate on their own behalf.
Cost There is no cost associated with council participation other than travel expenses.
Commitment Conversation is ongoing, punctuated by semi-annual meetings, typically from 8:30 a.m. - 2:00 p.m., in Washington, D.C. or New York City. Debrief conference calls for non-attending delegates follow each in-person meeting.
What Delegates Say
"These councils bring together directors with institutional investors and regulators in a way that fosters candid dialogue about the issues impacting my board. Directors need to stay current on the priorities of shareholders and policymakers. These meetings help me do that."
"The content and pacing kept everyone completely engaged throughout the day. The outside presenters were topical and most informative. The quality of the director participants was absolutely first rate. It is so much more productive to participate in a program with experienced directors."
NACD believes that the dialogue facilitated by the four advisory councils is vital to advancing the shared, overarching goal of all boards, investors, and regulators: a sustainable, profitable, and thriving corporate America.