Private companies, like their public counterparts, are striving to attract and retain talent, create value, and master both agility and resilience in a time of upheaval and volatility. Unlike their public counterparts, however, private companies possess a high degree of freedom and flexibility when it comes to board oversight and face many risks and opportunities unique to their designation as a privately held company. For private company boards, the path to great governance is rife with potential pitfalls that public companies have no choice but to avoid, while challenges around liquidity, business continuity, growth, strategy, risk, and human capital loom large.
This new learning series, provided virtually and at no additional cost to NACD members, is designed specifically for directors who wish to enhance the effectiveness of private company boards. Each event will focus on a specific issue, trend, or a company type (e.g., family-owned, IPO, pre-IPO, private-equity owned, or employee-owned) unique to privately held companies. A hybrid event format that will include both presentations and small-group discussions will allow for enrichment from experts, peer-to-peer discussions, and networking.
Event dates and topics:
Thursday, March 11, 2021: Optimal Board Operations for the New Normal
Wednesday, June 9, 2021: Enlightened Boards of Private Equity Portfolio Companies
Thursday, July 22, 2021: Human Capital and Compensation Oversight
Wednesday, November 3, 2021: Increasing the Strategic Value of Family Business Boards
Wednesday, December 1, 2021: The Path to Going Public