For more than 30 years, thousands of directors from across the globe have gathered at the annual NACD Summit to learn, be inspired, and connect with their peers. Now experienced virtually – NACD Summit is where the greatest minds in governance convene to take on the most important issues facing today’s boardrooms, collectively discovering the future of exemplary board leadership.
Summit 2021 will feature exceptional content that has been carefully curated to focus on the hot-topic issues that will directly impact corporate directors and the companies they serve.
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Wednesday, October 6 2:15 - 3:30 PM EDT
Ask the Experts: Workforce Trends Post-Pandemic
A key part of board responsibility is overseeing strategy and risk. Perhaps nowhere are these two responsibilities more intertwined than in corporate transformation and restructurings. Boards may need to consider the possibility of growth through acquisition, whether the company should engage in a joint venture, and even the sale of the enterprise. Moreover, businesses constantly have to reinvent themselves digitally; there may be a need for restructuring and transformation of business platforms as a whole, rather than just implementing new digital processes. In this session, participants will discuss the role of the board in business transformation and restructurings and discover the best ways to evaluate various strategies at different points in the company’s life cycle.
Thursday, October 7, 2021 2:15 - 3:30 PM EDT
Ask the Experts: Adding Independent Directors to Private Company Boards
Many private company boards are bringing independent directors into the boardroom to add governance and subject-matter expertise to the board’s membership and to source new and diverse ideas. Private company boards of all types tend to add independent directors at key inflection points. For example, family businesses add independent directors during generational transitions, private-equity-backed firms as they consider exit strategies, and other private firms during periods of acquisition or strategy transformation. This session will discuss the right occasions to bring independent directors into the private company boardroom and how these boards can maximize the value of independent directors.