While expanding outreach to the director community throughout the state, the NACD Florida Chapter is focused on providing unparalleled programming in the 2018-2019 season, centered on dynamic presentations and peer interaction on the most current and challenging topics facing directors and their boards.
With legal exposure for directors at an all-time high, you must be aware of the current threat landscape and options available to protect yourself from liability. In this session, you will hear from experts on where your exposure is likely to come from and how the areas of interest of the plaintiffsâ€™ bar are growing broader to encompass new territory such as cyber and #MeToo. Looking at examples and recent case law, this session will also delve into large general liability claims and shareholder derivative suits. Most importantly, our panel will provide you with the latest D&O liability insurance market observations and strategies for maximizing your own protection from claims.
Public company shareholders have never been more active in using their influence to shape the direction of the company, look for ways to unlock value and influence governance topics from pay to board composition and investor stewardship. How are long term-investors, activists and proxy advisory firms impacting the board? What do savvy board members need to know and to ask about the increasing investor engagement?
Prepare for the upcoming 2019 proxy season, which will soon be upon us. Hear about changes from ISS and Glass Lewis, new regulatory and legislative initiatives, and how Boards are thinking about executive compensation and corporate governance from a panel of experts including Compensation Committee Chairs and technical experts.
This year's NACD Blue Ribbon Commission (BRC) is titled Adaptive Governance: Board Oversight of Disruptive Risks. Join your fellow directors to discuss the findings of the report and learn how other boards are dealing with today's uncertain, complex, and ambiguous environment. The volatility of global information networks, shifting business models, disruptive natural events and unpredictable global economics and geopolitics combined with fundamental transformative technology are causing boards to rethink how they govern and how decisions are made. As a result, directors need to assess, discuss, and oversee disruptive risks that could have a significant economic, operational, and/or reputational impact and provide guidance that helps our companies and organizations be better prepared to respond when the unforeseen does occur. Join directors from International Paper, Dunkin Brands and Pepperidge Farm for a lively discussion on real world stories regarding the content of the 2018 BRC and best practices on building board proficiency in adaptive governance and turning uncertainty into sustainable advantage.