Upcoming events for ACCD.

July 28, 2021 Roundtable


Ask-the-Expert Session

Navigating Responsible Board Oversight and Shareholder Demands for Books and Records

Zoominar Certification Program
1 pm – 2:30 pm EDT
Attendees Earn 1 Qualified Certification Credit

Corporate Board Member Institute will host litigators and corporate governance experts from Freshfields for a discussion of directors’ oversight duties and how directors and corporations can best document that they are meeting them, especially given the ever-increasing use by would-be shareholder plaintiffs of demands for corporate books and records.

The panel will highlight recent decisions from the Delaware courts and relevant litigation trends, and identify best practices for directors and companies for email communications, notes, and minutes and other corporate records, including to ensure a strong record of board business while remaining mindful of privilege and discovery obligations

Please RSVP to events@chiefexecutive.net to register and receive a calendar invitation.

August 03, 2021 Qualified Webinar


Engaging with Shareholders and Activists on Board Composition and Refreshment

Hosted by Mike Jeans featuring Ann Yerger

Zoominar Certification Program
August 3, 2021 2:00 - 3:00p
Attendees Earn 1 Qualified Webinar Certification Credit

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Ann Yerger is an expert on the legal and regulatory requirements facing boards and key committees and possesses a deep knowledge of institutional investor expectations of companies and corporate boards. She will speak on how boards should engage with shareholders on board composition and refreshment - what their expectations are, how to have the conversations, and where activists exert their influence on these matters.

Ann is a member of Spencer Stuart’s North American Board Practices. She is an independent director of Bed Bath and Beyond and of Hershey Entertainment and Resorts Company. She is also a member of Grant Thornton's Audit Quality Advisory Council.

Ann's deep background in corporate governance includes service as the former executive director of the Council of Institutional Investors in Washington, DC and of EY’s Center for Board Matters.
She has been included multiple times on the National Association of Corporate Directors’ list of the 100 most influential corporate governance professionals. In 2016 the International Corporate Governance Network awarded her the ICGN Award for Excellence in Corporate Governance.
Ann's experience in regulatory and governance issues is widely sought after. She was a member of the Investor Advisory Group of the Public Company Accounting Oversight Board and the Investor Advisory Committee of the US Securities and Exchange Commission. She also served on the Nasdaq Listing and Hearing Review Council, the CFA Institute Advisory Council, the Advisory Board of the Weinberg Center for Corporate Governance, and the US Treasury Department’s Advisory Committee on the Auditing Profession.

This session will consist of Ann's prepared remarks followed by break-out sessions to discuss topics covered.

September 14, 2021 Qualified Webinar


Role of Boards and Executives in Advancing Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI)

Hosted by Mike Jeans featuring Colleen Ammerman

Zoominar Certification Program
September 14, 2021 2:00 - 3:00p
Attendees Earn 1 Qualified Webinar Certification Credit

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Colleen is the Director of the Gender Initiative at Harvard University. She and the Gender Initiative support research and share insights for advancing equity, diversity, and inclusion in organizations. She oversees the Initiative’s staff, operations, and activities, including student and alumni engagement, programs for companies, and research conferences. She is a member of the Life & Leadership After HBS research team, an ongoing longitudinal study of Harvard Business School alumni which examines the influence of gender and race on their life and career outcomes. She is coauthor of the recently released book: "Glass Half-Broken: Shattering the Barriers That Still Hold Women Back at Work."

Colleen will speak about the role of boards in this important human capital issue. Specifically, how boards can champion principles of inclusive management that are cornerstones of a strong corporate culture, structural remedies to remove biases from management processes, and how leaders can help women break the glass ceiling and build cultures that foster development of women and other diverse groups.

This session will consist of Colleen's prepared remarks followed by break-out sessions to discuss topics covered.

September 23, 2021 Director Forum


Boardroom Summit & Board Committee Peer Exchange

KEYNOTE: Caroline Crenshaw, Commissioner, U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission

New York, NY

12 Credits

For 17 years, the Boardroom Summit has been the most comprehensive conference focused on public company board issues. As today's directors face enormous and continuous challenges -- Covid-19 recovery, new business models, new technologies, societal unrest, a new regulatory environment, the rise of stakeholder capitalism and more -- there is no better time to join peer directors and collectively elevate your board leadership.

Corporate Board Member's Boardroom Summit successfully fosters a unique learning experience you won’t find anywhere else. Take advantage of unparalleled networking opportunities, share challenges and best practices with other board leaders, address committee specific challenges and learn from industry experts and veteran executives to generate inspiration and confidence in the boardroom -- and exceed shareholder expectations.

View complete agenda: https://boardmemberinstitute.com/boardroomsummit/agenda/

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November 17, 2021 Director Forum


West Coast Boardroom Summit & Board Committee Peer Exchange

Phoenix, AZ

12 Points

Since 2004, Corporate Board Member's Boardroom Summit has been one of the most well regarded educational and networking events for public company directors -- and this year we are excited to be taking the event to the west coast! After a year of unprecedented challenges, now's the time to raise the bar on your board's performance.

The West Coast Boardroom Summit will deliver a unique lineup of speakers, agenda topics and networking opportunities. This event also features Corporate Board Member’s popular board committee peer exchange, providing a director-driven forum where participants can candidly discuss critical issues and actionable problem-solving solutions. Join your peers and other exemplary board leaders to strengthen your board contributions in the year ahead.

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February 07, 2022 Director Forum


Cyber Risk Forum

San Francisco, CA

6 Points

March 28, 2022 Director Forum


ACCD Forum

Ponte Vedra, FL

10 Points