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  • 18

    Oct

    2017

    Classroom Roundtable - Audit Committee Best Practices and Current Topics


    Audit committee agendas continue to grow more challenging, with the risk and regulatory environment, major new accounting standards, and expectations for greater transparency and quality disclosures all raising the stakes on the committee's efficiency and effectiveness. Claudia Allen, Greg Randall the directors who attended explored key trends and leading audit committee practices.


  • 21

    Sep

    2017

    Classroom How Boards Should Identify and Address Potential Market Disrupters


    Market disruptions greatly inhibit the normal functioning of markets and can create widespread panic. Members heard lessons learned and learned first-hand examples from Buzz Waterhouse, one of the nation's top business executives.


  • 18

    May

    2017

    Classroom The Critical Role of the Board in Enterprise Risk Management


    Val Christensen will be discussing the "critical role of the board in enterprise risk management." He will be sharing his experiences dealing with risk mitigation and crisis management, including while he served as the President and CEO of EnergySolutions, Inc. (NYSE), a global nuclear services company specializing in decommissioning nuclear facilities and safely managing radioactive materials. After the Fukushima Japan earthquake, tsunami and nuclear disaster, EnergySolutions was chosen to assist in the clean-up effort of more than 160,000 tons of contaminated water from the Fukushima Dai-Ichi Nuclear Power Plant. Val will talk about how a board may anticipate enterprise risks and how he structured and implemented effective crisis avoidance and risk management systems.



  • 20

    Apr

    2017

    Classroom How Do You Build and Measure Business Value


    Boards that "Build Value" and "Creating Value" are frequent themes in speeches and articles. Building value is top of mind for all of us. But how do we create value in a company and how do we measured value?



  • 16

    Mar

    2017

    Classroom The Third Wave of Hacking: CyberCrime as a Service


    One of the most significant cyber threats for the year ahead will be the ramping up of attacks fueled by "crime-as-a-service" offerings, coupled with a surge in government-sponsored cyber-terrorism attacks waged against critical infrastructure and an increase in risks posed by the internet of things. Crime as a service refers to organized crime rings offering services such as on-demand distributed denial-of-service attacks and bulletproof hosting to support malware attacks. Cybercrime as a service becoming more commoditized, indicating a degree of maturation that hasn't been seen before. And communization means more and more organizations will have access to, and the ability to execute on, sophisticated cyber attacks.


  • 24

    Feb

    2017

    Classroom Communications in the Age of Activism


    Join us for an intimate roundtable discussion led by Mark Lucas. It is a special opportunity to hear Mark's story about shareholder activism. Seating is limited to the first 20 people who respond. In today's dynamic world of shareholder rights advocates and activist shareholders, effective communication between management, boards and shareholders are more important than ever. In this panel discussion, we will discuss best practices in communication between management and board (in both public and private companies), plus we will discuss communication strategies for management/ boards when activist shareholders engage with your company. Specifically we will review: - Management and Board imperatives for communications with each other, along with common pitfalls to avoid. - Communication strategies with shareholders. - Activist response strategies and managing the process once it starts.



  • 08

    Dec

    2016

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    09

    Dec

    2016

    Classroom Summit 2016 D&O Conference


    Now in its 16th year, Summit D&O Conference is a world-class directors and officers training and leadership conference dedicated to helping the boards of public, pre-IPO, and private companies improve corporate governance and best practices. Summit provides an opportunity for directors and officers to hear valuable information from nationally recognized experts and thought leaders on best practices and strategies to improve boardroom performance. Join your peers from around the country at the Montage Deer Valley Resort located within the pristine Deer Valley Ski Resort and discuss the challenges facing boards today. Hear from nationally recognized experts on how to most effectively deal with the challenges and complexities of new federal regulations and governance reforms. Additional benefits include: CPE/CLE credits (9.5 hours each) and luxury accommodations at Montage Deer Valley Resort (discounted rates). The Summit Director and Officer Training Conference is designed for board chairs, corporate directors and senior executive officers of publicly traded corporations and corporations growing towards publicly-traded status. Participants will gain insight and receive substantive instruction on topical issues in corporate governance that affect publicly listed companies and board members. Summit Director and Officer Training Conference is co-chaired by Spence Hoole (Managing Partner at Diversified Insurance Group) and Robert Gross (President National Association of Corporate Directors, Utah Chapter).


    12 NACD skill-specific credits

  • 27

    Oct

    2016

    Classroom From the Boardroom to the Courtroom


    Every day, we see reports of corporate activities morphing into full-blown, headline-grabbing crises. These events spawn a host of government and regulatory investigations, enforcement actions, and shareholder litigation. Using a proprietary film produced by Dechert LLP, "A Price Worth Paying?" legal experts will discuss potential costs of crises.


  • 29

    Sep

    2016

    Classroom Structuring Boards


    Beyond the traditional responsibilities of Boards relative to governance, compliance, oversight, and monitoring, I have found engaging the Board in assisting management think through key corporate building blocks to be highly valuable to the enterprise. The success of the company is largely driven by the team, strategy, product, operations and resulting financial performance. Carefully weaving these elements systematically into Board work is both energizing and immensely valuable. In addition, I believe in certain elements that are critical in driving corporate success and ensuring the company remains engaged in these areas I see as an important Board responsibility.



  • 22

    Jun

    2016

    Classroom Outstanding Directors Awards


    Utah Business is proud to announce the annual Outstanding Directors awards! Outstanding Directors honors the dedicated directors who make a tremendous contribution to the organizations they serve. These leaders set the standard for ethics, fiduciary responsibility and strategic planning, whether it’s in public, private or nonprofit organizations. We will be recognizing and honoring these outstanding leaders at an Awards Luncheon, held at The Grand America Hotel. All of the honorees will also be featured in a special editorial piece in Utah Business magazine.


  • 17

    May

    2016

    Classroom Crisis Management


    Every company will face a crisis at some point. It could be a government investigation, data breach, product recall, or other significant event. An effective communications strategy can minimize the impact of the crisis and demonstrate leadership's ability to effectively steer the company. In contrast, an ineffective strategy may worsen a crisis or raise doubts about company leadership.

    Join us for a discussion led by Tom Love of Love Communications on how to develop an effective communications strategy before a crisis occurs. Although no two crises are the same, thorough preparation can prevent the pressures of a crisis from interfering with the company's message.


    2 NACD collaborative credits

  • 17

    Mar

    2016

    Classroom Governing & Leading with Integrity


    Professor Steve Albrecht will discuss ethical dilemmas and challenges faced by both board members and executives and why taking the high road pays big dividends for companies, executives and board members.



  • 18

    Feb

    2016

    Classroom Comfort with Cyber Security: Reality or an Oxymoron?


    Steve Weber shared what it means to be comfortable with cyber security risk, and will provided a top 10 list of board actions to achieve that level of comfort. It was an interactive session so members brought their questions and concerns.



  • 22

    Jan

    2016

    Classroom Enterprise Risk Management Symposium


    Learning from the Past; Moving to the Future. ERM is an art, which is developed through years of experience, careful study, and listening to the wisdom of others. Please join us as some of the best executives and presenters open their worlds of experience and stimulate some provocative thinking. This is a four hour symposium which includes breakfast and lunch.


    5 NACD skill-specific credits

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