2023 Summer BRINext SCHEDULE
Summer BRI Registration
Joint Session: Corporate Governance in an Increasingly Decentralized World
AI, Cybersecurity, Blockchain, and WFH environments can have immense benefits. There are also risks. The world is becoming more decentralized and with it comes more pros (autonomy, flexibility, etc.) and more cons (business uncertainty, hackers, etc.). This session will discuss the role of corporate governance within a decentralized world, potential upside of decentralized governance and potential pitfalls that leaders need to keep in mind when making decisions in the midst of uncertainty.
BRINext Welcome & Introductions
LCDEF leadership will make opening remarks, review the BRINext Agenda, and have members introduce themselves.
Board Committees: The Evolving Responsibilities and Best Practices
This session will inform participants on what to look out for and understand from a strategic lens to be fully prepared to serve and excel in their committee roles. The panel will provide an overview on the general committees, their responsibilities, and the role directors play in ensuring successful oversight while adapting to the changing business landscape, expectations, and challenges of boards.
Board Committees and the Increased Focus on Stakeholders
Directors face ever-changing pressures from different groups of stakeholders. Pressures from diversity advocates, environmental activists, labor groups, activist investors, and their workforce, make work in the boardroom unpredictable. This session will consider practices directors can incorporate to balance the interest of key stakeholders while ultimately meeting the needs of its shareholders/company.
Joint Session: Fireside Chat with Yie-Hsin Hung, COO, State Street
Summer BRI Group Photo
The Inquisitive Audit and Risk Committees
For audit committees, financial reporting oversight is job one. In addition, the panoply of risks that require oversight by the audit committee or a risk committee continues to grow exponentially – from compliance to cyber to culture to disruptive risk. This interactive exchange will provide an update on financial reporting oversight and facilitate sharing of best practices for oversight of the critical issues facing the committees today.
Demystifying the Nominating and Governance Committee
This session will help participants gain a greater understanding of the growing work of the board Nominating and Governance Committee. Panelists will share insights and best practices for navigating and leading in their committee role.
Joint Session: Navigating the Boardroom as a First-Time Director
Learning how to be an effective director is both an art and a science. It takes great analytical skills (science) and board room diplomacy (art). The science is typically refined over many years of career experience but the art isn’t so clearly laid out to directors. Experienced Directors will provide an overview of the hard skills needed to succeed as a director (private or public board) and concrete advice on the soft skills needed to be an effective director from decorum, how to show-up, and when to show your Latinidad.
Joint Summer BRI Reception
Summer BRI Registration
Joint Breakfast and Coaching Circles
Joint Session: Learning from the Activist Investor Playbook
Corporate governance experts will explore navigating investor activism. What do directors need to do to avoid having their companies be the target of activist investors? And, if they are a target, how do they build a game plan that is in the best interest of the company and shareholders? How are boards successfully dealing with activist approaches, including proxy contests? Today, the activism landscape is changing and while board diversity is often a part of the discussion, it may be the most important.
Tips for Refreshing Your Board Journey: Hear from Board Search Professionals
This panel consists of board search professionals sharing behind the scenes tips to help LCDA executives successfully interview for board opportunities given where they are along their board journey.
The Road to the Board Seat: Taking Control of Your Brand
Seasoned LCDA executives will gain insights on how to define and drive their own personal brands and will engage in a robust but intimate Q&A session on challenges and opportunities for navigating the road to securing a seat on a board.
Joint Closing Ceremonial Presentation of BRI Certificates