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2:00 - 2:15 PM ET

Welcome & Introductions 

2:15 - 3:15 PM ET

Guest Speakers - Trending Dynamics in the Boardroom

3:15 - 3:40 PM ET

Networking Lounges

3:45 - 4:30 PM ET

Panel - An Increased Focus on Stakeholders: A New Director's Guide

4:40 - 5:00 PM ET

Networking Lounges

Featured Conversation: Trending Dynamics in the Boardroom 

An overview of the new dynamics trending in the boardroom


An Increased Focus on Stakeholders: A New Director's Guide

New Directors face ever-changing pressures from different groups of stakeholders. Pressures from activist investors, diversity advocates, environmental activists, labor groups, and their workforce, make work in the boardroom unpredictable.



6:00 PM

Opening Reception Mixer hosted by Edelman

7:00 AM - 6:30 PM

Registration

8:00 - 8:30 AM

Continental Breakfast

8:30 - 9:00 AM

Welcome Remarks and Introductions

9:00 - 10:00 AM

Introductions and Practice Your Value Proposition

10:00 - 10:30 AM

Break

10:30 - 11:30 AM

Ask the Expert on the Fundamentals

11:30 - 12:30 PM

Journey to the Boardroom: A Director's Perspective

12:30 - 1:15 PM

Networking Luncheon 

1:15 - 2:30 PM

Building Your Toolkit: Refining and Communicating Your Value Proposition with Peer Exercise

2:30 - 3:30 PM

Opportunities with New IPO and PE-backed Private Companies 

3:30 - 4:00 PM

Break

4:00 - 5:00 PM

Tips to Excel Along Your Board Interview Journey: Hear from Board Search Professionals

5:30 - 8:30 PM

Mentoring Reception & Dinner

Welcome Remarks and Introductions

Speakers will provide welcome remarks, highlight BRI partnerships, and review the Agenda.


Introductions and Practice Your Value Proposition


Ask the Expert on the Fundamentals

As part of BRI‘s introductory sessions, this discussion will focus on providing executives with an overview of current corporate governance issues and some controversial and trending topics in the horizon for participants to prepare to navigate.



Journey to the Boardroom: A Director's Perspective

This session will host LCDA Board members, Director Members, and search firm representatives who will share with board-ready executives some tips on what they need to do to prepare and be successful in their board interviews, in leveraging their networks, and inputting their best foot forward along the various stages of the board search process. This session will also help executives practice for their upcoming BRI mock board interviews, and be better prepared for our networking activities, one-on-one coaching, and mentoring sessions.


Building Your Toolkit: Refining and Communicating Your Value Proposition with Peer Exercise

 This session forms the basis for the BRI curriculum series for new LCDA Executive Members. Participants will learn about the importance of developing a board profile (resume and bio) that communicates the value proposition they bring to a board. Developing their elevator pitch and refining it to tell their story is also key to making the case for why their value proposition is an asset to the boardroom.

Opportunities with New IPO and PE-backed Private Companies

This session will explore opportunities to serve on IPO and PE portfolio companies. Hear about efforts by Goldman Sachs and Blackstone to diversify the board and executive ranks of the companies they work with. What is their sourcing strategy and what skill sets are sought after?  What is the difference between serving on public versus a private company board? How do you evaluate and find opportunities in this area?

Tips to Excel Along Your Board Interview Journey: Hear from Board Search Professionals


This panel consists of board search professionals sharing behind the scenes tips to help BRI executives successfully interview for board opportunities.


Mentoring Dinner


The Mentoring Dinner is designed to connect BRI executives with seasoned directors and board influencers that can coach them and exchange ideas to support their journey to and in the boardroom.

7:00 AM - 1:00 PM

Registration

8:00 - 8:30 AM

Continental Breakfast

8:30 - 9:00 AM

The State of Latinos on Boards: Prospects and Strategies for Executives

9:00 - 10:00 AM

Learning from the Activist Investor Playbook to Make You a Better Director 

10:00 - 10:30 AM

Break- GROUP PHOTO w/David Solomon

10:30 - 11:00 AM

Fireside Chat with David Solomon and Megan Hogan

11:00 AM - 1:00 PM

Mock Board Meetings: A Case Study on the Activist Investor 

12:00 - 1:00 PM

Group Mock Board Discussion and Debrief

1:00 - 1:45 PM

Closing Luncheon

1:45 - 2:30 PM

Closing Program and Featured Speaker

2:30 - 3:30 PM

Postre y Cafecito Networking Reception


The State of Latinos on Boards: Prospects and Strategies for Executives


Call to action. Learn what you can do to help LCDA/LCDEF to move the needle on Latino Board representation.


Learning from the Activist Investor Playbook to Make You a Better Director


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? How is the activism landscape changing and why is board diversity increasingly part of the discussion? How can learning from case studies and the activist playbook make you a better director? What advice do our experts have for board-aspiring executives?


Fireside Chat with David Solomon and Megan Hogan


A conversation on the importance of board diversity, highlighting Goldman Sachs‘ diversity initiatives.


Mock Board Meetings: A Case Study on the Activist Investor


Corporate governance experts and scholars will facilitate a case study with BRI executives and explore what having an activist investor in a boardroom looks like, what it means for the board and what directors should do about it.

Closing Program and Featured Speaker


Wrapping up the 2022 Spring BRI program, our featured speaker will reflect on how board-ready executives can create their game plan to guide their boardroom journey.
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