The Directors Roundtables

By Invitation Only to Serving Public and Private Company Directors

Request an invitation to Directors & Boards Magazine's Directors Roundtables, an invitation-only gathering of 100 public and private company directors and senior governance professionals for guided group discussions on hypothetical situations a board may face.  

There is no charge for attendance by serving board members.

Download the Participant Guide
Request an invitation (By email: Please list your current boards)

See the board hypotheticals and takeways from past Roundtables


What Participants Can Expect:

This method of “Socratic Dialogue” has proven an effective way for directors to hone their skills in real-time, and share what’s worked and what hasn’t in given situations. Rather than sit in the audience, participants are around a board table with 20-25 peers, working through board issues with expert discussion guidance.

The day includes the opportunity to participate in three separate Roundtable discussions on key board issues, built around hypothetical governance situations. 

These issues may include:

  • CEO and Executive Compensation
  • Digital Strategy
  • Corporate Internal Investigations
  • Board and CEO Alignment or Misalignment
  • CEO Succession
  • Crisis Management and Communication
  • Dealing with Activist Investors
  • M&A Strategy
  • Other key topics that boards face.

Each discussion is led by one or more experts on the topic. Key takeaways from each session will be recorded and distributed to attendees following the event.


What Participants Receive:

  • Socratic discussion and peer learning on three key board issues
  • Expert guidance and advice
  • Peer networking
  • Breakfast, lunch and networking breaks


Roundtables Agenda:

8:30 a.m. Buffet Breakfast

9:00 a.m.-9:30 a.m.  General Session: Introduction, key trends in governance, how to get the most out of the Roundtables

9:30 a.m.-10:30 a.m.  Roundtables, Session One

10:30 a.m.-10:45 a.m.  Break and Refreshments

10:45 a.m.-11:45 a.m.  Roundtables, Session Two

11:45 a.m.-12:45 p.m.  Networking Lunch

12:45-1:45 p.m.  Roundtables, Session Three

1:45-2:00 p.m.  Session Close and Summary

2018 Roundtables Schedule

December 5: New York City

Questions, and to request an invitation:
Call David Shaw, Editor and Publishing Director, Directors & Boards Magazine
at 301-963-6162, or email him at
dshaw@directorsandboards.com.

 

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