WASHINGTON, Aug. 30, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- The 2011 NACD Directorship 100 Forum, titled Inspiring Boardroom Excellence, on November 8 and 9 at the Waldorf Astoria in New York, brings together the country's boardroom leaders to develop innovative ways to enhance director performance and increase shareowner value. The event will feature a unique mix of panels, workshops, keynote speeches, and intimate peer-exchange sessions led by directors and corporate governance experts. More than 300 directors from leading companies will attend.
"NACD has a long history of high-level director-peer exchange forums. This year, when corporations are facing huge challenges in terms of the economy and business opportunities, the insights and real-world experiences of our speakers will be invaluable," said Ken Daly, president and CEO of NACD. "In addition, the NACD Directorship 100 Forum provides attendees the chance to meet with the honorees for this year's NACD Directorship 100, Director of the Year and B. Kenneth West Lifetime Achievement awards that represent an elite group of leaders who are influencing our boardrooms and our economy."
Attendees will participate in strategic discussions focused on decision making, creating strategies for addressing director liability, and examining the behaviors and processes of their boards and management.
The two-day event will feature more than twenty-five speakers, including:
- General Stanley McChrystal, U.S. Army (Ret.), former commander of U.S. Forces and International Security Assistance Force in Afghanistan; former leader, Joint Special Operations Command (JSOC); director, JetBlue Airways, the Yellow Ribbon Fund
- Jon Hanson, chairman, HealthSouth Corporation, lead director, Prudential Financial, Inc.; director, Yankee Global Enterprises
The Forum also will include a gala dinner recognizing honorees of the 2011 NACD Directorship 100, the NACD Director of the Year and the B. Kenneth West Lifetime Achievement Awards.
To register for the 2011 NACD Directorship 100 Forum, visit www.NACDonline.org/D100 or contact NACD's Conference Concierge at 202-572-2088.
Register before September 15 to take advantage of special early-bird pricing. Directors and executives from NASDAQ OMX-listed companies also receive preferred pricing when they register online and enter the unique savings code: OMXSAVE.
Attendees who have already attended NACD's The Master Class or Director Professionalism® courses will become NACD Board Leadership Fellows or NACD Governance Fellows. For more information about NACD's director credentials, please visit www.NACDonline.org/Education or call 202-572-2088.
The National Association of Corporate Directors (NACD) is the only membership organization delivering the information and insights that corporate board members need to confidently confront complex business challenges and enhance shareowner value. With more than 11,000 members, NACD advances exemplary board leadership. NACD is focused on creating more effective and efficient boards through director-led education and peer forums to share ideas and leading practices based on more than 30 years of primary research. Fostering collaboration among directors and governance stakeholders, NACD is shaping the future of board leadership. To learn more about NACD, visit NACDonline.org. To join, please contact Kelly Dodd at firstname.lastname@example.org or 202-380-1891.
SOURCE National Association of Corporate Directors