National Association of Corporate Directors (NACD)

National Association of Corporate Directors (NACD) As the recognized authority on leading boardroom practices, NACD empowers 21,000+ directors to lead with confidence. The National Association of Corporate Directors (NACD) empowers more than 21,000 directors to lead with confidence in the boardroom, helping world-class public, private, and nonprofit companies to navigate an increasingly complex business environment.
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NACD cultivates the professional development of its members through educational courses and events, published research, briefings on current and emerging issues, and strategic advisory services.

NACD cultivates the professional development of its members through educational courses and events, published research, briefings on current and emerging issues, and strategic advisory services.

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Join us for this upcoming webinar in partnership with Pearl Meyer as we explore future plans related to additional Human...
05/07/2021

Join us for this upcoming webinar in partnership with Pearl Meyer as we explore future plans related to additional Human Capital Management disclosure. Register today: https://bit.ly/3haPtBa

Join us for this upcoming webinar in partnership with Pearl Meyer as we explore future plans related to additional Human Capital Management disclosure. Register today: https://bit.ly/3haPtBa

A research team out of Northeastern University looked at how companies in India complied with board-level gender diversi...
05/06/2021

A research team out of Northeastern University looked at how companies in India complied with board-level gender diversity mandates. In this new episode of NACD Future Fluency, Researchers Venkat Kuppuswamy and Ruth Aguilera discuss their findings and what they mean for the US as states implement or consider their own diversity mandates. Listen now:
https://bit.ly/2RA1XYE

A research team out of Northeastern University looked at how companies in India complied with board-level gender diversity mandates. In this new episode of NACD Future Fluency, Researchers Venkat Kuppuswamy and Ruth Aguilera discuss their findings and what they mean for the US as states implement or consider their own diversity mandates. Listen now:
https://bit.ly/2RA1XYE

Join NACD and Katten for our upcoming webinar to hear how experienced general counsel and directors have effectively man...
05/04/2021

Join NACD and Katten for our upcoming webinar to hear how experienced general counsel and directors have effectively managed this partnership through key governance moments. Register today: https://bit.ly/3ulfIIX

Join NACD and Katten for our upcoming webinar to hear how experienced general counsel and directors have effectively managed this partnership through key governance moments. Register today: https://bit.ly/3ulfIIX

The Wall Street Journal recently profiled NACD Corporate Directors Institute board member Anna Catalano in their Persona...
05/03/2021
Anna Catalano Is in the Room Where It Happens—In Part Because Someone Spoke Up for Her When She Wasn’t

The Wall Street Journal recently profiled NACD Corporate Directors Institute board member Anna Catalano in their Personal Board of Directors series. Get to know Anna and the people that shaped her distinguished career in corporate governance: https://on.wsj.com/3eOo3OQ

Longtime energy executive Anna Catalano has been serving on corporate boards for 18 years. Here, she recounts some of the people who have helped along the way.

Mark your calendars: NACD Future Fluency is back with all-new podcast episodes beginning May 6! Be sure to listen in and...
04/29/2021

Mark your calendars: NACD Future Fluency is back with all-new podcast episodes beginning May 6! Be sure to listen in and subscribe: https://bit.ly/2QyqixT

Mark your calendars: NACD Future Fluency is back with all-new podcast episodes beginning May 6! Be sure to listen in and subscribe: https://bit.ly/2QyqixT

As trust in government leaders and media has waned, both employees and the general population are more likely to trust w...
04/28/2021

As trust in government leaders and media has waned, both employees and the general population are more likely to trust what is closest to them. The employer has emerged as a trusted source of leadership and guidance.

How can boards incorporate these findings into their approach to governance? Find out in NACD’s new board guide, produced in partnership with Edelman: https://bit.ly/3eBVAMe

As trust in government leaders and media has waned, both employees and the general population are more likely to trust what is closest to them. The employer has emerged as a trusted source of leadership and guidance.

How can boards incorporate these findings into their approach to governance? Find out in NACD’s new board guide, produced in partnership with Edelman: https://bit.ly/3eBVAMe

The alarming increase in anti-Asian hate over the past year has sparked a nationwide discussion about the role of Asian ...
04/27/2021
The Myth of the Model Minority and Why It Hurts DE&I

The alarming increase in anti-Asian hate over the past year has sparked a nationwide discussion about the role of Asian Americans in our society and the underlying myths that fuel anti-Asian racism. It's time for boards to understand and discredit these myths: https://bit.ly/3dWi3Vd

The Myth of the Model Minority and Why It Hurts DE&I

Join NACD and NACD Chapters for a complimentary, live digital Broadway performance of Hamilton in recognition and apprec...
04/26/2021

Join NACD and NACD Chapters for a complimentary, live digital Broadway performance of Hamilton in recognition and appreciation of all NACD members and sponsors. Register here:
https://bit.ly/3dSRuQL

Join NACD and NACD Chapters for a complimentary, live digital Broadway performance of Hamilton in recognition and appreciation of all NACD members and sponsors. Register here:
https://bit.ly/3dSRuQL

We are proud to announce that NACD has joined the @World Economic Forum in its Climate Governance Initiative (CGI) as th...
04/22/2021

We are proud to announce that NACD has joined the @World Economic Forum in its Climate Governance Initiative (CGI) as the US host chapter. NACD joins this initiative as climate change increasingly threatens American businesses and the global economy. We aim to educate our members to navigate the risks and seize the opportunities for innovation and growth.

Learn more about the NACD U.S. Climate Initiative here: https://bit.ly/3n8pknM

We are proud to announce that NACD has joined the @World Economic Forum in its Climate Governance Initiative (CGI) as the US host chapter. NACD joins this initiative as climate change increasingly threatens American businesses and the global economy. We aim to educate our members to navigate the risks and seize the opportunities for innovation and growth.

Learn more about the NACD U.S. Climate Initiative here: https://bit.ly/3n8pknM

Join us as we take on the topic of climate change in the boardroom, along with the accompanying risks and opportunities ...
04/20/2021

Join us as we take on the topic of climate change in the boardroom, along with the accompanying risks and opportunities for innovation and growth for companies. Register today: https://bit.ly/2P8dfCs

Join us as we take on the topic of climate change in the boardroom, along with the accompanying risks and opportunities for innovation and growth for companies. Register today: https://bit.ly/2P8dfCs

We are pleased to announce the launch of NACD Board Search by accelHRate. We have partnered with accelHRate, led by CEO ...
04/15/2021

We are pleased to announce the launch of NACD Board Search by accelHRate. We have partnered with accelHRate, led by CEO and Co-Founder Kimberly Shanahan. Together, we will leverage NACD's membership (including NACD Certified Directors), partners, and ecosystem of NACD to expertly match qualified candidates to available board seats for client companies. Learn more: https://bit.ly/3n0XoCl

We are pleased to announce the launch of NACD Board Search by accelHRate. We have partnered with accelHRate, led by CEO and Co-Founder Kimberly Shanahan. Together, we will leverage NACD's membership (including NACD Certified Directors), partners, and ecosystem of NACD to expertly match qualified candidates to available board seats for client companies. Learn more: https://bit.ly/3n0XoCl

Fixed-value awards of equity continues to be the preferred equity grant practice among firms that include equity in thei...
04/14/2021

Fixed-value awards of equity continues to be the preferred equity grant practice among firms that include equity in their compensation packages.

For more insights on director compensation trends, read NACD’s 2020-2021 Director Compensation Report: https://bit.ly/32hUFe5

Fixed-value awards of equity continues to be the preferred equity grant practice among firms that include equity in their compensation packages.

For more insights on director compensation trends, read NACD’s 2020-2021 Director Compensation Report: https://bit.ly/32hUFe5

We are incredibly excited to announce that we are hosting another immersive, virtual NACD Summit 2021 experience this fa...
04/13/2021

We are incredibly excited to announce that we are hosting another immersive, virtual NACD Summit 2021 experience this fall, October 4–8. This digital experience will reflect all of the things that you and your director peers have come to love about NACD’s annual Summit. Registration opens next month: https://bit.ly/2Rx0Ys5

We are incredibly excited to announce that we are hosting another immersive, virtual NACD Summit 2021 experience this fall, October 4–8. This digital experience will reflect all of the things that you and your director peers have come to love about NACD’s annual Summit. Registration opens next month: https://bit.ly/2Rx0Ys5

Corporate board members have much to learn from other directors, especially those such as former US ambassador to the Un...
04/12/2021
A Humanitarian Force Whose Words Matter

Corporate board members have much to learn from other directors, especially those such as former US ambassador to the United Nations Samantha J. Power, whose experience in the public sphere collaborating to identify, oversee, and overcome the world's largest challenges informs her decisions as a private citizen.

Read the interview in this excerpt from the March/April 2021 issue of Directorship magazine: https://bit.ly/3wM6iIa

A Humanitarian Force Whose Words Matter

More than two-thirds of companies have implemented one-year terms for directors, a practice favored by investors and sha...
04/07/2021

More than two-thirds of companies have implemented one-year terms for directors, a practice favored by investors and shareholder advisory groups.NACD’s 2020-2021 Director Compensation Report breaks down the trends you need to know for 2021: https://bit.ly/3cWdCJn

More than two-thirds of companies have implemented one-year terms for directors, a practice favored by investors and shareholder advisory groups.NACD’s 2020-2021 Director Compensation Report breaks down the trends you need to know for 2021: https://bit.ly/3cWdCJn

An investor raises concerns to an absentee director about a CEO's actions. In this article from the March/April 2021 iss...
04/02/2021
Busy Director Neglects Board Duty While CEO’s Actions Raise Questions, What Should She Do?

An investor raises concerns to an absentee director about a CEO's actions. In this article from the March/April 2021 issue of Directorship magazine, three directors offer suggestions for how the director can protect her reputation and limit the repercussions from her lack of attention: https://bit.ly/39A8oke

Busy Director Neglects Board Duty While CEO’s Actions Raise Questions, What Should She Do?

The percentage of companies delivering more than 50% of their total director pay in equity has increased over the past 3...
04/01/2021

The percentage of companies delivering more than 50% of their total director pay in equity has increased over the past 3 years. For more insights on director compensation trends, read NACD’s 2020-2021 Director Compensation Report: https://bit.ly/3fuHBK9

The percentage of companies delivering more than 50% of their total director pay in equity has increased over the past 3 years. For more insights on director compensation trends, read NACD’s 2020-2021 Director Compensation Report: https://bit.ly/3fuHBK9

The March/April 2021 issue of Directorship magazine reflects on this new era of worker empowerment and shifting challeng...
03/30/2021

The March/April 2021 issue of Directorship magazine reflects on this new era of worker empowerment and shifting challenges for boards as they balance human capital priorities. The issue also includes stories on the pros and cons of doing business in China and US policy predictions from NACD chapters, as well as the first-ever NACD Certified Director column.

Read the new issue here: https://bit.ly/3rFWUBX

The March/April 2021 issue of Directorship magazine reflects on this new era of worker empowerment and shifting challenges for boards as they balance human capital priorities. The issue also includes stories on the pros and cons of doing business in China and US policy predictions from NACD chapters, as well as the first-ever NACD Certified Director column.

Read the new issue here: https://bit.ly/3rFWUBX

Why is board diversity and inclusion so important? Register now for the upcoming NACD NXT® Town Hall: Board Diversity to...
03/29/2021

Why is board diversity and inclusion so important? Register now for the upcoming NACD NXT® Town Hall: Board Diversity to hear from experts and your director peers: https://bit.ly/3m0WCEC

Why is board diversity and inclusion so important? Register now for the upcoming NACD NXT® Town Hall: Board Diversity to hear from experts and your director peers: https://bit.ly/3m0WCEC

Despite the upheaval of 2020, M&A activity remains strong. Join NACD and Pearl Meyer next week for an in-depth review of...
03/26/2021

Despite the upheaval of 2020, M&A activity remains strong. Join NACD and Pearl Meyer next week for an in-depth review of current best practices and market data on all things CIC. Register now: https://bit.ly/39fC6Ly

Despite the upheaval of 2020, M&A activity remains strong. Join NACD and Pearl Meyer next week for an in-depth review of current best practices and market data on all things CIC. Register now: https://bit.ly/39fC6Ly

Join Merck CEO Ken Frazier for a discussion covering a wide range of topics from leadership and governance to future tre...
03/25/2021

Join Merck CEO Ken Frazier for a discussion covering a wide range of topics from leadership and governance to future trends in drug development, as well as Ken’s participation in conversations on today’s public issues. Learn more: https://bit.ly/3dm5WiL

Join Merck CEO Ken Frazier for a discussion covering a wide range of topics from leadership and governance to future trends in drug development, as well as Ken’s participation in conversations on today’s public issues. Learn more: https://bit.ly/3dm5WiL

Join our expert panelists for a discussion on key challenges facing nonprofits as well as innovation and opportunity in ...
03/23/2021

Join our expert panelists for a discussion on key challenges facing nonprofits as well as innovation and opportunity in the current and future environment. Register here: https://bit.ly/3sdLIOi

Join our expert panelists for a discussion on key challenges facing nonprofits as well as innovation and opportunity in the current and future environment. Register here: https://bit.ly/3sdLIOi

A well-designed director compensation package is a critical element in the overall governance of any company. NACD’s 202...
03/22/2021

A well-designed director compensation package is a critical element in the overall governance of any company. NACD’s 2020–2021 Director Compensation Report, produced in collaboration with Pearl Meyer, offers insights into compensation trends and changes based on data from 1,400 public companies in 24 industries.

Find out how your compensation package stacks up against industry standards: https://bit.ly/3cPhJpa

A well-designed director compensation package is a critical element in the overall governance of any company. NACD’s 2020–2021 Director Compensation Report, produced in collaboration with Pearl Meyer, offers insights into compensation trends and changes based on data from 1,400 public companies in 24 industries.

Find out how your compensation package stacks up against industry standards: https://bit.ly/3cPhJpa

The prolonged pandemic crisis has made it harder for companies to maintain security and business continuity. Enhance you...
03/18/2021

The prolonged pandemic crisis has made it harder for companies to maintain security and business continuity. Enhance your current understanding of cybersecurity while connecting with your director peers. Learn more: https://bit.ly/3cJfW56

The prolonged pandemic crisis has made it harder for companies to maintain security and business continuity. Enhance your current understanding of cybersecurity while connecting with your director peers. Learn more: https://bit.ly/3cJfW56

Due to the overwhelming response, the nomination deadline for the 2021 NACD Directorship 100 awards has been extended to...
03/17/2021

Due to the overwhelming response, the nomination deadline for the 2021 NACD Directorship 100 awards has been extended to April 1. Have you nominated an outstanding director or governance professional yet?

https://bit.ly/2LbqbVY

Due to the overwhelming response, the nomination deadline for the 2021 NACD Directorship 100 awards has been extended to April 1. Have you nominated an outstanding director or governance professional yet?

https://bit.ly/2LbqbVY

In the unusual environment of 2020, directors increasingly looked for assurance that they are well informed on rapidly e...
03/16/2021

In the unusual environment of 2020, directors increasingly looked for assurance that they are well informed on rapidly evolving issues affecting their organizations. Ensure your board is up to date with NACD’s new Trends and Priorities report, available now: https://bit.ly/3kZqQra

In the unusual environment of 2020, directors increasingly looked for assurance that they are well informed on rapidly evolving issues affecting their organizations. Ensure your board is up to date with NACD’s new Trends and Priorities report, available now: https://bit.ly/3kZqQra

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