In an incredibly dynamic, challenging era, directors need to strip away distraction and make time for the essentials: revenue growth, profitability—and insuring leadership can execute no matter what. As a sitting director on a corporate board, you can’t afford to miss this exclusive retreat geared towards delivering value in 2023.
Efficient, focused and custom-built for corporate boards and the C-Suite executives working closely with them, Directors Forum 2023 is all about delivering forward-looking insights to help you provide best-in-class governance, grow your company, and help your shareholders prosper in the years ahead.
Over two days, we’ll help you navigate the changing business climate, get real about priorities, make smarter investments, get sharper on M&A and make sure your management team is taking the right bets to grow the business.
Directors Forum 2023 is the only growth-minded board leadership event, with an emphasis on practical, pragmatic solutions to the biggest boardroom challenges.
Five-diamond rated resort abounds with activities to unwind and refresh—golf, spa, tennis, shopping and breathtaking beaches—all while mastering new skills and ideas.
Unmatched peer-to-peer conversations to replenish your relationships, grow your network and arm yourself with new opportunities for 2023.
This exclusive retreat—with limited attendance—ensures high-quality interaction in all sessions and more personalized, in-depth networking with other corporate directors.
Engage with some of the brightest minds in corporate governance from diverse industries and backgrounds to analyze board challenges and opportunities through different lenses.
We are adding Committee-focused Peer Exchanges to this year’s Forum—a one-of-a-kind setting to tackle the expanding oversight responsibilities of the audit, compensation or nominating/ governance committee through candid, peer-driven conversations.
Plus, a special exchange for private company boards to address their unique governance challenges and best practices.
Board Member, Time Warner Inc. and Valeant Pharmaceuticals International; Partner, Warburg Pincus; Former Chair, Bausch & Lomb
Board Chair, DaVita Inc. and Iron Mountain; Board Member, The Hershey Co.
Board Member, PayPal and CSX Corporation; Former Vice Chairman and CFO, U.S. Bancorp
Board Member, BWX Technologies; Former Chairman and CEO, Chrysler Corporation and The Home Depot
Optional Golf Outing
The Ocean Course has been a cornerstone amenity of the Ponte Vedra Inn & Club for more than 90 years. Originally designed by famed British architect and professional golfer Herbert Strong, the Inn & Club’s signature course has undergone three major renovations: first in 1947, again in 1998 and this historic renovation completed by golf course architect Bobby Weed along with MacCurrach Golf Construction. Five times in its history, the Ocean Course has proudly served as the site for the U.S. Open qualifying round. ($250 per person)
6:00 – 7:00 pm
9:30 – 11:00 am
New Director Coffee and Mentoring Workshop
We invite executives seeking their first public company board to gain advice from a panel of veteran directors, followed by 1-on-1 discussions.
11:00 am – Noon
Welcome Networking Lunch
Noon – 2:30 pm
Intensive Peer-to-Peer Workshops (Concurrent)
The peer-driven format of these sessions encourages active dialogue among participants. Don’t miss the opportunity to engage with director peers in a private, off-the-record setting to share challenges and solutions. No Powerpoint presentations! Participants help develop the discussion outline to ensure the most relevant conversation with actionable takeaways to improve your board committee’s effectiveness in the year ahead. Select from the following concurrent session based on your board role and interests:
2:30 – 3:00 pm
3:00 – 3:05 pm
3:05 – 4:00 pm
The Year Ahead: Boards, Challenges and The Trends Reshaping Business Now
As we look toward 2023, the amount of uncertainty remains at an all-time high. The challenges will be different, bringing new risks but also new potential rewards. Borrowing on his 40-plus years of experience helping companies identify weaknesses and improve performance, Bob will help you evaluate the key economic and business trends that will impact how your board thinks about strategy so you can be better positioned to challenge assumptions and place the right bets.
4:00 – 5:00 pm
Rethinking Strategy: Investing to Grow Out of the Downturn
5:15 – 6:30 pm
7:00 – 8:00 am
8:00 – 8:05 am
Day 2 Welcome
8:05 – 9:35 am
Board Dynamics: Building a Culture That Drives Performance
9:35 – 10:25 am
Cyber Security Without Fear: Getting Real About Managing The Risks
10:25 – 10:45 am
10:45 – 11:35 am
ESG Reality Check: What Drives True Competitive Advantage?
11:35 am – 12:20 pm
Growth Through M&A: The New Rules of Engagement for the Board
12:20 – 1:15 pm
1:15 – 2:05 pm
Leadership Refocus: A CEO Succession Playbook For Growth-Minded Boards
2:05 – 3:00 pm
Board Leadership in Action: Peer-to-Peer Learnings
A can’t-miss session! Plan your flights accordingly to take advantage of this opportunity to break down the key takeaways from the 2 days to create immediate action plans for your next board meeting.
The epitome of history and prestige, the AAA Five-Diamond rated Ponte Vedra Inn & Club is the picture of quiet grandeur, grace, stateliness, and story.
Close to all that Jacksonville has to offer, yet a world away from anything ordinary. Ponte Vedra Inn & Club and The Lodge & Club Ponte Vedra Beach bookend a pristine 1.5-mile stretch of beach on Florida’s northeast coast. Just 30 miles from Jacksonville International Airport, getting to the resort is easy—it’s leaving that’s the hard part.
10 different airlines fly to Jacksonville, with 35 cities offering direct flights each day.
We have a room block at the Ponte Vedra Inn & Club Sunday, February 26 – Thursday, March 2 with a discounted rate of $389 per night. The deadline for receiving the special group rate is January 31. You can book directly through the hotel website online here or by calling 800.234.7842.
Since 2008, the American College of Corporate Directors credentials have represented the “Gold standard” in corporate director education, and those executives who earn them are highly valued in the board community. To earn American College of Corporate Directors Professional Director status, a director must accumulate a set number of credits.
The Directors Forum serves as the foundation of your Professional Director Credential pathway. Whether you are seeking your first Professional Director credential or your Executive Masters Professional Director Credential, the Directors Forum is a foundational requirement for every level, earning you 10 credits.