Human Capital and the Board Forum

Create Long-Term Value Through Your Talent & Pay Strategies

An exclusive event for Public Company Comp Committee Members and CHROs

At the core of every modern business, behind every operation and every innovative breakthrough, a firm’s most important and game-changing asset is its human capital—from the C-Suite down to the front line.

The future of work is changing, and boards must keep up.

The relationship between the board and the CHRO has never been more critical. Getting goal setting, executive pay programs, talent retention strategies and corporate culture right has never had more significance than right now.

Boardroom Summit Interview

Corporate Board Member will convene a one-day forum bringing together public company board members and chief HR executives to help companies create a playbook to address the specific, focused issues surrounding the intersection of people, business strategy and governance.

There is no one-size-fits-all approach to these complex decisions. Don’t miss this opportunity to glean unbiased advice, new tactics and tangible solutions to your biggest executive pay and human capital oversight-related questions for the year ahead.

Why Attend

Strategic Alignment

Learn how the consistent high-performing companies align business strategy with compensation to maximize both long-term shareholder gain and operational stability.

Shareholder Expectations

Understand what shareholders expect in terms of pay-for-performance, ESG, human capital, talent management, and corporate culture to ensure you are meeting their expectations.

Talent Retention

Build of-the-moment compensation plans that nail down the most essential people in your organization—not just in the C-Suite, but your highest potential future leaders too.

Culture Transformation

Help your executive team adapt your corporate culture to evolving workplace trends to become a workplace that attracts and retains high-performing talent.

Incentive Plan Excellence

Implement a well-defined and well-defendable incentive plan approach that aligns with shareholder returns, the appropriate level of risk-taking and growth goals.

Talent Development​

Assess your company’s talent risks, challenges and opportunities to improve your talent development and retention efforts throughout the organization.

Agenda Highlights

9:40 - 10:30 am

Prioritizing the Culture Conversation

Neglect your company’s culture and you will pay the price. It’s critical today to develop a proactive approach to understanding, shaping, and assessing corporate culture. In this session, you will discover a disciplined, deliberate approach to culture oversight and answer: How can my board measure the organizational culture's strength and hold management accountable?

Featured Speaker:

  • Barbara Higgins, Board Member, EMPLOYERS
  • Christine Spadafor, Board Member, Boyd Gaming Corporation; Former Board Member, Kindred at Home

10:30 - 11:20 am

Retaining Your Top Talent: Connecting Development, Compensation, and Succession Planning

Strengthen the ties between leadership development, succession, and compensation discussions to retain your key executives. Learn cutting-edge strategies to reward, retain, and develop high-potential candidates effectively that will give you a competitive edge.

Featured Speaker:

  • Christie Hefner, Board Member, Offut Companies, Scent Beauty, Fyllo, Public Good and Metro Edge, Former Chairman & CEO, Playboy Enterprises

  • Ed Steinhoff, Managing Director, Pearl Meyer

  • Alex Wolff, Board Member, Albemarle and Frontier Group Holdings and previously PG&E Corp

11:40 - 12:30 pm

Working Lunch Breakouts (concurrent)
  1. CHRO Track: Transforming the HR Function
    The disrupted workplace presents a new opportunity for Chief Human Resource Officers: to become a strategic partner with the CEO and Board through innovation, influence and nimble execution. In today’s environment where competition for talent is intense and employee burnout is a common concern, CHROs have a critical role to play in getting the human capital experience right to drive execution of the strategy, maximize performance, and retain top talent. 
  2. Compensation Committee Track: Design Considerations in a Softened Economy
    Stay informed about regulatory and investor trends impacting executive pay plans and communications.

12:40 - 1:40 pm

The Regulatory & Legal Landscape for Executive Pay and Human Capital Oversight in 2024

Regulators and proxy advisors all have strong opinions on executive compensation and human capital matters, and they are all seeking greater transparency on board decisions. Our experts will share insights into the SEC’s guidance on PvP, clawbacks, 10b5-1 rules and pending human capital disclosure requirements and share a preview of ISS and Glass Lewis policy updates. Then we’ll discuss important considerations for employers related to the Supreme Court’s ruling on affirmative action, as well as recent rulings against non-compete clauses. You’ll glean critical legal insights to set your company up for success and avoid potential points of contention in the year ahead.

Featured Speakers:

  • Corey Perry, Partner, Sidley Austin
  • Teresa Reuter, Sidley Austin

1:40 - 2:30 pm

Employee Expectations, Culture and the Future Workplace

As the dynamics of work continue to evolve, how do we build culture now and into the future? As employees are increasingly returning to the office and hybrid work models continue to grow, the workplace plays a key role in building and maintaining culture. However, while work satisfaction scores are improving, office satisfaction remains low. Steelcase research has found companies that invest in employees’ technological, cultural, and physical work environments have more than four times the average profit and more than two times the average revenue compared to companies that don’t. We’ll look at the macro shifts and new patterns emerging about employee expectations that leaders will need to embrace to create compelling places where people can be engaged and productive and where culture thrives.

Featured Speakers:

  • Dr. Tracy Brower, Author, The Secrets to Happiness at Work and Bring Work to Life; Vice President of Workplace Insights, Steelcase
  • Donna Flynn, Vice President, Global Talent Management, Steelcase


Dr. Tracy Brower

Author, The Secrets to Happiness at Work and Bring Work to Life; Vice President of Workplace Insights, Steelcase

Donna Flynn

Vice President, Global Talent Management, Steelcase

Christine Spadafor

Board Member, Boyd Gaming Corporation; Former Board Member, Kindred at Home

Alex Wolff

Board Member, Albemarle and Frontier Group Holdings and previously PG&E Corp

An exclusive event designed to bring together Compensation Committee Members and CHROs

Board directors can benefit from the expertise of CHROs. This event will help board members with:

CHROs can benefit from the expertise of board members. This event will help CHROs with:


Single Ticket Rate
$995$695Rate Expires Oct. 27
Team of Two
Discounted Rate for Two Tickets
$1,990$990Rate Expires Oct. 27

Human Capital + NomGov Forum

Discounted Rate for Two Events
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222 W Merchandise Mart Plaza #300, Chicago, IL 60654


Lead Partner

Pay Governance

Supporting Partner

Pearl Meyer

Supporting Partner


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Do You Serve on a Nominating/Governance Committee?

Corporate Board Member’s Nominating/Governance Committee Forum on November 29 will bring together public company board members and newly appointed board directors to discuss how boards are embracing innovative practices, fostering diversity, and establishing an inclusive boardroom to staying competitive, resilient, and responsive to shareholders and stakeholders alike. Directors are welcome to nominate a board-ready executive to attend the event as well. This is a unique, one-of-a-kind participatory workshop for new and veteran directors with one goal: To prepare yourself and your board to thrive.

Extend your stay in Chicago to:

  • Get up to speed with how forward-thinking boards are facing the toughest issues of the day—including political challenges to DE&I and ESG initiatives.
  • Understand the emerging trends in the nation’s boardroom communities to ensure you know the context in which your board will operate in 2024—and beyond.
  • Gain insights into the best efforts that support organization’s culture, employee engagement, and diversity and inclusion efforts.
  • Sharpen your understanding of how the best boards harness communication, diversity and strategic thinking to win.

Why Corporate Board Member for Education?

Since 2013, Corporate Board Member has provided exceptional compensation-focused educational programs in collaboration with leading advisers and veteran directors. Now, in partnership with Chief Executive Group's StrategicCHRO360, we unite to address expanding human capital issues beyond executive pay. Benefit from informative speakers, peer-to-peer learning, and an interactive format designed to foster connections and tackle your most pressing human capital challenges.

Directors can also earn professional director credits for this event through the American College of Corporate Directors. Since 2008, ACCD credentials have represented the “Gold standard” in corporate director education, and those executives who earn them are highly valued in the board community. Learn more >