Nominating/Governance Committee Forum:
Boards at a Crossroads

An Exclusive Gathering For Public Company Nominating/Governance Committee Members, First-Time Directors and Board-Ready Executives

As directors of public US companies, the decisions we make today will reverberate for years to come. Embracing innovative practices, fostering diversity, and establishing an inclusive boardroom are essential to staying competitive, resilient, and responsive to shareholders and stakeholders alike.

The job of corporate director is transforming. Shareholders suing at alarming rates. Activist investors circling. The speed of decision-making and the penalties for failure? Unparalleled. It’s all happening against the background of unbridled technological disruption and the most heated, divided political climate in a century, with social activists, politicians and the media ready to attack every misstep. There simply isn’t time to get it wrong. Not anymore.

To operate in this unique era requires directors and boards with unique, high-performance dynamics. You need cutting-edge structures, deep trust, impeccable communication and a culture that takes strength from diverse points of view. And, more than anything else, you need to know how to harness all of this to make better, sharper decisions—when it counts.


Victor Arias

Victor Arias

Co-Founder, Latino Corporate Directors Association; Former Board Member, Popeyes Louisiana Kitchen

Yolanda Coffield

Yolanda Coffield

Chief People Officer, PwC

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Lily Hughes

Board Member, NUBURU; Chair, DirectWomen; Former Chief Legal Officer, Public Storage and Arrow Electronics

Christine Spadafor

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

Agenda Highlights

Noon – 1:00 pm

Special Pre-Event Workshop for Board-Ready Executives

You’re up against thousands of other qualified board candidates for that coveted board seat. To stand out in the crowd, your communication tools must exude the same level of excellence as your qualifications. This interactive workshop will provide tangible ways to strengthen your board bio and LinkedIn profile, as well as help you create a plan to unleash the potential of your extended network. You’ll have the opportunity to finetune your personal value proposition and share it with other participants for feedback.

1:40 – 2:30 pm

​In Search of Greatness: Getting Board Composition Right

Explore tactics to identify skill gaps and improve your board's composition. Learn how to attract a new wave of directors and diversify your board.

2:30 – 3:20 pm

​Onboarding: Rx for a Successful Board

Discover progressive approaches to onboard new directors effectively and position them for early contributions and success.

3:40 – 4:30 pm

Unpacking Board Culture Dynamics

Understand the dynamics that impact board culture and decision-making. Overcome barriers like groupthink and unintentional biases.

4:30 – 5:00 pm

1:1 Attendee Discussions

Connect with board-ready executives and current board members in a fast-paced and enjoyable setting. This is your chance to make meaningful connections, share experiences, and exchange ideas with industry leaders.

5:00 – 5:15 pm

New Directors Recognition

Join us to celebrate new directors who joined their first public company board in 2023. All new directors will be featured in the Q1 2024 issue of Corporate Board Member magazine.

This is a unique, one-of-a-kind participatory workshop for new and veteran directors at public company boards with one goal: To prepare you and your board to thrive. No padding, no selling, just pragmatic, action-oriented, expert advice and peer-learning to help you become the kind of board—and board member—you need to be in the year to come.



Qualified Executives Seeking Your First Board


Single Ticket Rate
$995$695Rate Expires Nov. 3
Team of Two
Discounted Rate for Two Tickets
$1,990$990Rate Expires Nov. 3
Discounted Rate for Two Events
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University Club of Chicago

76 E Monroe St
Chicago, IL 60603


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Do You Serve on a Compensation Committee?

Corporate Board Member’s Human Capital and the Board Forum on November 30 will bring together public company compensation committee members and CHROs will dive into the critical issues at the intersection of people, business strategy, and governance. Extend your stay in Chicago to:

  • Better understand the impact on the workforce when crafting governance and compensation strategies.
  • Proactively address talent-related risk to ensure the company’s long-term stability and resilience.
  • Gain insights into the organization’s culture, employee engagement, and diversity and inclusion efforts.
  • Improve how talent is incentivized and rewarded to ensure that compensation practices align with shareholder interests.