The holiday season is a surprisingly good time to map out where you, as a director or officer, may want to spend your time for continuing education in 2015. By December, the timing of most of next year’s major board education events has been set (and we all know that you will be super busy in January).
Each December as a service for our clients and friends, Woodruff Sawyer assembles key details about premier D&O education events for the coming year in our Board Education Resource Guide.
In 2015, Board members will be able to choose from a variety of formats for continuing education hosted by law firms, professional associations and universities, as well as Woodruff Sawyer. These events range from multi-day, in-person events to short online presentations.
Board members might consider attending both one intensive event as well as several condensed events throughout the year. This allows board members to gain big picture insights on important issues, and also obtain timely perspective on matters as they unfold during the year.
As an example of how vital the conversations are at these events, shareholder activism a hot topic we’ve explored here on this blog, originally unfolded during D&O educational events in 2012 and 2013 as an issue that even successful companies should watch. In 2014, the more condensed events were some of the best the places to go for practical tips and timely advice.
As always, Stanford’s Directors’ College, one of the most prestigious events for D&O continuing education, will be one to put on the list. Woodruff Sawyer is a proud sponsor of this event, and I will once more be leading the session on D&O liability and insurance. Uber-famous blogger and industry guru Kevin LaCroix is one of my confirmed co-presenters.
Clients and friends of Woodruff Sawyer can access a special 10 percent discount using the code found within the Woodruff Sawyer Board Education Resource Guide. In addition, there are a number of discounts given for early bird registration for many of the events listed in the Resource Guide.
Take a moment to map out where you and your colleagues will invest time and be part of the corporate governance conversation in 2015.
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