The 21st Century Director: Ethical and Legal Responsibilities of Board Members

 

The first years of the 21st century have seen unprecedented changes in the roles and demands on corporate and nonprofit directors. Board members now cope with full agendas, greater potential liability and increasing demands by shareholders, regulators, activists and the government.

This course will discuss the legal and ethical responsibilities of directors and the special responsibilities of audit committee members. Attendees will also participate in group discussions for various case studies.

Topics include:
  • Changing role of directors
  • Impact of constituent activism on ethical and legal responsibilities
  • Effect of recent business failures, Sarbanes‐Oxley and Dodd‐Frank
  • Meaning of “Fiduciary Duty” and its impact on responsibilities
  • Importance of directors and officers insurance, and what to look for in policies
  • Responsibilities of various committees
  • Audit Committee qualifications
  • Audit Committee “Financial Expert”
  • Skills and experience needed for new board members
  • Working with your organization’s board
  • Being the best director you can be

Who Should Attend
This course is for those who serve, or aspire to serve on a board of directors, or finance professionals who work with the boards of their organizations. We will discuss public, private and not‐for‐profit boards.


 
SPECIAL THANKS TO OUR EVENT HOST
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Speakers

John Levy

CEO & Principal
Board Advisory

Credits

4.00 CPE
Basic

Method

group-live

Field

Behavioral Ethics

Prerequisites

none

Credits

4.00 CPE
Basic

Method

group-live

Field

Management Services

Prerequisites

none

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