Upcoming events for ACCD.

December 09, 2021 Qualified Webinar


Managing Your Most Important Risk in 2022: Losing Your Profitability

Hosted by Mike Jeans

1 Credit

2:00-3:00 PM EST

We are pleased to have MIT Senior Lecturer Jonathan Byrnes join us to lead an interactive workshop on how boards should be addressing dangers to profitability. The metrics most companies use to manage business processes, including managing risk, are not adequate for today’s business needs. They are too broad, aggregating measures like revenues, gross margins and costs, which show whether a company is making money but not where it is making money. Jonathan will help you identify and measure your “profit peak” customers -- the 10-15% of your customers that produce 150-200% of your reported profits – and identify the most important risks to those customers.

Learn why traditional risk management processes are inadequate, what questions your boards should be asking and the data you should be seeking from management when they report on business results. As you head into 2022, shift your metrics to address the dangers to profitability most effectively.

Jonathan is co-author of the new book, Choose your Customers: How to Compete Against the Digital Giants and Thrive. Discussion background: https://boardmember.com/how-to-manage-your-most-important-risk/

January 13, 2022 Qualified Webinar


Board Succession Planning in Today’s World

Hosted by Mike Jeans featuring Toni Wolfman, a retired partner at Foley Hoag LLP, and Pat Flynn, Trustee Professor of Economics and Management at Bentley University and former Dean of its McCallum Graduate School of Business

Zoominar Certification Program
January 13, 2022 2:00 - 3:00 PM EST
Attendees Earn 1 Qualified Webinar Certification Credit

Shareholders, institutional investors, and public officials today expect Nominating and Governance Committees to include in their pipelines of board candidates accomplished women and people of color who previously have not been considered for board vacancies. In looking for prospective directors who meet the evolving needs of their companies, boards need to look beyond their traditional networks and tap into some of the many resources that can help them identify and recruit talented individuals who, in addition to the particular skills and experiences desired by the companies, bring the diverse perspectives of groups that for too long have been ignored in part because they may not have been “known” to sitting directors.

Hosted by Michael Jeans, this interactive discussion with Toni Wolfman and Patricia Flynn, co-authors of an annual report that tracks leadership diversity in large public companies in Massachusetts and members of organizations that promote the advancement of women to corporate boards, will help you evaluate strategies that can add value to your board’s ongoing succession planning efforts.

About Our Speakers

Toni Wolfman, a retired partner at Foley Hoag LLP, is the former chair of The Boston Club’s Corporate Board Committee, a co-founder and former chair of ION (a national consortium of membership organizations dedicated to the advancement of women to corporate leadership positions), co-founder and former director of The Thirty Percent Coalition (a national leader in promoting women and people of color to corporate boards) and co-founder and former leader of the Boston chapter of Women Corporate Directors (a global community of women corporate board directors). She has served on the boards of professional organizations as well as non-profit organizations.

Pat Flynn, Trustee Professor of Economics and Management at Bentley University and former Dean of its McCallum Graduate School of Business, has several publications on diversity in business schools and in boardrooms. From 2011 to 2020, she co-chaired the Working Group on Gender Equality for the United Nations’ program Principles for Responsible Management Education, which encompasses business schools in more than 85 countries. She is currently a director at Columbia Funds, with assets under management of over $300 billion. She previously served on three bank boards, twice as the first woman on the board.

February 07, 2022 Director Forum


Cyber Risk Forum

San Francisco, CA

6 Points

Cyber risk impacts every business in every industry. No one is immune. From nation-state actors infiltrating and manipulating the world’s top brands for geopolitical influence to a radical revision of customer privacy expectations, no board or C-Suite can ignore cybersecurity.

Join us at the 2022 Cyber Risk Forum, where we’ll help you to:

  • Limit the disruptive effects of cyber incidents through an organization-wide orchestrated approach
  • Increase visibility into your business processes to identify where improved cyber controls are needed
  • Mitigate financial and reputational damage in the wake of a cyber breach
  • Understand emerging regulation that could challenge all facets of digital business

ACCD Members can use code ACCD20 to register with 20% off virtual or in person.

Please register for attendance: https://boardmemberinstitute.com/cyberriskforum/#register


March 28, 2022 Director Forum


ACCD Forum

Ponte Vedra, FL

10 Points