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Stanford-Rotman Corporate Governance Day: Major Challenges in Today's Boardrooms

Address board challenges.

Join leading Stanford and Rotman faculty, CEOs, directors, jurists and scholars for a rigorous and balanced examination of corporate governance in the US and Canada.

A partnership program with:

Rock Center

Exclusive presenting sponsor:

Deloitte

Overview

The Stanford-Rotman Corporate Governance Day: Major Challenges in Today's Boardrooms is an executive education program for directors and senior executives of US and Canadian companies that include hot topics and best practices relevant to both US and Canadian board directors.

The program brings together leading Stanford and Rotman faculty, CEOs, directors, regulators, jurists and scholars for a rigorous and balanced examination of corporate governance in the US and Canada. Topics for the 2016 program include Shifts in Shareholder Power, Cyber Security, Cost of Compliance - Foreign Corrupt Practices Act, and Executive Compensation.

This program may be eligible for up to 5.75 substantive hours for your annual CPD requirements.

 

Research Partner:

Clarkson Centre for Business Ethics and Board Effectiveness

Key Benefits

The program will consist of a number of keynote speakers and panel discussions on the following topics:

  • Impact of Shareholder Activism
  • Cyber Security
  • Shifts in Shareholder Powers
  • Cost of Compliance - Foreign Corrupt Practices Act
  • In Executive Compensation, Context Matters

Esteemed panelists will feature Stanford faculty, Rotman faculty, experienced board members and experts in corporate governance. Participants will have the opportunity to engage in a Q&A session during each panel.

For members of the Law Society: This program may be eligible for up to 5.75 substantive hours for your annual CPD requirements.

Who Should Attend

This program is ideal for:

  • Corporate Directors of Canadian, US and interlisted companies
  • C-Level Executives of Canadian, US and interlisted companies
  • General Counsel of Canadian, US and interlisted companies

Schedule

Time Event

8:00-8:30am

Registration & Breakfast

8:30-8:40am

Welcome and Introductions

  • David R. Beatty - C.M.,O.B.E., F.ICD, CFA, Conway Director, Clarkson Centre for Board Effectiveness, Professor of Strategic Management, Rotman School of Management, University of Toronto
  • Evan Epstein - Executive Director, Rock Center for Corporate Governance, Stanford University

8:40-8:50am

  • His Excellency the Governor General of Canada - David Johnston (Video)

8:50-9:00am

Tiff Macklem - Dean, Rotman School of Management, University of Toronto

9:00-9:40am

Shifts in Shareholder Power

  • F. Daniel Siciliano - Professor of the Practice of Law and Associate Dean for Executive Education and Special Programs, Stanford University

9:40-10:40am

Panel: Shifts in Shareholder Power

Moderator:

  • Alexander Dyck - Professor and Manulife Financial Chair in Financial Services, Rotman School of Management, University of Toronto
    Visiting Senior Research Scholar, Yale Law School
    Visiting Professor of Finance and Business Economics, Yale School of Management

Panelists:

10:40-11:00am

Coffee break

11:00-11:40am

Cyber Security

  • George Triantis - Charles J. Meyers Professor of Law and Business, Associate Dean of Research for Stanford University and the Director of the Stanford Cyber Initiative

11:40am-12:40pm

Panel: Cyber Security

Moderator:

  • Michael Parent - Vice-Dean, Career Development, Telfer School of Management, University of Ottawa

Panelist:

12:40-2:00pm

Lunch, Keynote and Networking

Lunch: 12:40-1:15

Keynote: 1:15-2:00 - Cost of Compliance - Foreign Corrupt Practices Act

  • Evan Epstein- Executive Director, Rock Center for Corporate Governance, Stanford University
  • Introduction: Rahul Bhardwaj, LL.B, ICD.D - President and Chief Executive Officer, Institute of Corporate Directors

2:00-2:30pm

Networking Break

2:30-3:10pm

In Executive Compensation, Context Matters

  • Paul Oyer - Fred H. Merrill Professor of Economics, Senior Fellow, Stanford Institute for Economic Policy Research, Stanford Graduate School of Business

3:10-4:10pm

Panel: In Executive Compensation, Context Matters

Moderator:

  • Ron Farmer - Independent Director and Chairman of Human Resources Committee, Bank of Montreal

Panelist:

  • Ira Kay - Managing Partner, Pay Governance
  • Robert Pace - Chairman of Canadian National Railway Company
  • Cathy Williams - Chair, Enbridge Compensation Committee

4:10pm

Closing Remarks

The Arthur and Toni Rembe Rock Center for Corporate Governance

The Arthur and Toni Rembe Rock Center for Corporate Governance is a joint initiative of Stanford Law School and the Graduate School of Business at Stanford University. The Center was created to advance the understanding and practice of corporate governance in a cross-disciplinary environment where leading academics, business leaders, policy makers, practitioners and regulators can meet and work together.

The Rock Center for Corporate Governance was founded at Stanford University in 2006 with a generous donation from Arthur and Toni Rembe Rock, with the belief that by examining these issues in new and more rigorous ways, we could shape the future of corporate governance.

Led by faculty from Stanford Law School and the Graduate School of Business, the Rock Center provides an environment focused on innovation and collaboration, drawing on the world-class resources of Stanford University. The center's programs – and the leading researchers, legal practitioners, and business and policy experts they attract create a forum in which key questions can be tested and explored. The Rock Center provides a focal point for sustained empirical research and sponsors a diverse series of events including seminars, conferences, and guest speakers addressing real-world governance practices.

Learn more: https://rockcenter.law.stanford.edu/


Rock Center

Questions?

Dates for the 2017 offering of the Stanford-Rotman Corporate Governance Day: Major Challenges in Today's Boardrooms are still being finalized. Please complete the form below and when dates are confirmed you will be contacted.

Dates and FeesMark your calendar

1-day intensive program

Date: TBD

Rotman School of Management, 105 St. George Street, Toronto, Ontario

Participant profile: Corporate Directors, C-level Executives and General Counsel

Fee: $1,495 CAD + HST

Questions?We’re here to help

Our Learning Advisors: Joanne and Giordano

Speak to Joanne and Giordano, our expert Learning Advisors about not-for-profit pricing, the Canada-Ontario Job Grant, and choosing the right program for you or your organization.

Tel: 416.978.8815
Email: learning.advisor@rotman.utoronto.ca

Welcome message from the Governor General

The Governor General of Canada, His Excellency the Right Honourable David Johnston, welcomes participants to the second offering of the Stanford-Rotman Corporate Governance Day: Major Challenges in Today's Boardrooms program.