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

Address board challenges.

1-day intensive program
Date: November 18, 2016
Location: Rotman School of Management, 105 St. George Street, Toronto, Ontario
Participant profile: Corporate Directors, C-level Executives and General Counsel
Fee: $1,195 CAD + HST (Early-bird pricing)

A partnership program with:

Stanford Law School_DS            Rock Center

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 will be available soon.

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

 

Program Sponsors:
University of Toronto, Faculty of Law


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
8:00–8:30

Registration & Breakfast

8:30–8:40

Welcome

  • 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
8:40–8:50

Welcome Video

  • His Excellency the Governor General of Canada - David Johnston
8:50–9:20

Keynote and Director Dilemma – Impact of Shareholder Activism

  • 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 
9:20–10:00

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
10:00–11:00

Panel: Cyber Security

11:00–11:20 Coffee break

11:20–12:00

Shifts in Shareholders Powers

  • F. Daniel Siciliano - Professor of the Practice of Law and Associate Dean for Executive Education and Special Programs, Stanford University
12:00–1:00

Panel: Shifts in Shareholders Powers

  • Moderator: Alexander Dyck - ICPM Professor of Pension Management; Professor of Finance and Business Economics, Rotman School of Management

Panelists:

  • David Denison - Chair, Hydro One Inc.
  • Michelle Edkins - Managing Director, Global Head of Investment Stewardship, BlackRock
  • Maureen Jensen - Chair and Chief Executive Officer, Ontario Securities Commission

1:00–2:30

 

Lunch, Keynote and Networking

Lunch: 1:00–1:30

Keynote: 1:30–2:00 - Cost of Compliance - Foreign Corrupt Practices Act

Networking: 2:00–2:30

2:30–3:15

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
3:15–4:15

Panel: In Executive Compensation, Context Matters

Panelist:

  • Ira Kay - Managing Partner, Pay Governance

4:15

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

How to Apply

Fee: $1,195 CAD + HST (Early-bird pricing)

The workshop fee includes tuition, all program materials and class-day meals.

Application Process

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Stanford-Rotman Corporate Governance Day

Each application is reviewed by Rotman's admissions committee to ensure participants have the appropriate academic and work experience.

Participant Notification Process

If space is available and eligibility requirements are met, participants will receive a notice of admission within 10 days of receipt of a completed application and fee deposit.

Fee Reduction

Rotman Executive Program graduates or Rotman MBA / EMBA alumni are eligible for a discount equivalent to 10% of the Program tuition. In addition, partner discounts are also offered for some programs. Where program applicants are eligible for more than one fee reduction, only the greater discount will be applied towards the tuition fee. Discounts are not redeemable for cash.

*Participants will be responsible for their own travel, accommodation and incidental costs. Participants requiring accommodation during the workshop are eligible for preferred Rotman rates at select hotels. For more information contact an Executive Programs representative at executiveprograms@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.

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 and choosing the right program for you or your organization.

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

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Faculty and Instructors

Rotman:

David R. Beatty


Stanford:

Evan Epstein

Paul Oyer

F. Daniel Siciliano

George Triantis


Panelists:

David Denison

Michelle Edkins

Maureen Jensen

Ira Kay