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March 2020

Human Capital: Strategizing for the Next Decade

March 5 @ 7:00 am - 9:00 am
Hyatt Regency La Jolla, 3777 La Jolla Village Dr
San Diego, CA 92122 United States

The transformation of today’s workforce makes it imperative to manage talent as a key strategic asset. The evolving skills that an organization needs are a significant component of human capital and associated strategies. As an intangible asset not listed on a company’s balance sheet, effective human capital oversight is critical for an organization to achieve its goals and remain agile.

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February 2020

Has the Notion of Business Ethics Become Passé?

February 18 @ 7:00 am - 9:00 am
Hyatt Regency La Jolla, 3777 La Jolla Village Dr
San Diego, CA 92122 United States

Is there a legitimate role for ethics as a driver of business behavior in our increasingly transactional world? Though the question may sound unduly provocative, company boards and executives – without necessarily even realizing it – are often forced to confront this issue. What role should ethics play in business decision-making, and has the answer to this question changed as the characteristics of shareholders and stakeholders has evolved over the years?

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November 2019

Jerry Sanders on The Future of Business in San Diego

November 22, 2019 @ 7:00 am - 9:00 am
Hyatt Regency La Jolla, 3777 La Jolla Village Dr
San Diego, CA 92122 United States

What does the future of business in San Diego hold?

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October 2019

Social Media & the Board: The Good, Bad & Unpredictable

October 15, 2019 @ 7:00 am - 9:00 am
Hyatt Regency La Jolla, 3777 La Jolla Village Dr
San Diego, CA 92122 United States

Leveraged wisely, powerful messaging can make a reputation, build a brand, or successfully launch a new product or innovation. An organization’s ability to communicate effectively, both internally and publicly, can be the difference between success and failure. In the age of social networks, communication from the CEO or management team has the power to either strengthen or weaken an organization. Hand-in-hand with strategic communications, today’s Boards of Directors must oversee reputation management.

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August 2019

Shareholder Activism: Long vs. Short-Termism

August 22, 2019 @ 7:00 am - 9:00 am
Hyatt Regency La Jolla, 3777 La Jolla Village Dr
San Diego, CA 92122 United States

Long-termism vs. short-termism is a constant tug-of-war, requiring an ongoing balance between the goals of two opposing perspectives. While companies face intense pressure from financial markets to maximize short-term results, short-termism has the potential to undermine future growth and limit future investment returns. Our experts will discuss the impact of a long-term vs. short-term focus on the stability and growth of organizations and their reliance on capital markets.

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June 2019

Disruptive Innovation & Technology

June 13, 2019 @ 7:00 am - 9:00 am
Hyatt Regency La Jolla, 3777 La Jolla Village Dr
San Diego, CA 92122 United States

Disruptive innovation and disruptive technology… what is the difference? How does each one affect business and what do directors and business leaders need to understand to stay ahead of disruptive trends?

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May 2019

First-Time Directors & Onboarding

May 8, 2019 @ 7:00 am - 9:00 am
Hyatt Regency La Jolla, 3777 La Jolla Village Dr
San Diego, CA 92122 United States

What do first-time directors need to know, and how can the onboarding process assist with the transition to joining a board?

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April 2019

Cybersecurity: What Directors Need to Know and What They Should Be Asking

April 4, 2019 @ 7:00 am - 9:00 am
Hyatt Regency La Jolla, 3777 La Jolla Village Dr
San Diego, CA 92122 United States

“Cybersecurity risks pose grave threats to our investors, our capital markets, and our country.” Securities and Exchange Commission – 2018.

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March 2019

The Empowered Board

March 21, 2019 @ 7:00 am - 9:00 am
Hyatt Regency La Jolla, 3777 La Jolla Village Dr
San Diego, CA 92122 United States
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Despite the trend toward separating the roles of CEO and Board Chair, many companies still choose to combine these roles. Each with pros and cons, it cannot be denied that a powerful and active board can help minimize risk and be a true asset to the organization. Strong and independent directors can be counted on to provide counsel to support management in times of crisis.

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February 2019

The New Board Mandate: What Does it Really Mean?

February 7, 2019 @ 7:00 am - 9:00 am
Hyatt Regency La Jolla, 3777 La Jolla Village Dr
San Diego, CA 92122 United States
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Is the recent California law (SB-826) requiring women on boards good for corporate governance?
Should it stay? Should it go? Does it matter?
Does it help or hinder the broader question of board diversity?
How can boards ensure they have the necessary perspectives at the table?

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December 2018

Shareholder Activism: The Ins and Outs

December 13, 2018 @ 7:00 am - 9:00 am
Hyatt Regency La Jolla, 3777 La Jolla Village Dr
San Diego, CA 92122 United States
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As a director or executive, what should you know? What questions should you be asking? What should you do in response to an activist campaign?

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November 2018

Cyber Risk: Do You Recognize Your Organization’s Vulnerability?

November 1, 2018 @ 12:00 am - 2:00 am
Hyatt Regency La Jolla, 3777 La Jolla Village Dr
San Diego, CA 92122 United States
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Cybersecurity is both a risk and a strategy issue in the news every day. The threat is especially significant to organizations, considering the magnitude of potential damage to their reputation, competitive standing and proprietary information.

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August 2018

Open Breakfast: AI & Robotics: A Leadership Perspective

August 23, 2018 @ 12:00 am - 2:00 am
Hyatt Regency La Jolla, 3777 La Jolla Village Dr
San Diego, CA 92122 United States
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Our panelists Hansol Hong, Eugene Izhikevich, Gioia Messinger, and Darren Moe will discuss anticipated effects of AI and robotics on areas such as IT, operations, manufacturing, supply chain and customer-facing activities.

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July 2018

Open Breakfast: Capitalize on Near Misses

July 18, 2018 @ 12:00 am - 2:00 am
Hyatt Regency La Jolla, 3777 La Jolla Village Dr
San Diego, CA 92122 United States
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Our expert panelists Michael J. Berthelot, Haney Hong, John Skousen, & Amy Wakeham will discuss best practices to help the board and management understand unforeseen risks, deal with crises, and limit potential damage, while allowing their organization to thrive.

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June 2018

Open Breakfast: Dare to Maximize Your Board’s Potential

June 14, 2018 @ 7:00 am - 9:00 am
Hyatt Regency La Jolla, 3777 La Jolla Village Dr
San Diego, CA 92122 United States
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Learn from Sabrina Martucci Johnson what every CEO and C-suite executive should know about the dynamics of new and established boards.

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May 2018

Open Breakfast: Mastering Board Effectiveness: Assessment, Matrixes and Succession

May 23, 2018 @ 12:00 am - 2:00 am
Hyatt Regency La Jolla, 3777 La Jolla Village Dr
San Diego, CA 92122 United States
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Hear what our experienced directors and industry experts Karin Eastham, Edwin A. Guiles, Phil Johnston, & Carrie Stone have to say about refreshing the board, how boards members are evaluated and how that strengthens board effectiveness and fosters a continuous feedback mindset.

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April 2018

Open Breakfast: The Right Stuff: Attracting & Keeping the Right Talent in San Diego

April 26, 2018 @ 12:00 am - 2:00 am
Hyatt Regency La Jolla, 3777 La Jolla Village Dr
San Diego, CA 92122 United States
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Our panel of experts Janice P. Brown, Randall Clark, Scott Dobroski, & Michael E. Oclaray will provide solutions for companies to compete in attracting, hiring and retaining the best talent. They will share their own experiences and insights regarding successful solutions that will help guide key talent-related decisions. 

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March 2018

Open Breakfast: Susan Salka: Harness Your Vision to Make an Impact

March 29, 2018 @ 1:00 am - 10:00 am
Hyatt Regency La Jolla, 3777 La Jolla Village Dr
San Diego, CA 92122 United States
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How did a single service travel nurse organization in 1985 grow to become the industry leader in healthcare workforce solutions today? Join Susan Salka, CEO and President of AMN Healthcare, as she shares an insider's view of a leadership success story.

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February 2018

Open Breakfast: The CEO’s Role in Today’s Social Issues

February 14, 2018 @ 11:00 pm - February 15, 2018 @ 1:00 am
Hyatt Regency La Jolla, 3777 La Jolla Village Dr
San Diego, CA 92122 United States
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In a time where polarization is at an all-time high and information is shared rapidly, what is the role of the CEO in addressing these issues and how can they navigate these tricky waters? Our experienced panelists Tara Ceranic Salinas, Lenny Comma, Hank Nordhoffwill, & Chris Wollerman provide insights on managing these complex issues in turbulent times.T

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October 2017

The M&A Landscape: Is “Deal-Making” In Your Organization’s Future?

October 18, 2017 @ 12:00 am - 2:00 am
Hyatt Regency La Jolla, 3777 La Jolla Village Dr
San Diego, CA 92122 United States
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Our panel Chuck Adams, Barbara Borden, Les Howe & Greg Lucier bring both experience and expertise to discussing an in-depth examination of the full cycle of a deal as well as provide insights regarding creation of value while avoiding unwelcome surprises.

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February 2017

“How Great Boards STAY Great”

February 7, 2017 @ 11:00 pm - February 8, 2017 @ 1:00 am
Hyatt Regency La Jolla, 3777 La Jolla Village Dr
San Diego, CA 92122 United States
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What makes a great board? Can all the board members clearly articulate how the board adds value? How does the board actually measure its value to the organization?
Dr. Erica M. Rivera brings extensive experience in the psychological aspects of leadership and executive behavior to share research on how great boards actually do add value.

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