National Directors Institute (NDI)

For more than a decade, Foley’s National Directors Institute (NDI) has been the forum of choice for business leaders looking to explore best practices and the latest trends impacting the corporate finance and governance landscape.

NDI’s year-long series of Web conferences and interactive programs brings enhanced convenience and accessibility to global and national industry leaders looking to share their corporate governance experiences, while our timely newsletters help keep you on target as you navigate the legal risks arising from increasing and evolving governmental regulation and reform across all industries.

Please take a moment to learn more about the components of this year’s NDI webinar series. Join other public and private company directors and executives in a virtual platform as we examine how you can hone your corporate governance and business strategies to make the most of changing market and regulatory conditions.

For executives and directors, the years since Sarbanes-Oxley have only brought additional scrutiny and external pressures: national and global economic turmoil, Dodd-Frank, ISS and Lewis-Glass, institutional shareholders, activist groups, hedge funds, and the promise of more burdensome regulations. While it’s tempting to focus on the proverbial light at the end of the tunnel, the reality is that companies must accept this high-pressure environment as the “new normal” in order to ensure that executives and directors are prepared to react quickly to intensified demands while maintaining a carefully strategic view of the company’s long-term success.

This year’s NDI Executive Exchange will be held on November 15, 2019. During this national forum, prominent corporate governance leaders engaged in candid, interactive peer group discussions about the future of governance. Our Executive Exchange directly connected C-level executives and board directors in an interactive, roundtable setting. They shared the issues that matter most to their business and exchanged real-world governance strategies for adapting to the new normal.

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As we track developments related to COVID-19 and take appropriate precautions to help safeguard the health and well-being of our clients and friends, in lieu of the in-person event, we will hold a series of webinars over the next few months.

Over the years, NDI has been the forum of choice for business leaders looking to explore best practices and the latest trends impacting the corporate finance and governance landscape.  Please join us at the webinars set forth below as we continue to provide practical, timely advice and conversation.  

Plans are in the works for a "Virtual NDI" on November 12th. Please contact us at NDIInfo@Foley.com with any questions and to remain informed about NDI 

May 20, 2020 - COVID-19 Re-Entry Framework

June 17, 2020 – What COVID-19 Means for Executive Pay

June 24, 2020 – Rethinking Your Post-COVID-19 Supply Chain Strategies

July 1, 2020 – Don’t Let This Crisis Go To Waste – Think Strategically, and Not Just Defensively

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CLE credits will be applied for in all applicable states. Foley & Lardner LLP certifies that this activity has been approved for California MCLE Credits by the State Bar of California. Foley & Lardner LLP is a State Bar of California MCLE approved provider.

 

 

2019 – NDI Executive Exchange

The 18th annual National Directors Institute was held on November 13-14, 2019 in Chicago, Illinois. At the Board of the Year Awards held on November 13, Foley recognized the following companies:

  • Douglas Dynamics, Inc. – Public Company
  • Sasser Family Companies – Private Company
  • OneBlood – Non-Profit

During the Executive Exchange Program, we welcomed Pat McGurn of ISS and Bonnie Reitz of Airlines Reporting Corporation as our keynote speakers.

Visit the 2019 Executive Exchange event page for detailed information about the breakout sessions, including presentation materials and key takeaways.

2018 – NDI Executive Exchange

The 17th annual National Directors Institute was held on October 24-25, 2018 in Chicago, Illinois. At the Board of the Year Awards held on October 24th, Foley recognized the following companies with Board of the Year Awards:

  • International Seaways, Inc. – Public Company
  • Advocate Health Care and Aurora Health Care – Private Company

Visit the 2018 Executive Exchange event page for detailed information about the breakout sessions, including presentation materials and key takeaways.

2017 – NDI Executive Exchange

The 16th annual National Directors Institute was held on November 6-7, 2017 in Chicago, Illinois. At the Board of the Year Awards held on November 6th, Foley recognized the following companies with Board of the Year Awards:

  • Catholic Financial Life – Non-Profit
  • Sentio Healthcare Properties – Public Company
  • Visit the 2017 Executive Exchange event page for detailed information about the breakout sessions, including presentation materials and key takeaways.

    2016 & 2017 – Checkpoint Web Conference Series

    Foley's NDI Checkpoint Web Conferences brought together national and global business leaders in a peer-to-peer, interactive forum to explore a variety of topics impacting public and private company executives and directors.

    Web conferences included: