7:30 a.m. - 9:00 a.m. | Welcome and Formal Program
Breakfast Buffet will be available at 7:00 a.m.
Adaptive Governance: Board Oversight of Disruptive Risks
Inside the NACD Blue Ribbon Commission Initiative 2018
St. Louis Program
Stinson Leonard Street LLP
Kelvin R. Westbrook, Director,
The Archer Daniels Midland Co.,
Camden Property Trust, The Mosaic Co. and T-Mobile
Businesses are increasingly faced with the volatility of an always-on global information network; shifting business models; disruptive natural events; transformative technological, social, and demographic trends; and unpredictable global economics and geopolitics. In short, we are operating in a VUCA (volatile, uncertain, complex, and ambiguous) environment. As a result, directors need to assess, discuss, and oversee disruptive risks that could have a significant economic, operational, and/or reputational impact and provide guidance that helps our companies and organizations better prepare to respond when the unforeseen does occur. This initiative has explored board oversight of risks that are complex and difficult to identify and that carry major consequences for companies’ long-term value.
Take this opportunity to hear from Kelvin Westbrook, a St. Louis-based NACD member of our Heartland Chapter and one of the co-chairs of this year’s NACD Blue Ribbon Commission, who will discuss the report’s practical recommendations for board directors. Westbrook’s experience navigating disruptive risks on Fortune 500 boards covers industries as diverse as telco, banking, agriculture, and multi-family REIT.
Reservations are required
Please register by Friday, February 8, 2019
If you need help with registration, please contact Sharon Allison at admin@NACDheartlandchapter.com