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NACD New Jersey to discuss Governance Lessons from Real Life Challenges: You Do Everything Right and Things Still Go Wrong - November 19, 2014

October 20, 2014


Press contact: Diane Polise

NACD NJ Chapter Marketing Committee Chair



NACD New Jersey Chapter to discuss Governance Lessons from Real Life Challenges:  You do everything right and things still go wrong.


New Jersey —October 20, 2014 — NACD New Jersey Chapter has announced the topic of its November chapter meeting titled “Governance Lessons from Real Life Challenges:  You do everything right and things still go wrong.” This breakfast program, which will be held at the Hotel Woodbridge at Metropark, in Iselin, NJ, will discuss the board's role in successfully navigating through a "Black Swan" or "Grey Swan" event.  From product recalls, natural disasters, terrorist and cyber security attacks, geopolitical events, financial crises to executive misconduct, it is almost a given that company boards will have to confront these types of events.  Social media has magnified the situation by creating an environment of near-instantaneous communication.  However, having a strategy in place is critical to assure stakeholders such as shareholders, customers, suppliers, employees and regulators that the event is being prudently handled. 


An expert panel will consider two case studies where everything was done right, but things still went wrong and how the board and lessons learned in how to prevent or be prepared for unforeseen events, including the role of the board.

To see speaker profiles and to register for this event -- which is open to to board members or C-Suite professionals – visit


NACD-NJ Chapter has developed a series of educational programs throughout New Jersey for the 2014/2015 season on such topics as compensation consultants; audit committee issues; proxy processes; regulatory updates; creating an early-stage company board; board leadership effectiveness; and director liability.


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NACD New Jersey Chapter is part of NACD’s system of local chapters across the country. NACD Chapters provide the director community with a forum for sharing experiential knowledge, asserting their voice in policy issues impacting the boardroom and fostering exemplary governance in the business community. Chapters meet regularly for director education programs and board networking events in convenient venues.


The National Association of Corporate Directors (NACD) is the only membership organization focused exclusively on advancing exemplary board leadership. Based on 35 years of experience, NACD identifies, interprets and provides insights and information that corporate board members rely upon to make sound strategic decisions, confidently confront complex business challenges and enhance shareowner value. With more than 13,000 members, NACD provides world-class director education, director training and proprietary research about leading boardroom and corporate governance practices to promote director professionalism and bolster investor confidence. Furthermore, to create more effective and efficient corporate boards, NACD provides independent board evaluations and custom-tailored in-boardroom education and training programs, as well as director-led conferences, forums and peer-exchange learning opportunities to share ideas about current and emerging issues. NACD and the NJ Chapter, visit