NACD takes pride in being not only the voice of the director but also a center of knowledge on governance-related topics. Our research team generates thought leadership, issue analysis, and practical guidance in various formats throughout the year—and you may find out about these new resources through e-mail, here on the blog, or by visiting our home page.
If you’re looking for detailed support on a particular governance topic, our collection of Resource Centers should do the trick.
What’s a Resource Center? Resource Centers are online portals curating our most relevant and recent content about major board responsibilities, emerging issues, and core governance requirements. The resource centers also highlight advisory services, upcoming events, and replays of recent webinars.
Resource Centers are the best way to explore the depth and breadth of NACD’s offerings on a particular topic. If we don’t have a resource center now for a particular topic, one is likely in the works.
Our department recently released the Nominating and Governance Committee Resource Center to present our most relevant content on the topic. We aim to help directors solve for hot-button issues like shareholder pressure to diversify the board and C-Suite, and support perennial activities such as strengthening the relationships between independent and inside directors. Complementing our own thought leadership, we recently partnered with Egon Zehnder to bring our readers even more insights about the role and responsibilities of the Nominating and Governance Committee.
Below we have highlighted a sample of helpful materials from this Resource Center, by section.
Thought Leadership & Research
Report of the NACD Blue Ribbon Commission Report on Building the Strategic-Asset Board (member exclusive); Executive Summary (open to all) – Scrutiny from investors and other stakeholders has never been greater. This report lays out a roadmap that directors of any organization can use to develop a continuous-improvement plan to attune their skill sets and processes to current and future needs.
Egon Zehnder’s Board Effectiveness Reviews (open to all) – The oversight responsibilities of the board have taken on a new level of complexity. Disruptive business models can come from any direction, and the types of risks the board must monitor have multiplied. Board evaluations can help directors review their performance, exceed standards, and satisfy investors.
Boardroom Tools & Templates
Sample Nominating and Corporate Governance Committee Self-Evaluation (member exclusive) – Is your board convinced that self-evaluation is important but needs some guidance to get started? This template provides sample questions to kick-start the nominating and governance committee’s self-evaluation process.
Industry & Global Perspectives
Guide to Board Composition for Energy Companies Emerging from Bankruptcy (open to all) – Every sector faces unique challenges. While NACD is here first to help with big-picture governance questions, our resources also address granular topics. Egon Zehnder’s report on how to structure board composition for an energy board is a great example of industry-specific knowledge offered to boards.
Videos & Webinars
How to Select the Nominating and Governance Committee Chair (open to all) – What star qualities do you need to look for when selecting a director to chair the nominating and governance committee? Two experts share what they’ve learned through their work with boards to find the perfect fit.
If you can’t find what you need on the Nominating and Governance Committee Resource Center, please let us know. We want to be responsive to directors’ needs and concerns.