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Conferences

17th Annual Talent Management Strategies Conference - Los Angeles
07 - 08 February, 2017 (Marina del Rey, CA)

17th Annual Talent Management Strategies Conference - New York
01 - 02 March, 2017 (New York, NY)

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Peer Networks

Strategic Workforce Planning Council
This council takes on the challenge of implementing and maturing SWP to maximize its benefit. Meetings are confidential and the emphasis is on relevant insights that members can use to manage risks and leverage talent.

Talent and Organization Development Executive Council
This council is exclusively for executive-level leaders of talent development, organizational development and learning for their member companies or firms. Members of the council are the most senior leaders of these functions within their organization.

Global Business Conduct Council
Senior executives responsible for shaping global ethics and compliance programs discuss current issues and challenges facing corporations globally. Members value the confidential dialogue, expert speakers and benchmarking opportunities.

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Publications

The New Business of Business: Innovating for a Better World

Businesses today face three challenges: shareholder demands for growth, employee desire for meaningful work, and public expectations. This Giving Thoughts describes how firms are tackling these three challenges simultaneously.

(Research Report, January 2017)

Is Universal Proxy in the Cards? Insights and Highlights from a Recent Roundtable

The Conference Board Governance Center hosted more than 30 corporate governance practitioners to discuss the viability of mandatory versus optional universal proxy cards in contested director elections.

(Executive Action Report, January 2017)

The Conference Board Economics Watch® United States View

The new year brings more optimism, but uncertainties over the impact of policy initiatives have mounted.

(Economics Watch Reports, January 2017)

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Webcasts

Window on America: Post-Inauguration Analysis
30 January, 2017 04:00 PM CET [16:00] (Brussels), 10:00 AM ET [10:00] (New York), 03:00 PM UTC [15:00]

Join The Conference Board Chief Economist Bart Van Ark as he leads a panel of experts in an enlightening discussion about the post-inauguration implications for worldwide growth, debt, and trade and a live analysis of President Trump’s agenda for business and the economy.

Accelerating Growth in the New Normal: Orchestrating Successful M&A and Joint Venture Strategies
07 February, 2017 11:00 AM ET [11:00] (New York), 04:00 PM UTC [16:00]

Join our expert panelists as they discuss the steps you need to take to seek out strategic deals that align with your organization's overall growth strategy while mitigating risks and alleviating stakeholder concerns. Learn to navigate the complexities of joint ventures and business alliances that allow organizations to find new areas of growth. CPE, HRCI, and SHRM credit available

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