Corporate governance: Director education

Given the significant changes in regulations and corporate governance, continuing education programs are important components of board or audit committee effectiveness. These programs can help directors further understand their roles and develop the technical knowledge needed to discharge their responsibilities effectively. Contact Karen Bissell for more information regarding our director education offerings.

PwC offers a number of educational programs and participates in a number of third-party events for boards and audit committee members. Download the Director Education brochure and see below for a listing of these events:

Center for Board Governance Quarterly Webcast Series
PwC's Center for Board Governance invites you to attend the next Center for Board Governance Quarterly Webcast Series, designed to help audit committee and board members more effectively meet the challenges of their critical roles.


Current webcasts

Preparing for what’s next on the agendas at the SEC, PCAOB and FASB
On this webcast, Paula Loop, PwC’s Center for Board Governance and Investor Resource Institute Leader, Mike Gallagher PwC’s Managing Partner of Assurance Quality, and John White, Partner at Cravath, Swaine & Moore LLP and the former Director of the Division of Corporation Finance at the US Securities and Exchange Commission, will discuss and offer key insights on the active regulatory and standard-setting agendas, the current environment, and emerging issues being addressed by the SEC, PCAOB and FASB. Among other topics, speakers will focus on recent concept releases and rule-making and how they may impact boards and audit committees. 

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Webcast date and time:
Tuesday, February 2, 2016
3:00pm ET


Previous webcasts

2015 Annual Corporate Directors Survey results webcast
How do boards of directors stay oriented towards long-term shareholder value in the face of short-term pressures? And, have boards made changes to their practices in the last few years to ensure an adequate focus on “governing for the long- term?”

On this webcast, the Center for Board Governance and Investor Resource Institute leader, Paula Loop was joined by Don Keller, Center for Board Governance partner, and Paul DeNicola, Center for Board Governance managing director, to discuss the findings of the 2015 Annual Corporate Directors Survey.

Original webcast date:
Thursday, October 22, 2015
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Center for Board Governance Quarterly Webcast - ProxyPulse 2015

This special ProxyPulse webcast, presented in conjunction with Broadridge, analyzed proxy voting data. The webcast covered recent trends regarding share ownership composition, voting rates, director elections, say-on-pay, and proxy access. Speakers included Center for Board Governance Leader Paula Loop, Center for Board Governance Managing Director Paul DeNicola, and Vice President of Corporate Affairs & Strategic Development at Broadridge, Sharyn Bilenker.

Original air date:
Tuesday, July 14, 2015
2:00pm – 3:00pm EDT

Speakers include:

  • Paula Loop, Leader, Center for Board Governance, PwC
  • Paul DeNicola, Managing Director, Center for Board Governance, PwC
  • Sharyn Bilenker, Vice President, Corporate Affairs & Strategic Development, Broadridge

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Key considerations for board and audit committee members

Mary Ann Cloyd, Leader of PwC’s Center for Board Governance, Mike Gallagher Managing Partner of Assurance Quality, PwC and Wayne Carnall, Partner, SEC Services, PwC and former Chief Accountant of the Division of Corporation Finance, SEC will discuss the SEC’s active agenda, the current enforcement environment, and leading practices when responding to investigations. They will also discuss the ins and outs of the new standard on revenue recognition and its implications for companies, as well as other significant FASB standard setting activities. The PCAOB’s key priorities and rulemaking, including proposed changes to the auditor’s reporting model, are also on the webcast’s agenda.

Original air date:
Thursday, February 19, 2015
2:00pm – 3:00pm EST

Speakers included:

  • Mary Ann Cloyd, Leader, Center for Board Governance
  • Wayne Carnall, Partner, SEC Services, PwC and former Chief Accountant of the Division of Corporation Finance, SEC
  • Mike Gallagher, Managing Partner, Assurance Quality

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PwC hosts programs that cover the critical issues that board and audit committee members face. These events provide insights on a range of topics including significant governance developments and leading practices, key regulatory, accounting, and auditing developments, emerging shareholder issues, among many other matters. PwC also offers seminars addressing industry-specific challenges, and also participates as a featured speaker and sponsor at numerous events for boards and audit committees. See below for our latest event offerings.

Board and Audit Committee member events

Conference Date Location
Houston Professional Forum December 16, 2015 Houston, TX
Houston Professional Forum December 17, 2015 New Orleans, LA
Key considerations for board
and audit committee members

December 16-17, 2015

January  6-7, 2016

January 13-14, 2016

New York, NY

Scottsdale, AZ

Palm Beach, FL 

Industry-focused directors events

Conference

Date

Location

Health Industries Hot Topics Event

December 9, 2015

Boston, MA

Power & Utilities Assurance
Annual Technical Conference

December 10, 2015

Chicago, IL

Other events

Conference

Date

Location

NACD Ninth Annual Directorship 100 Gala

December 2, 2015

New York, NY

Corporate Directors Forum 2016

January 24-26, 2016

San Diego, CA

Equilar Board Leadership Forum

February 3, 2016

San Francisco, CA

PwC participates as a featured speaker and sponsor at numerous events for boards and audit committees.

PwC's Open University offers free and open access to a selection of PwC-developed courses, many of which offer CPE credit. Browse through the available options by topic or delivery method. Topics covered include deals, energy, financial services, governance, health industries, IFRS, industrial products, tax, technology and more. CPE credit is only available when participating on live webcasts. Archives are available for all courses.

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