Events and programs overview

Learn more about all the Board Leadership Center events and programs.

Explore all Board Leadership Center events and programs

Continuing education credits

Many of the Board Leadership Center programs are eligible for continuing professional education (CPE). Contact the Board Leadership Center for details and visit the KPMG Executive Education site for more CPE eligible offerings.

*Webcast replays are not eligible for continuing professional education (CPE) credits.

KPMG Board Leadership Center Quarterly Webcast  *CPE eligible

This quarterly Webcast series provides updates and insights into issues affecting audit committee and board oversight—from key accounting and regulatory changes to developments in risk oversight.

2021 Proxy season trends

Original webcast date: June 24, 2021

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On the recent KPMG Board Leadership Center quarterly webcast we discussed this proxy season’s trends and available results. Environmental, social, and governance (ESG) issues will be front-and-center given investors’ heightened interest in ESG disclosures and the progress that companies are making. 

2021 webcast schedule

September 23

2021 Board Leadership Conference 

Courage and leadership

Navigating through unprecedented times 

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The 2021 KPMG Board Leadership Conference discussion was on the business and governance challenges shaping board and committee agendas during these unprecedented times.   

The program included preeminent leaders and thinkers who shared their views on critical lessons learned from a tumultuous 2020 and offer insights for navigating the uncertainties and opportunities ahead, including:

  • Leadership in times of crisis
  • U.S. economic outlook
  • Post-election geopolitical landscape
  • Corporate purpose
  • Making a difference and a profit

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January 5–7, 2022

2022 KPMG Board Leadership Conference

Race and accountability in the boardroom

KPMG Board Leadership Center Virtual Event

A hard-hitting conversation about the board’s role in driving accountability and action on diversity—as a critical performance metric and an expectation of Corporate America’s stakeholders. 

With insights from seasoned business leaders and directors, we’ll discuss how boards can move their companies forward—from talking the talk, to walking the walk, starting with getting the company’s own house in order.

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KPMG Board Insights Podcast Series

The KPMG Board Insights podcast series features conversations with directors, business leaders, and governance luminaries to explore the emerging issues and pressing challenges facing boards today.

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Director Roundtable Series *CPE eligible

Brings together board directors, audit committee members, senior executives, and leaders in governance to discuss challenges, emerging trends, and leading practices impacting board oversight.

The long-term value  of workforce well-being

Virtual Directors Roundtable

Original webcast date:  May 13, 2021

A discussion of how companies and boards are rethinking workforce well-being to help drive strategy and long-term performance.

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Director and audit committee member onboarding

The Board Leadership Center team is available to discuss a new director’s onboarding needs—i.e., materials and personal briefings/presentations that would be most appropriate given the director’s level of experience and committee assignments.

Contact the Board Leadership Center for more information.

The Board Fit program

Led by the KPMG Board Leadership Center, the purpose of Board Fit is to help business leaders become outstanding board members.  Highly customizable, Board Fit has been delivered to organizations by invitation in various ways including keynote addresses, featured panels, table discussions, and networking events designed to help build a foundation for participants who are interested in directorship opportunities as well as for novice corporate directors looking to strengthen their skills. In addition, the Board Leadership Center’s Senior Advisors are available to speak individually and to groups on topics of interest to aspiring board members.

For more information on the program, contact the KPMG Board Leadership Center.

In-boardroom briefings

The Board Leadership Center is available to provide general and customized in-boardroom briefings for boards and audit committees on a range of topics from general challenges and priorities shaping board and audit committee agendas to tailored presentations focused on specific issues the board/audit committee may be wrestling with—such as strategy and risk, cybersecurity, investor activism and shareholder engagement, corporate responsibility, and more. 

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Contact the Board Leadership Center for more information.

Audit Committee Peer Exchanges

The Audit Committee Institute (ACI) hosts audit committee peer exchanges in several cities across the country.  These small-group sessions—typically 10-12 participants—foster high-quality, candid discussions on issues and challenges that are top of mind for the attendee and their boards.  KPMG’s professionals facilitate the session, but the agenda is shaped and driven by the directors.

If you are interested in participating in a peer exchange in your area, please contact the Audit Committee Institute.

Portfolio Company Board Readiness Program

Offered via KPMG Executive Education, the Portfolio Company Board Readiness Program is designed to build and enhance awareness of good governance among investment professionals, including employees and partners of private equity and venture capital firms, and family and multi-family offices, who are stepping in to portfolio company board positions. The program is a highly customizable seminar on corporate governance and board effectiveness, and can address firm-specific preferences and expectations. 

Portfolio Company Board Effectiveness Workshop

Offered via KPMG Executive Education, the Portfolio Company Board Effectiveness Workshop is designed to raise awareness of board effectiveness among directors of private equity and venture capital portfolio companies, including investment professionals, portfolio company executives, operating advisors and other independent directors. The workshop is highly customizable and can address firm-specific preferences and expectations. 

Chair and Lead Director Leadership Symposium at the NACD Global Board Leaders’ Summit *CPE eligible

Sponsored by the Board Leadership Center, this invitation only, daylong symposium brings together lead directors and chairs to share their insights and ideas. Seasoned boardroom leaders and subject matter experts explore effective practices in boardroom leadership as well timely issues and challenges.

Audit Forum – at the NACD Global Board Leaders’ Summit *CPE eligible

Sponsored by ACI, the daylong Audit Forum explores timely issues and leading practices in audit committee and board oversight. From seasoned audit committee chairs and subject matter experts to regulators, investor representatives, and other stakeholders, this program brings an array of perspectives and insights to the dialogue on audit committee challenges and priorities.


Some or all of the services described herein may not be permissible for KPMG audit clients and their affiliates.

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