Events and programs overview
Events and programs overview

Events and programs overview

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

Explore all Board Leadership center events and programs

Annual Board Leadership Conference

This annual conference brings together seasoned board directors, governance professionals, and business leaders to explore the governance challenges and priorities driving the board agenda in the year ahead. Moderated panel discussions, keynote speakers, and small-group peer exchanges cover the latest developments in legal/regulatory compliance, risk management, emerging technologies, globalization, and more.

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Director Roundtable Series

The Director Roundtable Series is hosted annually in cities across the country every spring (May/June).  Highly interactive and panel driven, the roundtable series brings together audit committee members, board directors, senior executives, and leaders in governance to discuss challenges, emerging trends, and leading practices affecting the oversight of financial reporting and related risks.



KPMG Quarterly Audit Committee Webcast

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.

2019 Webcast schedule:

  • September 12
  • 2020 webcast schedule will be available soon



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 Board Fit program was created to help business leaders become outstanding board members. A highly customizable workshop, the Board Fit program is offered in one session, a full day, or anything in between.

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.

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

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

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.


Continuing education credits

Most Board Leadership Center programs are eligible for continuing professional education (CPE) and NACD credits. Contact the Board Leadership Center for details.

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