Thursday, May 17
p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
Lodge Wine Cellar, inside the Oak Room at the Sea Island Lodge
Simons Island, GA 31522
is no charge for WCD members to attend the dinner.
Group Cooking Class and Lunch
Friday, May 18
11:00 a.m. to 1:00
Georgian Room Restaurant
hope members will stay for additional networking by attending a
cooking class, followed by lunch, at the Georgian Room, the only
Forbes “Five-Star” restaurant in Georgia. The cost to participate
is $265.36 per person, to be paid on-site, the day of the event.
toed shoes must be worn.
secure your hotel room at the Inn at Sea Island, please call
855.318.8030 and reference the WCD group rate. The room rate is
$200.00 per night plus tax.
Inn at Sea Island
Salt Marsh Drive
Simons Island, GA 31522
Visionary Board’s Imperative: Ensuring
Alignment Between Human Capital, Cultural and Strategic Initiatives
success relies on both a robust business strategy and a strong,
talented team to deliver it. What is the Board’s responsibility for
leadership development? If business strategy defines what a
company plans to do, then leadership strategy governs how a
company will do it. Shouldn’t an active board be equally concerned
May, WCD and Pearl Meyer released a new Thought Leadership Commission
report entitled, The
Visionary Board at Work: Developing a Culture of Leadership. As
part of this report, a global survey conducted by WCD and Pearl Meyer
found that roughly 90% of respondents believe that boards have a
responsibility to oversee talent and leadership strategy, but only
11% of boards thought they were doing this well.
this session, Melissa Means from Pearl Meyer will lead us through a
discussion about the board’s role in leadership, culture and
strategic initiatives (innovation) and will discuss examples of how a
more proactive role for the board has occurred in your companies.
Means is a managing director
with Pearl Meyer with over 20 years of experience in executive and
board compensation. She assists clients in designing, implementing
and communicating incentive plans and total compensation strategies,
pay for performance alignment and shareholder outreach. Melissa
works closely with boards and management teams in addressing
governance practices, executive transitions/succession planning and
aligning pay with business strategies. As a part of regularly being
in the boardroom, Melissa also provides context to boards on group
behavioral, as well as governance dynamics and interactions among the
board and with management. She is a member of Women Corporate
Directors and the National Association of Corporate Directors (New
England and National), where she also served on the Program
Committee. She was co-author of the WCD Thought Leadership Reports
in 2014 and 2017. She is a member of The Boston Club, served on the
Corporate Board Committee and chaired the Corporate Advisory Board
Committee. Melissa was named to the Agenda Compensation 100, a
listing of top compensation committee board-ready professionals.