Board Leadership Forum

The Board Leadership Forum, run in partnership with Deloitte, is a unique peer network of board chairs and lead directors of public and private corporations that meets twice per year to engage on the distinctive challenges and opportunities they face. Chairs and lead directors now have a more important role than ever. Activist shareholders, challenging economies, geopolitical changes, and other disparate forces have placed the traditional boardroom model under siege. The Board Leadership Forum offers a place for chairs and lead directors to work through those challenges with, and learn from, their distinguished peers. Sessions of the Forum are designed to be interactive, encouraging robust discussion among the group and with the influential guests invited to discuss the latest issues, research, trends and perspectives on topics most relevant to today’s board leaders.

The most recent session of the Forum was held on May 2, 2019 in New York City and featured Nelson Peltz, the Founding Partner and Chief Executive Officer at Trian Fund Management, L.P. and the non-executive Chairman of The Wendy's Company, who co-lead an interactive discussion focused on activist investing and other topics essential to governance and leadership in the board room.

The next session of the Forum will be held on November 8, 2019 in New York City.

If you are a board chair or lead director that is interested in joining the Board Leadership Forum, or for more information, please contact the Center's Executive Director, Kristin Bresnahan, at kbresnahan@law.columbia.edu or 212-854-0083.