Chicago Meeting Information

The Private Directors Associations has meetings on regular basis, as outlined in the calendar of events.  At each meeting, an information sheet is provided, which includes speaker background and a listing of upcoming events. The information for past meetings are linked below. 

December 6, 2018 Holiday Party | Members Only Party with a Purpose

November 14, 2018 Program | Bridging the Gap between the Family Council and the Family Business

November 7, 2018 Breakfast | The Evolving Board

October 17, 2018 Program | Director Insights: Improving Your Company's Odds of a Successful Acquisition

October 3, 2018 Breakfast | How Strategic Planning - and the Board's Role in Strategy Oversight - Has Changed

September 26, 2018 Program | The 3P's of Sale: Preparation, Process and Post Sale

September 13, 2018 Breakfast | Selected Topics in Sell-Side M&A

August 9, 2018 Social Event | 3rd Annual Golf Outing

August 7, 2018 Breakfast | The Effective Director

July 18, 2018 Summer Social | A Ravinia Night to Remember Featuring Gustavo Dudamel and Yuja Wang

June 20, 2018 Program | How Diverse Boards Help Private Companies Achieve Greater Success

May 23, 2018 Program | The Board and Tax Experts: A Dialogue on the New Tax Laws and Private Companies

April 25, 2018 Program | Private Equity and Private Company Boards

March 21, 2018 Program | The Fiduciary Role Directors Ignore at their Peril: Employee Retirement Plans

February 21, 2018 Program | From Start up to Sale - The Board's Role

February 7, 2018 Breakfast | Harassment in the Workplace: Challenges Board Members & C-Suite Executives Face

December 6, 2017 Event | Holiday Party with a Purpose

November 8, 2017 Meeting | The Value of a Board for Early Stage Companies

November 1, 2017 Breakfast | What Every Private Company Director Should Know About Personal Liability, Risk, and D&O

October 18, 2017 Meeting | The Family's View of Non-Family Board Members

October 17, 2017 Breakfast | The Board/CEO Relationship: Finding the Right Balance

September 27, 2017 Meeting | ESOPs as a Viable Liquidty Option for Sale or Succession

September 14, 2017 Breakfast | Importance of Onboarding

June 21, 2017 | 50 Businesses in 50 Years: Building Companies through Professional Ownership

May 24, 2017 | Independence and Diversity on Family Boards

April 26, 2017 | Directors in Distressed Situations; War Stories Do's and Don'ts

March 22, 2017 | Managing the Gap: How Private Companies Adopt Public Company Best Governance Practices

February 15, 2017 | Transitioning the Family Business to a Formal Board Structure

January 25, 2017 | Choosing between Private Equity or Strategic Buyer

November 16, 2016 | CEO of Growth Companies: How Board Members Help or Hinder the CEO

October 19, 2016 | The Value of a Board of Directors in Helping Companies Fulfill Their Fiduciary Responsibilities

September 21, 2016 | The Difference Between Private and Public Company Boards

August 9, 2016 | First Annual Golf Outing

July 26, 2016 | A Summer Night to Remember at Ravinia: Stravinsky’s Firebird 

June 15, 2016 | Aligning Senior Officer Compensation with the Needs of a Family Owned Business

May 18, 2016 | How Independent Directors Help Sell the Business

April 20, 2016 | The Role of the Board in Building and/or Rebuilding the Business

March 16, 2016 | How to Get Your First Paid Director Appointment

February 17, 2016 | Independent Directors Facilitate Change