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. 

08/13/19 Breakfast Psychology of a Private Company Board Series Part 3: ESOP and Other Employee Owned Businesses
08/08/19 Social 4th Annual Golf Outing
07/09/19 Breakfast Psychology of a Private Company Board Series Part 2: Fund (and Fund-like) Owned Businesses
06/25/19 Social Chicago Summer Social
06/19/19 Meeting Private Equity Company Board Strategies for Managing Across Business Cycles
06/11/19 Breakfast Psychology of a Private Company Board Series Part 1: Family Owned Businesses
05/15/19 Meeting The Value of an Independent Board and Getting Started with the PDA Model Board Meeting(SM) 

04/24/19

Meeting

Evolution of Ownership and Governance in a Family Enterprise

04/10/19

Breakfast

Beyond Cyber: Technology Board Governance Essentials

04/04/19

Breakfast

Blind Spots to Avoid in Buy-Side M&A Deals

03/13/19

Meeting

SRAM - Staying Privately Owned and Independently Governed

02/13/19

Meeting

The Board Takes on Branding: How a Start-Up Used Branding to Strengthen Strategy

12/06/18

Social

Members Only Party with a Purpose

11/14/18

Meeting

Bridging the Gap between the Family Council and the Family Business

11/07/18

Breakfast

The Evolving Board

10/17/18

Meeting

Director Insights: Improving Your Company's Odds of a Successful Acquisition

10/03/18

Breakfast

How Strategic Planning - and the Board's Role in Strategy Oversight - Has Changed

09/26/18

Meeting

The 3P's of Sale: Preparation, Process and Post Sale

09/13/18

Breakfast

Selected Topics in Sell-Side M&A

08/09/18

Social

3rd Annual Golf Outing

08/07/18

Breakfast

The Effective Director

07/18/18

Social

A Ravinia Night to Remember Featuring Gustavo Dudamel and Yuja Wang

06/20/18

Meeting

How Diverse Boards Help Private Companies Achieve Greater Success

05/23/18

Meeting

The Board and Tax Experts: A Dialogue on the New Tax Laws and Private Companies

04/25/18

Meeting

Private Equity and Private Company Boards

03/24/18

Meeting

The Fiduciary Role Directors Ignore at their Peril: Employee Retirement Plans

02/21/18

Meeting

From Start up to Sale - The Board's Role

02/07/18

Breakfast

Harassment in the Workplace: Challenges Board Members & C-Suite Executives Face

12/06/17

Social

Holiday Party with a Purpose

11/08/17

Meeting

The Value of a Board for Early Stage Companies

11/01/17

Breakfast

What Every Private Company Director Should Know About Personal Liability, Risk, and D&O

10/18/17

Meeting

The Family's View of Non-Family Board Members

10/17/17

Breakfast

The Board/CEO Relationship: Finding the Right Balance

09/27/17

Meeting

ESOPs as a Viable Liquidty Option for Sale or Succession

09/14/17

Breakfast

Importance of Onboarding

06/21/17

Meeting

50 Businesses in 50 Years: Building Companies through Professional Ownership

05/24/17

Meeting

Independence and Diversity on Family Boards

04/26/17

Meeting

Directors in Distressed Situations; War Stories Do's and Don'ts

03/22/17

Meeting

Managing the Gap: How Private Companies Adopt Public Company Best Governance Practices

02/15/17

Meeting

Transitioning the Family Business to a Formal Board Structure

01/25/17

Meeting

Choosing between Private Equity or Strategic Buyer

11/16/16

Meeting

CEO of Growth Companies: How Board Members Help or Hinder the CEO

10/19/16

Meeting

The Value of a Board of Directors in Helping Companies Fulfill Their Fiduciary Responsibilities

09/21/16

Meeting

The Difference Between Private and Public Company Boards

09/09/16

Social

First Annual Golf Outing

07/26/16

Social

A Summer Night to Remember at Ravinia: Stravinsky’s Firebird 

06/15/16

Meeting

Aligning Senior Officer Compensation with the Needs of a Family Owned Business

05/18/16

Meeting

How Independent Directors Help Sell the Business

04/20/16

Meeting

The Role of the Board in Building and/or Rebuilding the Business

03/16/16

Meeting

How to Get Your First Paid Director Appointment

02/17/16

Meeting

Independent Directors Facilitate Change