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Essentials Seminar 2015

January 28-30, 2015

Disney's Boardwalk Inn
2101 N. Epcot Resorts Boulevard
Orlando, Florida

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Program Description

The three-day Essentials program covers the fundamentals of corporate governance and the corporate secretarial function.  This program will provide attendees of public, private and nonprofit companies with a solid framework, practical tips and up-to-date information on the following topics:

  • Fundamentals of Corporate Governance
  • Internal Sources of and Limits on Governance Authority
  • Boards of Directors
  • Board and Committee Meetings
  • Writing Bullet-Proof Minutes
  • Annual Meeting Logistics
  • Records Management and Privacy Issues
  • Shareholder Engagement

Key Seminar Benefits

In addition to practical instruction in the areas of primary concern to Corporate Secretaries and their staff, seminar attendees receive:

  • Comprehensive program workbooks containing speakers' outlines, samples of actual forms or policy materials, and other useful information;
  • The opportunity to meet and work with experienced faculty members who have developed practical solutions to the problems confronted in the Corporate Secretary's office;
  • The opportunity to network with fellow attendees during the various breaks and luncheons to share experiences and solutions to common problems;
  • Substantial discounts on the various reports and guidebooks published by the Society;
  • Assistance in obtaining CLE (continuing legal or other professional education credits) using materials that can be obtained at the seminars.

Registration Fees


3-Day Program

2-Day Program

Society Member

$ 1,140

$ 895


$ 1,240

$ 995

Nonprofit Society Member

$ 990

$ 745

Nonprofit Non-Member

$ 1,090

$ 845

Special Membership Offer for Non-Members

Non-Members are welcome to join the Society at the special educational programs rate of $200 for the first year. 

Hotel Accommodations 

The Society has reserved a block of rooms at Disney's BoardWalk Resort in Orlando, FL at the special rate of $225 single/double. The rooms will be held until Monday, January 6, 2015. For reservations please call Disney directly at 407-939-4686 and mention the Society of Corporate Secretaries ESSENTIALS seminar.