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The 2018 West Coast Diversity & Inclusion Conference
December 10 - 11, 2018 (San Francisco, CA)

Change and Transformation Seminar
December 11 - 12, 2018 (New York, NY)

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Peer Networks

Labor & Employment Law Council
Lawyers advising corporate clients on labor and employment issues practice in a rapidly-changing environment, where human resources managers face an intensifying stream of new challenges.

Strategic Workforce Planning Council
This council takes on the challenge of implementing and maturing SWP to maximize its benefit. Meetings are confidential and the emphasis is on relevant insights that members can use to manage risks and leverage talent.

Market Insights Council
The Council provides an opportunity for senior executives to meet for candid, off-the-record exchange of ideas and experiences. Members value the intimate forum, expert speakers, and ability to leverage the collective expertise year-round.

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China Center Deep Dive Exchange Session Report: China's Cybersecurity Law

In May 2018, China Center member companies convened to share perspectives on network and data compliance requirements and to discuss ideas and experiences on assuring network and data security, maintaining operational efficiency, and meeting regulator expectations. 

(China Center Publications, June 2018)

Economics Watch® - China View: April data suggest slowing momentum

Although The Conference Board Leading Economic Index® (LEI) for China suggests overall improvement in the near term, a closer reading suggests conditions are uneven at best.

(China Center Publications, June 2018)

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The Role of Technology in Coaching
July 03, 2018 01:00 PM ET [13:00] (New York), 05:00 PM UTC [17:00]

Learn practical examples of how technology is currently used and discuss the potential impact that emerging technologies, such as AI, can have on the coaching profession over the years to come. HRCI, SHRM, CPE, and CCE/ICF credit available

Governance Watch
July 10, 2018 12:00 PM ET [12:00] (New York), 04:00 PM UTC [16:00]

What were the hot topics in this year's proxy season? How did investors vote? What are the implications? Join our next Governance Watch webcast to hear our experts discuss the highlights from the 2018 proxy season. CPE and CLE credit available.

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Boards, CEOs and CFOs Need to Demand a Lot More from Internal Audit and Risk Groups
Boards, CEOs, and CFOs need to dramatically raise the bar, demanding better risk and internal audit processes and better metrics to measure the real value-add from internal audit and risk spending. A new approach to assurance, “Strategy and Value Oversight” and specific end result metrics are proposed, metrics capable of helping companies create and preserve long-term value and meet escalating expectations of powerful institutional investors, regulators, and others. (On Governance, June 2018)

2018 Excellence in New Communications Awards: Winning Case Studies
As the Society for New Communications Research of The Conference Board (SNCR) prepares for its annual dinner and gala celebrating the 2018 Excellence in New Communications Awards, we’re happy to share this year’s winning case studies in a special edition of "SNCR 2020: Exploring New Communications Tools and Technologies." (Society for New Communications Research Blog, June 2018)

The Impact Genome Project and Benchmarking Social Outcomes
Earlier this year, The Conference Board and Mission Measurement announced a new partnership to benchmark social outcomes data. Using Mission Measurement’s Impact Genome Project® (IGP), the two organizations will collect and analyze data on the social outcomes of corporations’ charitable contributions. Companies are now invited to participate in the IGP and to share their impact measurement data. (Citizenship and Philanthropy Blog, June 2018)

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Leading Economic Index for:

  • Australia 0.1%
  • Brazil 1.0%
  • China 1.5%
  • Euro Area 0.5%
  • France 0.5%
  • Germany 0.5%
  • Global 0.5%
  • India 1.1%
  • Japan 0.4%
  • Korea 0.8%
  • Mexico 0.5%
  • Spain 0.3%
  • U.K. 0.2%
  • U.S. 0.2%
  • International Labor Comparisons:
  • Visit ILC website
  • Productivity:
  • Visit Total Economy Database™ website
  • Global Economic Outlook:
  • Visit Global Economic Outlook website