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The Generational Disruption of Corporate America

September 22, 2015
Chicago, IL



America’s C-Suites and boardrooms are experiencing transformational change as the generation of multi-ethnic, multi-gender Boomers have begun assuming the mantle of leadership from the prior Silent Generation. Mr. Underwood shares his insights on the political, cultural, and societal events shaping the core values of these generations, leading to profound differences in their leadership beliefs and obligations. He describes the momentous impact these differences will have on corporations and boardrooms. 

A noted speaker, Mr. Underwood’s keynote address at NACD’s 2014 National Leadership Conference was rated one of the best ever.


NACD recognizes the importance of cultivating tomorrow’s directors today, therefore, this event is being presented as an "Open" event.   NACD Chapters may host up to two “Open” events per year that director-ready executives may attend outside of the regular “two-and join” policy.   Please go to the "About Us" tab on our home page for NACD's attendance policy.


  September 22nd Event Summary

Location and Time


The Standard Club of Chicago
320 S. Plymouth Court
Chicago, IL

11:15-11:45 a.m. Registration/Networking Reception

11:45-1:30 p.m. Lunch / Program

Speaker Spotlight

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Chuck Underwood

Chuck Underwood, host of the public television series America’s Generations with Chuck Underwood, is one of the handful of people who developed and popularized the field of generational study. As the founder/principal of consulting firm The Generational Imperative, Inc., he consults and trains a wide variety of business and other institutions on Generational Marketplace Strategies, Generational Workforce Strategies, and other niche applications of generational study. His clients include HP, Coca Cola, Macy’s and the US Military.

Mr. Underwood has pioneered breakthrough training programs in Generational Behavioral Healthcare Strategy and Generational Leadership and Governance Strategy. An authority in generational study, Mr. Underwood regularly authors articles on generational dynamics, guest lectures at universities, and is interviewed in a variety of media for generational news stories.

His book is the most comprehensive presentation of generational business and personal-life dynamics and is entitled: The Generational Imperative Understanding Generational Differences in the Workplace, Marketplace, and Living Room

Mr. Underwood spent his earlier career years in the mass media of radio and television, first as an award-winning broadcast journalist and national sports play-by-play announcer, and then as a creator and producer of original programming. He has hosted and produced shows that have aired nationally and internationally.



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