Cambridge, Massachusetts
Sunday, July 23, 2017

Monday-Wednesday, July 24-26
NCTR is pleased to return to Cambridge, Massachusetts, and honored to work again with the Trustee Leadership Forum for Retirement Security at The Initiative for Responsible Investment and to present sessions at Wasserstein Hall on the Harvard Law School Campus.  The Workshop is designed by and for Public Pension Board Trustees.

Schedule in brief
Sunday, July 23:  Welcome Reception and Dinner at the hotel
Monday, July 24:  Workshop, full day; group dinner ends the evening
Tuesday, July 25:  Workshop, full day; group dinner ends the evening
Wednesday, July 26:  Workshop, half day; campus tour; group dinner for those staying until Thursday

About the 
NCTR Trustee Workshop
The inaugural NCTR Trustee Workshop was held in 2001.  Since then, hundreds of public fund trustees have participated in the annual program, to gain a better understanding of their fiduciary role and to network with peers from other state and local retirement systems.  The programs are initially developed by the NCTR Trustee Education Committee and then enhanced by input from our renowned academic partners.

About The Trustee Leadership Forum (TLF)
The Trustee Leadership Forum for Retirement Security (TLF) is an applied research collaboration with labor-affiliated trustees of public and Taft-Hartley pension funds, with implications for stakeholders across investment markets.  The project draws on the experiences of these trustees to identify the core issues they face in developing strategies for long-term sustainable wealth creation―how they grapple with and react to the role that portfolio theory, fiduciary duty, agency issues among trustees, staff, consultants, legal advisors, and fund managers, and challenges to the very idea of defined benefit pension plans.

About The Initiative for Responsible Investment (IRI)
The Initiative for Responsible Investment (IRI) at the Hauser Institute for Civil Society serves as a research center on fundamental issues and theories underlying the ability of financial markets to promote wealth creation across asset classes, while creating a stronger society and a healthier environment.  The IRI accomplishes its mission by developing and presenting original research, providing a platform for dialogue, and taking practical action around issues of importance to the responsible investment community.

About The Hauser Institute for Civil Society
The Hauser Institute for Civil Society at Harvard University is a university-wide center for the study of civil society and nonprofit organizations.  The Hauser Institute seeks to expand understanding and accelerate critical thinking about civil society, its leaders, and institutions among scholars, practitioners, policy makers, and the general public by encouraging scholarship, developing curriculum, fostering mutual learning between academics and practitioners, and shaping policies that enhance the sector and its role in society.

About The Harvard Kennedy School
For the past seven decades, the Harvard Kennedy School has striven to place itself at the vanguard of studying public policy and preparing its practitioners.  It has evolved into one of the world’s most eminent social science research institutions―housing 15 research centers and institutes and more than thirty executive education and degree programs―with worldwide reach and influence. More than 46,000 Kennedy School alumni reside in more than 200 countries and territories and serve in a wide range of positions in the public, private and nonprofit sectors.

Contact Information

  • Questions about Registration or Payment?

    Robyn Wheeler
    Assistant Executive Director
    National Council on Teacher Retirement
    Phone: (916) 897-9139

Payment Instructions

  • Due:  Monday, July 10, 2017.

    Credit card options:  Visa, MasterCard, and American Express.

    Check:  Make payable to “National Council on Teacher Retirement” or “NCTR” and mail to NCTR, 9370 Studio Court, Suite 100E, Elk Grove, CA 95758.  Please note:  The payment option on the checkout page offers a drop-down menu; be sure to choose "Check" before proceeding.

    Cancellations received by Wednesday, July 12, 2017, will receive a full refund.


    If you’d like an invoice—for yourself or for you to submit to your System—you may both print and email it from your registration confirmation page.  Click “Invoice.”  From the resulting page, you may both print and email your invoice.  You will also receive a confirmation email that offers a "View Invoice" link, which takes you back to your registration form.  

    If you'd like a receipt, click “Receipt” on your registration confirmation page.  From the resulting page, you may both print and email your receipt.


    A guest must be registered in order to participate; and the registration fee must be paid in full prior to the workshop.
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