D.C. area business events,starting Oct. 21

Monday

The Role of Corporate Directors in a Crisis. Learn how to deal with the fiduciary responsibility of overseeing financial reporting, risk management, chief executive succession, chief executive and senior management compensation, and corporate governance: 5:30 to 7 p.m. Tasher Great Room, George Washington University Law Library, 716 20th St. NW, Washington, D.C. Cost: Free. Web site: icrcc-es2.eventbrite.com/?rank=16&sid=b35eb6f335c011e38314123138106897.

Wednesday

Cutting-Edge Ideas for Lawyers. Sessions will focus on professional growth, how to adapt to rapid change, and how to stay focused on reputation and client service. 8 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. 1000 H St. NW. Sponsor: Legal Marketing Association. Cost: $90. Contact: Elaine Noble, elaine@noblepursuits.com. Web site: goo.gl/85m2RS.

Thursday

Building a Social Media Strategy. Learn how to use social media to build a business. Attendees should bring a laptop (WiFi is available). 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. 409 Third St. SW, Suite 100A, Washington, D.C. 20024. Sponsor: SCORE. Cost: $50. Contact: 202-619-1000. Web site: washingtondc.score.org/localworkshops.

Social Media Bootcamp for Business. This event teaches techniques for using both professional and personal social networks to market your business, including Facebook, LinkedIn and Twitter. 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Intelligent Office of Alexandria, 2331 Mill Rd., Suite 100, Alexandria, Va. Sponsor: Brazen Maven (SM) Marketing Communications. Cost: $72 to $85. Web site: socialmediabootcamp1013-es2.eventbrite.com/?rank=22&sid=4c2777eb35c211e3bdd6123138106897.

Tackle Government Contracting & Certifications. This two-day conference will cover material to help you accomplish your government contracting goals. 8:30 a.m. Thursday to 3:30 p.m Friday. SunTrust Bank, 1445 New York Ave. NW, Washington, D.C. Sponsor: NCRC Business Development Division. Cost: $50 to $195. Web site: maconference2013-es2.eventbrite.com/?rank=23&sid=4c2777eb35c211e3bdd6123138106897.

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