NACD Board Leadership Fellowship—the highest level of two NACD Fellowship® paths—empowers experienced and rising board leaders with a pathway of continuous insights, intelligence, and leading boardroom practices.
NACD Board Leadership Fellows elevate their board-leadership competencies and translate that knowledge into The Gold Standard Director Credential®—recognized by investors, regulators, and the director community.
Be recognized as an NACD Board Leadership Fellow. Begin with an NACD Foundation Course most relevant to your experience. Select either Advanced Director Professionalism®,designed for mid-career directors, or Master Class, designed for our most tenured directors. To complete your Board Leadership Fellowship, build on your foundation of knowledge by earning six (6) skill and four (4) collaborative credits. Maintain your credential annually by earning earning six (6) skill and four (4) collaborative credits through NACD's wide variety of director education programs each year.
Begin your Board Leadership Fellowship path by attending Advanced Director Professionalism® OR Master Class.
NACD Advanced Director Professionalism®
Equips experienced directors with the competencies and skills required for effective committee and board leadership.
NACD Master Class
Fosters thought-provoking analysis and mastery of today’s board leadership strategies among seasoned directors.
Build on your foundation by earning ten (10) NACD Fellowship Credits within one year.
Earn 6 Skill and 4 Collaborative Fellowship Credits.
Earn all credits at once by attending the following upcoming annual specialty event:
NACD Global Board Leaders' Summit: 12 Skill + 10 Collaborative
Additional opportunities to earn credits include:
Please visit our event calendar for a full listing of events credits. Once a course is completed, your credits are recorded and uploaded to your NACD profile.
*Skill Credits are earned through NACD programs that heighten expertise, teach a new skill, and improve productivity in the boardroom.
*Collaborative Credits are earned through NACD programs which feature outside perspectives, are more interactive, and provide outstanding networking.
For current Fellows: Please review your Fellowship transcript for a history of your NACD completed courses.