NACD’s world-renowned Director Professionalism® foundation course in boardroom fundamentals will convene new and aspiring public company directors in beautiful Southern California.
Through panel discussions, case studies, and keynote presentations with experienced directors, you’ll benefit from real-world and real-time insights into board effectiveness and the evolving role of key committees in today's dynamic business environment.
Small-group peer exchanges will offer dynamic Q&A on the unique governance challenges and emerging issues facing public, private, and nonprofit boards—and ample time for networking.
Attending NACD Director Professionalism makes a strong statement to stakeholders about your dedication to the highest standards of director professionalism and begins your path toward NACD Governance Fellowship—The Gold Standard Director Credential®.
This comprehensive course provides a robust foundation in the fundamentals and leading practices essential to boardroom effectiveness in today's dynamic corporate governance environment. All course participants gain awareness of the board's core responsibilities and critical areas of director knowledge established in the NACD Director Education Framework.
Learn from seasoned directors how to gear your unique skills, business knowledge, leadership capabilities, and breadth of experience to become a more strategic asset in the boardroom and position yourself for future board seats
Prepare for board meetings with best practices for agenda setting, onboarding, executive sessions, and planning the board calendar, as well as techniques for healthy board dynamics
Develop renewed insights on the most meaningful metrics for understanding and analyzing financial performance
Understand the critical roles and expanding requirements of key board committees—Nominating and Governance, Compensation, and Audit—where the heavy lifting is done on the board
Gain real-world insights for effective oversight of short-term and long-term strategy at different points in the company's lifecycle—from acquisitions and joint ventures to the IPO
Deepen your understanding of the board's role in risk oversight and fiduciary responsibilities to address and limit director liability
Increase the board's effectiveness in talent oversight and board/C-suite relationships, including CEO compensation and succession planning to information flow
Practical tools for horizon and scenario planning emerging trends and disruptors, including cyber and technology, changing demographics, geopolitical shifts, and the latest developments on Capitol Hill
Create a strong, effective, and proactive communications plan for investor and shareholder engagement during and outside of proxy season
100 Terranea Way
Rancho Palos Verdes,
NACD has reserved a block of guestrooms at the Terranea Resort at a group rate of $375/night, plus a $15 discounted a night resort fee and applicable taxes (10%). Mandatory maid gratitude of $4/ night and a one-time porterage fee of $10 per room also applies. Reservations can be made by calling the hotel at 55-476-3912 and reference “NACD” to receive the discounted rate. The rate will be available until July 22, 2019, or until sold out.
Program Level: Intermediate Delivery Method: Group-Live Prerequisites: Attendees must have an NACD membership and an in-depth understanding of corporate governance. Advanced Preparation: Materials will be sent to all participants to read before the course.