In-Boardroom Education Programs

In-Boardroom Education Programs

Develop a Board that Continuously Delivers Value

NACD provides confidential, tailored, in-boardroom education and advisory briefings for directors and C-suite executives. Sessions can cover any number of customized topics that are facilitated by NACD faculty, who are sitting directors and subject-matter experts. Each program is unique—designed specifically for your board's inner workings and nuanced dynamics.


NACD's faculty comprises more than 40 sitting directors and subject-matter experts. Faculty members are matched to programs based on many factors, such as their boardroom experience, industry expertise, and the topics covered in the in-boardroom program. View a sampling of companies and organizations our faculty are currently serving, or have in the past.


An in-boardroom engagement begins with a planning call between the NACD team and designated client representatives to set expectations and goals for the program. The duration of the actual in-boardroom program varies, with sessions ranging from a two-hour board briefing to a full-day session or more, usually taking place at a board meeting or retreat.

Sample Topics

(Custom topics are also available.)

  • Board & Committee Effectiveness
  • Board & Management Dynamics
  • Board Skills & Composition
  • Crisis Planning and Response
  • Culture as a Corporate Asset
  • Cyber-Risk Oversight
  • Enterprise Risk Management
  • ESG Oversight
  • Fiduciary Duties
  • Geopolitical Disruption & Strategy
  • Mergers & Acquisitions
  • Shareholder Activism
  • Succession Planning & Leadership Transition
  • Strategic Planning & Oversight
  • Talent Oversight
  • Tech Oversight and Digital Strategy


  • Tailored content: Information is customized specifically for your board's experience level, industry, and sector.
  • Unique facilitation and delivery: NACD's faculty provides practical, real-world context and perspective.
  • Director and management alignment: Common expectations around roles and responsibilities are established.
  • Independent, unbiased guidance: NACD's only goal is to offer independent leading practices backed by research.
  • Earns NACD Fellowship® credits: Board members gain credits toward a recognized director credential.

Board Services Clients

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