NACD's world-renowned foundation course equips directors with the fundamentals and leading practices they need to serve as strategic assets in the boardroom. This course helps directors ensure that they are efficiently and effectively fulfilling all of their leadership responsibilities.
NACD's faculty comprises more than 40 sitting directors and subject-matter experts. Faculty members are matched to programs based on a number of 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 served in the past.
An in-boardroom Director Professionalism® engagement begins with a planning call between the NACD team and designated client representatives to set expectations and goals. The actual session is a full-day, interactive program, led by an experienced faculty member at a board meeting or during a retreat.
Board Roles & Responsibilities
Committee Roles & Responsibilities
Strategic Planning & Oversight
Corporate Financial Restructuring
Innovation & Disruption
Make a strong statement to shareholders about your dedication to the highest standards of director professionalism and earn credit toward NACD Governance Fellowship—The Gold Standard Director Credential®.
Gain practical knowledge of the board's core responsibilities and critical competencies.
Prepare for board meetings with best practices as well as techniques for fostering healthy board dynamics.
Build effective board/C-suite relationships, including talent oversight, compensation and succession planning, and information flow.