NACD's world-renowned foundation course equips experienced directors with practical proficiencies needed to address today's critical board leadership challenges. It provides specialized training for leading boards and committees in a business climate of political uncertainty, regulatory change, rapid disruption, pervasive cyber risk, and stakeholder activism.
NACD's faculty comprises more than 40 sitting directors and subject-matter experts. Faculty members are paired with clients 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 Advanced 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.
Building a Strategic-Asset Board
Long-Term Value Creation
Culture as a Corporate Asset
CEO Succession Planning
Innovation & Disruption
Compliance & Ethics Oversight
Applying ERM to Cyber Risk
Corporate Turnarounds & Transformations
Committee/Role-Specific Training (Lead Director, Audit, Nominating-Governance, Compensation)
Make a strong statement to shareholders about your dedication to the highest standards of director professionalism and earn credit toward NACD Board Leadership Fellowship—The Gold Standard Director Credential®.
Apply insights into the board's core responsibilities and critical competencies established in the NACD Director Education Framework—the standard for director education.
Sharpen your committee and board leadership skills through lead director and key-committee (audit, compensation, and nominating-governance) training directly from seasoned chairs.