Here are some of the best director education offerings we could find

Director Education

Whether you aspire to be a corporate director and are just beginning your search, or you’re a seasoned director, education is critical to stay current on the latest issues, trends and changes in corporate governance.

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University Executive Education Programs for Directors

Harvard School of Public Health: Women on Boards – Getting On and Adding Value

This highly interactive course will use case studies and experiential sessions to prepare you for directorship and start you on the path to being a sought-after candidate. You will expand your ability to evaluate board opportunities based on your own preferences and cultural fit, learn to communicate effectively in the language of boards, and gain critical knowledge and skills you will need to be effective.

Harvard Business School: Women on Boards – Succeeding as a Corporate Director

This program provides senior female executives with the opportunity to navigate the board selection process and to explore ways to effectively govern as a corporate director. Tailored to high-achieving women who seek to contribute to corporate governance at the highest level, this program will also serve as a valuable convening platform for women to explore topics of boardroom diversity among accomplished peers.

Harvey Nash & University of Hong Kong

The Women’s Directorship Programme is designed to equip participants with the skills and knowledge needed to demonstrate they are ready for the responsibilities of the boardroom as a Director or Non-Executive Director.

INSEAD Executive Education

Designed for executives at all stages of their careers INSEAD delivers a suite of programmes. With participants drawn from all over the world and faculty who are thought leaders in their fields, you will leave INSEAD with fresh knowledge, insights and concepts, allowing you to make an impact when you return to your organisation.

Stanford Directors’ College

Taught out of the Stanford Law School, this is the nation’s premier executive education program for directors and senior executives of publicly traded firms. It provides a rigorous and balanced examination of corporate governance, strategy and compliance.

Stanford Directors’ Consortium

Faculty members from the Stanford Graduate School of Business, the Stanford Law School, the University of Chicago Booth School of Business, and the Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth provide a 4-day, cross-disciplinary executive program focusing on the role of directors in driving and sustaining corporate success in uncertain times.

UCLA Director Education and Certification Program

Three day immersion program focused on the crucial issues of strategy, structure and succession. Designed for both seasoned and new directors.

Wharton Executive Education

Immersing business leaders in new ways of thinking to positively impact careers, organizations, and industries. Provides the business knowledge necessary to help achieve myriad strategic goals for both individuals looking to enhance their professional development and organizations seeking a collaborative and trusted partner with which to scale new heights.

Women’s Director Development Program: Kellogg Center for Executive Women

This course serves as a boot-camp & gateway for women who aspire to serve on boards, and as aid for women looking to expand their range of directorship opportunities. Interact with experienced board directors and senior Kellogg School faculty as you explore the roles of boards, ways to structure boards for high performance, and strategies for maximizing effectiveness as a board member.

Women on Boards: Succeeding as a Corporate Director

This Harvard Business School program, designed for women in senior executive roles, seeks to address the issue by preparing high-achieving women for board service. Through focused presentations, panels, individual coaching, and case discussions, you will acquire the tools you need to understand the explicit and implicit ways boards function, approach the selection process strategically, and become an effective board member from day one.

Other Director Education Programs

Board University

BoardU provides online training, development and certification. Each BoardU course is carefully designed to enhance boardroom service by providing essential information as well as its practical application.

DirectWomen Board Institute

Offers an annual director education program targeted at women attorneys. Participants engage with CEOs, directors, and search consultants over a three-day program. Alumnae of the program are invited back for an annual conference and have access to other organizational resources.

NACD (National Association of Corporate Directors) Cyber-Risk Oversight Course

The NACD Cyber-Risk Oversight Course is the only online cybersecurity course developed specifically to help board members enhance their understanding of the cybersecurity landscape and the board’s cyber-risk oversight responsibilities.

National Association of Corporate Directors (NACD)

NACD provides education, professional services, research resources and networking to corporate, private and non-profit boards and their members. They provide classes, webinars, events, peer exchanges, online videos and access to a large research library for its members (they are partnered with NASDEQ OMX).

New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) Governance Services

Offers a range of training programs, advisory services, benchmarking analysis and scorecards, exclusive access to peer-to-peer events and thought leadership on key governance topics for company directors and C-level executives.

PwC Corporate Governance: Director Education

Programs to help directors further understand their roles and develop the technical knowledge needed to discharge their responsibilities effectively.

Silicon Valley Directors’ Exchange

A forum for corporate directors and executives that hosts educational programs and provides a place to meet, learn and exchange ideas and opportunities.

The Essentials of Corporate Directorship

The Essentials of Corporate Directorship is designed for aspiring and newer directors, as well as veterans who understand the critical need to stay current. C–level management, general counsel, key board advisors, business leaders and members of your team who need to better understand the dynamics of the boardroom should also attend. Continuing Education credits are available.

The Directors Network – (TDN)

Founded by Stephanie R. Joseph, Esq. Provides general and customized education for board members.

Women in the Boardroom

Executive Education including Executive MBA 2015 rankings and other programs. Sign up for the FT Business Education alerts, featuring top stories from business schools and beyond.

Centers of Corporate Governance

Columbia University’s Ira M. Millstein Center for Global Markets and Corporate Ownership

Drexel University LeBow College of Business Center for Corporate Governance

Harvard Business School Executive Education Program on Corporate Governance

Harvard Law School Program on Corporate Governance

Northwestern University Kellogg Executive Leadership Institute

NYU Pollack Center for Law and Business

Stanford Law School Rock Center for Corporate Governance: Director’s College and programs

UCLA Anderson School of Management’s Director Education

University of Delaware’s Weinberg Center for Corporate Governance

University of Texas at Dallas Institute for Excellence in Corporate Governance

Wharton University of Pennsylvania Aresty Institute of Executive Education


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