Director Professionalism

Director Professionalism

Director Professionalism®

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.

Agenda Topics

Core Topics

  • Board Roles & Responsibilities
  • Operating Model
  • Legal/Fiduciary Duties
  • Committee Roles & Responsibilities
  • Strategic Planning & Oversight
  • Risk Oversight
  • Innovation & Disruption
  • Talent Development

Optional Topics

  • Corporate Financial Restructuring
  • Board/Shareholder Engagement
  • M&A
  • Cyber-Risk Oversight
  • Finance for Non-Finance Directors


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