<em>Advanced</em> Director Professionalism<sup>®</sup>

Advanced Director Professionalism®

Advanced Director Professionalism®

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.

Agenda Topics

Core Topics

  • Building a Strategic-Asset Board
  • Long-Term Value Creation
  • Culture as a Corporate Asset
  • CEO Succession Planning
  • Innovation & Disruption

Optional Topics

  • Board/Shareholder Activism
  • M&A
  • Compliance & Ethics Oversight
  • Applying ERM to Cyber Risk
  • Corporate Turnarounds & Transformations
  • Talent Oversight
  • Committee/Role-Specific Training (Lead Director, Audit, Nominating-Governance, Compensation)


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