NACD - National Association of Corporate Directors


NACD’s advanced Master Class foundation course will convene highly experienced lead directors, board chairs, and committee chairs on the shores of Southern California.

You’ll benefit from candid, peer-to-peer discussion, exclusive fireside chats with prominent CEOs, interactive simulations, and thought-provoking analysis of rapidly emerging disruptions affecting business strategy and long-term value creation.

Timely topics and the participation of renowned board leaders with deep and varied experience will offer an unparalleled forum—and the opportunity to gain practical insights and create “next practices” to lead your board through periods of rapid change and opportunity for innovation.

Attending NACD Advanced Director Professionalism makes a strong statement to stakeholders about your dedication to exemplary board leadership and begins your path toward NACD Board Leadership FellowshipThe Gold Standard Director Credential®.


NACD Member Registration



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*Price is inclusive of program registration and your first year of NACD Individual Director Membership

*Prices subject to change after 12/31/2017


Agenda & Speakers

The highly engaging agenda provides practical insights for mastery of the board's core responsibilities and critical competencies established in the NACD Director Education Framework

Building and Maintaining a High-Performance Board


In Conversation with . . .The Latest Trends and Disruptors


Building the Strategic-Asset Board


Corporate Transformations/Restructurings/Restatements


Risk Oversight


Successful CEO Succession Planning


Disruptive Times Call for Evolving Strategies


Board-Shareholder Engagement: What Directors Need to Know


Role of the Corporation in Society


Breakout Sessions

Key Committee Peer Exchange: Audit, Compensation, Nominating and Governance

Optional Working Dinner: Topics Vary


The Resort at Pelican Hill
22701 Pelican Hill Road, South
Newport Coast, CA 92657

NACD has reserved a block of guestrooms at the Resort at Pelican Hill at the group rate of $440/night, and a daily resort fee of $30, plus applicable taxes.  Reservations can be made by calling the hotel at 855-857-7297 and reference “NACD” to receive the discounted rate. A deposit of one night, room and tax will be charged to credit cards when making reservations.  The remaining balance of the intended stay will be charged three (3) days prior to arrival.  Deposits are refundable in full if the Resort receives notice of an individual’s cancellation on or before three (3) days prior to arrival.  Any reservation cancelled less than three (3) days prior to arrival is non-refundable.  Up to three (3) days prior to arrival guest name changes can be made to existing reservations.  The group rate will be available until July 27, 2018, or until sold out.


NACD Board Leadership Fellowship®: Foundation Course

NACD Board leadership Fellowship

CPE credits: up to 12

CPE Credits

The National Association of Corporate Directors is registered with the National Association of State Boards of Accountancy (NASBA) as a sponsor of continuing professional education on the National Registry of CPE Sponsors. State boards of accountancy have final authority on the acceptance of individual courses for CPE credit. Concerns regarding registered sponsors may be submitted to the National Registry of CPE Sponsors through its website:

NACD Board Leadership Fellowship® Foundation Course

Program Level: Advanced
Delivery Method: Group-Live 
Prerequisites: Attendees must have an NACD membership and an in-depth understanding of corporate governance.
Advanced Preparation: Materials will be sent to all participants to read before the course.


Register by phone: 571-357-3830

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Payment, Cancellation, and Transfer Policy

Event registrations are not guaranteed until payment is received. Each cancelled registration will be assessed a $500 cancellation fee. Cancellations must be received in writing no fewer than 30 calendar days before the event start date in order to qualify for a partial refund. If written notice is given within 29 calendar days of the event start date, registrants will forfeit the entire program fee unless it is transferred to another NACD program pursuant to the following transfer policy.

Application for transfer credit must be received within 30 calendar days of the date on which NACD receives written notice of cancellation. Transferred credit (less the $500 cancellation fee) will apply only to eligible NACD programs that occur within 12 months of a cancellation. Please submit all cancellations and transfer requests via e-mail to or via fax to 866-536-9044.