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Director FAQ: Finding Your Next Board Seat

Director FAQ: Finding Your Next Board Seat Cover
Publication Date: August 19, 2016
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In brief: Obtaining a public company board seat can be difficult, as there are a limited number of seats available on public company boards and a low rate of turnover for the directors already occupying those seats. This memo provides an overview of the current demand for corporate directors and includes practical recommendations for finding your next board seat.

This resource can help you

  • Evaluate the current demand for various types of board seats.
  • Determine the company type to which your experience is best suited.
  • Strengthen your personal brand.
  • Formulate a comprehensive networking strategy.

Most relevant audiences: nonprofit directors and corporate executives