About NACD

About NACD

Elevate Board Performance

NACD empowers more than 20,000 directors to lead with confidence in the boardroom. As the recognized authority on leading boardroom practices, NACD helps boards strengthen investor trust and public confidence by ensuring that today's directors are well prepared for tomorrow's challenges.

World-class boards join NACD to elevate performance, gain foresight, and instill confidence. Fostering collaboration among directors, investors, and governance stakeholders, NACD has been setting the standard for responsible board leadership for more than 40 years.

View a video about the history of NACD here.


NACD elevates board performance by providing board members with practical insights through world-class education, leading-edge research, and an ever-growing network of directors.


NACD aspires to a world where corporate directors are recognized by all stakeholders as trusted stewards of long-term value creation.


We are one NACD.
We succeed through member impact.
We communicate openly.
We deliver.
We are continuous learners.
We are innovators.

Director Education

In the spirit of helping corporate directors foster boardroom cultures that are focused on continuous improvement, long-term value creation, and strengthening investor trust and public confidence, NACD has established the standard for director education. Using its proprietary director education framework, NACD's standard creates the most comprehensive director knowledge pathway—from awareness to insights to mastery.

Contact us to learn how we can help your board lead with confidence.