NACD Governance Fellowship—the first of two NACD Fellowship paths—empowers new directors and aspiring public company directors with a pathway of continuous insights, intelligence, and leading boardroom practices.
NACD Governance Fellows build their knowledge of corporate governance on a solid foundation and translate that knowledge into The Gold Standard Director Credential®—recognized by investors, regulators, and the director community.
Learn more about the exclusive benefits enjoyed by all NACD Fellows.
Be recognized as an NACD Governance Fellow. Begin with an NACD Foundation Course. Build on your foundation and maintain your credential by earning credits through NACD’s wide variety of director education programs each year.
Step 1: Begin
STEP 1: BEGIN
Begin your Governance Fellowship path by attending an NACD Foundation Course.
|NACD Director Professionalism®
Provides the essentials all directors need to focus on long-term value creation in today’s constantly evolving business environment.
Step 2: Build
STEP 2: BUILD
Build on your foundation by earning NACD Fellowship Credits within one year.
|Earn 4 Fellowship Credits. These credits can be any combination of Skill and/or Collaborative Credits*.|
Step 3: Maintain
STEP 3: MAINTAIN
Maintain your credential by earning NACD Fellowship Credits year after year.
|Earn 4 Fellowship Credits. These credits can be any combination of Skill and/or Collaborative Credits*.
*Skill Credits are earned through NACD programs that that heighten expertise, teach a new skill, and improve productivity in the boardroom. Earn Skill Credits through:
- Live Webinars: 1 Skill
*Collaborative Credits are earned through NACD programs that inform with outside perspectives, are more interactive, and provide outstanding networking. Earn Collaborative Credits through
*Earn all credits at once by attending one annual specialty event:
- NACD Global Board Leaders' Summit: 12 Skill + up to 10 Collaborative
- NACD Cyber Summit: 6 Skill + 4 Collaborative
- NACD Technology Symposium: 6 Skill + 8 Collaborative
- Bulding the Strategic-Asset Board: 5 Skill
We can help you plan your NACD Governance Fellowship path to best meet your governance challenges and fit your schedule. For more information, or a comprehensive discussion on NACD Fellowship®, please contact:
NACD Fellowship® is exclusive to NACD members. Learn more about the benefits of NACD membership.