Annual Courses & Events

Annual Courses & Events

Annual Courses & Events

NACD’s annual specialty programming is carefully curated to focus on new trends in the profession of directorship, covering hot-topic issues like ESG, cybersecurity, and the emerging technologies that directly affect your company and your own work as a director.

2023 NACD Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Awards Gala

This year's Gala will take place during NACD Summit and recognize 20 company boards that have leveraged the power of DE&I to enhance their governance, create long-term value, and build innovative and inclusive workplaces and boardrooms. Celebrate on the evening of October 10, at the Gaylord National Resort and Convention Center.

Directorship 100

NACD recognizes leading corporate directors and governance professionals who have demonstrated excellence in the boardroom through innovation, courage, and integrity.

DE&I Deep Dive: A Road Map for becoming an Inclusion-Focused Board

The DE&I Deep Dive is a complimentary half a day event happening in Laguna Beach, CA. This is an excellent opportunity to gain insights into the latest DE&I initiatives and best practices. You will have the opportunity to network with other professionals from across the industry and hear from leading experts in their fields.

Directorship Candidacy Learning Series

Designed specifically for those aspiring to serve on a corporate board.

Leading Minds of Governance

Leading Minds of Governance brings together the brightest minds in corporate governance to discuss the most pressing issues facing boards today. Join us at the Montage in Laguna Beach, CA on August 23, for a unique opportunity to engage with top governance experts and experienced board directors on the latest issues and trends impacting the modern boardroom.

NACD Master Class®: Digital Innovation and Cyber

In today’s rapidly changing world, keeping up with the latest in digital innovation and cybersecurity is not only a matter of survival, but also a competitive advantage. Delve into crucial topics facing boardrooms today on August 21-22, 2023 in Laguna Beach, CA.

NACD Master Class®: ESG

Join us for an unparalleled learning experience focusing on the latest developments in ESG and the integral role it plays in driving long-term value creation. Take a deep dive into ESG best practices and see how to integrate them into your business strategies on August 24-25, 2023 in Laguna Beach, CA.

Private Company Governance Learning Series

The Private Company Governance Learning Series of webinars is designed specifically for directors who wish to enhance the effectiveness of private company boards. Each event will focus on a specific issue or trend or a company type (e.g., family-owned, IPO, pre-IPO, private-equity owned, or employee-owned) unique to privately held companies.

Summit 2023

For more than 30 years, thousands of directors from across the globe have gathered at the annual NACD Summit to learn, be inspired, and connect with their peers. Summit is where the greatest minds in corporate governance convene to take on the critical issues facing boardrooms today, collectively shaping the future of exemplary board leadership.

Virtual Director Professionalism®

Our Director Professionalism® foundation course in boardroom fundamentals, now with the flexibility to participate at any time, from anywhere. This course also serves as the prerequisite for NACD Directorship Certification®.