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.

Directorship 100

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

Directorship Candidacy Learning Series

Designed specifically for those aspiring to serve on a corporate board

From Battlefield to Boardroom

From Battlefield to Boardroom is a unique board development program created to prepare retired and soon-to-retire military flag and general officers to serve in the boardroom. Join your peers in discussing topics ranging from boardroom basics to complex issues of strategy.

Leading Minds Program: Compensation and M&A

Our Leading Minds programs are unique and complimentary educational events open to all board directors. Join us to hear from subject-matter experts, it includes a networking opportunity and a Q&A session.

NACD Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Awards

An Inaugural awards gala honoring boards committed to diversity.

NACD Master Class®: Cyber-Risk Oversight

Our two-day NACD Master Class program will focus on contemporary issues in cybersecurity and how boards can help protect their organization's data. Register to learn the best practices to help secure your organization's data.

Private Company Governance Learning Series

Designed specifically for directors looking to enhance the effectiveness of private company boards.

Summit 2022

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®.