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.

NACD Continuous Learning Cohorts

NACD offers three distinct Continuous Learning Cohorts. Each dynamic program focuses on one of the top three priorities for boards in 2021, identified by our members.

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®.

Master Class

Thought leadership for experienced lead directors, board, and committee chairs. This course also serves as the first step in becoming an NACD Board Leadership Fellow.

Directorship Candidacy Learning Series

Designed specifically for those aspiring to serve on a corporate board

Private Company Governance Learning Series

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

Advancing Board Committee Effectiveness

The course includes committee breakouts for the audit, compensation, and nominating and governance committee to go deep into their workings and their mandate. This program is targeted to directors who are relatively new to board work or who have recently joined a committee with which they are less familiar.

Directorship 100

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

NACD Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Awards

An Inaugural awards gala honoring boards committed to diversity.

From Battlefield to Boardroom

From Battlefield to Boardroom is an exclusive board development program designed to prepare retired and soon-to-retire military flag and general officers to serve in the boardroom.

Human Capital Symposium

The Human Capital Symposium will offer insights and information on human capital from recruitment, to development, to compensation, to issues of diversity, equity, and inclusion.

Leading Minds of Cybersecurity

Those attending will have the opportunity to gain valuable insights from fellow board members, share their own best practices, and hear from the country’s leading experts on issues from the modern cybersecurity landscape.

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.