NACD Master Class

NACD Master Class

Chicago, IL

2019-06-20 07:00 - 2019-06-21 15:30

NACD’s advanced Master Class foundation course will convene highly experienced lead directors, board chairs, and committee chairs in downtown Chicago.

You’ll benefit from candid, peer-to-peer discussion, exclusive fireside chats with prominent CEOs, interactive simulations, and thought-provoking analysis of rapidly emerging disruptions affecting business strategy and long-term value creation.

Timely topics and the participation of renowned board leaders with deep and varied experience will offer an unparalleled forum—and the opportunity to gain practical insights and create “next practices” to lead your board through periods of rapid change and opportunity for innovation.

Attending NACD Master Class makes a strong statement to stakeholders about your dedication to exemplary board leadership and begins your path toward NACD Board Leadership FellowshipThe Gold Standard Director Credential®.


Economic Outlook


Navigating Today's Global Risk Environment


Staying Competitive in the Digital Revolution


Capital Allocation Strategies for Innovation


Shifting Stakeholder Expectations and the Role of the Board


Culture as a Corporate Asset


Succession Planning and Talent Development for the Next-Generation Boardroom


Risk Oversight


The Evolving Board-Shareholder Landscape


Breakout Sessions

Key Committee Peer Exchange: Audit, Compensation, Nominating and Governance

Topical Peer Exchange

Optional Working Dinner: Topics Vary



JW Marriot Chicago
151W Adams Street
Chicago, IL 60603-3601

NACD has reserved a block of guestrooms at the JW Marriot Chicago at the group rate of $329/night, plus applicable taxes.  Reservations can be made by calling the hotel at 877-303-0104 and giving the group name “NACD”. The rate will be available until May 24, 2019, or until sold out.


NACD Board Leadership Fellowship® Foundation Course

Program Level: Advanced
Delivery Method: Group-Live 
Prerequisites: Attendees must have an NACD membership and an in-depth understanding of corporate governance.
Advanced Preparation: Materials will be sent to all participants to read before the course.