Navigating the First Year: A Guide for New Directors
In brief: Every director has a first directorship—and a first board meeting. How can a director prepare? This guide summarizes practical advice from experienced directors in the form of four cornerstones of learning—environment, company, board dynamics, and director role—and provides four appendices:
- An onboarding checklist for board leaders
- Sample peer-assessment and self-assessment tool
- Sample public company disclosure on onboarding
- Checklist for the new director
This publication also includes links to many useful references.
Most relevant audiences: First-time directors, board chairs, lead directors, nominating and governance committee chairs, general counsel, corporate secretaries, directors