Director Candidacy Resource Center

Director Candidacy Resource Center

Finding your next board seat—and ensuring it's the right move—presents a different kind of challenge each time. This resource center equips new and seasoned directors with recommendations, tools, and guides to help strengthen their director profiles and ultimately, advance their careers.

Evaluate Your Readiness for Board Service

NACD Directorship: Identifying and Filling New and Emerging Skills Gaps Want to Join a Corporate Board? Here’s How (Harvard Law School Forum on Corporate Governance) The Benefits of Serving on a Board in Retirement (Kiplinger’s)

Identify Your Unique Value Proposition

NACD Blog: Military Community: A Fit Force for the Boardroom and Beyond NACD Directorship: Why GCs Make Ace Candidates For Board Service NACD Blog: Out of the Box: Chief Innovation Officers Fill Multiple Board Skill Gaps NACD Directorship: The Special Value of a CHRO on a Board NACD Directorship: CMOs on the Move

Start the Journey: Market Yourself

Board Resume Writing Tips Sample Resume 1 Sample Resume 2 Want a seat in the boardroom? Here are 3 things your resume needs (Ladders)

Preparing for Board Service: Continue the Process

NACD Blog: “Get Out the Map: The Journey to Your First Board Seat” NACD Blog: Landing a Board Seat: A Practical Guide Director FAQ: Finding Your Next Board Seat NACD Accelerate Virtual Director Professionalism NACD Certification Relevant NACD Webinars and Chapter events

Make a Lasting Impression at the Interview

Sample Interview Questions NACD Directorship: The Questions I Now Think to Ask Before Joining a Board NACD Directorship: The Subtle Art of Blending In NACD Blog: Today’s Board Member: Activist, Strategist, Counselor NACD Directorship: What Makes a Good Board Director From a CEO Perspective

Tools for Day One in the Boardroom

Navigating the First Year: An Onboarding Guide for New Directors NACD Directorship: How Broad, How Flexible: Considerations for Board Composition New Director Press Release Template New Director Sample Proxy Language The Role of the Board vs. the Role of Management FAQ Report of the NACD Blue Ribbon Commission, Fit for the Future: An Urgent Imperative for Board Leadership