National Association of Corporate Directors (NACD)

National Association of Corporate Directors (NACD) As the recognized authority on leading boardroom practices, NACD empowers 21,000+ directors to lead with confidence. The National Association of Corporate Directors (NACD) empowers more than 21,000 directors to lead with confidence in the boardroom, helping world-class public, private, and nonprofit companies to navigate an increasingly complex business environment.
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NACD cultivates the professional development of its members through educational courses and events, published research, briefings on current and emerging issues, and strategic advisory services.

NACD cultivates the professional development of its members through educational courses and events, published research, briefings on current and emerging issues, and strategic advisory services.

Mission: NACD identifies, interprets, and delivers insights on critical issues that shape board agendas. Through actionable resources, NACD enhances directors’ ability to fulfill their roles to enhance the value of the enterprise.

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Register now for NACD’s Master Class, a virtual forum discussing timely topics for experienced lead directors, board cha...
11/16/2020
Virtual Master Class - December

Register now for NACD’s Master Class, a virtual forum discussing timely topics for experienced lead directors, board chairs, and committee chairs. Learn more: https://bit.ly/2TazohY

For the first time, NACD Master Class will be hosted virtually. You’ll benefit from candid, peer-to-peer discussion, interactive virtual networking, exclusive fireside chats with prominent directors and thought leaders, and thought-provoking analyses of rapidly emerging disruptions affecting ...

An active ear, an inquisitive mind, and the ability to foster unity amid dissent define Ronald L. Thompson, this year's ...
11/13/2020
The Great Communicator

An active ear, an inquisitive mind, and the ability to foster unity amid dissent define Ronald L. Thompson, this year's B. Kenneth West Lifetime Achievement Award winner, as a leader. Read more: https://bit.ly/3noITqW

The Great Communicator

Delve into a discussion with top governance experts on resilience, and gain valuable insights from fellow board members....
11/10/2020
Leading Minds of Governance: Resilience & Reframing the Future

Delve into a discussion with top governance experts on resilience, and gain valuable insights from fellow board members. Register here: https://bit.ly/2IeRUE4

Join the National Association of Corporate Directors for a complimentary director-driven forum to exchange ideas and insights on all things governance. Participants will have the opportunity to interact with America's boardroom experts and top governance gurus in a truly unique format, where the key...

Congratulations to our members who became NACD Directorship Certified™ in October. Your new credential demonstrates your...
11/09/2020

Congratulations to our members who became NACD Directorship Certified™ in October. Your new credential demonstrates your commitment to the profession of directorship and staying current on the latest information necessary to contribute effectively in the boardroom.

View the full list of NACD Certified Directors: https://bit.ly/3kfW8rV

The decisions made by management to address the impact of COVID-19 are not unlike a one-time coin toss, making conventio...
11/06/2020
The COVID-19 Challenge: Decisions, Outcomes, and How to Play the Game

The decisions made by management to address the impact of COVID-19 are not unlike a one-time coin toss, making conventional outcomes previously used to assess performance irrelevant for 2020. The challenge for compensation committees now is to assess actual decisions made, instead of the outcomes. Learn how: https://bit.ly/32kDHfD

The COVID-19 Challenge: Decisions, Outcomes, and How to Play the Game

To gauge possible election implications for businesses, the following analysis views the US presidential election and it...
11/03/2020
Mapping Election-Risk Scenarios

To gauge possible election implications for businesses, the following analysis views the US presidential election and its possible outcomes in a political risk assessment framework more typically applied to emerging markets. Read here: https://bit.ly/2GpbnAV

Mapping Election-Risk Scenarios

10/30/2020
NACD Launches Education Network With Leading Universities to Elevate Director Education

NACD is proud to announce the launch of our new Education Network. NACD is partnering with leading universities to prepare directors for the increasingly complex and challenging work of directorship. Rock Center for Corporate Governance at Stanford University is the founding member, joined by Columbia Business School Executive Education and Drexel LeBow Raj & Kamla Gupta Governance Institute. Learn more: https://bit.ly/3kJr6JR

WASHINGTON, OCTOBER 30, 2020—The National Association of Corporate Directors (NACD), the authority on boardroom practices representing more than 21,000 corporate board members, today announced the formation of a network of leading governance education providers to better prepare current and future...

What would a change in the corporate tax rate mean, and how quickly would it apply? Join NACD and RSM for next week’s we...
10/28/2020
What Does the Election Mean for Tax Policy in 2021?

What would a change in the corporate tax rate mean, and how quickly would it apply? Join NACD and RSM for next week’s webinar to find out more. Register now: https://bit.ly/3kCrlXe

Corporate and individual tax rates will probably increase in 2021, regardless of who wins the presidential election. With election day quickly approaching, it’s important to plan for different outcomes and answer key questions. As a board member, how will tax increases affect your organizatio...

ESG is a board-level issue with far-reaching impacts on culture and long term value. Delve into NACD’s Strategic Oversig...
10/20/2020

ESG is a board-level issue with far-reaching impacts on culture and long term value. Delve into NACD’s Strategic Oversight of ESG: A Board Primer to help your board develop practical solutions to ESG challenges: https://bit.ly/3m5T82I

Are you an experienced director looking to take the next step? NACD’s Master Class, now online, is designed exclusively ...
10/19/2020

Are you an experienced director looking to take the next step? NACD’s Master Class, now online, is designed exclusively for you. Learn more: https://bit.ly/2TazohY

10/13/2020
Congratulations to the NACD NXT Winners!

JUST ANNOUNCED: Congratulations to our 2020 NACD NXT awards winners the Board of Pensions of the Presbyterian Church, Canada Pension Plan Investment Board, and Sempra Energy. Learn how these boards are leveraging diversity and inclusion for long-term value: https://bit.ly/2SSLxYs

Congratulations to the 2020 Directorship 100 honorees! See the top 100 most influential people in and around the boardro...
10/12/2020

Congratulations to the 2020 Directorship 100 honorees! See the top 100 most influential people in and around the boardroom: https://bit.ly/3jTN8Jo

Virtual #NACDSummit is now open. Log in to explore the platform and join us live at 1 pm EDT on the mainstage: https://b...
10/12/2020

Virtual #NACDSummit is now open. Log in to explore the platform and join us live at 1 pm EDT on the mainstage: https://bit.ly/3nLIKyO

10/06/2020

During the pandemic, we have all learned quickly about public health, contagious diseases, and the ways in which to fight back. These same concepts apply directly to cyber risk—here’s how: https://bit.ly/3d1tw3C

NACD's The Power of Difference is designed to enhance board-level conversations on diversity and inclusion issues and dr...
10/02/2020

NACD's The Power of Difference is designed to enhance board-level conversations on diversity and inclusion issues and drive meaningful change throughout an organization. Download this free resource here: https://bit.ly/2SkPLbc

NACD recognizes the need for a pipeline of strong, diverse, and highly qualified professionals to serve as tomorrow’s di...
09/30/2020

NACD recognizes the need for a pipeline of strong, diverse, and highly qualified professionals to serve as tomorrow’s directors. We are proud to announce the launch of our new initiative NACD Accelerate, a two-year program for executives to prepare for board service. Learn more: https://bit.ly/3igiHvq

2020 has posed many unique circumstances for companies. Join NACD as we navigate what’s new and what’s next as we head i...
09/28/2020

2020 has posed many unique circumstances for companies. Join NACD as we navigate what’s new and what’s next as we head into 2021. Register now: https://bit.ly/3jcCfCm

Although climate-related disclosure remains voluntary in the near term, the SEC may not be far off from adopting mandato...
09/25/2020
Climate Disclosure and the Role of the Board

Although climate-related disclosure remains voluntary in the near term, the SEC may not be far off from adopting mandatory reporting. Here's how boards should begin to think about their role in overseeing these disclosures: https://bit.ly/303wJKL

Climate Disclosure and the Role of the Board

More than 50% of directors seek ways to improve their understanding of ESG. NACD’s latest board primer shares insights a...
09/24/2020

More than 50% of directors seek ways to improve their understanding of ESG. NACD’s latest board primer shares insights and practical tools to address this imperative during your next board meeting. Read the report here: https://bit.ly/307ByTd

NACD is proud to announce the top 10 finalists for the NACD NXT® awards. The annual NACD NXT awards applaud boards for e...
09/21/2020

NACD is proud to announce the top 10 finalists for the NACD NXT® awards. The annual NACD NXT awards applaud boards for excellence in leveraging diversity to build long-term value for their companies. Find out which boards made the cut: https://bit.ly/3mI63IX

Former US Secretary of State Colin L. Powell offers his opinions on the myriad political, social, and economic challenge...
09/17/2020
An Optimist and a Diplomat Shares His Hopes

Former US Secretary of State Colin L. Powell offers his opinions on the myriad political, social, and economic challenges facing directors here and abroad—and gears up to speak at our Virtual NACD Summit 2020. Read NACD’s interview here: https://bit.ly/32F7no8

An Optimist and a Diplomat Shares His Hopes

Join BitSight and NACD for tomorrow's webinar examining the latest research in the rapidly developing area of cybersecur...
09/16/2020
ESG & Cybersecurity: How Boards Can Respond to Investor Concerns

Join BitSight and NACD for tomorrow's webinar examining the latest research in the rapidly developing area of cybersecurity. Register now: https://bit.ly/2ZIVtHP

How does cybersecurity impact investment decisions? What can companies do to improve investor perceptions of their cybersecurity? Join the panel to learn about the latest research in this rapidly developing area and how directors can help their companies prepare.

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Excited to be attending the largest gathering ever of sitting corporate directors as the new Carolinas Chapter ED! #NACDSummit