Center for Corporate Governance

Directors Academy

Directors Academy

Directors Academy is the premier certificate program offering corporate governance for new board members.

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Fall 2021
Wednesday, October 27, 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Spring 2022
Wednesday, May 18, 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.


Program Overview

Directors Academy’s boardroom setting provides a small and targeted environment to foster interactive dialogue between participants and leading executives, corporate directors, and policymakers. Directors Academy provides participants an understanding of the increasingly complex and ever-changing role of a corporate board member prepared to contribute to discussions occurring in the boardroom.

Upon completion of two Directors Academy programs within a two-year period, graduates are awarded a Certificate in Director Education. In its fifth year with over 40 graduates, Directors Academy’s robust alumni program emphasizes the importance of continued director education and supports graduates’ journeys to the boardroom. Alumni receive special access to resources such as current thought leadership, future Directors Academy program resources, and priority invitations to key Gupta Governance Institute programs. The Institute also hosts alumni board biographies on its website which serves as a resource for Nominating and Governance Committees and executive search firms who are seeking new board candidates. The cost of attendance is $1500 and includes all program materials and meals.

Key Benefits:

  • Earn credits towards a Certificate in Director Education alerting other corporate directors, investors, regulators, and stakeholders to your commitment to continued director education, leading governance practices, and board leadership. Learn More >>
  • Earn six Continuing Professional Education (CPE) credits per program
  • Display board biography on the Gupta Governance Institute’s website upon completion of the program as an additional resource for board searches

Application Process:

If you are interested in attending Directors Academy, apply now. Applications are reviewed on an ongoing basis and applicants are notified three to five weeks after applying. If you have questions about the status of your application, please contact Alyssa Abbott.

Certificate in Director Education

Gain an in-depth grounding in the key components of corporate governance to enhance and broaden perspectives and put into practice as a key member of a board.

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