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Center for Corporate Governance

Center for Corporate Governance

The Center for Corporate Governance (CCG) focuses its research and programmatic efforts on advocating for leading corporate governance practices in the public and private company space, nationally and internationally. CCG provides resources for corporate governance issues and a forum to foster cross collaboration between preeminent academics, business leaders, policy makers and other practitioners as they discuss and advocate for meaningful, substantive positions in corporate governance.

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Academic Conference on Corporate Governance

The annual, invitation-only conference highlights the profound research by top professors around the world on issues related to corporate governance and the boardroom. Each year, we accept submissions of working papers related to corporate governance in the fall, with the submission deadline typically falling in mid-November. The conference generally takes place in mid-April, and registration typically opens in February.

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Directors Dialogue

Directors Dialogue is an annual program that brings together world-renowned corporate directors to engage in candid discussions of key governance topics.

As the role of the public company director continues to evolve, board members are often faced with more complex decisions and increased demands on time. Directors Dialogue continues to curate panels of the top thought leaders to engage participants in interactive, high-level governance discussions. Participants hear first-hand accounts of the challenging experiences faced by sitting corporate directors ranging from nano-cap to mega-cap boards. While engaging with the panelists and the other participants, attendees gain insight into the standards by which their peers oversee their respective boards, as well as cutting-edge governance practices to take back to their own boards.

The annual Directors Dialogue Dinner brings together over 300 of the area’s business leaders and features a keynote address by a thought leader in corporate governance. Each year, the dinner concludes the Directors Dialogue program. It is one of the Center for Corporate Governance’s signature events and is considered by many to be one of the foremost corporate governance events of the year.

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The Center for Corporate Governance is recognized as a premier research center of effective and responsible corporate governance. The research conducted among our world-renowned faculty is the core focus of the Center. Our research is published in top academic journals and informs and influences thought leaders in the business community at a variety of high-level industry and academic events throughout the year.

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Directors Academy

Directors Academy is the premier certificate program offering corporate governance for new board members. Upon completion of two Directors Academy programs within a two-year period, graduates are awarded a Certificate in Director Education.

NACD Directorship Certification® Education Network

The Gupta Governance Institute joins Stanford University’s Rock Center for Corporate and Columbia Business School Executive Education as a member of the National Association of Corporate Directors’ (NACD) Education Network. NACD members may participate in the Gupta Governance Institute’s Directors Dialogue program to earn certification and/or re-certification credits towards NACD Directorship Certification®. GGI will not only provide a strong foundation for aspiring directors, but also help today’s directors advance and elevate their professions into the future.

The National Association of Corporate Directors (NACD) is a nonprofit membership organization for corporate board members. NACD Directorship Certification® is a framework for continuous learning. It equips certified individuals with the baseline knowledge, skills and abilities to contribute to the boardroom dialogue on day one. For experienced directors, certification is a comprehensive way to highlight your commitment to staying current on the latest information necessary to contribute effectively in the boardroom.

Advisory Board

The CCG Advisory Board is a small, highly interactive group of prominent C-level, corporate directors and governance experts, that meets quarterly for a dynamic interchange of ideas designed to keep its members current and proactive in leading their Boards and meeting their fiduciary obligations as Board members.

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