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Directors’ Consortium

Learn leading-edge strategies, frameworks, and best practices for making complex and crucial board decisions in uncertain times.

You will benefit from an academic partnership between three institutions — Stanford Graduate School of Business, Stanford Law School, and University of Chicago Booth School of Business — and a uniquely interactive learning experience.

Big data, shareholder activism, social media, financial literacy, liability risk: The list of issues and responsibilities for board members is ever-increasing and ever-changing. Drawing on cutting-edge research, current governance issues, emerging topics, and practical knowledge, Directors’ Consortium goes beyond compliance to explore how directors can best represent shareholders and other stakeholders.

You’ll learn about financial reporting, compensation, fiduciary duties, CEO succession, and more. You’ll develop a greater understanding of a board’s oversight and advisory roles. And you’ll examine real-world scenarios and formulate action plans with a set of people who confront similar problems.

Key Benefits

Understand your fiduciary, legal, and ethical oversight responsibilities, and develop strategies to best represent shareholders and stakeholders.
  • Benchmark against best practices in corporate governance.
  • Evaluate the role of the board in strategy development, evaluation, and evolution.
  • Learn about shareholder activism and the impact of social media.
  • Develop frameworks for prudent legal strategies to navigate litigious environments.
  • Formulate strategies for managing CEO succession and evaluating executive compensation.

Who Should Attend

  • Current board members of public companies
  • Board members of companies that may be taken public in the near future
  • Board members of foreign corporations that are or may be listed on U.S. exchanges
  • Board members of private, family-owned, or nonprofit organizations, for whom the disciplines covered will also be relevant — though not all of the specific regulations and processes of public companies will apply to such entities

04 Apr 2017 – 07 Apr 2017


In-person|Stanford University


27 Feb 2017

Program Fee

US $12,000

The program fee includes tuition, books, and meals. Accommodations available on campus ($150/night).

Optional Session

03 Apr 2017 | Finance and Accounting Refresher


US $1,500


Certificate of completion


Ryann Price
Associate Director, Programs
Executive Education
​Video Introduction
byStanford Graduate School of Business
Faculty co-director David F. Larcker shares how this unique academic collaboration addresses corporate governance fundamentals and the emerging topics that directors confront in their jobs.

Learn More About the Program


Explore our carefully designed curriculum, and go deeper with select course descriptions or a sample schedule.

Application Requirements

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Participant Profile

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Faculty Leadership

David F. Larcker
The James Irvin Miller Professor of Accounting
  • Co-Director, Directors’ Consortium
Michael Klausner
The Nancy and Charles Munger Professor of Business, Stanford School of Law

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