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 Stanford Graduate School of Business and Stanford Law School — and a uniquely interactive learning experience.

Big data, shareholder activism, cybersecurity, 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.
  • 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 will be considered on a case-by-case basis
  • Board members of foreign corporations that are or may be listed on U.S. exchanges

16 Oct 2023 – 20 Oct 2023

In-Person | US $15,000


01 Sep 2023

Qualified candidates are admitted on a rolling, space-available basis. Early applications are encouraged.

Payment is due upon admission. Your space is secured upon receipt of full payment.

Awarded Upon completion

Certificate of completion


Christine Coli | Associate Director, Programs, Executive Education
Associate Director Executive Education
Program Overview
Program Overview
Learn how this unique academic collaboration addresses corporate governance fundamentals and the emerging topics that directors confront in their jobs.

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Faculty Leadership

Amit Seru
The Steven and Roberta Denning Professor of Finance
Senior Associate Dean for Academic Affairs
Senior Fellow, Hoover Institution
Ron Kasznik
The Marriner S. Eccles Professor of Public and Private Management and Professor of Accounting

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