Stakeholder Directors Program

“What Boards Do”

Stakeholder Leadership & Governance Institute Program (SLGI)

“The Board Room Represents the Supreme Court of Stakeholder Capitalism” ©

“Not everything that is faced can be changed, but nothing can be changed until it is faced”
James Baldwin

o  The Stakeholder Directors Program combines current knowledge of compliance and board governance issues with the experience of individuals who have helped their boards and organizations to realize the positive values of stakeholder governance. We provide our fellows with domestic and global corporate governance models, best practices in processes and tools, a framework to comprehend regulations, laws, and risks that define the context within which strategic decisions are made. Our program is anchored with a world-class faculty who are operators and governance experts. The program lectures and governance case studies are taken from the experiences of private and public companies listed on Nasdaq and NYSE. 

o  The case study is a principle learning strategy of the Directors Program. Faculty reinforce lectures with real world case studies addressing present and future governance challenges.

o  SLGI Fellows will be assigned to a publicly traded company for whom the Fellow will write an original case study. Fellows will defend their completed study before a review committee of 3 faculty members. The review committee will mentor each Fellow, guiding them towards a complete study that the Fellow will present to the executive management of the assigned company. A successful defense of the completed study is a requirement for graduation.

o  The case study will demonstrate your knowledge of the company’s industry, markets, strategy, customers, competitors, investors, talent, culture, risks, supply chain, and digital transformation. Using the study, you will have the opportunity to convince the board of possible blind spots, a flawed strategy, or an unseen opportunity. Your insights may garner the attention of the Lead Director, Chair-of-the-Board, and CEO and convince them that you would be the right candidate for their board or advisory board.

Upcoming Sessions

Status: Cohort Is Full

Session begins: August 22, 2024

Format: In-Person / Virtual

Location: Hybrid – Location/Virtual

Fee: Waived with acceptance

Status: Cohort is full

Session begins: January 24, 2025

Format: In-Person / Virtual

Location: Hybrid – Location/Virtual

Fee: Waived with acceptance

Preparation is Key

Unique Responsibilities

Exceptional Skill Set

For senior executives considering a move to corporate board service, adequate preparation is essential. Board roles come with unique responsibilities, dynamics, risks, and opportunities, demanding a specialized skill set. Our program is designed to provide you with the critical tools and insights necessary to enhance your readiness for corporate board service and empower you to make a meaningful impact at the highest level of an organization.

Key Benefits

Explore best practices for corporate boards and delve into the various options and opportunities available in corporate board service. Develop a deeper understanding of the role and responsibilities of corporate directors, along with the challenges you may encounter in that capacity. Upon completion of the program, signal to potential opportunities that you possess the core knowledge required to excel as a corporate director.