Who should attend
- Aspiring and Future Corporate Board Members
- Directors Looking to Join a Board
About the course
The NextGen Director's Program provides corporate governance education and training for future corporate board members from diverse backgrounds who are underrepresented on the boards of directors. The goal is to better prepare for their first board experience. The program is taught by practitioners with extensive board experience in a wide variety of public and private companies, and Berkeley faculty who address emerging topics of importance to Boards.
The nine-month hybrid (virtual and in-person) program covers a full range of corporate director duties and responsibilities, the work of the full board and each committee, emerging governance issues, and best practice exchange, along with panel discussions with CEOs and other stakeholders. In addition, participants have the opportunity to refine their own board value propositions and meet with board leaders and executive recruiters to broaden their network and sharpen their ability to connect with key board decision-makers. As part of the program, each class member has the opportunity to build one-on-one mentoring relationships with existing board leaders.
Prepare for Your First Board Experience
Grow your network with seasoned board members whilst developing your own board value proposition.
Gain Insight into the Work and Impact of Boards
Discover the various elements of a business that board members consider and engage in.
Learn Relevant Issues and Topics of Interest that Are Affecting Boards
Review and discuss key topics that board members are concerned with like environmental social governance, diversity and inclusion, human resources, digital transformation, and cybersecurity.
Education PhD, Organizational Behavior, Aston University MSc, Industrial Administration, Aston University BA with Honors, Sociology & Social Administration, Hull University Positions Held At Haas since 1986 2009 – present, Advisory Board, Center for Teaching Excellence, Haas Scho...
Adjunct Assistant Professor, Haas School of Business, University of California, Berkeley Margo N. Alexander Faculty Fellow in Corporate Responsibility Co-Faculty Director, Center for Responsible Business LinkedIn Profile Dr. McElhaney is the Whitehead Faculty Fellow and the founding Facul...
Education Ph.D., Doctoral School of Organization & Management Studies, Copenhagen Business School MBA, International Business, University of Minnesota B.S., Industrial Engineering, University of Wisconsin Positions Held At Haas since 2014 2014 – present, Executive Director, Ber...
Steven Weber, Professor at the School of Information and Department of Political Science, works at the intersection of technology markets, intellectual property regimes, and international politics. His research, teaching, and advisory work for the last decade have focused on the political economy...
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Because of COVID-19, many providers are cancelling or postponing in-person programs or providing online participation options.
We are happy to help you find a suitable online alternative.