NextGen Directors Program

Global Partners & Hybrid

NextGen Directors Program

Overview

3-day in-person program with 1 virtual session

The NextGen Directors Program provides corporate governance education and training for aspiring corporate board members from diverse backgrounds who are underrepresented on the boards of directors. The training is designed to better prepare you for your 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 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.

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Prepare for Your First Board Experience

Grow your network with seasoned board members whilst developing your own board value proposition.

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Gain Insight into the Work and Impact of Boards

Discover the various elements of a business that board members consider and engage in.

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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.

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Features, Dates, & Cost

Hybrid

  • 3-day in-person program with 1 virtual session
  • World-renowned Berkeley Haas Faculty and esteemed CEOs, board members, and stakeholders from global businesses
  • Highly-esteemed strategic sponsors including Bain Capital, Nasdaq, Ernst & Young, Baker McKenzie, and The Alliance of Chief Executives
  • Opportunity to participate in one-on-one mentoring
  • Pragmatic, hands-on exercises and panel discussions
  • Exclusive networking opportunities 
  • Access to the program alumni community 
  • NextGen Directors Program Certificate of Completion 
Nov 3, 2022 - Jan 27, 2023
$7,500
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November 3-4, 2022: In-Person at Boston, Massachusetts

December 2, 2022: Virtual Session 

January 26-27, 2023: In-Person at UC Berkeley campus

Who It's For

  • Aspiring and future corporate board members 
  • Directors or senior executives looking to join a board

Want to approach your employer about professional development and request employer support? Read the Employer Payment Assistance Guide.

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Faculty

Partner

NASDAQ, Bain Capital, Baker McKenzie, the Alliance of Chief Executives, and Ernst & Young have all been longstanding sponsors of the Directors Academy and the NextGen Directors program.

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Speakers & Panelists

The NextGen Directors program includes several guest speaker and panel sessions on relevant and topical subjects relating to the responsibilities of corporate boards. Speakers & panelists include: 

  • Marc Baranski
  • Sandra Beach Lin 
  • Ryan Cotton
  • Roxanne Decyk
  • Patricia Diaz Dennis
  • Christine Heckart
  • Wayne Hewett
  • Susan Levine
  • Mark Mandel
  • Robert Maricich
  • Kim McCaslin
  • Keith Meyer
  • Mike Millegan
  • Heather Redman
  • Merline Saintil 
  • Lynn Tetrault
  • James D. White
  • Chris Wightman
  • Felicia WIlliams
  • Paul Williams
  • Billie Williamson

To learn more about the speakers' and panelists' biographies, please click here

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