NextGen Directors Program
NextGen Directors Program
2-day in-person program
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.
Grow your network with seasoned board members whilst developing your own board value proposition.
Discover the various elements of a business that board members consider and engage in.
Review and discuss key topics that board members are concerned with like environmental social governance, diversity and inclusion, human resources, digital transformation, and cybersecurity.
Features, Dates, & Cost
- 2-day in-person program
- 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
Who It's For
- C Suite and senior executives of private and public companies who aspire to be corporate board members
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Speakers & Panelists
Co-Founder and President, Director's Academy
Mr. Meyer is the co-founder and president of the Directors Academy, and the global head of the CEO & Board Practice and co-leader of the Leadership Practice at Allegis Partners. Mr. Meyer was founder and managing partner of Park Avenue Advisors and previously was vice chairman and managing partner of the Global Board Consulting Practice and co-leader of the North America CEO & Board Practice at Heidrick & Struggles. Mr. Meyer held a variety of corporate leadership roles with Exxon and PepsiCo. He was also a member of McKinsey’s global Energy Practice. He has previously been named to the D100 list of the most influential people in corporate governance. Mr. Meyer is a Directors Academy board member.
James D. White
Former Chairman, CEO, and President, Jamba, Inc.
Mr. White is the former chairman, chief executive officer and president of Jamba Inc. and previously held senior executive roles at Safeway, Gillette and Ralston Purina. He is an experienced board chair with 20 years of boardroom experience having served on over 16 public, pre-IPO, private and startup boards. He currently serves on several public company boards, including Adtalem Global Education, Affirm, Honest Company – where he is the board chair, Medallia and Simply Good Foods. Mr. White is also Executive Chairman of Air Protein, a startup that makes protein-enriched food from carbon dioxide. Mr. White is a co-founder and board chair of the Directors Academy.
Additional speakers & panelists, covering relevant and topical subjects relating to the responsibilities of corporate boards, 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
- Mike Millegan
- Heather Redman
- Merline Saintil
- Lynn Tetrault
- Chris Wightman
- Felicia WIlliams
- Paul Williams
- Billie Williamson
To learn more about the speakers' and panelists' biographies, please click here.