Directors' College 101: Board Fundamentals for New Directors



For the last couple weeks, we have been monitoring guidance from local and national health agencies and the university regarding large gatherings due to the situation with covid-19. We are disappointed to announce that this program has been canceled and will be rescheduled at a later date. We will let you know when we select a new date for the program, sometime in the Fall of 2020 or later. Thank you for your interest in joining us in April. We are disappointed that we cannot proceed with the launch of this new program as scheduled, but we hope to see you at this program or one of the Rock Center for Corporate Governance's other programs in the future.

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Directors' College 101: Board Fundamentals for New Directors is a new program brought to you by the Arthur and Toni Rembe Rock Center for Corporate Governance, which has been hosting Stanford Directors' College for more than 25 years. At Directors' College 101, first-time directors will learn from leading academics, experienced board members, and practitioners about the fundamental aspects of being an effective public company board member.

Topics for 2020 will include:
  • the board's role and relationship with management
  • legal and fiduciary duties of directors
  • board committee roles and structure
  • board culture and accountability
  • boardroom best practices
  • accounting and internal audit fundamentals
  • compensation basics
  • SEC reporting and disclosure

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