The calendars of directors and officers fill up fast. The best Ds and Os make annual plans to participate in continuing education as part of their commitment to upholding the interests of their shareholders.
Each year around this time, as a service to our clients, Woodruff Sawyer produces the “Board Education Resource Guide.” This resource guide lists continuing education events for Ds and Os that are held throughout the year in several different learning formats.
Inside this guide, you’ll find lists of education events organized by:
- Board-level multi-day events
- Committee-level or chairman-only events
- “Short shot” events
- Digital learning resources
- Customized programs
Many directors and officers choose to mix and match learning opportunities throughout the year by committing to one big multi-day event, attending a handful of “short shot” events and consuming the digital resources on a more regular basis.
One of the more popular multi-day events of the year is Stanford Directors’ College. This important event draws esteemed speakers from a variety of top corporations, government agencies and more to discuss what matters to Ds and Os on a current events-basis.
It’s also well known for helping directors see around the edge to the future. For example, cyber security was on the docket at this annual event well before it became the mainstream topic it is today.
Woodruff Sawyer is a proud sponsor of the Stanford Directors’ College. If you’re interested in attending, please reach out to your Woodruff Sawyer contact for a discount code.
You’ll find a number of other fantastic in-person events and digital resources for Ds and Os in our continuing education guide for 2016. Enjoy.
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