The Directors Forum provides a one-of-a-kind opportunity to debate critical boardroom issues and develop new strategies to lead your organization with clarity and confidence. Executives from diverse industries and backgrounds, and with assorted personalities—all analyzing board challenges and opportunities through different lenses—will offer you new perspectives on ways to overcome the specific challenges in your boardroom.
Catch up with friends and make new acquaintances through a variety of networking and social events including:
Ross Graham Walker Professor of Business Administration, Harvard Business School; Senior Advisor to the President of Harvard University; Board Member, Brooks Automation
Robert and Jane Cizik Professor of Management Practice in Business Administration, Harvard Business School; Board Member, FLEX Inc.
President and CEO, State Street Global Advisors
We invite executives seeking their first public company board to gain advice from a panel of veteran directors, followed by 1-on-1 discussions.
Cyrus Taraporevala, President and CEO, State Street Global Advisors
Presentation of the Clint Allen Award | Recognition of all Professional Director Credential Recipients
Following the awards presentation we will interview this year’s honoree on lessons learned and advice for leading in and out of the boardroom.
Krishna Palepu, Ross Graham Walker Professor of Business Administration, Harvard Business School; Board Member, Brooks Automation
Willy Shih, Robert and Jane Cizik Professor of Management Practice in Business Administration, Harvard Business School; Board Member, Flex
Each year the American College of Corporate Directors recognizes a member who stands out in the public company director community and enjoys respect and admiration from colleagues and peers. Join us at the Directors Forum to celebrate this year’s honoree: Jack O’Brien, Board Member, The TJX Companies; Former Board Member, Cabot Corporation (1990-2020), LKQ (2003-2021) and ABIOMED (1990-2006).
Since 2008, the American College of Corporate Directors credentials have represented the “Gold standard” in corporate director education, and those executives who earn them are highly valued in the board community. To earn American College of Corporate Directors Professional Director status, a director must accumulate a set number of credits.
The Directors Forum serves as the foundation of your Professional Director Credential pathway. Whether you are seeking your first Professional Director credential or your Executive Masters Professional Director Credential, the Directors Forum is a foundational requirement for every level, earning you 10 credits.