Corporate Board Resources

Here is a range of resources available on corporate board service, which is by no means a comprehensive list:

Some Organizations that Support Boards and Board Candidacy

The National Association of Corporate Directors (NACD) helps directors “lead with confidence in the boardroom” and has the stated aspiration of “corporate directors are recognized by all stakeholders as trusted stewards of long-term value creation.” They follow trends in best practices and governance and offer a library of resources, courses and their own set of credentials. According to their website, half of the Fortune 1000 directors are members.

National Association of Corporate Directors

Catalyst is a global nonprofit that works with powerful CEOs and leading companies worldwide to “help build workplaces that work for women.” Their Career Toolkit includes many links to organizations that offer Education, Training, Recruitment, Research and Advocacy related to corporate boards, including those that support women and diverse board candidates.

Catalyst’s My Career Toolkit: Getting on a Corporate Board

Boardroom Bound Podcast

Boardroom Bound, Alexander Lowry

Board Effectiveness & Governance

Deloitte’s Center for Board Effectiveness is a leading source of information about top board issues, governance, audit committees and other matters.

Deloitte’s Center for Board Effectiveness

EY, KPMG and other auditing firms also offer board leadership resources.

Landing a Board Seat

Note: There are many articles on this topic across the web. This is only a sampling.

Are You Ready to Serve on a Board?Harvard Business Review, Anthony Hesketh, Jo Sellwood-Taylor and Sharon Mullen

Want To Join A Corporate Board? Here’s How, Part 1, Forbes, Jill Griffin

8 Practical Steps to Landing a Seat on a Board of Directors, Thomson Reuters, Gerri Elliott

7 Ways to Position Yourself to Get on a Board, Fast Company, Katie Sanders

Recruiter Links

Spencer Stuart

Heidrick & Struggles

RSR Partners

Mangaard & Partners

Additional Recruiters