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Next Director
Accelerating boardroom excellence
Built on the knowledge and experience of Fortune 500 directors and board experts, Next Director is an immersive program for C-suite leaders actively pursuing director roles, contemplating board service, or aiming to enhance their board partnerships. The two-day workshop provides a comprehensive overview of today’s governance landscape and equips participants with the essential skills and resources for board success.

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Due to the higher-level conversations at Next Director, attendees must be corporate officers at organizations with annual revenue in excess of $1 billion and be within a few years of exploring board work. The selection process is rigorous and competitive.

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Key Program Focus Areas

  • Exploring the corporate board landscape, including public and private governance structures
  • Demystifying the board interview process
  • Articulating the difference between management and governance, and how to shift one’s mindset when moving into a director role
  • Making an impact beyond functional expertise
  • Identifying the critical skills needed to succeed as a director, including financial acumen, strategic cross-functional thinking, and risk assessment

The Next Director Difference

Next Director participants gain real-world insights directly from seasoned directors who are in the seat. Candid, confidential conversations focus on answering three essential questions: “How do I get on the right board, how do I best interact with the board, and how do I deliver exceptional value once I’m there?”

Participants emerge with:

  • A board-appropriate bio, ready to circulate for relevant board opportunities and with search firms.
  • A persuasive and compelling narrative highlighting their board-level value, including business impact, career experiences, unique skills, and passions.
  • The tools to activate their network, and determine key influencers and critical movers in their board search.

Select Discussion Leaders

Bob Eckert

Mattel

Chairman Emeritus
and former CEO
Boards: Amgen, Levi Strauss & Co. (Chair), Uber
Eileen Kamerick

Houlihan Lokey

Former Chief Financial Officer
Boards: ACV Auctions, Associated Banc-Corp, Hochschild Mining, Legg Mason Closed-End Funds, Valic Funds
Michael Sneed

Johnson & Johnson

Former EVP, Global Corporate Affairs and Chief Communications Officer
Boards: Jefferson Health, Kenvue, Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, Wayfair, WHYY
Mary McDowell

Polycom

Former CEO
Boards: Arrow Electronics, Autodesk, Informa
Upcoming Sessions

June 12-13, 2024

Chicago, IL

Session Chair: Bob Eckert, Former CEO, Mattel; Chairman, Levi’s; Director, Amgen, Uber

September 11-12, 2024

New York, NY

Session Chair: Greg Creed, Former CEO, Yum! Brands; Director, Aramark, Delta, Whirlpool

   

Next Director provides real hands-on experience with real-world board directors who candidly share their experiences—not theoretical scenarios. I’ve been serving public boards for over 20 years, and I only wish that I had a program like this when I was at this stage.
– Bob Eckert, Chairman, Levi Strauss & Co.;
Chairman Emeritus and former CEO, Mattel;
Director, Amgen, McDonald’s, Uber

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