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Directors' College

Directors’ College, now in its twenty-fourth year, is the nation’s premier executive education program for directors and senior executives of publicly traded firms.

At Directors’ College, participants engage with leading CEOs, directors, regulators, jurists, and scholars on a rigorous and balanced examination of a broad range of issues that confront modern boards, including the board’s role in business strategy, CEO succession, techniques for controlling legal liability, challenges posed by activist investors, boardroom dynamics, and contemporary issues including the state of the macroeconomy, emerging cybersecurity threats, and disruption.

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Directors' Consortium

The Directors Consortium offers corporate board members the benefit of a research-based, comprehensive approach to the complex decisions they must make. Faculty members from the Stanford Graduate School of Business, the Stanford Law School, the University of Chicago Booth School of Business, and the Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth harness their knowledge, research, and expertise to provide a dynamic, cross-disciplinary executive program.

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Stanford/NVCA Venture Capital Symposium

The Stanford/NVCA Venture Capital Symposium offers practical guidance on achieving success as a venture capitalist in a rapidly changing marketplace. Participants will learn to respond effectively to new governance challenges at venture capital firms and at portfolio companies, explore best practices in fund management and limited partner relationships, and examine cutting-edge issues affecting the entire venture sector, including deal pricing, initial coin offerings, and the emergence of a new breed of late stage investors.

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International Programs

The Rock Center has developed several international programs in partnership with leading universities and corporate governance centers around the world. These executive education programs for directors and senior executives of publicly traded firms have been held in Brazil, Canada, Chile, China, Hong Kong, Mexico, and Singapore.

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Stanford Institutional Investors Forum (SIIF)

SIIF provides an opportunity for its members, who are many of the nation’s largest and most sophisticated institutional investors, to meet in a confidential setting, closed to the press and public, to discuss current policy issues of concern to the institutional investor community.

Rock Center Program for Journalists: A Primer in Corporate Governance

This program brings together a group of Media Fellows, selected from leading writers in business and finance, to attend an educational and networking event in New York City. The program focuses on corporate governance fundamentals, financial services reform, executive compensation, succession planning, corporate finance, and accounting.

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