Executive Education

Executive Education & Special Programs

Uniting Leaders in Discussion and Collaboration

With an emphasis on the law’s intersection with business, policy and conflict resolution, Stanford Law School offers a set of innovative executive education programs that build on the academic excellence, cutting-edge research and multidisciplinary resources of SLS.

For more than two decades, these Executive Education Programs have brought together scholars, policymakers, jurists, corporate leaders, investment bankers, board members, venture capitalists, negotiators, mediators and leaders in the legal community from across the country and internationally. SLS strives to ensure that programs are grounded in the real world. Our approach combines keynote speakers and plenary debates with panel discussions and small-group work, enabling participants to learn by doing, not just listening. Attendees share their expertise and discuss solutions to the most challenging issues facing business executives, policymakers and legal practitioners today.


Leading-edge programs

The nation's premier executive education program for directors and senior executives of publicly traded firms, Director’s College addresses a broad range of issues that confront modern boards. Now in its twenty-seventh year, the program enables participants to engage with leading CEOs, directors, regulators, jurists, and scholars on a rigorous and balanced examination of topics such as the board’s role in business strategy, crisis management, shareholder engagement, compensation strategy, board evaluation and refreshment, and emerging challenges including artificial intelligence and the politicization of the corporation.

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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.

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

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