Learn the proven and effective steps to not only learn modern-day Board operations, but also successfully plan and Implement your personal Board Director Candidate strategy. Experience how these achievable & focused efforts help you convey the experience and confidence needed for serious Board Director and Board Advisor consideration. Coaching & Certification Course is designed for any stage of your career and any level of Board experience (aspiring to experienced).

With the success of the coaching / education program started in 2012, the IBDC.D certification was added to the program in 2021.

As is the case in any industry, the Board Director vertical has specific requirements that are a must to land coveted Board seats. Most aspiring as well as experienced Directors approach Board Directorship opportunities in much the same way they would apply for a job - this is a big mistake. Even when working with an executive / Board placement agency, packaging yourself properly first is a must! The fact is that both aspiring and experienced Board Directors of all ages are still in high demand, however, if you are not viewed as having 'next-gen Director' qualities and haven’t properly packaged yourself for serious consideration, your chances of appointment are greatly minimized. Remember, the key to landing additional or your first Board seat is in your packaging... Make the effort to do it right.


The Differentiator: Get both the modern Board Director candidate packaging AND modern Board operations knowledge all in one shot while also earning your globally recognized International Board Director Competency Designation (IBDC.D) certification.


For Aspiring & Experienced Directors

Program Brochure

& Curriculum


Program graduates also receive their IBDC.D certification, valid for a period of 3 years following their successful course completion. Within each 3-year recertification period, 15 Continuing Professional Education (CPE) credits are required for demonstrated ongoing professional development and to keep the designation active.

(See the Program Brochure & Curriculum for more details on earning CPEs)

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Click on the 'Engage' button to email your Board Director aspirations, background, and experience - we will then set up a call to discuss all details to make you an exceptional Board Director candidate!

For organization inquiries to verify Board Member / Board Candidate IBDC.D certification

status (completed / active / inactive), please email here.

Is your organization looking for a bolt-on education & certification offering? See our Distributed Certification Model (DCM)