Certificate in Private Company Governance

Thank you for your interest in the Certificate in Private Company Governance. If you are a member and are interested in participating in our next session, please submit your information to the waitlist linked below.

Additionally, we are seeking current or recently retired private company directors interested in sharing governance expertise with upcoming directors. If you would like to join our cadre of experienced mentors, please contact The PDA Education team for more information on how you can give back through mentorship.

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Successful candidates will earn:

  • Insights on challenges and opportunities unique to private companies
  • Awareness of common models of private company governance and the commitment required of directors
  • Knowledge of fiduciary and advisory board structures, roles and impact
  • Confidence in navigating independent director responsibilities and liabilities
  • Appreciation of the behaviors and skills ALWAYS sought by board recruiters—and those increasingly in demand
  • Ability to create a board-ready résumé - members can view example resumes if you click here
  • A valuable network of director peers and recruiter contacts
  • Clues to common executive/board disconnects and strategies for gaining trust and adding lasting value
  • Templates and tools to increase board cohesion, functionality and impact
  • A year-dated certificate of private company governance— the only one of its kind in the U.S.
  • A year-dated and easily renewable electronic badge to add to your email signature and LinkedIn or other professional profiles.