Courses

Good governance begins with a strong foundation.

PDA University is pleased to offer our members various courses focused on preparing and educating board directors on good governance practices. A current listing of PDA University course offerings is below.

Certificate in Private Company Governance

The most effective board directors are committed to developing a deep and expansive understanding of their role. This commitment is supported by the Private Directors Association® Certificate in Private Company Governance. We encourage all members to take advantage of this exclusive PDA benefit. 

A baseline education in independent director duties and an overview of different types of private company structures. Self-paced and interactive governance learning for serving and would-be private company directors.

ESG Insights

This PDA University podcast series is filled with insightful and dynamic conversations between leading private company directors Deb Boyda and Venita Fields with ESG thought leader and practitioner Art Stewart. Enjoy the five-part series as private company directors explore new options and imperatives with a long-time expert in corporate integrity practices. Click the image below or title above to access the podcasts.

Enjoy the five-part series as private company directors explore new options and imperatives with a long-time expert in corporate integrity practices.

COMING SOON

ESOP Governance Essentials
Launch Date: September 17, 2021

The Private Directors Association® (PDA) and the National Center for Employee Ownership (NCEO) have partnered to produce this entry-level course for would-be and first-time ESOP board directors and company owners considering an Employee Stock Ownership Plan. The course is self-paced and contains video, print, and quiz components. You should expect to spend 10-12 hours to gain lasting value. Participants who complete all course elements and earn a passing grade in the knowledge check will have earned a PDA digital ESOP Governance Essentials badge.

The Board's Role in Strategy and Innovation 

The Board's Role in Risk Oversight