Director Development & Referral

One of the Private Directors Association® MEMBER BENEFITS is the Director Development & Referral program with one-on-one coaching, mentoring, and education as it relates to Board roles and responsibilities, as well as résumé and interview preparation.

As a Member you have access to individuals who are currently serving on Private Company Boards of Directors and are knowledgeable on how to prepare for and function on these types of Boards.  These individuals volunteer their time to work with Members individually and in groups on a variety of topics.

As a participant in the Director Training course you will have access to an in-depth training manual titled, ”Board Director Training and Preparation”. This document, prepared by the Midwest Family Business Advisors, covers a wide range of topics. 

Title Section
Letter from the Chairman 1
Resume Dennis Smith 2
Tommy Page Bio 3
Board Member Selection Process 4
Board Skills Matrix 5
Board Candidate Phone | Initial Interview 6
Experience Detail | Tell a Story 7
Criteria for Director Selection 8
Director Qualification Standards & Selection 9
Board of Directors Governance Guidelines 10
Board Evaluation Guidelines 11
Fiduciary and Advisory Board 12
Evolving Your Family Business Board 13
Board Search Firms Private Company Orientation 14
Resource Library 15
Sample Agenda 16
Five Questions Companies Should Ask 17
Five Questions to Ask When Being Interviewed 18


If you are a member and would like to arrange for training and access to these files, please contact the Chapter Administrator at If you are not yet a member and wish to apply for Membership, CLICK HERE.