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Ideal for busy professionals with hectic schedules.

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What You'll Learn

Over the course of this program, you’ll gain:

  • The skills and competence required to fulfill your role as a board member
  • An excellent understanding of corporate governance and how it operates within your business, sector and organizational structure
  • Practical working knowledge of business finance with the tools and know-how to use financial information strategically at the board level
  • Deep awareness of your own personal strengths and weaknesses, and how you can add unique value in the boardroom

Program Structure

This program includes six online modules and a final exam. After passing the exam, you’ll be a certified Professional Director® and free to use your new Pro.Dir designation.

In This Program

M1 | Governance and Strategy

M2 | Governance and Risk

M3 | Governance and People

M4 | Governance and Board Effectiveness

M5 | Governance and Resources

M6 | Governance Culture and Behaviour

Examination

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Individual modules can be taken in any order as week-long intensives, or at your own pace.

Module 1: Governance & Strategy

Expectations are extremely high for any board member. Meeting and exceeding them starts with fully understanding your fundamental role and the skills required to effectively keep your organization on track.

Self-Paced, $995.00

Intensive, $1595.00

Module 2: Governance & Risk

As a board member, you have a legal responsibility to provide oversight and accountability for your organization. From resources and risk oversight to effectively communicating results to shareholders, this module ensures you’re fully prepared to fulfill these roles as a board member.

Self-Paced, $995.00

Intensive, $1595.00

Module 3: Governance & People

People are your organization’s most important asset. This module will help you ensure board and management work together to lead more effectively. You’ll learn the essential role of the board in people management practices, such as overseeing the board’s relationship with the CEO, to succession planning, setting human resource policy and the art of aligning CEO performance, evaluation and compensation.

Self-Paced, $995.00

Intensive, $1595.00

Module 4: Governance & Board Effectiveness

Overseeing management is only the beginning. The best boards also work to optimize their own effectiveness. From building the optimal board to evaluating performance, you’ll learn how to make the most of your time in the boardroom.

Self-Paced, $995.00

Intensive, $1595.00

Module 5: Governance & Resources

Financial literacy is a must for any board member. From key financial indicators and forecasting to variance and gap analysis, this module will show you how to use the financial statements to ensure your organization has wise, reasoned financial oversight and is fully resourced.

Self-Paced, $995.00

Intensive, $1595.00

Module 6: Governance Culture & Behavior

Even the best governance structures can falter if the boardroom culture is unhealthy. This module will help you eliminate dysfunction in the boardroom and foster a constructive, engaged board dynamic that leads to healthy relationships, better decisions, and enhanced growth.

Intensive, $1595.00

Self-Paced, $995.00

Final Examination

Final Examination, $395.00

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Cancellation Policy

Should you find it necessary to cancel your registration for a particular module or the exam, you will receive a full refund minus a $150 administration fee for any cancellation received in writing within 30 business days of registration. After 30 days, the registration fee is non-refundable.

Our Guarantee

We are completely confident you will be satisfied with The Professional Director Education & Certification Program®. If you are not, we will refund your tuition in full.

Frequently Asked Questions

Frequently Asked Questions

If you choose the self-paced or intensive option, modules can be completed in any order you choose. However, taking the course in numerical order is recommended if you don’t have prior experience as a board member. If you choose the guided cohort option, all modules will be completed in the prescribed order.

No, as long you have internet capabilities and access.

All versions of the Professional Director Education & Certification Program® are delivered entirely online. While the self-paced option offers you maximum flexibility, the guided cohort and week-long intensives are live online sessions with predetermined dates and times.

Each program requires six modules plus a final exam for certification but the time and cost varies as follows:

 

Self-Paced
$995 per module (6 total) + $395 exam fee
How long it takes is entirely up to you. Most self-paced students complete the course in roughly six months but you may take up to three years, if needed.


Week-Long Intensives
$1,595 per module (6 total) + $395 exam fee
Each module is completed in a single week (6 non-consecutive weeks total).


Guided Cohort
$9,995 (includes all modules + final exam)
Over 19 weeks, you’ll go through all six modules of the program, working together with the same cohort of peers.