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Monday, September 9, 2019

AABLI-CDI is a leadership development and networking series designed to strengthen the pipeline of people of color to serve on corporate boards around the world. It is designed to assist participants with career planning such that a future role as a corporate director is more probable.

Foundations of Corporate Governance

This primary educational program is designed to assist early to mid-career participants in learning the intricacies of corporate governance, enhance readiness for corporate board positions and develop strategies for board consideration. Attendees will emerge with the tools necessary to plot their personal paths to boards in the corporate sector.

The full day program will cover:

  • Overview of the Corporate Governance Industry
  • Pathways to the Boardroom
  • Fireside Chat on Networking & Personal Branding
  • Key Board Responsibilities & Committees
  • Boardroom Terminology & Trends
  • Insights on Director Pitfalls & Concerns
  • Basics of Financial Reporting

Networking Opportunities

Exceptional networking opportunities will be a prominent feature of the Corporate Director Initiative. Participants will learn from seasoned directors and share in their intimate knowledge of director vetting processes. At these breakfast, lunch and round table sessions, they can expect to:

  • Develop personal strategic pathways to the board room
  • Achieve clear understanding of the corporate governance industry
  • Enter relevant corporate diversity databases
  • Take advantage of face-to-face contact with established directors, search firms and others

To learn more, please contact

Larry Taylor, Ph.D. at

or call (213) 335-3601

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