AABLI-CDI is a leadership development and networking program focused on the preparation of African American professionals for the corporate boardroom. It aims to strengthen the pipeline of African American leaders through two programs: an intensive two-day training program and a series of networking opportunities. Participants will learn the intricacies of corporate governance, enhance their readiness for the leap to corporate board positions and develop strategies that will get them there.

Corporate Board Training

The primary educational course consists of two full-day programs in which participants will gain a full understanding of the corporate governance community, including the different roles of institutions and key industry players. Participants will emerge with the tools necessary to plot their personal paths to boards in the corporate sector.

Among the important topics to be covered:

  • Stakeholder Engagement
  • Talent Management and Succession Planning
  • Organizational Culture and Ethics
  • Corporate Social Responsibility
  • Public-Private Sector Interfaces (including global perspectives)
  • Nominating and Governance Committee Issues and Trends
  • Individual Pathway Assessment and Advice
  • The “New Breed of Corporate Director”
  • The “Digital Corporate Director”

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 cdi@aabli.org
or call (213) 335-3601