May 14 - 16, 2019 Los Angeles, CA $8,500
September 17 - 19, 2019 Los Angeles, CA $8,500
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Prepare for Board Service

Three tips from Farmers Insurance Group CMO Mike Linton

Become a Guiding Force on Your Board

Gain what you need to guide and support your executive leadership team around the crucial issues of strategy, structure and succession. We offer a powerful combination of foundational topics and advanced insight on the most timely and pressing issues facing boards today, taught by world class UCLA Anderson faculty and distinguished speakers representing some of the nation’s most prestigious organizations. Whether a seasoned director or new to the responsibility, you will emerge from this three-day experience with greater powers to provide active, informed and independent guidance to your senior leadership team.

A Three-Day Immersion in Board Best Practices

Boardroom Essentials

  • Current Governance Challenges
  • Regulatory Changes Impacting the Boardroom
  • Strategic Management and the Board
  • Ethical Considerations and the Board
  • Board’s Role in Succession Planning
  • Key Accounting Considerations

Expanding Your Impact

  • Digging Deeper into Your Firm’s Financial Statements
  • Managing Mergers, Acquisitions, Joint Ventures and Alliances
  • Ensuring Effective Committees: Audit & Compensation
  • Engagement with Activist Shareholders

At the close of Day 3 is the optional certification exam.

The Experience

Immersing you and your peers from top companies nationwide in a unique blend of research driven, business and board viewpoints, this intensive experience covers the basics, then delves into today’s most complex issues from the boardroom.


You will emerge with a toolkit of boardroom best practices and comprehensive frameworks for handling emerging issues that will shape the future of your organization. Moreover, your personal and professional networks will strengthen and expand through program features such as the Networking Reception and Dinner that caps the first day of the program. Joining returning program alumni, you will hear from a distinguished speaker who will share insights on a pressing issue. Recent keynotes have included The Honorable Michael Oxley.


Alfred E. Osborne, Jr. - Faculty Co-Director
Carla Hayn - Faculty Co-Director
Ian Larkin
George Geis
David Lewin
Gonzalo Freixes

Who Should Attend?

Directors with all levels of experience and those who work closely with boards, including corporate secretaries and general counsel, will benefit from this program.

MCLE Accreditation 

Upon successfully completing the three-day program, participants are eligible for 18.25 MCLE credits.