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How To Become a (Paid) Corporate Director Course

Secrets From Inside The Boardroom

What does it take to succeed as a corporate director?

Board service presents unique responsibilities, risks, and opportunities. It also calls for a distinctive set of skills. For senior executives interested in joining a corporate board, preparation is key. This program will equip you with the critical insights and tools to enhance your readiness for corporate board service.

How to Become a Corporate Director is an online self-paced program specifically designed to train future corporate board members.

Through 15 interactive modules and exercises, this program will delve into broad issues that apply to organizations from any industry.

In addition, during a monthly expert discussion, experienced executives will share how they have leveraged board service in their career strategy. You will be provided with detailed instruction on how to become a successful and paid, corporate director.

Hear From One of Our Students

Renee Frazier MBA

Renée Frazier, MBA

Founder of A La Renee, Inc., New York

“Multi-layered strategy and commitment are the words that best describe Dr. Soaries’ online program: How To Become A (Paid) Corporate Director. This self-directed cohort gives a hands-on approach to those who dare to take the journey. Dr. Soaries’ commitment to our preparation and polish persisted through the mixture of both meetings, and modules. Built into the program were sobering considerations and expectations regarding fiduciary responsibility. All information came from a personal, professional, and governance vantage point.

Fortune 1000 Board Directors met with us regularly as guest speakers. It was all at once inspiring, helpful, and yet, less daunting. Even the intra-cohort contacts proved to be richly beneficial. A deep understanding of brand reputation – both personally and corporately – are highly stressed. There were many light bulb moments and thankfully so, for, in the end, I feel well-equipped for both my professional journey and ultimately, my seat at the table.

You will grow; in your understanding, your sphere of influence, and exponentially. You will do so with a good-natured, well-versed, poised, and generous spirit at the helm.”

It’s time for you to discover the secrets from inside of the boardroom.

Secret 1

Secret #1

Learn how to get a seat at the table that allows you to make a real impact and create a legacy.

Secret #2

Understand how to get paid to create institutional & system changes.

Secret #3

Understand why becoming a corporate director will make you a better leader.

Dr. Soaries guides you through the best practices for corporate boards and explores options and opportunities in corporate board service. Gain a greater understanding of the role and responsibilities of corporate directors and the challenges you can expect to face in that role.

Plans & Pricing

Will you be our next success story?

Listen to Sheila Harris, a graduate and current Board Member of The Cahn Fellows Program.

Listen to Tyrone Williams, who is a graduate and currently a member of FHL Bank San Francisco

By completing this program you will signal that you are equipped with the core knowledge needed to be effective as a corporate director.

Set yourself up for the fastest route to success and sign up now to learn the secrets from inside the boardroom.


Dr. DeForest B. Soaries. Jr.

Former New Jersey Secretary of State
Former Chair of United States Election Assistance Commission.

Private For Profit Board Member of:

  • Independent Director for Uncommon Giving

Compensation Chair Board Member of:

  • Ocwen Financial Corp. (NYSE: OCN)
  • Independence Realty Trust (NYSE: IRT)
  • Federal Home Loan Bank of New York

Not for Profit Boards:

  • RWJ Barnabas Health
  • NJ Chamber of Commerce
  • Delta Dental Foundation
  • dfree Global Foundation

Frequently Asked Questions

Q. When does the course start and finish?

This course is a completely self-paced online course – you decide when you start and when you finish.

Q. How long do I have access to the course?

How does lifetime access sound? After enrolling, you have unlimited access to this course for as long as you like – across any and all devices you own.

Q. Will I be able to work with Dr. Soaries directly?

Yes, you can attend the monthly group Q&A sessions and ask Dr. Soaries your direct questions.

Q. Am I guaranteed to be placed on a board?

No. This program is about board readiness and does not do board placement. When you follow the course and apply the process you will know exactly what to do and how to position yourself for a corporate board seat.

Join our next cohort!

Our promise? By the end of this course, you will have the skills and know-how to become a candidate and how to position yourself for board service.