How to Become a (Paid) Corporate Director

Secrets From Inside The Boardroom

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


It is Dr. Soaries’ belief that Corporate America is seeking a diverse group of individuals in the boardroom. Through this program, he will teach individuals how to become candidates and how to position themselves for board service.


"Anyone interested in obtaining a paid directorship should strongly consider this master class. Dr. Soaries’ insights and experiences as a board member and lead director provide an authentic behind the scenes look at the nomination and governance processes."

Vaughn L. McKoy, JD, MBA

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


SECRET #1:
Learn how to get a seat at the table that allows you to make real impact and create 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.




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    Will you be our next success story?

    Listen to Sheila Harris, a graduate and non-profit board member.


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


    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.

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      Course Curriculum


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        Module 1: Introduction to How to Become a (Paid) Corporate Director
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        Module 2: Corporate Governance 101
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        Module 3: Corporate Boards Today
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        Module 4: Corporate Need for Diverse Leadership
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        Module 5: Will Becoming a Corporate Director Ever Really Happen?
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        Module 6: Know What You Have to Offer
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        Module 7: How Boards Select New Members
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        Module 8: Researching Companies
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        Module 9: Choosing Areas of Personal Focus
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        Module 10: Understanding the Commitment
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        Module 11: Managing the Interviews
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        Module 12: Honing Your Brand - Managing Your Reputation
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        Module 13: Understanding Compensation
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        Module 14: Investing in Your Vision of Becoming a Director
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        Module 15: Once You Are A Director
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        Course Survey
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      Your Instructor


      Dr. DeForest B. Soaries, Jr.
      Dr. DeForest B. Soaries, Jr.

      Dr. DeForest B. Soaries, Jr. is the Senior Pastor of First Baptist Church of Lincoln Gardens in Somerset, NJ, former New Jersey Secretary of State, and the author of many books. The latest is Say Yes When Life Says No (book and workbook). He also authored the popular Say Yes to No Debt: 12 Steps to Financial Freedom, dfree® Lifestyle Workbook, and Meditations for Financial Freedom - Volumes 1&2. Dr. Soaries earned a Bachelor of Arts Degree from Fordham University, a Master of Divinity Degree from Princeton Theological Seminary, and a Doctor of Ministry Degree from United Theological Seminary. Dr. Soaries is currently a member of the Board of Directors at Ocwen Financial Corp. (NYSE: OCN), Independence Realty Trust (NYSE: IRT), Federal Home Loan Bank of New York and Uncommon Giving Corporation. He serves as the Compensation Chair on three of the boards. He has served on seven paid corporate boards.


      Frequently Asked Questions


      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.
      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.
      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.
      What are the differences between basic and premium?
      Basic is a self-paced version of the course and includes four (4 group sessions with Dr. Soaries. Premium includes basic and has three (3) 1:1 private sessions with Dr. Soaries that are to be used within 90 days.
      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.



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