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New Governance Training Course Gives Directors, Executives 'Essentials' They Need To Succeed

SAN DIEGO, March 19, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Since directorship is increasingly complex and has ever-expanding responsibilities, Corporate Directors Forum 's Governance Academy is now offering a two-day training course geared toward expanding directors' boardroom competencies, confidence and personal network.

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"The Essentials of Corporate Governance" training course, held May 16-17 at the University of San Diego, will be an interactive, dynamic learning experience led by nationally respected directors and boardroom leaders who "bring the boardroom experience to life" by actively engaging attendees, drawing from real-life experiences and including relevant, recent business developments.

Lead instructors include:

  • Suzanne Hopgood , p resident and CEO, The Hopgood Group LLC; former crisis CEO at Furr's Restaurant Group (FRG) and Houlihan's Restaurant Group; former director, Del Global Technologies, Point Blank Solutions Inc.
  • Michael J. Berthelot , director, Fresh Del Monte Produce Inc.; CEO, Cito Capital Corp.; managing principal, Corporate Governance Advisors Inc.

"We believe better directors make better boards, and our purpose is to help directors be better equipped to thrive in an increasingly complicated, regulated and rapidly changing business climate," said Linda Sweeney, executive director of Corporate Directors Forum. "This new program is a great opportunity to invest in yourself as it emphasizes hands-on education and peer-to-peer dialogue in an elegant, academic setting."

The program is aimed toward aspiring and newer directors, experienced directors who understand the critical need to stay current, business leaders, C-level management, general counsel, and key board advisors.

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