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

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

PR Newswire

SAN DIEGO, March 19, 2013

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.


"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

Lead instructors include:

  oSuzanne Hopgood, president 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.
  oMichael 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.

To see the full agenda and register for the event, contact Corporate Directors
Forum at 858/455-7930 or visit

Corporate Directors Forum, a 501c(6) located in San Diego, is the largest
regional association of corporate directors in the U.S. and offers regular,
interactive education programs for directors, officers and business leaders.
The organization also hosts "Directors Forum: Directors, Management &
Shareholders in Dialogue" every January. CDF's purpose is to help directors be
better directors through director education and peer-to-peer networking.

Contact: Greg Kershaw
Nuffer, Smith, Tucker
619/296-0605, ext. 226

SOURCE Corporate Directors Forum

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