January 17, 2003

Shortly, we will be posting

Shortly, we will be posting a list of links to the entities/organizations that host director education programs. Spurred by the proposed new listing standards and corporate governance ratings services, the number of these programs has grown dramatically in the past six months.

The odd thing that i am hearing is that not too many directors attend these programs – rather, it is in-house counsel, corporate secretaries and others that populate the programs – and the directors that do attend typically are from the smaller companies. This makes sense as larger companies normally can afford to bring in experts to conduct educational programs on site at a board meeting (and directors of these companies tend to be shorter on time availability than most).

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