Dr. Pogue Attends National Association of Corporate Directors Director Professionalism Master Class as Part of Board Leadership Fellow Training


Dr. Pogue Attends National Association of Corporate Directors Director Professionalism Master Class
as Part of Board Leadership Fellow Training

Wilmington, DE — June 15, 2011 — Dr. Laura Pogue, Chief Executive Officer of Complete Consulting, Inc., a leader in online education, attended a National Association of Corporate Directors (NACD) Director Professionalism Master Class at the Hotel DuPont in Wilmington, Delaware, from June 7–8, 2011. Educational credits contribute to Dr. Pogue’s earning her NACD Board Leadership Fellow status later this year.

“As one of only forty attendees, the Master Class gave me the chance to discuss critical issues with other experienced directors,” says Dr. Pogue. “How to comply with Dodd–Frank, for example, is being debated in every board room across the country. Knowledge sharing among those of us actively serving helps us untangle the details of the legislation together as we work to implement it.”

Fittingly, the first day of the conference was held at the John L. Weinberg Center for Corporate Governance at the University of Delaware, a leading proponent for progressive changes in corporate structure and management. Professor Charles Elson, Director of the Weinberg Center, opened the conference with Ken Daly, NACD President, by exploring the implications of recent legislation and regulations for active board members.

“After many national failures and scandals at the board level, boards and legislators are forcing a re-examination of many policies and procedures,” says Dr. Pogue. “Faculty such as Professor Elson and other leading experts are shaping the emerging best practices to support a new era in corporate governance.”

Briefings, talks, and small group breakout sessions supported meaningful dialogue on such hot-topic issues as emerging legal trends, director liability, mergers and, risk oversight, and board composition.

“As with all NACD events, the Director Professionalism Master Class was intellectually rigorous,” says Dr. Pogue. “It’s an exciting and demanding time to serve on a board, yet I’m confident that NACD is preparing me to lead at the highest levels of responsibility.”