Experience the deep sense of fulfillment from making an impact from a Board seat.

The Inner Business Institute is proud to present our world-class partner in unparalleled Board education to our leadership community. Join the Becoming an Exceptional Board Director Candidate education and certification course with M. A. Pfister Strategy Group and earn your International Board Director Competency Designation (IBDC.D) certification. You will join a community of aspiring and experienced Board Directors the world truly needs - and reach a whole new level of impact through Board work.

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12 engaging and detailed sessions online - learn the modern steps to land great Board seats - and contribute with impact!


Digital and printed, the IBDC.D International Board certification will look just as great on your office wall as your LinkedIn profile.


Packaging yourself correctly for a Board position has never been more important - and you will get all the necessary templates to do it right!


With this course, included are full digital excerpts from the best-selling Board architecture book by Master Teacher Mark A. Pfister. 

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International Board Director Competency Designation (IBDC.D)

Learn the proven and effective steps for not only modern-day Board operations, but also successfully plan and implement your personal Board Director Candidate strategy. Experience how these achievable & focused efforts help you convey the experience and confidence needed for serious Board Director and Board Advisor consideration. Education & Certification Course is designed for any stage of your career and any level of Board experience (aspiring to experienced).

As is the case in any industry, the Board Director vertical has specific requirements that are a must to land coveted Board seats. Most aspiring as well as experienced Directors approach Board Directorship opportunities in much the same way they would apply for a job — this is a big mistake. Even when working with an executive/Board search or placement agency, packaging yourself properly first is a must! The fact is that both aspiring and experienced Board Directors of all ages are still in high demand, however, if you are not viewed as having 'next-gen Director' qualities and haven’t properly packaged yourself for serious consideration, your chances of appointment are greatly minimized. Remember, the key to landing additional or your first Board seat is in your packaging...

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Who Benefits from this Education and Certification?

looking to gain a comprehensive understanding of Board operations, decisioning, processes and structures.

with the desire to increase their own knowledge above what they have experienced as well as elevate and apply modern concepts to the Boards they serve.

(aspiring to experienced) looking to fully understand modern Board Director Candidate ‘packaging’ and marketing to land additional or their first Board seat(s).

Become An Exceptional Director

Program graduates receive their IBDC.D certification, valid for a period of 3 years following their successful course completion. Within each 3-year recertification period, 15 Continuing Professional Education (CPE) credits are required for demonstrated ongoing professional development and to keep the designation active.

Internationally Recognized Certification

Get both the modern Board Director Candidate packaging AND modern Board operations knowledge all in one shot while ALSO earning your globally recognized International Board Director Competency Designation (IBDC.D) certification.

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