open
Elsewhere Online twitter Facebook SLS Blogs YouTube SLS Channel Linked In SLSNavigator SLS on Flickr

Arthur and Toni Rembe Rock Center for Corporate Governance

Research and Executive Education Programs

Corporate Governance Research Initiative (CGRI)
The CGRI develops insights into the practice of corporate governance, in order to advance intellectual understanding of this critical area of business management. Through its research and efforts, CGRI strives to engage academics and professionals to bridge the gap between theory and practice, and promote corporate governance as an independent area of teaching and scholarship in business schools worldwide. CGRI’s research covers a broad range of issues facing corporations and boards of directors, including principles of corporate governance, leadership and succession planning, compensation, audit and risk, and shareholders and proxy advisory.

Directors' College
Directors’ College, now in its twenty-first year, is the nation’s premier executive education program for directors and senior executives of publicly traded firms. At Directors’ College, participants engage with leading CEOs, directors, regulators, jurists, and scholars on a rigorous and balanced examination of a broad range of issues that confront modern boards, including the board’s role in business strategy, CEO succession, techniques for controlling legal liability, challenges posed by activist investors, boardroom dynamics, and contemporary issues including the state of the macroeconomy, emerging cybersecurity threats, and disruption.

Directors' Consortium
The Directors Consortium offers corporate board members the benefit of a research-based, comprehensive approach to the complex decisions they must make. Faculty members from the Stanford Graduate School of Business, the Stanford Law School, the University of Chicago Booth School of Business, and the Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth harness their knowledge, research, and expertise to provide a dynamic, cross-disciplinary executive program.

Directors’ College for Venture-Backed Company Directors (VCDC)
Based on Directors’ College, the nation’s premier executive education program for directors and senior executives of publicly traded firms, VCDC focuses on practical solutions to governance issues that commonly arise among private venture-backed companies from early stage formation until exit through acquisition or IPO.

International Programs
The Rock Center has developed several international programs in partnership with leading universities and corporate governance centers around the world. These executive education programs for directors and senior executives of publicly traded firms have been held in Brazil, Canada, Chile, China, Hong Kong, Mexico, and Singapore.

Stanford Institutional Investors Forum (SIIF)
SIIF provides an opportunity for its members, who are many of the nation’s largest and most sophisticated institutional investors, to meet in a confidential setting, closed to the press and public, to discuss current policy issues of concern to the institutional investor community.

Stanford Senior Executive Leadership Program Hong Kong
The Stanford Senior Executive Leadership Program (SSELP) is a nine-month flagship executive program in Hong Kong. The program is designed to help top executives identify and understand critical topics that play a central role in the success and failure of corporate activities. This innovative program provides a comprehensive curriculum to deliver the highest level of cross-functional knowledge and leadership expertise in the following areas: institutional investors and global capital markets; strategic accounting and finance; leadership; corporate governance and FCPA practice; and risk management.

Rock Center Program for Journalists: A Primer in Corporate Governance
This program brings together a group of Media Fellows, selected from leading writers in business and finance, to attend an educational and networking event in New York City. The program focuses on corporate governance fundamentals, financial services reform, executive compensation, succession planning, corporate finance, and accounting.

Securities Class Action Clearinghouse
The SCAC, a collaboration with Cornerstone Research, provides detailed information related to the prosecution, defense, and settlement of federal class action securities fraud litigation. The SCAC team maintains a filings database of more than 3,800 securities class action lawsuits filed since the passage of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. The database contains copies of more than 44,000 complaints, briefs, filings, and other litigation-related materials filed in these cases.