Individual Membership is designed for directors, executives, and private company owners.

The 3,400+ members of PDA support our mission of advocating for and teaching board formation and governance, enhancing private company value through high-performing boards, supporting the value of diverse and inclusive boards, and creating a national alliance of directors, executives, and private company owners interested in board service to learn, to network, and to identify and attract exceptional board members.  



Certificate in Private Company Governance courseThis virtual and self-paced course provides a baseline education coupled with a mentor program where participants are paired with experienced private company directors. 

ESOP Governance Essentials course: This rigorous course is designed to present a realistic look at the responsibilities of serving on an ESOP board.

Private Equity Portfolio Company Governance course: This primer is designed for private equity (PE) partners and managers, portfolio company executives, and independent directors who work together in boardrooms.

Technology Governance value and risk education session

Board educational event opportunities 

One hour Q&A with a business transformation expert 

Take advantage of Alliance Partner commitment to your success through a strategic relationship, including preferred contractual and pricing terms.

Access to an annual average of 100 PDA-hosted educational Webinars and their post-event recordings and PDA-Hosted Podcasts.

Members enjoy a national network of peers as they engage in events focused entirely on private company issues, locally through our 20-Chapter System and virtually through webinars and online resources. 

Complimentary Board Member Posting Service enabling your organization to announce and find qualified PDA member board candidates.

For private companies seeking to elect or identify new board members, PDA offers a free posting service so that corporate boards may nominate highly qualified directors from more than 3,000+ PDA members. The PDA Board Director Opportunities Committee then serves as a conduit between the corporate member company and PDA member candidates. 

Nurole - A global platform enabling organizations to evaluate, find and hire board-level members. 

Bolster - A platform designed to provide leadership and board opportunities at high-growth companies looking for on-demand executive and board talent.

Strides - A platform designed to provide access to a diverse senior executive network comprised of women, people of color, LGBTQ+, and other underrepresented voices into leadership roles.

Him for Her - A social impact venture aimed at accelerating diversity on corporate boards by engaging business luminaries to connect the world's most talented "Hers" to board service. 

Your member profile will be listed in the PDA Member Directory housed on our website.  

Members have admittance to PDA's proprietary Body of Knowledge and archived webinars. Also available is interactive, digital access to nearly 7,000 global newspapers and magazines from an online library. 

Individual Membership Investment: $395 

Learn More About 
Individual Membership Benefits

Kimberly Aldworth
Membership and Alliance Director

e. [email protected]

p. 847-986-9350