“The greatest danger in times of turbulence is not the turbulence; it is to act with yesterday’s logic.”

- Peter Drucker

“too many boards are now focused on cover-your-ass legal processes and box-checking exercises rather than on formulating company strategy, identifying risks, and evaluating executive performance.”

- “Money for Nothing – How CEO’s and Boards Are Bankrupting America” by John Gillespie and David Zweig

AICBA’s Mission Statement

AICBA’s mission is to ensure that Corporate and Nonprofit Board Members and Advisors have the competence, integrity, and leadership skills that are critically essential to a thriving 21st Century enterprise. The AICBA Certified Board Advisor™ (CBA) Program is the process to fulfill that mission. Our program certifies candidates who have shown that they have these talents and skills through their:

  • Accomplishments
  • Education
  • Experience


“The Board’s role is to pull management out of the trees to see the forest.”

- Pearl Zhu, Digitizing Boardroom


We believe the best defense against poor decision making, corporate negligence, and abuse of power is a qualified, proactive, engaged Board of Directors along with their trusted advisors. They have the unique responsibility to:

  • Direct competent strategic level decision making and execute oversight of executive management.
  • Prevent or mitigate damage to a corporation, its shareholders, and its stakeholders that results from executive mismanagement or misbehavior.
  • Prepare the corporation for crisis management that results from fraud, regulatory changes, competitive action, or discontinuous product innovation, to mention just a few.

To pursue this mission, AICBA was created to:

  • Certify current and potential board members and key advisors for their critical role.
  • Prepare future Board Members and Advisors.
  • Develop insight into the successes and failures of corporate strategic decision making and oversight.
  • Promote advocacy for more effective corporate oversight.

To become a Certified Board Advisor™ today, click here.

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