The Institute of Directors - Professional Development Programs and Courses
The Institute of Directors (IoD) offers an extensive suite of learning and development programs, specially designed for directors and senior leaders. For over a century, the IoD has been at the forefront of director development, championing training and representing the UK’s business leaders under Royal Charter, setting standards of excellence in line with their Competency framework.
Whether you are a newly appointed director or want to progress your career to the next level, the IoD portfolio gives you a full set of varied learning options to boost your leadership skills, enabling you to respond effectively to challenging business environments and achieve tangible outcomes in your organisation.
All IoD courses are delivered face-to-face across the UK as well as virtually.
Specifically designed from the director’s viewpoint, the IoD open courses cover a wide spectrum of roles, responsibilities and leadership skills that are essential to keep abreast of today’s evolving business landscape.
Certificate in Company Direction
Providing you with fresh insight into the key areas of governance, leadership, finance and strategy, the Certificate will equip you with the knowledge and skills to enhance your performance in the board. This is the first step toward the Chartered Director qualification.
The Certificate in Company Direction is made up of 4 modules:
- Role of the Director and the Board
- Finance for Non-Finance Directors
- Leadership for Directors
- Strategy for Directors
Diploma in Company Direction
This program will make you put into practice your knowledge and leadership skills through a dynamic boardroom scenario that evolves over three days. It is also the second step toward the Chartered Director qualification.
Assigned under Royal Charter, the Chartered Director qualification consolidates your knowledge, skills and experience, enabling you to champion standards of good governance and best practice for your board.
Led by experienced directors, IoD training services include classroom sessions, real-world case discussions, small group exercises, evaluation and coaching. As well as in-company versions of our open courses which can be delivered internationally.
Founded in 1903
Qualifications for directors under Royal Charter
Delivered in-company training in more than 40 countries over the last three years
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