Now, more than ever, businesses need dynamic strategic direction at board level. Qualified directors can help you stay ahead of the competition, recognise and create opportunities, remain composed throughout periods of challenge and lead your organisation to success.
The IoD’s award-winning Company Direction Programme covers the main essentials of directing a company and reflects the overall knowledge, understanding and experience necessary to be a professionally competent Director. Whether you are an experienced, newly appointed or prospective Director, the programme will ensure you clearly understand what your role as a director is (and is not), and equip you to successfully direct your organisation from a strategic perspective.
It also provides you with a route to Chartered Director status. In short, it has become the recognised boardroom qualification.
A dynamic and professional board of directors has a collective responsibility to ensure that each member is contributing positively, able to perform effectively and ready to help lead the organisation. New directors will need to understand their role and how to be more effective, established directors will need to keep up to date with the latest thinking and trends, and the whole board will need to understand the implications and relevance of corporate governance in order to operate effectively.
Delivered at Loughborough University, the IoD’s chosen institution to deliver the Company Direction Programme for the East Midlands, this programme is delivered through a series of short business-orientated modules, combined with e-learning. This allows you to benefit from superb teaching from experts in their field, excellent networking opportunities with other directors and minimum disruption to your business.
All teaching is designed by directors to ensure it is strategically focussed and geared towards application in the real world, maximising your return on investment. Modules can also be taken individually as short courses, if that suits your needs better.
Our staff are especially experienced at working in partnership with the business community, offering advice and guidance throughout your training. Learning is action based and participative, and your ideas and experiences are shared with other Directors. Each course provides a forum for discussion and interchange of ideas among the participants.
Recent IoD participants include: - Aarsleff Piling - Checkprint Ltd - Finesse Hotels - Greenbank Group UK Ltd - Hammonds Furniture Ltd - Merck Chemicals Ltd - Mortons Media Group - Nottingham Emergency Medical Services - Rutland Plastics Ltd - Schlűter-Systems Ltd - Ward Recycling - Walton Garden Buildings - Westerman Homes
The Certificate and Diploma in Company Direction (Chartered Director, stages 1 & 2) are based on a blended learning principle, making them the most time-efficient way to keep you up-to-date with your changing responsibilities as a director. Individuals are supported along a continuous development path from knowledge acquisition through to exploring the application of this knowledge in a realistic and relevant environment.
IoD development programmes will equip you, as a director, with the key skills, knowledge and understanding essential for successfully directing an organisation from a strategic perspective. They lead to recognised qualifications: the Certificate and Diploma in Company Direction, and ultimately, to Chartered Director status.
The Certificate in Company Direction (Chartered Director, stage 1) consists of four mandatory modules, via 10 taught days. The programme encompasses the knowledge and understanding necessary to function effectively as a director. To be awarded this qualification you must successfully complete all the modules and the Certificate examination. Once you have completed the Certificate in Company Direction, the Diploma in Company Direction is the next step.
The Diploma in Company Direction (Chartered Director, stage 2) provides the opportunity to put into practice the knowledge and understanding gained from the Certificate with a 3-day ‘Developing Board Performance’ module followed by the Diploma examination. The Diploma Programme is designed to encourage peer group support and provides challenging and stimulating scenarios, mirroring in many ways the operation of a board.
The Certificate and Diploma programmes provide the route to those directors wishing to achieve Chartered Director status, a unique qualification available to directors who have demonstrated the requisite knowledge and experience to act in this professional capacity.
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