Institute of Directors

The Institute of Directors - Professional Development Programmes and Courses

The Institute of Directors (IoD) offers an extensive suite of learning and development programmes, 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.

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 learning options to boost your leadership skills, enabling you to respond effectively to a challenging business environments and achieve tangible outcomes in your organisation.

Designed by directors for directors, IoD courses are based on real-world scenarios that you can immediately apply on the workplace. You will experience interactive workshops, access cutting-edge content based on solid research as well as exclusive online learning resources, and enjoy focused peer-learning with like-minded business leaders. 

Open Courses
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 in Company Direction 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.

Diploma in Company Direction
This programme 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.

Chartered Director
The professional qualification for directors. 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.

Board Development Services
Tailored specifically to the needs of your business and issues facing your board. The IoD's Board Development Services provide practical, relevant and time-effective solutions for the development needs of organisations of all types and in all sectors.

Executive Coaching
One-to-one coaching providing confidential personal and professional guidance. A powerful, focused tool that empowers senior executives and supports their professional development.

Tailored training solutions
The IoD in-house Professional Development team creates courses according to your specification, delivering high quality, relevant training solutions.

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Open / Scheduled
Business & Management
Organisational Development Length Price Location Reviews
Role of the Company Chair 1 day 955 GBP London
Role of the Company Secretary 1 day 1,100 GBP London          
Role of the Director and the Board 2 days 2,575 GBP Multiple (4)          
Role of the Managing Director 1 day 1,100 GBP London
Role of the Non-Executive Director 1 day 1,250 GBP Multiple (3)          
Role of the Trustee 1 day 595 GBP London
Strategic Management
Certificate in Company Direction 4 sessions 10,900 GBP Multiple (2)
Developing Strategic Thinking 2 days 1,320 GBP London          
Diploma in Company Direction 3 days 3,900 GBP Multiple (3)          
Director's Role in Strategy and Marketing 3 days 2,635 GBP Multiple (4)          
Finance for Non-Financial Directors 3 days 2,825 GBP Multiple (2)          
Financial Management
Role of the Finance Director 1 day 1,100 GBP London
Director's Role in Leading the Organisation 2 days 2,575 GBP Multiple (3)          
Inspirational Leadership 2 days 1,400 GBP London          
Office Management
PA & Executive PA
Role of the Executive PA 2 days 1,675 GBP London
Company-Specific / In-House
Business & Management
Management Development
Chairing Meetings Effectively 1 day 835 GBP Nationwide, Great Britain          
Strategic Management
Chartered Director Programme Flexible Nationwide, Great Britain          
Executive Coaching
Coaching Skills for Directors 1 day 835 GBP Nationwide, Great Britain
Communication Skills
Presentation Skills
Business Presentation Skills 2 days 1,320 GBP Nationwide, Great Britain
Social Media Marketing
Social Media Strategy for Directors 1 day 725 GBP London
Negotiating Skills for Directors 2 days 1,320 GBP Nationwide, Great Britain
Personal Development
Keys To Personal Effectiveness 1 day 835 GBP Nationwide, Great Britain

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Andrew Carre   |   15/10/2015
Great course leader who knew his subject. Good learning experience.
James Macdonald, General Demolition   |   07/10/2015
Terry Waymouth was fantastic in his approach and explanation of the material made it all excellent.
Sheanna Pfeiffer   |   29/09/2015
A very useful 3 days. Insightful anecdotes to bring the topics alive. Good mixture of groups/discussion and lecturing. Thanks!
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