Diploma in Company Direction

Institute of Directors
Course summary
Professional Training
3 days
4,225 GBP excl. VAT
Full time
Belfast, Birmingham, Edinburgh, Jersey, London

Course description

Diploma in Company Direction

The Diploma in Company Direction is a unique opportunity move one step further toward the Chartered Director qualification and to test your skills as a director.

Once you have completed the Certificate in Company Direction courses and examination, you can attend the IoD’s Developing Board Performance programme, a three-day interactive course where you will act as a board member. You will challenge and use skills gained from your experience as a director in an applied and dynamic way, as a board facing a variety of challenges and crises.

The course is designed so that it encourages peer group support, challenge and stimulation, mirroring the real-world operation of a board.

The Diploma in Company Direction builds on the Certificate by:

  • Replicating the issues experienced by a ‘real’ organisation – diagnosing and overcoming the challenges regularly faced by the board
  • Giving you an opportunity to receive feedback on your own impact and performance as the board reviews and appraises its own impact and effectiveness
  • Making you apply your knowledge in constantly changing situations that evolve during the course

Upon completion of the programme you will be able to successfully tackle the examination and obtain the Diploma in Company Direction.

Suitability - Who should attend?

This course is aimed at directors who have completed the IoD’s Certificate in Company Direction (Chartered Director Stage 1) and wish to gain the IoD's Diploma in Company Direction(Chartered Director Stage 2).

Training Course Content

This course is designed to provide delegates with the knowledge & skills to:

  • Understand your board’s role; its dynamic, power, influence and conflicts
  • Understand important topics including: risk and crisis management; decision-making; mergers and acquisitions; and board performance
  • Understand relevant techniques and tools to improve personal skills and that of the board
  • Evaluate and improve the performance of their board, its committees and individual directors

Why choose Institute of Directors

Founded in 1903

Qualifications for directors under Royal Charter

Delivered in-company training in more than 40 countries over the last three years


The cost of this course is:

  • £3,475 + VAT for members
  • £4,225 + VAT for non-members

Executive Coaching & Board Development ServiceThe IoD offers a bespoke executive coaching service designed to help directors and senior managers address their individual issues and personal development needs. They also offer in-house solutions that are tailored for your board and its objectives via their Board Development Services.

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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...

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Elaine Codona, Global People Solutions
The course was very worthwhile. At the same time as learning exam technique we were offered invaluable advice based on the course leaders' personal experience.
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