Role of the Director and the Board

Institute of Directors
Course summary
Professional Training
2 days
2,975 GBP excl. VAT
Professional Training
Course Dates
2,975 GBP

2,975 GBP

2,975 GBP

Course description

Role of the Director and the Board

This highly practical course provides you with an essential overview of the duties and legal responsibilities of a director and enables you to tackle the challenges of the boardroom with fresh confidence.

Designed by directors for directors, this programme spans over two days and will equip you with the right skills to perform your duties within the board. Exploring various case studies, you will come to fully grasp the director’s key legal responsibilities and develop a practical understanding of best practice in the boardroom. You will gain an insightful overview of corporate governance and be able to efficiently assess risk and manage stakeholders to act in your organisation’s best interests.

You will also have the opportunity to network with peers while progressing your career to the next level.

“The IoD courses have provided many directors with the knowledge and confidence which, together with their skills and experience, have enabled them to become better directors, thereby benefiting them personally and their companies.” George Bartlett, Course Leader

Suitability - Who should attend?

This course is suitable for newly appointed directors as well as for experienced directors who want to improve their performance with fresh insight or aspire to a position on the board.

Training Course Content

The course will provide you with the crucial skill set and knowledge to:

  • Define the legal status of a company
  • Understand the essential differences between direction, management and ownership
  • Analyse the role of the board and identify good practice in the organisation and the running of a board
  • Understand the roles directors play and key director relationships in different types of company and context
  • Examine the board's corporate governance role
  • Define the legal duties and liabilities of individual directors and the board
  • Understand disclosure of information requirements and other associated legal requirements, as well as the law relating to directors and employees and other parties

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:

  • £2,475 + VAT for members
  • £2,975 + VAT for non-members

Executive Coaching & Board Development Service
The 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 - 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...

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Average rating 4.8

Based on 4 reviews.

Terry Waymouth
I found the content of the course relevant and practical. The materials were good quality and the content well paced. The quality of facilitation was excellent.
I found the Role of the Director and the Board a particularly interesting module of the Certificate programme, as it really articulated the responsibilities of directors, especially from a legal point of view.
Andrew Carre
Great course leader who knew his subject. Good learning experience.
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