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Yorkshire Young Directors Forum

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The IoD aims to ensure that tomorrow’s leaders are represented and supported, which is why we’ve created the Young Directors Forum (YDF).

The YDF is a sub-group of the IoD and was launched as part of our commitment to embrace the young, new and aspiring directors who will take our economy forwards and compete with the rest of the world.

The YDF, led by young directors, offers opportunities for peer-to-peer learning from like-minded people all at different stages of their career development, who can share best practice and experiences on the critical business issues that impact on you as individual or your company. Please note, there is no age limit on being part of the YDF. 

Our mission

Our mission is to represent, support, engage and develop tomorrow's leaders today. We want to create an environment where members of the IoD can share best practice, network and discuss issues of concern with other business leaders, and contribute to regional and national policy discussions. We also hope to provide access to high-quality professional development. If you’re an IoD member who is passionate about helping up-and-coming directors realise their potential, the YDF would love to hear from you.

How can we help you?

  • Inspiring and informative member only events
  • Ability to form a network with like minded peers who you can lean on for advice and support
  • Tap into the vast resources of the IoD to help you develop as a director, such as the IoD Academy, the Director Competency Framework and various Professional Development training modules
  • If your business is looking to develop rising stars into future leaders, the YDF gives you support from one of the most credible brands in business – the Institute of Directors (IoD).

How to join?

If you are an IoD member then you are automatically eligible to join the group. If you’re interested in getting involved, simply make an enquiry using the button below. We are looking forward to hearing from you. 

Young Directors' Forum 
Beata Olah is the chair of the Young Directors Forum 

Regular YDF Events

The YDF relaunched in November 2020, with a launch event giving all the details of the aim for the YDF, how it can help you and how to get involved. Watch here

Past YDF events

19th January 2021: ‘Navigating through the funding landscape’ – what support is available to help your business grow. View the recording
16th February 2021: 'Directors' duties' View the recording
16th March 2021: 'Improve your pitching skills' View the recording
18th April 2021: 'Reimagining Yorkshire business using the circular economy' View the recording
25th May 2021: 'Where now for business support?' View the recording

Upcoming events

*Ideation sprint series!* 

We're welcoming all new, young and directors to this series, which are concentrated & practical information bursts which participants can take back to your organisation, while Networking with like-mind entrepreneurs, founders and new directors.

19 October 2021: Personal Branding

Sign up here
11 November 2021: Rebuilding for growth and entrepreneurs journey *part of York Business Week*

Sign up here

Contact Us

For more information, please contact us