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IoD Advance - Directors' Skills Day

11 Sep 2019
Institute of Directors, London

Please note that this event is for IoD Advance members only. Head to the Advance App to book your place, or email

Whether you are a newly appointed director, aspiring to achieve your first board position, or looking to progress your career to the next level, this exclusive day of workshops is designed to develop your understanding of strategy, leadership, and effectiveness.

What can I expect?

  • Expert course leaders, all of whom are practicing directors
  • Live industry case studies and the latest strategic insight
  • Practical exercises designed to facilitate peer networking
  • Interactive, attentive and relaxed learning environment
  • Lunch and breakout sessions to network and meet other business leaders


    Getting the best out of your board delivered by Steve Giles

    It is essential that the performance of any team is regularly reviewed and the board is no exception. Having completed this session, delegates should be able to describe the key benefits of conducting a board evaluation, as well as being able to outline the main attributes to an effective board evaluation process.

    Leading from the chair delivered by David Joel

    The role of the chair in an organisation is often misunderstood and regularly becomes confused with the role of the CEO. A chair’s role is far more than organising and managing the process of board meeting execution. This session will clarify the chair’s leadership role in order to unleash the value creating potential of the board.

    The role of the trustee delivered by Deborah Benson

    Understanding the principles of good governance, and being aware of their legal duties, are critical success factors for any trustee or director. Delegates will leave with a thorough understanding of the role and core responsibilities of a third sector trustee or director, as well as being equipped to tackle ethical dilemmas with greater awareness of best practice.

    Renewing your license to lead delivered by John Blakey

    This workshop, based on the contents of the acclaimed book ‘The Trusted Executive’, will help attendees anticipate the trust-building challenge through focusing upon the three pillars and nine habits of high-trust leadership. Participants will be enabled to develop a leadership style that is fit for purpose in the new leadership world.


  • 09:00 – 09:20 - Arrival, registration and opening remarks
  • 09:20 – 11:00 - Session 1
  • 11:00 – 11:15 - Tea/coffee
  • 11:15 – 12:45 - Session 2
  • 12:45 – 13:45 - Lunch
  • 13:45 – 15:15 - Session 3
  • 15:15 – 15:30 - Tea/coffee
  • 15:30 – 17:00 - Session 4
  • 17:00 – 17:15 - Closing remarks

    Key details

    Date & time: 11 Sep 2019 09:00 - 17:00
    Location: Institute of Directors, London
    CPD Hours: 6.0000

    Prices from

    No Charge.

    Event manager:
    Miss Emma Underwood
    Contact phone:
    0207 766 8808
    Contact email:




    Prices from

    No Charge.


    • Institute of Directors
    • 116 Pall Mall
    • London
    • SW1Y 5ED

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