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IoD Yorkshire & North East CPD Professional Director Series - Directors' Skills Day

08 Nov 2019
Principal York, York

IoD Professional Director Series | CPD in your region

The IoD is here to help you be the best leader you can be. Whether you’ve been a director for days or decades, there is always something new to discover about the role, your responsibilities, and the business world around you. In an economy that’s changing by the day, it’s never been more important to be on top of your game with professional development. 

To help you understand your role as a director, and future-proof your board and organisation, we’ve developed our Professional Director Series – bringing accessible and digestible CPD to your region on the topics that matter. The whole series – wherever you are in the UK - is mapped to the IoD Director Competency Framework, keeping your learning relevant, up-to-date and in line with your professional development ambitions. Whether you’re embarking on the Certificate in Company Direction or are a qualified Chartered Director, this CPD series is the perfect accompaniment – or refresher – to your existing knowledge.

You’ll also be part of a group of leaders from organisations of all shapes and sizes across your region, giving you the opportunity to connect, learn from each other, share your setbacks and successes, and encourage each other at the most senior level. 

The morning session with include two carefully designed courses on 'Strategic Decision Making' and 'Improving Board Dynamics'. The afternoon session will explore the popular courses 'Practical Tips for Becoming a NED and 'Step to the Top'.

Course attendees can either register for a morning session, an afternoon session or the full day.

Date and location Session 1
(morning session)
Session 2
(afternoon session)
Full Day
(morning and afternoon sessions)
8th November 2019

The Principal, York
Strategic Decision Making
&
Step to the top - Are you Board-ready
(9am - 12.30pm)

£140 for members
£240 for non-members
Practical Tips for Becoming a NED
&
Evaluating your board
(1pm – 4.30pm)

£140 for members
£240 for non-members
Full Day CPD session
(9am – 4.30pm)

£249 for members
£349 for non-members

   

CPD Workshop Details 

Strategic Decision Making - Morning course 1

Overview
Based on cutting-edge research into how senior teams make strategic decisions, this interactive workshop will equip you with an understanding of the ingredients of effective strategic decision making and provide insights into the main challenges. You will then focus on assessing your own organisation’s competence in strategic decision making and consider the areas you will need to focus on to strengthen this ability.

This workshop looks at all three of what Cliff Bowman called the ‘zones of debate’ and what these mean for directors. It looks at the role of ‘comfortable debate’ – and the limits to its value. 

 
It looks at the notion of ‘uncomfortable debate’ – with guidance on how to facilitate this. It will also explore the impact of ‘assumptions’ that underpin debate about strategic decisions, and how these are promoted by organisational culture and human behaviour, as well as strategic deliberation.

Course Benefits
Assess your organisation's capability in making strategic decisions and understand what your organisation needs to do to strengthen its strategic decision making capability.

Learning Objectives
By the time you have completed the session, you will be able to:
1. Understand the ingredients of effective strategic decision making – and some of the key challenges.
2. Assess your own organisation’s strategic decision making capability and know where this can be strengthened.
Step to the Top - Morning course 2

Overview

Are you ready and willing to take the step to the board room? People often find themselves presented with the opportunity to become a board director on the basis of either being good at something else (e.g. perhaps at being a senior manager, an accountant or an engineer) or even by accident! Yet understanding what it means to be board-ready is essential to being a capable director.

This interactive workshop will help you to understand the duties and obligations that you will face as board directors. We will explore the personal characteristics and traits that you will need to develop in order to be an effective board member – delving into the critical differences between the role of the senior manager and the role of the director.

Course Benefits
The workshop is delivered by experienced board directors who, drawing on their personal experiences, can offer a practical insight into life as a board member of both large and small organisations. It will also signpost areas where you can get further support and training to help you make the leap to the step to the board room and develop the confidence to be a highly effective board member.

Learning Objectives
By the time you have completed the session, you will be able to:
1. Assess, with a clear understanding of the role, whether you are ready and/or willing to meet the challenge of becoming a board director.
2. Identify the gaps in your knowledge and expertise, and understand how you need to develop in order to become a confident and effective director. 


Practical Tips for Becoming a NED - Afternoon course 1

Overview
Choosing to become a non-executive director (NED) could be prompted by a lifestyle change or a desire to use skills and knowledge gained in an executive environment. This could be fuelled by an ambition to do something worthy in the third sector or to support enterprising organisations. Or it could be the result of wanting to become involved in an organisation without taking on an executive role.

Whatever the rationale, it is essential to know how to access such roles – and how to make yourself the most desirable candidate in a marketplace where multiple applicants may be attempting to secure a prime role. This workshop will also explore the risks and responsibilities of the NED role, with recommendations on best practice for assessing contracts in an increasingly litigious environment.

Course Benefits
Identify what skills you have and need to hone for NED positions and how to distinguish yourself from the competition. Tips and advice provided within this session will enable you to write a compelling CV and construct a well prepared list of questions before you proceed.

Learning Objectives
By the time you have completed the session, you will be able to:
1. Identify what skills you have and need to hone for NED positions and how to distinguish yourselves from others. Write a compelling CV and have a well prepared list of questions before you proceed.
2. Asses with greater knowledge the risks and responsibilities and as such be better placed to ensure you contract correctly.

Key details

Date & time: 08 Nov 2019 09:00 - 16:30
Location: Principal York, York
CPD Hours:

Prices from

140.00 GBP + VAT - Morning or afternoon Session - Member rate
240.00 GBP + VAT - Morning or afternoon Session - Non-member rate
249.00 GBP + VAT - Full Day - Member Rate
349.00 GBP + VAT - Full Day - Non-member Rate

Event manager:
Beata Olah
Contact phone:
01132430152
Contact email:
iod.yorkshire@iod.com

Speakers

IoD Course Tutor, Damon Clark

Damon Clark was a founder of the Brandwidth Group an International Marketing Services business with offices in Windsor, London and California. The Group was sold to an AIM listed Company in 2018.

An experienced dealmaker, Damon specialises in creating new businesses and value through start-ups, merger, joint venture and acquisition. He has then sold many of these businesses.

As a marketeer he used his skills to work with the biggest Companies in the World; Apple in Technology, Toyota in Passenger Vehicles, Inter-Continental Hotels in Hospitality, Visa in Finance and Japanese Tobacco in Tobacco & E-Cigarettes.

He holds a portfolio of Non-Executive director positions and has in the past held roles in local Government various Charities and as NED on the Board of the IoD.

He has sat on many Boards and Board committees driving Shareholder value and better Governance using a mix of entrepreneur perspective, director skills, practical experience, risk management, operating knowledge as well as acting as a mentor and using his wide-ranging senior contacts.

Damon is a Chartered Marketer and Chartered Director and regularly speaks about leadership at conferences and events, and guest lectures for a range of organisations and business schools.

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Pricing

Prices from

140.00 GBP + VAT - Morning or afternoon Session - Member rate
240.00 GBP + VAT - Morning or afternoon Session - Non-member rate
249.00 GBP + VAT - Full Day - Member Rate
349.00 GBP + VAT - Full Day - Non-member Rate


Booking


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Location
  • Principal York
  • Station Road
  • York
  • YO24 1AA


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