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. Course attendees can either register for a morning session, an afternoon session or the full day.
Advance members please note that you have access to CPD as part of your membership through the Advance Directors Skills Day – the next one can be found here. Please contact the Advance team if you have any questions regarding Advance Directors CPD Days.
This interactive workshop will enable you to distinguish the role of a director from the roles of other actors involved in the management and oversight of a business, and explore the link between a director’s duty towards the company and their potential personal liability.
This practical session will explore the top five things every director must know, looking at the following questions:
By the time the delegate has completed the session, they should be able to:
IoD Course Leader, Steve Giles
Steve Giles is a chartered accountant with over 25 years’ experience of advising directors and managers on business issues concerning governance, risk and compliance. Whilst at Deloitte, he worked on a number of high profile assignments including managing the Polly Peck investigation. After leaving Deloitte, Steve has set up and run two companies and has worked in many countries to achieve successful outcomes for his clients with a variety of business issues, including weak board performance, poor risk management, cultural issues, corporate fraud and reputational damage. He specialises in working with directors and senior executives to improve performance.
Steve speaks extensively around the world on corporate governance, risk management, economic crime and business ethics. His engagements include: chairing and speaking at international conferences; lecturing for professional bodies such as the ACCA and ICAEW; facilitating regular corporate governance workshops at the London Stock Exchange; and running hundreds of training courses over the last 15 years. Steve became a course leader with the IoD in 2016.
Steve is much in-demand because of his expertise and his engaging delivery style. He always ensures that his material combines the latest theory and best-practice techniques with practical tips and advice.
Steve holds an MA from Christ Church, Oxford, has been a guest lecturer at the University of Hertfordshire and is a published author, his most recent book being “The Business Ethics Twin-Track” published by John Wiley & Sons in 2015.
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