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IoD South West | CPD Professional Director Series

11 Nov 2019
Engine Shed, Bristol

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.

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.

The morning session with include two carefully designed courses on 'Improving Board Dynamics' and 'Evaluating your Board'. The afternoon session will explore the popular courses 'Leading from the Chair' and 'Practical Tips for Becoming a NED'.

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

Date and
Venue
Session 1
(am session)
Session 2
(pm session)
Full Day
(morning and afternoon sessions)
11 November 2019

Engine Shed
Bristol
Improving Board Dynamics
&
Evaluating your
Board
(9am - 12.30pm)

£140 for members
£240 for non-members
Leading from 
the Chair
&
Practical Tips for
becoming a NED
(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 

 

Improving Board Dynamics - Morning course 1

Overview

This workshop is designed to enable attendees to explore the dynamics exhibited at board level, with specific reference to board meetings. It will give delegates the opportunity to reflect on and share their own experiences, refine their approach to board meetings in order to gain confidence, and achieve more productive personal and business outcomes.

By the time the delegate has completed the session, they should be able to:

1. 
Distinguish board dynamics from the dynamics of other management teams
2. Recognise positive board meeting dynamics and support the development of positive dynamics on your own board

 

Evaluating your Board - Morning course 2


Overview

It is essential that the performance of any team is regularly reviewed and the board of directors is no exception. Poor performance by the board can have serious consequences, preventing the organisation from achieving its potential – ultimately, it 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. Analysis of successful organisations has revealed that the leadership role of the chair is vital in order to ensure that the board as a team makes decisions and discharges its duties and obligations effectively. This session will clarify the chair’s leadership role in order to unleash the value creating potential of the board. 

By the time the delegate has completed the session, they should be able to:

1. Outline the purpose of the chair and their role and responsibilities, in particular how their role differs from the role of the CEO 

2. Describe the skills, attributes and characteristics of an effective chair
3. Identify how the chair can help to create an effective board and add value both in and out of the boardroom
 
in its failure. An effective board evaluation process is a key driver of improved performance at organisational, board and individual director level. 

By the time the delegate has completed the session, they should be able to:

1. Describe the key benefits of conducting a board evaluation

2. Outline the main attributes of an effective board evaluation process
 

 

Leading from the Chair - Afternoon course 1

Overview
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. Analysis of successful organisations has revealed that the leadership role of the chair is vital in order to ensure that the board as a team makes decisions and discharges its duties and obligations effectively. This session will clarify the chair’s leadership role in order to unleash the value creating potential of the board. 

By the time the delegate has completed the session, they should be able to:
1. Outline the purpose of the chair and their role and responsibilities, in particular how their role differs from the role of the CEO 
2. Describe the skills, attributes and characteristics of an effective chair
3. Identify how the chair can help to create an effective board and add value both in and out of the boardroom



 
Practical Tips for Becoming a NED - Afternoon course 2

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 fueled by a desire to do something worthy in the third sector or to support enterprising organisations. It could be something completely personal, fulfilling a desire 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.

By the time the delegate has completed the session, they should be able to:

1. Identify what skills they have, and what skills they need to hone, to meet the needs of NED positions – and how to distinguish themselves from others. They will be able to use this knowledge to write a compelling CV and put together a well-prepared list of questions before they proceed.
2.  Understand the risks and responsibilities of being a NED, and as such be better placed to assess contracts.
 

Key details

Date & time: 11 Nov 2019 09:00 - 17:00
Location: Engine Shed, Bristol
CPD Hours: 3.5000

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:
Sarah Roberts
Contact phone:
0117 328 5235
Contact email:
Sarah.Roberts@iod.com

Speakers

IoD Course Leader
David Joel



Business experience 

David Joel is a qualified physicist with 22 years in the aerospace and defence sector and 10 years in the services and facilities management sector in leadership, finance and business development roles. 
David was seconded to the US, leading a multi-disciplinary team to penetrate the US defence marketplace.

Upon return from the US, David took a post as the managing director of a newly acquired SME, dealing with the change and culture issues that characterise a new business acquisition. Whilst in the facilities management sector, David led a bid team for the privatisation of the atomic weapons establishment: Aldermaston, managing a three-way partnership comprised of Lockheed Martin, British Nuclear Fuels and Serco. 

In 2002, David founded Lanson Consultants Ltd. David is also a former chairman of the Portsmouth and East Hampshire Chamber of Commerce and a former board member of Hampshire Chamber of Commerce. Until recently David was also a member of the council of governors for the Queen Alexandra Hospital. David currently chairs the East Hampshire business forum, provides board-level coaching on business strategy to a blue chip organisation in the financial services sector and interviews prospective candidates for the IoD Chartered Director programme.

Professional credentials and training experience

David qualified with a diploma in Company Direction at the IoD in 2001 and became a Chartered Director in 2003. 

In his course leader capacity with the IoD David has worked with organisations such as the MoD, Office Depot, Mainetti, Cassidian, Commerzbank, Skanska, Travis Perkins, First Group and the NHS.

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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
  • Engine Shed
  • Engine Shed
  • Station Approach
  • Temple Meads
  • Bristol
  • BS1 6QH


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