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IoD North West CPD - Professional Director Series

13 Feb 2020
RSM Manchester, Manchester

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 will include two carefully designed courses on 'Top 5 things Every Director Should Know' and 'Practical Tip to Becoming a NED'. The afternoon session will explore the popular courses 'Leading for the Chair' and 'Getting the Best out of your Board'.

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)
13th February 2020

TBC,
Manchester City Centre
Top 5 Things Every Director Should Know
&
Practical Tip to Becoming a NED
(9am - 12.30pm)

£140 for members
£240 for non-members
Leading from the Chair
&
Getting the Best out of 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 

Top 5 Things Every Director Should Know - Morning course 1

Overview
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:
1. Who is a director?
2. What do directors do?
3. What authority does a board have?
4. What personal liabilities do directors have?
5. What is a conflict of interest?

By the time the delegate has completed the session, they should be able to:
1. Distinguish the role of a director from those of the other actors involved in the management and oversight of an organisation. 
2. Understand the link between a director’s duty towards the company and their potential personal liability as directors.

Practical Tips for Becoming a NED - Morning 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 fuelled 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.


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


Getting the Best out of your Board - Afternoon 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 could result 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

 


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.

Key details

Date & time: 13 Feb 2020 09:00 - 17:00
Location: RSM Manchester, Manchester
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:
Miss Lauren Mullan
Contact phone:
0161 806 0890
Contact email:
Lauren.Mullan@iod.com

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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


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Location
  • RSM Manchester
  • RSM UK
  • 9th Floor
  • 3 Hardman Street
  • Manchester
  • M3 3HF


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