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IoD Online - An Introduction to the Virtual Certificate

02 Dec 2021
Online webinar, Online

Bite-sized, informative session on how to kick start your professional development journey with the IoD.

  • Kick start your professional development journey
  • Free - information session
  • Meet a course leader and Chartered Director
Have you been considering how you can enhance your impact and performance as a director? Do you want to gain the latest tools and techniques from expert practitioners who have a wealth of experience in board rooms across the globe?

If you answered “yes” then this may be the most useful session you take this year. We warmly invite you to find out more about our professional development programmes and how they are being delivered in today’s virtual environment.

Whether you’re a newly appointed director, aspiring to a seat on the board, or want to improve performance with fresh insight, the IoD Certificate in Company Direction, Level 9 (SCQF) qualification will equip you with the core knowledge and awareness needed to function effectively as a director.

As the only institute in the world to offer qualifications for directors under Royal Charter, influential figures from business and beyond continue to recommend IoD professional development programmes for executive and non-executive directors.

The session will be interactive featuring a Q&A with the course leader and Chartered Director and will also include a teaser activity from one of the Certificate in Company Direction modules.

Programmes can be taken individually or as part of the full Certificate, forming the first step towards the Chartered Director journey. You will discover also what it means to be a Chartered Director, and will have the opportunity to hear direct experiences from a member of our Chartered Director alumni.

From practical pointers about our examination process, learning outcomes from our four modules and the opportunity to ask questions about our virtual platform, you can expect to finish the session having a comprehensive understanding of our Virtual Certificate Programme. 

Most importantly you will understand its invaluable benefits to your development as a director, and how that reach can extend beyond you to the boardroom, your organisation and its stakeholders.

The session will begin with a teaser on the roles and responsibilities of a director- to get you thinking!

We look forward to welcoming you to this friendly and informative session.

Key details

Date & time: 02 Dec 2021 09:00 - 10:30
Location: Online webinar, Online
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Ms Polly Buckley
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Session Outline


Introduction to Course Leader: Deborah Morton Dare

Overview of: The Role of the Director and the Board
          Finance for non - Finance Directors
Leadership for Directors
Strategy for Directors

Alumni Chartered Director: Introduction, thoughts and experience,

The Practicalities: Schedule 
    Examination Process

Opportunity to ask questions: All


IoD Course Leader: Deborah Morton Dare

Deborah Morton-Dare is a Chartered Accountant who specialises in financial and strategic management training for all levels of financial background, from beginners to advanced, and to audiences ranging from SME’s to FTSE 100 board level. Deborah started her professional career in corporate finance gaining wide ranging experience in a variety of corporates and financial institutions. Deborah is an experienced company director, having set up and run several businesses during her career and held numerous financial advisory roles over many years assisting companies in raising finance and structuring their finance departments.

Deborah qualified as a Chartered Accountant with Ernst & Young (formerly Arthur Young) and has many years of experience in delivering financial training for organisations which include professional bodies such as the Investor Relations Society where she has been involved in the syllabus development and content for their professional qualification. She has been a speaker at the ACCA conferences on financial management and has delivered training for the Association of Corporate Treasurers (ACT).

Deborah presents to a diverse range of corporate clients and financial institutions, including organisations such as the Bank of England, Morgan Stanley, IBM and Merrill Lynch and Westminster Council. Deborah also delivers overseas; her most recent project has been for listed companies based in Dubai.

Deborah has been published with both the Investor Relations Study guide and the Financial Times publication, Mastering Derivatives Markets, where Deborah was the author of the chapter ‘First Principles of Accounting for Derivatives’.



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