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Derby Mastermind group needs you!

14 Feb 2019
Derby Mastermind Group

Derby Mastermind group needs you!

Are you an IoD member based in or near Derby?  The first Derby mastermind group is the event for you. 

What is mastermind?

Mastermind groups are a unique series of small group sessions that give directors and senior business leaders the chance to discuss the key issues and challenges they face in an open, constructive and confidential environment. These sessions usually occur once a month and are exclusively for IoD members.

When and where?

The first Derby mastermind session of 2019 is on Tuesday 26th February, from 6.00pm-9.00pm at  Cathedral Quarter Hotel, Derby. After this we would like to run the session monthly. For more details on this event click here. 

What is the format?

Mastermind brings members together to build strong business relationships, allowing them to share ideas in a constructive environment. These sessions offer a combination of brainstorming, education, peer accountability and support in a group setting to sharpen business and personal skills. The ethos is to provide a positive, informal but challenging and supportive space to discuss issues that confront directors on a daily basis. The format is simple with introductions and feedback before all members share a summary of topics they would like to discuss.

This is the first meeting of the year but once set up, each mastermind group will meet 10 times over the year.

The group will be facilitated by IoD member, Gary Simpson.

 How do I join?

The groups will consist of up to 12 members of whom aren’t in competing industries so before booking please contactCari Grice so we can confirm your place.  Each session will cost £32+VAT. 


Once the group has multiple dates in the calendar for the year then we use a block booking system to ease admin. If applicable, it is preferred if you could tell us 3, 6 or more sessions that you can attend and we will send you one invoice over for these multiple dates.

If you feel that a colleague will benefit from joining a mastermind group then please contact Cari Grice.

What else can I read regarding mastermind?


Carole Harvey, facilitator for the Central Nottingham mastermind group, wrote the news article 'A talent pool like no other' which is a valuable read. To view this click here. 


I'm not a member yet but I want to join. How do I approach this?

To join a mastermind group you have to be an IoD member. 

To find out more about membership contact Sue Charlesworth or call the regional office on 0115 848 6190

I'm not based in Derby, are there other Mastermind groups I can join?


Groups are available to join in Nottingham, Leicester, Northampton and Lincoln. 

From all at IoD East Midlands we hope that you enjoy this IoD member benefit. 

Contact IoD East Midlands

For more information, please contact

0115 8486 190

East Midlands

Branch and staff contacts can be found on the main Contacts tab


IoD East Midlands
Nottingham Trent University,
Burton Street,
Nottingham,
NG1 4BU