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IoD Director Training is coming to the North West

10 Feb 2020

The IoD is here to help you be the best director you can be. In 2020, we are bringing a suite of IoD-quality training to the North West. 

Our programmes are underpinned by the Director Competency Framework, which identifies the knowledge, skills and mind-set required to be an effective director.

Professional Director Series

Learn with other North West directors at our brand new Professional Director Series which brings you four short CPD courses over a full day. These accessibly priced courses will help you understand your role as a director, and future-proof your board and organisation. 

The whole series 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.

We have two dates in the diary so far:

Date Thursday 13th February 

Venue RSM, Manchester


• Top 5 Things Every Director Should Know
• Practical Tip to Becoming a NED
• Leading from the Chair
• Getting the Best out of your Board

See more info and book here.

Date Thursday 11th June 

Venue Alderley Park, Macclesfield


• Improving Board Dynamics
• Leading from the Chair
• Strategic Decision Making
• Renewing your License to Lead

See more info and book here.

IoD Open Courses

IoD open courses are specifically designed for directors, covering the wide spectrum of roles, responsibilities and leadership skills that are essential in today’s evolving business landscape. They are one or multiple day courses covering specific topics in depth.

These director training courses are the perfect form of CPD to enhance your knowledge and skills in a flexible, interactive environment. Our expert practitioners deliver the latest strategic insight and live industry case studies for practical application. IoD open courses can also form part of a tailored training package for you and your organisation.

Role of the Non-Executive Director

Tuesday 3rd March - Hilton Manchester Deansgate. Book here

Thursday 3rd December - Hilton Manchester Deansgate. Book here

Role of the Finance Director

Wednesday 1st April - Hilton Manchester Deansgate. Book here

Future Directors

7th - 9th September - The Lowry Hotel, Manchester.   Find out more by contacting

The Route to Chartered Directorship

Individuals and boards are able to complete the Certificate in Company Direction, achieve the Diploma in Company Direction and then progress to Chartered Director under the guidance of local and visiting course leaders.

Certificate in Company Direction

The first step to becoming Chartered is to complete the Certificate in Company Direction, a Level 9 (SCQF) qualification which consists of a set of courses – Leadership for Directors, Strategy for Directors, Role of the Director and the Board, and Finance for Non-Finance Directors.

Whether you’re newly appointed, aspire 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 core the knowledge, mind-set and behaviours for effective performance. The programme examines key issues such as leadership and governance, interpretation and application of financial data and the employment of strategic management tools to enhance business performance.

The Modular Certificate in Company Direction - You can take these courses individually or as part of the Certificate

Role of the Director and the Board

24th - 25th August - Hilton Manchester Deansgate. Book here.

Finance for Non-Finance Directors

28th - 30th October - Hilton Manchester Deansgate. Book here

The Accelerated Certificate in Company Direction - Coming to the North West for the first time ever - this will allow you to do the whole Certificate in Company Direction in a one-week residential course. This will especially appeal to busy Directors who are either too time poor to do the certificate in the modular format over several months, or Directors who would like to achieve the qualification very quickly. 

17-22 May - The Mere, Knutsford

Please contact

For more information, please contact

0161 521 8133

North West
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