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Experience an interactive workshop approach with IoD open programmes available in the West Midlands

Directorship is a skilled, demanding and challenging profession. The IoD, with its many years of experience educating and developing senior leaders around the world is here to help you rise to the challenge. The IoD Academy offers local leaders in the West Midlands an opportunity to access internationally recognised courses and qualifications. 

Gain the confidence to grow yourself, your business and make a real impact with IoD professional development. The internationally recognised IoD Chartered Director programme is the ultimate qualification for today's director equipping you with the core knowledge, awareness and practical insight required to meet the needs of today’s executives.

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. Our programmes are underpinned by the Director Competency Framework, which identifies the knowledge, skills and mind-set required to be an effective director. All IoD courses can be delivered as in-house company training and time-poor directors have the option to take certificate modules as a fast-track Accelerated Certificate programme.

All course information including dates, location and online registration details can be found below. If you have any further questions please do not hesitate to contact our Professional Development team.

Certificate in Company Direction:

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.

Award in Role of the Director and the Board

Understand your duties and legal responsibilities as a director and examine the board's role in corporate governance.

04 May 2020

13 July 2020

Award in Finance for Non-Finance Directors

Develop the skills to evaluate business plans with confidence and contribute effectively to boardroom discussion.

05 February 2020

24 August 2020

Award in Leadership for Directors

Brush up on the latest leadership skills from expert leaders, learn how to create influence, engagement and impact.

 02 April 2020

 02 November 2020

Award in Strategy for Directors

Get the knowledge and skills required to create, implement and evaluate your organisation’s strategy. 

09 March 2020

30 September 2020


Challenge and utilise the knowledge gained from your experience as a director in an applied and dynamic way with the IoD Diploma in Company Direction Level 11 (SCQF) qualification.

By replicating the issues of a 'real' organisation, you will gain hands-on experience that will not only enable you to achieve a world-class qualification, but also to make a significant impact on your board's effectiveness.

You will receive feedback on your own performance as a board member and return to your organisation ready to tackle future challenges with greater expertise and confidence.

1-3 June 2020, Birmingham

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For more information, please contact   

0121 643 1868

West Midlands

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

IoD West Midlands
iHub Office
Colmore Gate
2-6 Colmore Row
B3 2QD

Role of the Non-Executive Director

Do you have what it takes to become a non-executive director? Join us in Birmingham to develop an understanding of the role of a non-executive director, how to secure this position and first class strategies to hone your skill set.

18 June 2020 | iHub Birmingham

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