• 11 Apr 2024
  • Online

An introduction to the IoD’s Diploma Developing Board Performance

Hear from a course leader who will offer a comprehensive overview of the programme, giving delegates an insight into what can be expected of them over the 3 days and the learning outcomes.

Developing Board Performance is the second level of three stages to becoming a qualified IoD Chartered Director. Building upon the learnings from the modules in the Certificate the course applies practical real life scenarios and boardroom challenges whilst developing insights into key topics such as risk and crisis management.

Online registration for this event has now closed; to book a last-minute place, please email [email protected]

This session is designed for delegates who are currently completing or who have already successfully completed the Certificate in Company Direction and looking to take the next steps in the Chartered pathway. It will be an informal relaxed and interactive session aimed to support delegates in making a confident and informed decision about the next steps in their director development.

“The Diploma provided me with the opportunity to build new networks, think through business cases and work through complex situations as a simulated board and the opportunity to learn from one another” Aisling Press, Managing Director of Personal Banking, Danske Bank UK

After this session delegates will understand:

  • The context of how this module fits in the Chartered Director pathway
  • How this course will impact your performance as a director in the boardroom
  • Exam process and application
  • The practicalities (costs, dates, booking process)


Jean Pousson

Jean brings 20 years of management consultancy, training, facilitation and coaching experience to the table and is the lead course leader for Finance for Non-Financial Directors at the IoD. This follows a 15-year banking career with Barclays where he spent many years assessing risks of small to medium sized businesses and then larger corporations. Jean has also sat on many boards and has directed a number of change initiatives.

Jean holds a business degree and a business diploma from the University of Witwatersrand (South Africa) and a few other business diplomas including one from the University of Warwick. Jean’s experience in dealing with numerous businesses, boards and executives over the years (both within the UK and internationally) makes him very well placed to assist directors with their developmental needs.

In his capacity as an IoD course leader, Jean has worked with organisations such as ACAS, Ministry of Defence, Standard Life, Serco, Lloyds Banking Group, Pizza Express, Fujitsu Siemens, Callaway Golf and Greene King plc. He has also worked with numerous small to medium-sized businesses across a wide variety of industries.

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