- 14 Mar 2024
Introduction to IoD’s Certificate in Company Direction Programme
• 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 gold standard Certificate in Company Direction.
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, Bachelors level (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. 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 you can expect to finish the session having a comprehensive understanding of our 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.
Clare Guinness CDir, CEO of Belfast Chamber of Commerce
A leader in strategy, corporate governance, business development and change / risk management who spent 18 years in Corporate banking as well as senior roles in industry.
Clare is leading the establishment of an innovation district that will leverage digital, intellectual and real estate assets to grow the Northern Ireland economy.
Clare is passionate about achieving place-based inclusive economic growth aligned with the UN sustainable development goals.
Damon Clark CDir, Course Leader
Damon was a founder of the Brandwidth Group an International Marketing Services business with offices in Windsor, London and California. The Group was sold to an AIM listed Company in 2018.
An experienced dealmaker, Damon specialises in creating new businesses and value through start-ups, merger, joint venture and acquisition. He has then sold many of these businesses
As a marketeer he used his skills to work with the biggest Companies in the World; Apple in Technology, Toyota in Passenger Vehicles, Inter-Continental Hotels in Hospitality, Visa in Finance and Japanese Tobacco in Tobacco & E-Cigarettes.
He holds a portfolio of Non-Executive director positions and has in the past held roles in local Government and various Charities.
He has sat on many Boards and Board committees driving Shareholder value and better Governance using a mix of entrepreneur perspective, director skills, practical experience, risk management, operating knowledge as well as acting as a mentor and using his wide-ranging senior contacts.
Damon is a Chartered Marketer and Chartered Director and regularly speaks about leadership at conferences and events, and guest lectures for a range of organisations and business schools.
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