• 16 Mar 2023
  • Online

Introduction to IoD’s Certificate in Company Direction Programme

Sample and experience an element of course content alongside other delegates and IoD’s course leader. Get a feel for how IoD’s director training is delivered.

• Kick start your professional development journey
• Free information session
• Meet a course leader and Chartered Director

Registration for this event has now closed, if you would like to attend please email [email protected].

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.


Menai Owen-Jones

Menai is a Chartered Director, an award-winning social sector Chief Executive and an experienced Non-Executive Director. She was elected as Co-Vice Chair of Cardiff Metropolitan University for 2021-22 and Chair of the IoD Wales Director of the Year Awards 2021. Menai is a Fellow of the IoD and is an Ambassador for IoD Wales.

Sheelagh Duffield

Sheelagh Duffield is a corporate governance specialist advising clients on best practice governance and providing independent board evaluation services. Before setting up her own business Sheelagh held senior executive roles within the corporate departments of Scottish Power plc; Scottish Television plc and The Miller Group Limited at times when these businesses were delivering extensive strategic and organisational change. Sheelagh is a non-executive director with The National Theatre of Scotland and a member of its Finance Committee. She is also a non-executive director with Cricket Scotland where she Chairs the Risk Committee. She was a Trustee Director with Capability Scotland for five years.

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