- 12 May 2022
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
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, Level 9 (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.
Programmes (Role of the Director, Finance, Strategy & Leadership) can be taken individually or as part of the full Certificate, forming the first step towards the Chartered Director journey. 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.
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.
Mark has spent his career involved in developing and commercialising new products and technologies across the engineering and manufacturing industry. His roles have ranged from Apprentice to Managing Director across the automotive, aerospace, fibreoptics and optoelectronics sectors. Mark joined the board at Advanced Fibreoptic Engineering (AFE based in Carterton) in 2013, taking responsibility for technology leadership and business development, where he was responsible for leading the company rebrand, technology roadmap, engineering team development and securing long term development contracts. In 2019 he was appointed Commercial Director.
Mark holds a BEng (Hons) degree from Coventry University and an MSc from Warwick. He is a Chartered Engineer, Member of the Institute of Mechanical Engineers, a Chartered Director and Fellow of the IoD.
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