Skip to main content
Become a member
  • Register
  • Login

Register Login

Learning and Development


Any disruption to your day-to-day working life can have a profound impact on how you approach each new challenge. However, even when you’re not in the office, a great director can still lead, inspire and learn – anywhere and anytime.

IoD Digital Academy

In a crisis, your most valuable asset is you. Continue developing your knowledge and skills - around topics like business resilience and strategy, as well as wellbeing and company culture, with the Digital Academy.

Our easy-to-use library offers everything from short articles to longer, in-depth webinars and podcasts, giving you the power to fit your learning around the new structure of your workday. Whether you have a short break between calls or want to schedule an afternoon of professional development, our range of learning - all mapped against the IoD Director Competency Framework - helps you get the most out of your day and gain the knowledge and skills needed in these challenging times.

Visit the Academy

Here at the IoD we are proud to have a community of truly inspiring members, leaders and peers from all over the world - from rulebreakers to trendsetters and one-man-bands to multinationals, and these challenging times are the perfect opportunity to look to them for inspiration and important business lessons.

Inspirational cover stars

Director, our magazine for business leaders all over the world, has had some of businesses most influential faces on its cover, sharing their expertise, advice and leadership tools - from Facebook Vice President Lady Nicola Mendelsohn, to author and motivational speaker Simon Sinek and economist Dambisa Moyo. Mary Portas taught us about ‘alpha culture’ and Deborah Meaden gave us her top tips for growth in 5 minutes.

Leadership lessons

Whether you look to an Olympic swimmer turned CEO for inspiration on how to craft a winner's mindset for your organisation, turn to the chair of the National Trust for diversity and directorship guidance or seek the survival secrets of a 100 year old business to stay inspired during this challenging time, we've got leadership lessons for every director.

Learning in your region

Whilst we’ve had to pause a number of events across our IoD regions and nations, you can still find inspiration and motivation from your local community online. Visit your IoD regional hub here and discover webinars, masterminds and other ways to meet, connect and develop your skills, knowledge and local community digitally in these challenging times. Here you'll also find contact details for the IoD team in your area who can offer advice, support and inspiration via email, phone or social media.

In Good Company

What does it mean to be in good company? At the IoD we’re proud of our members and community - from who they are to the businesses they run and the challenges they’ve overcome. We profiled many of these inspiring people in video, text and audio - find out more about them, and be in good company here.