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Which community is right for you?

The IoD offers 2 membership types – Core and Advance – tailored to meet the different needs of leaders from all industries and backgrounds.

Core Membership


Our core group of leaders learning to adapt to new regulation, trends and bringing informed viewpoints to government.

"Our core group of members achieve more together. We are leaders at our core, but together we can make a difference. Join us, and create the change you want to see."

  • We are a part of something bigger, and there are over 30,000 of us
  • We work wherever and however we like, with free access to IoD hubs up and down the country 
  • We boost our skills and achieve our full potential with exclusive professional development courses
  • We see, hear and experience more, with access to networking events nationwide
  • Get inspired with specialist advice and information on all key areas of business
  • Free legal and tax helplines and access to a comprehensive business library

We are Advance


A community created by members designed for leaders to learn, share and inspire along with all the benefits of core membership.

"Where your voice is heard. Our community is a place where leaders go to share their experiences and progress together. Tell us your story - we want to listen."

  • Advance Members enjoy all the benefits of Core Membership, plus...
  • An extensive and exclusive calendar of webinars, forums, and workshops*
  • We share insights, exchange advice, and present on topics of our own choice
  • We make long term contacts and professional connections via our exclusive social platform: the Advance app
  • We get maximum value from our own dedicated community managers
  • Complimentary professional development courses in strategy, leadership and best practice*
  • Exclusive discounts on flagship events
* Advance-exclusive events and Directors’ Skills Days are currently available in London only

Still unsure? Our Membership Team can help

If you're still unsure our Membership Team can answer all your questions about Institute of Directors membership by calling 020 7766 8888, emailing the team at or use our webchat service via the icon where one of our team will be happy to assist you.