IoD and OnBoard join forces to launch free director training courses

The Institute of Directors (IoD) has launched a partnership with OnBoard, the board management software provider, which means the IoD will deliver its ‘Leading from the Chair’ course free of charge to full IoD members throughout 2021.

Established in 1903, the IoD has years of experience in supporting and setting standards for business leaders across the UK and Europe, with over 20,000 members. The IoD boasts a range of training and networking opportunities to members, helping them to hone their skillsets, achieve the renowned Chartered Director certification, and reach their full potential as business leaders.

By collaborating with OnBoard, the Institute will enhance its proposition to members by offering free learning opportunities on the role of the chair and will engage around 1,300 delegates across its portfolio of 13 Professional Director courses this year.

OnBoard is a Board Intelligence Platform used in over 12,000 boardrooms globally to drive more strategic board and leadership team meetings, improve governance standards and enhance effective leadership across the whole organisation.

Jonathan Geldart, Director General, IoD, said: “Promoting good governance is a fundamental part of the IoD’s mission. We believe that better directors build a better world – our new partnership with OnBoard will enable us to enhance the knowledge and skills of even more business leaders and help them to lead our economic recovery.”

Paul Stark, OnBoard, said: “The role of the chair within an organisation is critical and we are delighted to be able to support this essential, IoD mission. At OnBoard, we believe boards should thrive in everything they do, the chair is such an essential facilitator of this.”

The IoD’s ‘Leading from the Chair’ course examines the role of the chair in an organisation and how it differs from the CEO. Analysis of successful organisations shows that the leadership role of the chair is vital in ensuring that the board as a team makes decisions and discharges its duties and obligations effectively.

About OnBoard

At OnBoard, we believe board meetings should be informed, effective, and uncomplicated. That is why we give boards and leadership teams an elegant solution that simplifies governance. Launched in 2011, today, OnBoard serves as the board intelligence platform for more than 2,000 organisations and their 12,000 boards and committees in 32 countries worldwide. With customers in higher education, nonprofit, healthcare systems, government and enterprise business, OnBoard is the leading board management provider.

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