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Professional Director Series

The IoD is committed to supporting lifelong learning with a variety of CPD including our Professional Director Series. This series helps you and your board keep up-to-date through regular events where business leaders share insights on current, relevant topics. Delivered in person and via virtual classrooms, the series offers accessible, digestible CPD mapped to our Director Competency Framework. These events provide new information and refresh your knowledge.

Take advantage of free CPD events for members


Connect with a group of senior leaders from organisations around the world to share knowledge and learn together.


Refresh your knowledge with the very latest information, constantly revised in line with governance updates.


Our CPD complements our other courses, providing broader insights into issues faced by organisations.

Leading from the Chair

How the right skills and attributes add value to the board.


Strategic Decision Making

Techniques and processes for stronger strategic decisions.


Company Purpose and ESG

Learn to drive long-term value creation in your organisation.


Step to the Top

Find out if you’re ready to become a board director.


Leading in a Crisis

Practical principles for navigating a crisis.


Cyber Strategy for Directors

Learn how to make informed cyber security decisions.

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Data Governance for Directors

Learn what is meant by data and data governance.


Our range of CPD offers

We continue to grow and strengthen our virtual and face-to-face CPD offers to make it as easy as possible for our members to engage with.

Professional Director Series

Open courses

Certificate and Diploma

Develop events

IoD endorsed courses

In-company programmes


IoD Academy

Free CPD for IoD members

Our Professional Director Series is free to all full members, chartered directors and fellows.

The only way to improve the event would be to extend it! It was the best training that I’ve had in a decade and should be mandatory for every board member in every company.

Alex Freeman CEO, Stance Fitness Ltd

Here to help

Please get in touch if you have any questions about our business courses. Our contact hours are 9am to 5:30pm Monday to Friday. If you would like someone from our team to contact you, please use our contact form and we will respond within 24 hours.

IoD Professional Development

+44 (0)20 7766 2601 [email protected]
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