Everything you need to know to be a better director

Open courses

IoD open courses cover the essentials needed to successfully steer an organisation. You can take courses individually or as part of a tailored training package. The first four professional development courses listed here make up the Certificate in Company Direction – the first stage in our Chartered Director Programme.

Open course benefits

Real-world experience

Expert practitioners share strategic insights, practical experience and relevant case studies.

Stronger governance

Course content provides a detailed understanding of the roles and responsibilities of leadership teams.

Flexible delivery 

In-person, virtual and online learning at a pace that suits your career, role or life stage needs.

What do you need to learn next?

Check your knowledge, skills and mindset with the Director Competency Framework

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Browse all of our course dates and locations.

Download our Professional Development Overview

All you need to plan your next move.

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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 email us at [email protected] and we will get in touch within 24 hours on weekdays.

IoD Professional Development

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