Role of the Director and the Board

The board’s role in corporate governance and your legal responsibilities as a director.

This course can be taken as part of the Certificate in Company Direction

This course provides an introduction to a director’s duties and legal responsibilities and the board’s role in corporate governance and risk management. You’ll leave with confidence to tackle boardroom challenges, equipped to take your career to the next level.

14 hours


This course will give you the knowledge and skills to:

  • understand the key duties, roles and legal responsibilities of the director
  • identify the differences between direction, management and ownership
  • develop strategies for delivering best practice in the boardroom
  • examine the board’s role in corporate governance and improve board effectiveness


With a focus on real-world scenarios, this course will give you practical understanding and applicable strategies to bring best practice to the boardroom. You’ll gain an in-depth understanding of the board’s role in corporate governance and feel empowered to manage stakeholders effectively while acting in your organisation’s best interests. This course can be combined with other modules to qualify for the Certificate in Company Direction.

Course leaders

Our course leaders are expert practitioners specialising in governance, strategy, leadership and finance with exceptional real-world experience.

Dates and prices

5 Jun
6 Jun
116 Pall Mall, London
8 Jun
9 Jun
Apex Waterloo Place Hotel, Edinburgh
5 Jul
6 Jul
Fully booked
24 Jul
25 Jul
116 Pall Mall, London
8 Aug
9 Aug
116 Pall Mall, London

This module really articulated the responsibilities of directors, especially from a legal point of view. I doubt most directors are actually aware of what they are liable for, and I believe there should be some sort of mandatory training for directors such as this when they join a board.

Paul Bolton CDir, ONECPD

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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 use our contact form and we will respond within 24 hours.

IoD Professional Development

+44 (0)20 3855 4309 [email protected]
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