Strategy for Directors

The skills you need to create, lead and evaluate your organisation’s strategic processes.

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

This course explores the relationship between strategy, governance and risk. It highlights the importance of a dynamic strategic process in delivering stakeholder value and generating competitive advantage. You will gain insight into the board-level knowledge and practical skills required to create, implement and evaluate your organisation’s strategy.


This course will give you the knowledge and skills to:

  • identify the components and explain the process of planning and implementing an effective strategy
  • carry out analysis that will reveal areas of strategic opportunity or threat
  • use strategic concepts and models to generate, evaluate and assess strategic options
  • deliver your current strategic objectives while future-proofing your organisation


This intensive course will help you drive a dynamic strategic process, ensuring you have the tools and frameworks needed to support strategic thinking and decision-making. You will leave with practical, applicable knowledge to deliver your organisation’s objectives, while anticipating risk and ensuring you’re ready for the future. 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

22 Aug
24 Aug
7 Sep
9 Sep
116 Pall Mall, London
21 Sep
23 Sep
St. John's Mill, Isle of Man
5 Oct
7 Oct
Waldorf Astoria, Scotland
19 Oct
21 Oct
116 Pall Mall, London

Exceptional teaching – course leaders were extremely knowledgeable and able to dig deeper into subjects with considerable experience.

Paul Burke MoD

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 3855 4309 [email protected]
Internet Explorer
Your web browser is out of date and is not supported by the IoD website. It is important to update your browser for increased security and a better web experience.