Alongside practical knowledge, skills and mind-set, the Aspiring Director course aims to increase your confidence in making important business decisions, handling queries and conflicts that may arise within senior management teams and – most importantly – putting yourself forward for new opportunities and roles that will enhance and further your career as a director.
To do this, your course leaders and fellow delegates will provide you with regular feedback, and reflective and consolidated learning will encourage your next steps towards the boardroom.
You’ll be given the chance to create a professional development plan and actively plot the next steps in your learning journey, as influenced by your time on this programme.
The course includes one year's IoD membership at Associate grade, ensuring we can fully support your development and progression beyond the achievements of the Aspiring Director course, as well as giving you access to more CPD - through courses and events - and a global community of directors and senior leaders.
The Aspiring Director course is delivered to a small-sized group to ensure you receive an intimate and tailored learning experience, with personalised advice and guidance throughout.
By attending this course you will gain the knowledge and skills to:
- Identify the five key competencies that should inform a director’s mind-set and explain their value
- Use the results of a diagnostic tool to identify their own strengths and development needs in the context of the director’s role
- Develop a personalised plan for their professional development to gain the key skills and experiences necessary to perform effectively at board level
- Explain the critical importance of the ‘tone at the top’ and the ways in which directors can influence culture, values and ethics in the boardroom, and how these guide the organisation’s strategic direction
- Describe the importance of balancing self-awareness with awareness of others while managing their responses appropriately
- Evaluate the ways directors might seek to positively influence cultural change to effectively implement governance best practice