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The IoD actively promotes best practice and professionalism within and beyond the boardroom. With over a century’s experience working with directors and senior leaders, we have a unique understanding of what makes an effective leader, a high-performing boardroom, and a successful business.

The IoD’s core mission is to support, represent and set standards for directors in an environment designed to foster effective knowledge sharing and collaboration.

Our customised in-house training programmes, led by experienced directors, include a combination of facilitated classroom sessions, real-world case discussions and small group exercises that encourage participants to think strategically and drive tangible improvements in performance at an individual, board and organisational level.

We look at the client journey holistically, working collaboratively with you to design and deliver in-company training solutions that are relevant, measurable, accessible and flexible – seeking feedback at every stage of your development pathway with us. Integrated programmes may include accredited workshops, subject-specific facilitations, consultancy or individual coaching sessions, depending on the specific circumstances and required outcomes.

For more information, please download our brochure.

Benefits of a customised leadership programme

  • Cost-effective learning solution delivered to multiple individuals, teams and cohorts
  • Driven by your corporate goals to ensure 100% relevance and application
  • Designed and delivered by expert business practitioners to bring the learning to life
  • Measurable impact and return on investment through 360° measurement frameworks
  • In-house delivery minimising time spent away from the office
  • Previous clients include

    RBS • Credit Suisse • BMW Group UK • Swiss Re • HSBC • EON UK • Nuffield health • National Autistic Society • Fujitsu Services • Coventry University • Ministry of Defence • John Lewis Partnership • Honda Trading • British Safety Council • Office Depot • Lloyds TSB • British Transport Police • BP • EDF Energy • Hermes • Santander • OFSTED • Harvey Nichols & Company • NHS • Panasonic • Mars Capital • Ministry of Justice • Health and Safety Executive • Delice de France • Lockheed Martin • Guardian Media Group • Prudential

    Courses available

    All IoD courses are available on a bespoke basis and can be delivered in-house at your desired location:

    • Role of the Director and the Board
    • Leadership for Directors
    • Finance for Non-Finance Directors
    • Strategy for Directors
    • Role of the Chair
    • Role of the Company Secretary
    • Role of the Finance Director
    • Role of the Managing Director
    • Role of the Non-Executive Director
    • Future Directors

    The IoD can also develop and deliver tailored learning programmes and workshops to meet the needs of your organisation. We can offer a wide range of topics, including:

    • business presentation skills
    • coaching skills
    • inspirational leadership
    • negotiating skills
    • personal effectiveness
    • social media strategy
    • strategic thinking
    • the role of the trustee

    The FA Women in Leadership Programme

    In 2017, the Institute of Directors worked with The Football Association (FA) to design and deliver a ground-breaking, pragmatic and impactful leadership programme to address the balance of female representation in the boardroom.

    Download here

    Contact us 

    To develop a programme for your organisation, or to find out more information please contact our Professional Development team.

    020 7766 8845

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