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IoD approach


For over a century, the Institute of Directors (IoD) has been at the forefront of director development, championing, training and representing the UK’s business leaders under Royal Charter, setting standards of excellence and leading the global agenda on corporate governance.

Our unique understanding of what makes an effective business, a high-performing board and a successful organisation is underpinned by market-led insight and practioner expertise and means that the IoD is the modern business leader’s best option for world class development.

Our training is founded on 3 principles

  • Professionalism
  • Pragmatism
  • Performance

We support your learning with a suite of courses and programmes in environments designed to inspire, facilitate peer-to-peer networking and positively impact your performance.

  • Be taught by course leaders with a unique wealth of experience in both the boardroom and the wider business community
  • Experience interactive workshops with real-world case studies, practical examples and scenarios
  • Enjoy focused peer-learning in groups of less than 20 delegates
  • Access cutting-edge content underpinned by a solid foundation of professional research and theory
  • Access exclusive online learning resources in the Learning Zone, our digital platform
  • Gain relevant and practical knowledge that can be applied immediately on your return to work
  • Network with like-minded business leaders from a range of regions, sectors and organisations
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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

Where we train

IoD qualifications are delivered in locations throughout the UK and at approved training centres internationally.