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Role of the Non-Executive Director
Region Event

Role of the Non-Executive Director 2019 - Manchester

07 Mar 2019 09:30 - 20:00
XYZ Building


This comprehensive programme is designed to equip you with practical strategies to build your network, raise your profile to secure an appointment, and add value in the boardroom.

As more individuals choose ‘portfolio careers’ and demand for non-executive directors continues to rise within multiple sectors including third sector organisations and private companies, it has never been more important to understand the critical requirements and appropriate skill set of a non-executive director.

Gain practical advice from an experienced portfolio non-executive director and participate in interactive case studies. Discover the latest interview tips from top industry head-hunters and put your questions to guest speakers who will be on hand to offer expert guidance.

Incorporated into the programme at no additional cost is an evening drinks reception and dinner with a high profile, portfolio NED guest speaker. This is a fantastic opportunity to network amongst your peers.

Course Benefits

This course will equip you with strategies to identify roles and build networks for the future with exclusive access to key industry professionals and experienced NEDs.

It will also assist directors or shareholders who are looking to strengthen their board with non-executive support, in allowing them to better understand what skills and qualities are required and how to implement an effective induction programme.

On completion of this one day programme you will leave with a profound understanding of the role of a non-executive director, how to secure this position and first class strategies to hone your skill set and improve your knowledge: 

  • Identify the key attributes of an effective NED
  • Recognise the legal and practical responsibilities of the NED
  • Identify how a NED can help to create an effective board
  • Appreciate how a NED can add value in and out of the boardroom
  • Apply newfound knowledge and skills to effectively deal with a range of boardroom challenges in different types of organisations
  • Build your profile through an extended peer network
  • Effectively apply and prepare for a NED position

Learning Objectives

Course Leaders

Janhavi Dadarkar
IoD Course Leader

Business experience

Janhavi Dadarkar has over a decade of experience in advising companies, directors and enterprising individuals on company law, corporate governance and intellectual property protection. She is a recognised expert on commercial transactions with an international flavour and has worked with directors, organisations and governments at the highest levels.

Before starting her own healthcare and media consultancy and a boutique India-focused advisory firm, Janhavi spent many years in well-known international city law firms as a corporate and media lawyer. She now focuses on facilitating business and philanthropic aspirations through her roles on advisory boards as a non-executive, an in-house general counsel or a trustee.

Professional credentials and training experience
Janhavi has authored many guides and articles on various topics, including doing business in India, best corporate practices and joint ventures. Prior to becoming an IoD Course leader, Janhavi was a non-executive member of the IoD’s board of examiners and was the lead presenter at BPP for various city institutions. Janhavi is also an IoD coach and works with directors who want to better understand the regulatory framework and commercial practicalities of leading organisations.

Mike Blackburn OBE
Regional Chair
IoD North West and Isle of Man

Mike lives in the North West and until January 2018 was Chair of BT’s NW Regional Board, a role he held from 2007, and also Head of Digital Government in the UK until 2018.

Mike has a number of non-exec roles including Chair of the Greater Manchester Local Enterprise Partnership which sits at the heart of Greater Manchester’s governance arrangements, ensuring that business leaders are empowered to set the strategic course, determine local economic priorities and drive growth and job creation within the city region.

Mike holds a number of other Non-Exec or Trustee roles, Board member of Lancashire Enterprise Partnership, Chair of the Institute of Directors (IOD) in the North West and Non exec Director of Transport for the North

Mike was awarded an OBE in the Queen’s Birthday Honours List in June 2015 for services to the economy in the North West.


1090.00 GBP + VAT - Member
1310.00 GBP + VAT - Non-Member

Course Location
  • IoD North West
  • XYZ Building
  • 2 Hardman Blvd
  • Manchester
  • M3 3AQ