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Role of the Director and the Board
Courses - Open Programme

Role of the Director and the Board - Northern Ireland 2020

10 Feb 2020 09:30 - 11 Feb 2020 17:00
16 Skipper Street


Delivering an essential understanding of the board’s role in corporate governance and risk management, this introduction to the duties and legal responsibilities of a director will enable you to tackle the challenges of the boardroom with fresh confidence and progress your career to the next level.

Whether you’re a newly appointed director, aspiring to a position on the board, or looking to improve your performance with fresh insight, this practical two-day course will equip you with the crucial knowledge and skill-set to fulfil your role successfully.

The IoD Award in the Role of the Director and the Board, Level 9 (SCQF) is a module of the Certificate in Company Direction qualification.

This modular award may be booked online independently or taken as part of the full qualification. To book the full programme please contact the professional development team directly on (0)28 90912829 or Email

Course Benefits

Develop a practical understanding of best practice in the boardroom. In addition to recognising the director’s key legal responsibilities, you will be conversant with the board’s role in corporate governance and be able to ensure transparency in internal procedures such as executive appointment and remuneration. You’ll be able to efficiently assess risk, and know how to effectively manage stakeholders while acting in your organisation’s best interests.

Learning Objectives

By attending this course you will gain the knowledge and skills to: 

  • Gain an in-depth view of the key duties, roles and legal responsibilities of the modern director
  • Understand the essential differences between direction, management and ownership
  • Examine the board’s role in corporate governance and learn how to improve board effectiveness
  • Understand the legal status of a company and other organisations and implications of the Company Act 2006

Course Leaders

 Paul MundenPaul Munden
Commercial law barrister and former general counsel of Business Link. Clients include Royal Dutch Shell and NHS.

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 George BartlettGeorge Bartlett
Qualified company secretary, expert in corporate governance and risk management, exinternational president of ICSA.

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 Janhavi DadarkarJanhavi Dadarkar
Expert on commercial transactions, company law, corporate governance and intellectual property.

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 Jo HaighJo Haigh
Jo presents nationally and internationally at over 100 events a year on corporate governance and corporate Finance.

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 Terry WaymouthTerry Waymouth
Experienced director and business coach with a history of leading successful organisations and a focus on executive and board development.

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2475.00 GBP + VAT - Member
2975.00 GBP + VAT - Non-Member

Course Location
  • The Merchant Hotel
  • 16 Skipper Street
  • Belfast
  • BT1 2DZ