THIS SESSION WILL RUN ONLINE
The IoD takes the health and safety of our attendees and speakers very seriously. As you know we have been monitoring the status of Covid-19 and the government’s advice closely. In light of the current outbreak in the UK, and the developments within the last couple of weeks, we have taken the decision to move this course online.
The IoD is here to help you be the best leader you can be. Whether you’ve been a director for days or decades, there is always something new to discover about the role, your responsibilities, and the business world around you. In an economy that’s changing by the day, it’s never been more important to be on top of your game with professional development.
To help you understand your role as a director, and future-proof your board and organisation, we’ve developed our Professional Director Series – bringing accessible and digestible CPD to your region on the topics that matter. The whole series – wherever you are in the UK - is mapped to the IoD Director Competency Framework, keeping your learning relevant, up-to-date and in line with your professional development ambitions. Whether you’re embarking on the Certificate in Company Direction or are a qualified Chartered Director, this CPD series is the perfect accompaniment – or refresher – to your existing knowledge.
You’ll also be part of a group of leaders from organisations of all shapes and sizes across the country, giving you the opportunity to connect, learn from each other, share your setbacks and successes, and encourage each other at the most senior level. Although the course is online you will still have the opportunity for peer to peer learning through interactivity on camera during the regular breaks, breakout sessions and group work.
CPD Workshop Details
Strategic Decision Making
The aim of this workshop is to equip delegates with ways of strengthening their strategic decision-making ability. In a COVID/post-COVID world, being able to make great decisions around strategy has probably never been more important. This workshop provides insight into the ingredients of effective strategic decision-making and offers practical solutions to the main challenges.
This workshop is based on contemporary research into how directors and leadership teams make effective strategic decisions, and draws on global insight from entrepreneurs and thought- leaders.
Having completed this session, delegates should be able to:
1. Identify the ingredients of and challenges around effective strategic decision-making
2. Apply techniques to strengthen the quality of strategic decisions
IoD course leader
Talita is an experienced C-Suite executive, non-executive director, entrepreneur, consultant, published author and international speaker with more than 22 years of corporate experience with global brands, including KPMG, Investec Bank, and BMW. As an experienced Chief Financial Officer, Talita understands the financial language of business, strategy, and risk, and balances this with her experience as Director of Human Resources. She has been an executive board director for over 10 years and is the former CFO and CHRO of BMW UK Ltd. and BMW Financial Services UK Ltd., has worked in both the Automotive and regulated Financial Services Industries, in four countries South Africa, Germany, England and Ireland and has led and implemented award-winning cultural transformation programmes in multiple industries. Talita is a NED of Ford Credit Europe Bank PLC in the UK and launched an online CPD accredited training programme for finance professionals in December 2018, focussed on leadership and people dynamics.
Professional credentials and training experience
Talita became a Chartered Director in 2013 and a Fellow of the Institute of Directors in 2015. She always comments that before her governance training as a chartered director she was unconsciously incompetent and not pursuing her role as collective board director to its fullest extent, but rather thinking as individual finance and people director. Talita found the IOD modules so valuable that they became part of the executive development programme of her fellow directors at BMW UK at that time.
Talita is a fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales (ICAEW) and a member of the South African Institute of Chartered Accountants (SAICA). She regularly speaks at conferences and corporate clients in the UK and Europe about leadership, change and culture and has been a guest lecturer at the University of Hertfordshire.
Talita published her first book, ‘The Authenticity Dilemma Resolved®’ in November 2016 and as consultant helps various organisations, locally in the United Kingdom and internationally, to transform their leadership and cultural approaches.