IoD Professional Director Series Online
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 your region, giving you the opportunity to connect, learn from each other, share your setbacks and successes, and encourage each other at the most senior level.
The Directors Role in Leading in a Crisis
Leading in a crisis is an uncomfortable place for directors. We are dealing with uncertainty. Until recently, if asked, most business leaders would have said that they have not had to deal with a crisis and hoped that they never would. However, for many businesses crisis has become the norm, with Covid-19 having drastic implications on how organisations operate. A crisis is usually a turning point for an organisation, and directors must make critical decisions to ensure that their business can survive and return to some form of business as usual.
This CPD workshop seeks to draw out the characteristics of crisis leadership and provides a practical model which should help directors and the board navigate its way through a crisis whilst still discharging their legal obligations and responsibilities.
Having completed this session, delegates should be able to:
- Define leadership, its characteristics and how that applies to the board
- Define a crisis and the role of the board in it
- Apply principles to leading in a crisis