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Leadership for Directors


Strong leadership is increasingly fundamental to the successful realisation of an organisation’s vision. This intensive course provides a valuable opportunity for directors to explore strategic leadership issues both within and beyond their organisation. 

This module introduces a more personalised approach to leadership and delegates will be encouraged to understand and develop their own self-awareness and emotional intelligence.

The IoD Award in Leadership for Directors, Level 9 (SCQF) is a module of the Certificate in Company Direction qualification. This course may be booked online as a standalone module or taken as part of the full qualification. To book the full programme please contact the professional development team directly on +44 (0)20 7766 2601

Key benefits

Gain an understanding of the key competencies required to be an effective leader at board level with the opportunity to practise and develop some of these competencies.

During the course you will assess different leadership and decision-making techniques, determine how to build and sustain high-performing teams, and evaluate how these can be applied to your own organisation to contribute to its increased success.

Learning objectives

  • Develop an understanding of how leadership can be defined and understood in relation to the director’s role on the board.
  • Apply techniques for developing a greater awareness of one-self and of the motivations and behaviours of others
  • Create a culture which constructively engages others in the organisation to achieve the strategic objectives, and to respond effectively to crisis and change
  • Identify how leaders create influence and impact within and beyond the organisation, and assess relevant stakeholder engagement strategies.

Dates & Prices

Colmore Gate, Birmingham
02 Nov 2020 09:30
03 Nov 2020 17:00
2475.00 GBP + VAT - Member
2975.00 GBP + VAT - Non - Member

Course leaders

Deborah Benson

Deborah Benson
Experienced management consultant, coach and board director leading change initiatives.

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David Joel

David Joel CDir
Former Director Serco Defence. Clients include MoD, Office Depot, Mainetti, Commerzbank and Skanska.

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Joy Allen Joy Allen CDir
Joy has over 20 years’ experience as a board member in a range of sectors, she was a non-executive director of the Belfast Health and Social Care Trust.

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Murray Eldridge CDir
Over 40 years in sectors such as shipping, telecoms and energy, including Smit Intl and Cable and Wireless.

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Simon Haslam CDir
Specialist in organisational strategy and strategic marketing, on advisory council for Institute of Consulting.

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Yanos Michopoulos
Yanos Michopoulos has 25 years international business experience in a variety of roles across the EMEA region in both the private and public sectors, especially in energy, infrastructure and private equity.

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Ian Waddelow

Ian Waddelow is an expert in strategic planning, board performance and international brand marketing. With over 25 years of experience helping CEOs, boards and organisations to grow worldwide.

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Damon Clark CDir

Damon is a Chartered Marketer and Chartered Director and regularly speaks about leadership at conferences and events, and guest lectures for a range of organisations and business schools.

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Talita Ferreira CDir

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.

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