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Role of the Director and the Board

Overview

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 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.

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 Companies Act 2006

Dates & Prices

Adobe Connect, Virtual Classroom
01 Dec 2021 09:00
02 Dec 2021 17:00
2475.00 GBP + VAT - Member Rate 2021
2975.00 GBP + VAT - Non-Member Rate 2021

116 Pall Mall, London
06 Dec 2021 09:30
07 Dec 2021 17:00
2475.00 GBP + VAT - Member Rate 2021
2975.00 GBP + VAT - Non-Member Rate 2021

Adobe Connect, Virtual Classroom
13 Dec 2021 09:00
14 Dec 2021 17:00
2475.00 GBP + VAT - Member Rate 2021
2975.00 GBP + VAT - Non-Member Rate 2021

116 Pall Mall, London
10 Jan 2022 09:30
11 Jan 2022 17:00
2475.00 GBP + VAT - Member Rate 2022
2975.00 GBP + VAT - Non-Member Rate 2022

Adobe Connect, Virtual Classroom
20 Jan 2022 09:00
21 Jan 2022 17:00
2475.00 GBP + VAT - Member Rate 2022
2975.00 GBP + VAT - Non-Member Rate 2022

Adobe Connect, Virtual Classroom
03 Feb 2022 09:00
04 Feb 2022 17:00
2475.00 GBP + VAT - Member Rate 2022
2975.00 GBP + VAT - Non-Member Rate 2022

Adobe Connect, Virtual Classroom
21 Feb 2022 09:00
22 Feb 2022 17:00
2475.00 GBP + VAT - Member Rate 2022
2975.00 GBP + VAT - Non-Member Rate 2022

116 Pall Mall, London
03 Mar 2022 09:30
04 Mar 2022 17:00
2475.00 GBP + VAT - Member Rate 2022
2975.00 GBP + VAT - Non-Member Rate 2022

Adobe Connect, Virtual Classroom
16 Mar 2022 09:00
17 Mar 2022 17:00
2475.00 GBP + VAT - Member Rate 2022
2975.00 GBP + VAT - Non-Member Rate 2022

Adobe Connect, Virtual Classroom
28 Mar 2022 09:00
29 Mar 2022 17:00
2475.00 GBP + VAT - Member Rate 2022
2975.00 GBP + VAT - Non-Member Rate 2022

Adobe Connect, Virtual Classroom
15 Jun 2022 09:00
16 Jun 2022 17:00
2475.00 GBP + VAT - Member Rate 2022
2975.00 GBP + VAT - Non-Member Rate 2022

16 Skipper Street, Belfast
12 Sep 2022 09:00
13 Sep 2022 17:00
2475.00 GBP + VAT - Member Rate 2022
2975.00 GBP + VAT - Non-Member Rate 2022

116 Pall Mall, London
21 Nov 2022 09:30
22 Nov 2022 17:00
2475.00 GBP + VAT - Member Rate 2022
2975.00 GBP + VAT - Non-Member Rate 2022


Online exam preparation sessions

As part of your learning journey and to assist you in your preparation for the exam, we are running 2-hour exam preparation sessions, which will be scheduled in the fortnight preceding each certificate exam sitting. These sessions, delivered online via virtual classrooms, will be run by our course leaders in each of the four certificate subject areas, and will provide a valuable opportunity to practice and discuss a range of exam questions with a small number of your peers.

These sessions are included in your certificate course fees but need to be booked in advance. It is essential that you have completed the relevant course before attending the exam preparation session. Please click here for upcoming dates and booking information.

Course Leaders

Paul Munden

Paul Munden
Paul is a commercial law barrister and former general counsel of Business Link. His clients include Royal Dutch Shell and NHS.

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Janhavi Dadarkar

Janhavi Dadarkar
Janhavi is an expert on commercial transactions, company law, corporate governance and intellectual property.

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Debora Morton Dare

Deborah Morton-Dare
Qualified chartered accountant, extensive experience in corporate finance as a financial consultant and company director. Speaker and writer.

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Steve Giles

Steve Giles
Steve is a chartered accountant with over 25 years’ experience of advising directors and managers on business issues concerning governance, risk and compliance.

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Mary-Campbell-99x147

Mary Campbell
Mary is an international corporate finance strategist and governance specialist. She has advised and served on the boards of all sizes of business from start-ups to FTSE100 global entities in the UK, Europe and the US.

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Sheelagh-Duffield-99x147

Sheelagh Duffield
Sheelagh is a corporate governance specialist advising clients on best practice governance and providing independent board evaluation services.

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Questions about this course?

Our team can help you find the right training to suit your stage of development.

020 7766 2601 or Email developing@iod.com

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