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Role of the Managing Director


Power your potential with this one-day intensive course designed to equip you with practical and pragmatic insight into the role and responsibilities of the managing director.

Whether you are newly appointed or looking to improve your performance with a fresh perspective, our expert course leader will share the latest best practice in strategic leadership with further guidance on accountability, authority and constraints.

Course Benefits

This course provides a unique opportunity to assess your performance and plan your development. Share individual experiences and views with other managing directors and take away practical insights that will enable you to make a real impact in your organisation.

Learning Objectives

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

  • Describe the role and responsibilities of the managing director in successfully leading the organisation, including key legal knowledge and governance codes and principles
  • Define the board’s role, purpose and key tasks
  • Examine the challenges and issues around key vision and purpose statements from the managing director’s perspective
  • Recognise the skills and personal qualities needed to achieve competence in the role, including team motivation, IQ and EQ       
  • Plan effective board meetings and strategy sessions
  • Identify the managing director’s top challenges, including navigating change and key success factors

Course Leader

Dates & Prices

116 Pall Mall, London
22 Sep 2021 09:30 - 17:00
880.00 GBP + VAT - Member Rate 2021
1155.00 GBP + VAT - Non-Member Rate 2021

Adobe Connect, Virtual Classroom
07 Oct 2021 09:00 - 17:00
880.00 GBP + VAT - Member 2021
1155.00 GBP + VAT - Non Member 2021

Adobe Connect, Virtual Classroom
24 Nov 2021 09:00 - 17:00
880.00 GBP + VAT - Member 2021
1155.00 GBP + VAT - Non Member 2021

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IoD Professional Development Brochure

Knowledge, skills and mindset for a challenging world

IoD courses are designed to tackle the core competencies needed to thrive at board-level.

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