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Role of the Non-Executive Director


This comprehensive programme is designed to equip you with practical strategies to build your network, raise your profile to secure an appointment, and add value in the boardroom.

As more individuals choose ‘portfolio careers’ and demand for non-executive directors continues to rise within multiple sectors including third sector organisations and private companies, it has never been more important to understand the critical requirements and appropriate skill set of a non-executive director.

Gain practical advice from an experienced portfolio non-executive director and participate in interactive case studies. Discover the latest interview tips from top industry head-hunters and put your questions to guest speakers who will be on hand to offer expert guidance.

Incorporated into the programme at no additional cost is an evening drinks reception and dinner with a high profile, portfolio NED guest speaker. This is a fantastic opportunity to network amongst your peers.

Learning Objectives

On completion of this one day programme you will leave with a profound understanding of the role of a non-executive director, how to secure this position and first class strategies to hone your skill set and improve your knowledge: 

  • Identify the key attributes of an effective NED
  • Recognise the legal and practical responsibilities of the NED
  • Identify how a NED can help to create an effective board
  • Appreciate how a NED can add value in and out of the boardroom
  • Apply newfound knowledge and skills to effectively deal with a range of boardroom challenges in different types of organisations
  • Build your profile through an extended peer network
  • Effectively apply and prepare for a NED position

Course Leaders

Janhavi Dadarkar

Janhavi Dadarkar
Expert on commercial transactions, company law, corporate governance and intellectual property.

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Paul Munden Paul Munden
Commercial law barrister and former general counsel of Business Link. Clients include Royal Dutch Shell and NHS.

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Dates & Prices

116 Pall Mall, London
20 Oct 2021 09:30 - 20:30
1090.00 GBP + VAT - Member Rate 2021
1310.00 GBP + VAT - Non-Member Rate 2021

Adobe Connect, Virtual Classroom
11 Nov 2021 09:00 - 18:30
1090.00 GBP + VAT - Member Rate 2021
1310.00 GBP + VAT - Non-Member Rate 2021

116 Pall Mall, London
25 Nov 2021 09:30 - 20:30
1090.00 GBP + VAT - Member Rate 2021
1310.00 GBP + VAT - Non-Member Rate 2021

Princes Street, Edinburgh
02 Dec 2021 09:30 - 20:30
1090.00 GBP + VAT - 2021 Member Rate
1310.00 GBP + VAT - 2021 Non-Member Rate

116 Pall Mall, London
09 Dec 2021 09:30 - 20:30
1090.00 GBP + VAT - Member Rate 2021
1310.00 GBP + VAT - Non-Member Rate 2021

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

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If you're looking to become a NED but want to understand the duties and legal responsibilities of a director fully before taking the next step, our Role of the Director and the Board course will provide you with an essential understanding of the legal responsibilities of a director.