The Diploma in Company Direction is an opportunity to put into practice the knowledge gained from the Certificate in a realistic and safe environment. It encourages peer-group support, challenge and stimulation, mirroring in many ways the operation of a board.
Challenge and utilise the knowledge gained from your experience as a director in an applied and dynamic way with the IoD Diploma in Company Direction Level 11 (SCQF) qualification.
By replicating the issues of a 'real' organisation, you will gain hands-on experience that will not only enable you to achieve a world-class qualification, but also to make a significant impact on your board's effectiveness.
You will receive feedback on your own performance as a board member and return to your organisation ready to tackle future challenges with greater expertise and confidence.
Developing Board Performance
This three-day module of the Diploma in Company Direction provides a unique opportunity to put your skills to the test as you act as a board member to tackle a real-life board-room scenario, mirroring in many ways the operation of a board.
Who should attend?
Experienced directors and senior leaders who have completed the Certificate in Company Direction and wish to further their development with practical application and understanding of the knowledge and skills required at board level.
Participation on this course will enable you to:
- Understand your board’s role, its dynamic, power, influence and conflicts
- Gain knowledge of important topics: risk and crisis management, decision-making, mergers and acquisitions, and board performance
- Understand relevant techniques and tools to improve personal skills and that of the board
- Evaluate and improve the performance of your board, its committees and individual directors
When you have passed the examination you will be awarded the Diploma in Company Direction. This is also an essential step for achieving Chartered Director status, the professional qualification that recognises the professionalism and experience of directors.