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Virtual Development

Our virtual development offering ranges from our flagship qualification to short bite-sized CPD sessions and online events, which each contain the highest quality of content mapped to our unique Director Competency Framework, designed to champion the highest standards for directors. 

Our virtual classroom courses are designed and delivered by directors for directors. We have brought the in-training room experience to life as closely as possible - designing and delivering exceptional virtual experiences which focus on four key areas: 

  1. Interaction with the course leader 
  2. Connection with other participants
  3. Engagement with the platform 
  4. Seamless production support from our team of trained experts 

Why IoD Virtual Development?

  • Flexible and accessible – 90-minute bite-sized sessions will be available on a weekly basis from June
  • Interactive and enriching - smaller group sizes to maintain interactivity between delegates and with the course leader
  • Learner-centric – practical and outcomes-focused
  • Innovative - utilising a range of media to ensure optimum engagement, connection and application of learning
  • Recognition and reward – all of our programmes count towards your continuing professional development (CPD) and our accredited qualifications are internationally-recognised at degree and masters level
  • Be part of a global community of directors and business leaders who represent the best of good governance and leadership 

In a recent policy voice survey undertaken on IoD members, 76% of respondents believed that the most effective method of learning when undertaking a professional development course was a blended approach.

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Professional Director Series

Understand your role as a director, and future-proof your board and organisation with bite-sized sessions on a range of topics delivered via virtual classrooms to a small group of leaders from organisations of all shapes and sizes.

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Certificate in Company Direction

The IoD’s flagship internationally recognised qualification and open courses are now available via virtual classroom delivery with enhanced exam support and access to all your course materials via our Digital Academy platform.

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In-company Training Solutions

We partner with you to design and deliver customised in-company training solutions that are relevant, measurable, accessible and flexible which can be delivered via any platform and with your producers or our team of experts.

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The IoD's Digital Academy platform

Access our cutting-edge digital platform that puts you in control of your learning, offering IoD members, course delegates and the wider business community an opportunity to learn, benchmark and connect from work, home or on the go.

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Our virtual development suite also includes:

  • Self-directed learning at your own pace via our state of the art Digital Academy platform – gain access to 100s hours of high quality CPD content mapped to our Director Competency Framework which complements your formal development journey
  • Executive Coaching – expert one-to-one or group support Bite-size CPD workshops via virtual classrooms
  • Webinars on pressing topics and challenges 
  • Online events
  • Board effectiveness reviews and evaluation 

“Excellent course delivered virtually due to COVID-19 and nothing lost in doing it virtually”  - Sandvik

Contact us

If you would like to discuss a new booking or talk through what the IoD offers virtually, then please contact our Professional Development team for advice, assistance or further information.