The Institute of Directors

Available dates

Jan 13—14, 2020
2 days
Greater London, United Kingdom
GBP 2975 ≈USD 4025
GBP 1487 per day
Jan 30—31, 2020
2 days
Greater London, United Kingdom
GBP 2975 ≈USD 4025
GBP 1487 per day
Feb 20—21, 2020
2 days
Greater London, United Kingdom
GBP 2975 ≈USD 4025
GBP 1487 per day
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About the course

Strong leadership is increasingly fundamental to the successful realisation of an organisation’s vision. This intensive course provides a valuable opportunity for directors to explore strategic leadership issues both within and beyond their organisation.

This module introduces a more personalised approach to leadership and delegates will be encouraged to understand and develop their own self-awareness and emotional intelligence.

The IoD Award in Leadership for Directors, 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.

Key benefits

Gain an understanding of the key competencies required to be an effective leader at board level with the opportunity to practise and develop some of these competencies.

During the course you will assess different leadership and decision-making techniques, determine how to build and sustain high-performing teams, and evaluate how these can be applied to your own organisation to contribute to its increased success.

Learning objectives

  • Develop an understanding of how leadership can be defined and understood in relation to the director’s role on the board.
  • Apply techniques for developing a greater awareness of one-self and of the motivations and behaviours of others
  • Create a culture which constructively engages others in the organisation to achieve the strategic objectives, and to respond effectively to crisis and change
  • Identify how leaders create influence and impact within and beyond the organisation, and assess relevant stakeholder engagement strategies.

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Simon Haslam

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Anna Bateson

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Deborah Benson

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David Joel

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Joy Allen

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Murray Eldridge

Business experience Murray Eldridge is a Chartered Director and has been a member of the IoD for over 15 years. He has 40 years of international experience in shipping, offshore oil & gas, telecoms, water and international consulting. A board level operator for the last 20 years, he has held...

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Yanos Michopoulos

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Ian Waddelow

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Damon Clark

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Talita Ferreira

Business experience Talita is an experienced C-Suite executive, non-executive director, entrepreneur, consultant, published author and international speaker with more than 22 years of corporate experience with global brands, including KPMG, Investec Bank, and BMW. As an experienced Chief Financi...

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