New course dates 23rd, 27th & 28th June 2023 Please register your interest
The course is a highly interactive programme, facilitated by an experienced practising director. It provides a valuable opportunity to explore strategic leadership issues both within and beyond the organisation.
Despite its name, the course is not just for Directors, it's ideal for those new to leadership roles or those aspiring to more senior roles as well as for established Directors looking for new approaches in their leadership style.
Recent course feedback:
"Theory linked to practical experience – knowledge share. So much to learn – loads that can be applied in workplace."
During the programme, participants will gain an understanding of the key competencies required to be an effective leader, learn from their peers during discussions, and apply their knowledge during case study-based activities. Participants will assess different leadership and decision-making techniques, learn how to build and sustain high-performing teams and be able to apply their learnings to their own organisations.
On completion of the programme and the required self-directed study, all participants will be eligible to sit the IoD’s Award in Leadership for Directors exam, which is part of the IoD’s Chartered Director pathway.
The programme also includes full IoD membership for one-year, giving participants access to a wealth of benefits including ongoing CPD and a community of thousands of directors and senior leaders.
Having completed this programme, participants will be able to:
- Contrast different definitions of leadership, distinguish between leadership and management, while identifying where the leader’s role sits on that spectrum.
- Analyse the leader’s role in relation to purpose, values and strategy for a sustainable and growing business.
- Describe the value that a good awareness of self and others brings to effective leadership.
- Bring an understanding of board dynamics to the evaluation of high-performing and dysfunctional board behaviour.
- Understand the importance of the role of the director in shaping the culture and values.
- Identify how leaders create influence and impact within and beyond the organisation, and assess relevant stakeholder engagement strategies.
- Describe the benefits and challenges of leading an environmentally and socially responsible organisation.
This course is specifically tailored for existing or aspiring leaders and directors.
Dr Deborah Benson: The IoD’s Programme Lead for Leadership, Dr Deborah Benson has a Doctorate in Business and an MBA. Deborah brings both academic rigour and business experience to her course deliveries in leadership and strategy. She has unique experience as the first female Managing Director of a large-scale construction and development company and running three multi-million-pound companies. Deborah has over 20 years’ experience as an executive director in the commercial realm and as a non-executive director in commercial, public and charity sectors. In addition to her large company experience, Deborah has led start-ups and SMEs in board advisory and training roles and understands the unique challenges faced by SME leaders.
The Institute of Directors (IoD) was founded in 1903 and within three years we were awarded a Royal Charter to support, represent and set standards for business leaders nationwide.https://www.iod.com/
Total fee including examination and VAT is £1,674 (available as part of the ICET project only)
Register now and receive 50% of ESF funding (£837) towards this course. However, if you were to book the course, exam and membership direct with IoD, it would currently cost over £4,000 for non members, so this really is an incredible opportunity to complete world class training at a fraction of the cost.
There are no pre-requisites to undertake this course, however, to sit the examination, participants must attend and complete the training programme in full.
For virtual delivery, we issue comprehensive guidance prior to the programme to optimise the remote learning experience and mitigate the risk of technical issues on the day. Participants will receive these guidelines two weeks prior to the start of the programme and are expected to test the Adobe Connect platform on their desktop first.
All participants receive access to our Digital Academy platform – whether the programme is delivered face-to-face, virtually or a blend of the two. On the platform they will find electronic copies of pre-reading, course materials and exam preparation tests.
The IoD has selected Adobe Connect as its preferred platform, as it has been specifically created for virtual classroom delivery and is the closest platform to emulating the face-to-face training experience delegates are familiar with.
Participants must ensure they have access to appropriate hardware/software and Internet connection for the duration of the course.
This short course is available as part of the In-Career and Education Project (ICET).
ABOUT the ICET Project
The European Social Fund and University of Suffolk are financing ICET, a £1m project to support businesses to access high quality, immersive digital and professional leadership training. One of the key elements of the ICET project is to promote the progression of women in business and digital arenas, courses such as Leadership for Directors provides a safe environment for delegates of all genders to reflect on leadership practices. Businesses that register and apply to the ICET project, can request 50% of funding towards high level, immersive courses. The University has partnered with some high calibre national training partners who are have contributed financial discounts and/or tangible professional added value, all of which will be forwarded on to project participants.
For more information on the ICET Project https://www.uos.ac.uk/icet
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