Advance your skills and knowledge with professional development created by directors for directors.

The IoD is a thriving membership community for directors in the UK and beyond, where you can connect with other leaders, develop your skills, and be heard. At a time when great directors have never been more important, the IoD offers professional development, valuable connections and influence.

• Connect with other director and leaders to exchange ideas, learn together and support each other.

• Develop your skills and knowledge with professional development created by directors for directors.

• Influence and make yourself heard where it matters. The IoD is its members’ voice to government.

Whether you’re an experienced company director, or embarking on your career journey, IoD provides a variety of career development opportunities to enhance your business acumen and knowledge. Our professional development courses and wider online courses are tailored by directors for directors, with the aim of guiding you and your senior leaders towards effectively steering your organisation to success and promoting ongoing learning to develop relevant skills and knowledge.

As the only institute to offer the Chartered Director Qualification, our programme is made up of three stages that together lead to chartered status; an internationally recognised qualification for which we are an approved ELCAS supplier.

Some of our popular courses include the Role of the Director and the Board, Finance for Non-Finance Directors, and Role of the Non-Executive Directors. All of which can be taken as stand-alone courses or part of our qualification. We also offer tailored training solutions and board evaluations.

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Join our growing community of around 20,000 directors in the UK and beyond, whether you’re the founder of a start-up, the director of a multi-million pound business or a senior civil servant. We have a range of benefits to support you as a leader, with different packages depending on your experience such as free CPD, special interest groups, events, advice, and insight from our business research team.

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