Board Director Certificate Qualification

Company Board Director Certificate Qualification Programme

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The Board Director Qualification Certificate programme is a comprehensive director qualification that is fully audited and quality controlled by the Professional Directors Association. The component courses are also accredited by the Chartered Management Institute and the Institute of Learning and Management as approved training courses for Board Directors and Senior Executives. Their logos will appear alongside our own logos on the individual component course CPD Certificates, Certificates of Continuing Professional Development.

This high level and prestigious certificate will only be awarded to those directors who demonstrate competency in all four of the core Board Directorship areas of competency.

Relevant courses delivered by Excellence in Learning and the Institute of Directors will be recognised for partial credit against the requirements of the Board Director Certificate Qualification of the Professional Directors Association.

The four component courses span 8 consecutive days and are:

  • Board Director Roles and Responsibilities; Chartered Management Institute recognised
  • Strategy for Board Directors; Chartered Management Institute recognised
  • Leadership for Board Directors; approved by the Institute of Leadership and Management
  • Finance for Non-Finance Directors; Chartered Management Institute recognised
  • There is also an optional later 1-day integration course, which would increase the total days from 8 to 9

This achievement will authorise you to use the following words or letters after your name:

Board Director Certificate or B.D. Cert.

Our course leaders are highly experienced board directors, with broad experience of running businesses, ranging from small companies up to companies with billions of sales.

To ensure the director delegates attending this Board Director Certificate Qualification training programme ​will obtain the maximum possible benefit from their time spent on the course, the Director numbers will be limited to a maximum of 8 within each cohort.

The Board Director Certificate Qualification Programme can be booked today in one simple easy step, by clicking any of the packages below or by calling 01494 590447. The Board Director Certificate Qualification Programme can be booked without specifying the individual component course start dates, as these can be arranged later by selecting those dates that would be most convenient for you at the time.

The four core component course modules can be attended at any time up to the end of the next calendar year. Transfers between the component course start dates can be made at any time at no charge. The component course bookings are also transferable between people within the same organisation.

These component courses are also recognised as separate qualifications. Upon each component course completion, you would be issued with a CPD certificate confirming your expertise and validating your CPD hours for that course module.

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Board Director Certificate Qualification 9 Day Programme; Multiple Start Dates up to

Company Board Director Certificate Qualification

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The Board Director Certificate Qualification package can be booked today without specifying the individual component courses dates. Those dates can be booked later, selecting the dates that are most convenient for you at that future time. Completion of the Qualification Programme would mean that the highly prestigious Board Director Certificate will be awarded to you. This achievement would authorise you to use the following words or letters after your name:

Board Director Certificate or B.D. Cert.

The four core component course modules can be attended at any time up to the end of the next calendar year. That original yearly deadline can itself be extended for another year without cost, at any time before its original expiry date. The component courses can be booked separately and attended in any sequence and in any date combination. The component course start dates can be amended at any time and are transferable between people within the same organisation; all at no charge.

The component course modules are each recognised as separate qualifications. Upon the completion of each component course you would be issued with a professional certificate confirming your expertise and validating your CPD hours for that course module.

Relevant courses delivered by Excellence in Learning and the Institute of Directors will be recognised for partial credit against the requirements of the Board Director Certificate Qualification of the Professional Directors Association.

The four component courses span 8 consecutive days and are:

  • Board Director Roles and Responsibilities; Chartered Management Institute recognised. The certificates awarded for this course will carry their logo alongside that of the Professional Directors Association
  • Strategy for Board Directors; Chartered Management Institute recognised. The certificates awarded for this course will carry their logo alongside that of the Professional Directors Association
  • Leadership for Board Directors; approved by the Institute of Leadership and Management. The certificates awarded for this course will carry their logo alongside that of the Professional Directors Association
  • Finance for Non-Finance Directors; Chartered Management Institute recognised. The certificates awarded for this course will carry their logo alongside that of the Professional Directors Association
  • There is also an optional later 1-day integration course, which would increase the total days from 8 to 9

The separate and higher level Board Director Certificate is only awarded to those directors who successfully complete all four of the core certificate courses. That achievement will authorise you to use the following after your name:

Board Director Certificate or B.D. Cert.

This proves all-round competency across all the main board subject areas. These subject areas are those identified by extensive research and best practice standards. The mastery of these is expected and often required of the best board directors today.

The main advantages of booking the Board Director Certificate Qualification package, over separately booking the four courses are:

  • You are not exposed to course price rises over the period of your study
  • The package price is fixed upon booking
  • The package price offers you a discount compared to booking the four courses separately
  • You will have the option of booking and attending your courses well in advance, to avoid clashes with the timing of holidays and busy periods
  • You would be able to plan ahead to coincide your course attendances with those of friends or colleagues. This can allow the discussions and case studies to flow more smoothly. This is called a “Cohort” approach and is favoured by some delegates and course leaders
  • Your abilities in these subjects will have been evidenced by your participation in the discussions and case studies. There is no formal examination required to achieve this qualification

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Our course leaders are highly experienced board directors, with broad experience of running businesses, ranging from small companies up to companies with billions of sales.

A Chartered Management Institute Recognised Training Centre for Director Training Courses.

Our course leaders are highly experienced board directors, with broad experience of running businesses, ranging from small companies up to billions of sales.

An Institute of Leadership and Management Recognised Training Centre for Director Courses.

Formal Certificates of Professional Development will be issued for the completion of each of the individual modules (courses).

To ensure the director delegates attending this Board Director Certificate training programme will obtain the maximum possible benefit from their time spent on the course, the Director numbers will be limited to a maximum of 8 within each cohort.

The Board Director Certificate Qualification will help you, your organisation and our climate to thrive
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  • Excellent Delegate Comments on The Board Director Certificate Qualification Programme Course Modules

    ‘Excellent and Comprehensive Course. I have learnt a lot.’
    Conor Wilcock – Sales Director, B2B International Limited

    ‘A very informative two day course on all matters finance. Provided a good knowledge of Finance.’ Steven Knowles – Regional Director, Harworth Estates Limitedd

    ‘Very engaging. Knowledge and experience of Philip very good.’ Ashleigh Dinsmore – Sales Director, Aptar UK Limited

    ‘Excellent content. Logical method of instruction. Both relevant and interesting.’
    James Ormrod – Chief Legal Officer, International Personal Finance Plc

    ‘An Excellent introductory finance.’ Daniel Allen-Baines – Offshore Operations and Performance Manager, E.ON Climate

    ‘Excellent delivery and pace of content.’Leon Elston – Managing Director, Coppice Alupack

    ‘Excellent two days with fantastic depth of information. The information was interesting and relevant.’Geordie Willis – Creative Director, Berry Bros & Rudd Plc

    ‘Very informative and fast paced.’ Sonya Russell – Business and Development Manager, Architectural Decorators Limited

    ‘Very well informed instructor and good material.’ Dr James Milnes – R&D Manager, Photek Limited

    ‘Good content conveyed in an engaging manner – real examples brought it to life.’ Michael Augur – Regional Director, Muse Developments Limited

    ‘Very informative and interactive course .’
    Ricky Daniels – Managing Director, Joseph Lamb

    ‘Many thanks, I have enjoyed the course and learnt a lot. The delivery has been really good. The second day has helped a lot in consolidating the concepts.’
    Carmen Colomina – Practice Director, Social Care Institute for Excellence

    ‘Excellent delivery at a great pace.’
    Maria Iredale – Executive Director, Petroleum Society of Great Britain

    ‘Philip is engaging, knowledgeable, very good at guiding the delegates and also (very importantly for this topic) encouraging.’
    William Wainman – Managing Partner, Ecoffins LLP

    ‘Very informative, thoroughly enjoyed the course and took a huge amount out of the two days – thank you.’
    Katie Bowden – Group Business Director, Global Media and Entertainment

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    Paul Lane – Operations Manager, Harlands Group

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    Peter Lane – IT Operations Director, BMW UK Ltd

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    Paul Doyle – Operations Director, Bauer Technologies Ltd

    ‘Very interesting and useful course.’
    Andrew Naismith – Managing Director, CAE UK Plc and CAE ATS Plc

    ‘Excellent tutor who used appropriate and relevant real life examples.’
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    ‘Very good course with a huge amount covered and great insights.’
    Adrian Thomas – Director of Broadcast Schedule Operations, Discovery Communications Ltd

    ‘Perfect way to learn about a rather difficult topic, good explanations and examples.’
    CEO, large Danish medical equipment company

    Really Great Practical Examples to bring the concepts to |life.’
    Stephen Bowler – Associate Director, BGL Group Ltd

    ‘Excellent course, very knowledgable course leader’
    Damian Kerry – Director, Sunray Engineering Limited

    ‘Phil delivered the course in a superb style: engaging and informative.’
    Steve Doyle – Director, A.D. Construction Group

    ‘An excellent course.’
    Sukhjit Gill – Managing Director, Inclusive Technology

    ‘A really helpful course for understanding Financial Statements.’
    Anne Norris – Director, Gallium Fund Solutions Ltd

    ‘Excellent course.’
    Thomas Peace – Director, Jonarve

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    Fiona Simons – Director of Content Operations, Discovery Communications Ltd

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    Alex Low – Contracts Manager, Seajacks UK Limited

    ‘Good examples (cases), which made presentation very good and easy to understand’
    Azra Loncarevic-Srmic –Director of Screening & Research, Cardiac Risk in the Young

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    Abigail Lock – Director, Croydon Churches Housing Association

    ‘Superb knowledge and application.’
    Ben Ward – Commercial Director, Willmott Dixon Energy Services Ltd

    ‘Insightful, Useful, Relevant and Interesting – Thank you’
    Ian Mogey – Director, Chemring UK

    ‘Well delivered and the vast knowledge of Philip, combined with down to earth approach makes for easy understanding’
    Darren Payne – Director, Rhodar Limited

    ‘Very interesting – Superb overview’
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  • Company Board Director Certificate Qualification Programme Overview

    The Board Director Certificate Qualification Programme has four component course modules, which are all assessed as “Excellent” by their delegates.

    The component courses are recognised as separate qualifications in their own right. Upon the completion of a component course you would be issued with a professional certificate validating your CPD hours. The four core component courses covered by the Board Director Certificate package are:

    • Board Director Roles and Responsibilities; Chartered Management Institute recognised.The certificates awarded for this course will carry their logo alongside that of the Professional Directors Association
    • Strategy for Board Directors; Chartered Management Institute recognised. The certificates awarded for this course will carry their logo alongside that of the Professional Directors Association
    • Leadership for Board Directors; approved by the Institute of Leadership and Management. The certificates awarded for this course will carry their logo alongside that of the Professional Directors Association
    • Finance for Non-Finance Directors; Chartered Management Institute recognised. The certificates awarded for this course will carry their logo alongside that of the Professional Directors Association
    • li>There is also an optional later 1-day integration course, which would increase the total days from 8 to 9

    This Company Board Director Certificate Course is constantly updated to always contain the latest trends, strategic thinking, governance and legal requirements, as well as planned future changes.

    The Board Director Certificate training course places great emphasis on hands-on case studies and discussions, where Directors get the opportunity to practice their recently acquired skills and knowledge. This will reinforce the learning process and help to integrate the skills and knowledge into their standard business approach.

    To ensure the director delegates attending this Board Director Certificate training programme ​will obtain the maximum possible benefit from their time spent on the course, the Director numbers will be limited to a maximum of 8 within each cohort.

  • Board Director Certificate Qualification Programme Content

    The Complete Board Director will be able to call on skills in all four of the key competency areas.  These are well covered by the Company Board Director Certificate Qualification course programme, through its four component course modules, which are:

    Strategy for Directors. 
    This course module is approved by the Chartered Management Institute.

    This course will explain what good strategies look like.  How to create and align them to the company purpose.  It will cover the role of company purpose in strategy.  It will explain the different types of strategies needed for companies to be successful ad how to create and implement them.  How to create effective sales and marketing strategies will be covered as part of this course.

    Directors will learn how to formulate and use strategic objectives to drive the successful implementation of strategies.  They will identify how to ensure that the strategic thinking and decision making remain the province of the board.

    The course will identify how use the best techniques and methodologies available to create the most appropriate long term and sustainable strategies to foster success for all stakeholders.  At every stage, the directions on strategy will be supported by reference to the latest research and statistics supporting strategic thinking and its effectiveness on sustainable performance.  Research papers will only be referenced, if they have been published in at least one reputable journal.

    The certificates awarded for the completion of this course will carry the Chartered Management Institute logo, alongside that of the Professional Directors Association.

    Finance for Non-Finance Directors.
    This course module is approved by the Chartered Management Institute.

    This course will provide directors with all the financial and analytical skills needed to fulfil their legal duties as company directors and to financially steer the company towards sustainable financial success.  It will enable directors to read, analyse and interpret any set of Financial Statements, including the Balance Sheet, the Profit and Loss Account and the Cash Flow statements.

    Directors will identify the impact of the Fundamental Accounting Concepts and Generally Accepted Accounting Principles, GAAP.  They will become familiar with NPV, DCF, Net Asset Value, P/E Ratios, ROCE, ROI, Gearing, Current Ratio, Quick Ratio, Stock Days, Debtor Days and Creditor Days Enterprise Value and EBITDA.

    The course will identify and explain the principles of costing, break even analysis, contribution analysis, marginal costing and overhead cost allocation.  They will gain a good understanding of standard budgeting, zero based budgeting, cash management and cash forecasting.

    The certificates awarded for the completion of this course will carry the logo of the Chartered Management Institute, alongside that of the Professional Directors Association.

    Director Roles and Responsibilities. 
    This course module is approved by the Chartered Management Institute.

    This course will clearly explain the legal requirements of the Companies Act 2006, the seven statutory duties of directors under the Companies Act 2006, the latest version of the UK Corporate Governance Code, the personal and corporate insolvency issues surrounding directors and other specific laws applicable to company boards.  It will enable you to define, analyse and interpret the corporate governance issues inherent in any business scenario.

    This course will teach Directors their collective board responsibilities, as well as their individual responsibilities under UK laws and regulations.  It will enable Directors to identify, analyse and interpret the corporate governance issues inherent in any business scenario.

    Other topics covered include Board Committees, the Memorandum & Articles of Association, Companies House requirements, Insolvency and Liquidations, the Director Disqualification Act, Director Pay, Shadow Directors, De Facto Directors, NEDs, iNEDs, Director Statutory Duties, Strategic Financial Management, Risk Management, Dividends, Resolutions, Meetings, Voting requirements and many more.

    The course also covers: Effective and Efficient Boards, Risk Management, EU Corporate Governance, International Board Structures, Wates Corporate Governance Principles, Major Corporate Governance Failures and their early warning indicators. Offence specific legislation will be covered at board level, such as the Bribery Act, the 2017 Criminal Finances Act, the Corporate Manslaughter Act, Pitfalls and Errors arising from the UK Data Protection Act & UK GDPR and the Health & Safety at Work Act.

    Directors will have demonstrated and explained to them and be able to identify the latest thinking on ESG and its commercial application to financial sustainability and corporate governance.

    The certificates awarded for the completion of this course will carry the logo of the Chartered Management Institute, alongside that of the Professional Directors Association.

    Leadership for Directors. 
    This course module is approved by the Institute of Leadership and Management.

    Outstanding leadership is critical to be able to initiate and implement successful corporate change.  Leaders will be provided with the necessary skills, development and knowledge to truly fulfil their full leadership potential.

    This module will explain why good leadership is one of the most important factors necessary to sustainable corporate success.  It will explain the attributes and skills needed to be a great leader.  It will demonstrate that the best leadership arises from personal attributes, which are skillfully applied using learned knowledge.

    Directors will identify how to measure their personal leadership attributes and how to benchmark their current level of leadership skills.  They will identify the importance of emotional intelligence and self-awareness.  They will learn how to begin shape and develop their personal leadership characteristics as well as their leadership skills and knowledge.

    Good leadership is about connecting the different functions of the business, so that their combined performance is greater than the sum of their separate parts.  It is akin to the extra value and quality that a great conductor brings to a group of individual musical virtuosos.

    The course will demonstrate the importance of creating a safe and secure environment of trust, in which people are willing to reveal and share their weaknesses and mistakes with others.  This will allow them to be identified and improved.

    The attitudes and mindsets of extraordinarily successful CEOs and Chairs will be identified and explained.  The Directors will learn on which areas of their businesses, these directors tend to focus their leadership skills on, in order create the most effective transformations.

    The course will connect directors with the latest research and thinking on the areas of leadership.  Research papers will only be referenced if they have been published in a reputable journal.

    The certificates awarded for the completion of this course will carry the logo of the Institute of Leadership and Management, alongside that of the Professional Directors Association.

    There is also an optional later 1-day integration course, which would increase the total days from 8 to 9

    To ensure the director delegates attending this Board Director Certificate training programme ​will obtain the maximum possible benefit from their time spent on the course, the Director numbers will be limited to a maximum of 8 within each cohort.

  • Board Director Certificate Qualification Programme Course Leaders

    Our course leaders are highly experienced board directors, with broad experience of running businesses, ranging from small companies up to companies with billions of sales.

    The Senior Course tutors are all highly qualified and very well experienced individuals.  Their delivery styles are dynamic, approachable and highly interactive, enabling them to deliver a workshop that you will benefit from and that you will remember and be able to put into practice in your company.  Their courses are typically assessed as “Excellent” by their delegates.  A Senior Course Leader will assume the lead role on your course and deliver the majority of that course.

    One Senior Course Leader is a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of England and Wales, an FCA, and a Chartered Director. He is a Fellow of the Institute of Consulting and sits on the Thames Valley Board of the Chartered Management Institute. For several years he was also the Senior Course Leader on the Finance for Non-Finance Managers course of the Chartered Management Institute. His experience spans over 30 years of successful Global experience with multinationals and SMEs, including company acquisitions and disposals, as well as growing companies from start-up to multimillion pound businesses. He spent 10 years as the Finance Director and then the Chief Executive of a Plc. Prior to that he spent 14 years with KPMG Management Consulting, IBM and Arthur Andersen.

    He spent 11 years on the Chartered Director Committee of the Institute of Directors, which determined what UK Board Directors should know, in order to properly fulfil their role as a company director. This committee helped to shape the Institute of Directors examination syllabus in the UK. After his time on the Chartered Director Committee, he served for a year on the Accreditation and Standards Committee of the Institute of Directors.

    Another Senior Course Leader is probably one of the best qualified people in the world to deliver Leadership and Strategy modules.  He is a former Microsoft Finance Director.  Until late 2019, he was based in Seattle, in charge of the $4bn turnover Windows Application division.  During his last years with Microsoft, he was part of the elite Microsoft Leadership Coaching team that nurtured and cultivated the talents of the Microsoft Senior Executive and Director talent pool.

    He holds an Oxford University M.Sc. and is an accredited international executive coach.  He is also a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of England and Wales, an FCA.  He has extensive experience in Leadership training and coaching and in the UK has delivered leadership training courses and coaching for the Institute of Chartered Accountants, the ICAEW.

    Another Senior Course Leader is a Professor of Organisational Resilience and over a 20 year period has chaired numerous national organisations with an emphasis on the healthcare sectors. Including appointments on the Board of NHS Providers, Leadership and Talent Academy Boards within the NHS and Vice Chair of the NHS Confederation’s Mental Health Network. In addition he serves on the Academy of Healthcare Science Regulatory Board. He has also been the Senior Course Leader for Strategy and Leadership within the Institute of Directors.

    The Senior Course tutors are all highly qualified and very well experienced individuals.  One of the these will take the lead on each course module.

  • Board Director Certificate Qualification Programme Learning Objectives

    Director Roles and Responsibilities Course Module
    This course module is approved by the Chartered Management Institute.
    By the end of this training course module participants will be better able to:

    • Understand the legal Roles and Responsibilities of Company Directors
    • Define, analyse and interpret the corporate governance issues inherent in any business scenario
    • Understand and quantify the impact of any particular course of action upon the fundamental corporate governance issues and concepts
    • Understand and comply with the Seven Statutory Duties of Directors under the CA2006
    • Understand the definitions and implications of the Shadow Director and De Facto Director designations
    • Recognise and comply with the statutory and other requirements relating to Directors in the Companies Act 2006, the Bribery Act, The Criminal Finances Act, Health and Safety, Data Protection. All only at the level relevant to board directors
    • Understand the key aspects of the Corporate Governance Code insofar as they relate to Company Directors
    • Identify and discuss the key ethical and governance issues facing any organisation
    • Analyse and make sound Board decisions based upon a deeper understanding of the corporate governance issues and the statutory duties of a Company Director
    • Understand the wider corporate governance impact of any business decision and its strategic interaction with all aspects of the organisation
    • Understand the laws relating to Director Contracts, Director Loans, Director Transactions and Director Pay
    • Become better able to make a strong contribution to Board discussions and decision making
    • Understand and implement a framework for Strategic Risk Management
    • Become more familiar with current the most important aspects of Strategic Financial Board Issues
    • Understand the personal and corporate ramifications of any potential insolvency issues
    • Avoid assuming any unnecessary personal liabilities through an imperfect knowledge of the law relating to the assumption of the Financial liabilities by Company Directors
    • Understand the powers to Appoint and Remove Directors
    • Understand the purpose and limitations of an Audit, as well as the likely future changes to the current scope and delivery of an Audit
    • Communicate more effectively and easily with fellow Board Directors and consultants; through an in depth understanding of Corporate Governance and Strategic Management techniques

    Finance for Non-Finance Directors Course Module
    This course module is approved by the Chartered Management Institute.
    By the end of this training course module participants will be better able to:

    • Read, analyse and interpret any set of Financial Statements, including the Balance Sheet, the Profit & Loss Account and the Cash Flow statements
    • Understand and quantify the impact of the fundamental accounting concepts and the chosen policies upon any set of accounts
    • Recognise and understand the underlying impact of the generally accepted accounting principles and policies on any Balance Sheet and Profit & Loss Account
    • Understand the key differences between statutory published accounts and the internal monthly management accounts
    • Select the most appropriate method of costing for your organisation and to explain the impact of your choice
    • Analyse and make sound investment decisions based upon break even analysis and contribution analysis, with a good understanding of their relative strengths and weaknesses
    • Identify and discuss the key financial issues facing an organisation
    • Understand the wider commercial impact of any business decision and its interaction with non-financial aspects of the organisation, enabling you to make a better contribution to key discussions and decision making amongst managers and within the organisation
    • Understand the basics of budgets and the implementation of budgeting processes
    • Value any business using commonly used and widely accepted valuation techniques such as Net Asset Value, Enterprise Value and EBITDA
    • Evaluate potential company acquisitions in terms of their market price and the likely impact upon the market value and key financial numbers of your own business
    • Communicate more effectively and easily with Finance Managers, and other Finance professionals; through an in depth understanding of financial terminology, management and evaluation techniques.
    • Evaluate and identify the financial impact of combining different levels of Gearing with Return on Investment, ROI, to achieve different levels of Return on Capital Employed, ROCE.  Understand the concept of Financial Risk and its relationship to gearing
    • Understand the purpose of consolidated accounts and recognise the hidden red flags within the numbers
    • Be able to identify the most appropriate legal structure for a business and understand the principal financial duties of the Board.

    Strategy for Directors.
    This course module is approved by the Chartered Management Institute.
    By the end of this training course module participants will be better able to:

    • This course will explain what good strategies look like
    • How to create and align them to the company purpose
    • It will explain the different types of strategies needed for companies to be successful and how to create and implement them
    • How to create effective sales and marketing strategies will be covered as part of this course
    • Directors will learn how to formulate and use strategic objectives to drive the successful implementation of strategies
    • They will identify how to ensure that the strategic thinking and decision making remain a relevant and useful core activity of the board
    • The course will identify how use the best techniques and methodologies available to create the most appropriate long term and sustainable strategies to foster success for all stakeholders

    At every stage, the directions on strategy will be supported by reference to the latest research and statistics supporting strategic thinking and its effectiveness on sustainable performance.  Research papers will only be referenced, if they have been published in at least one reputable journal.

    Leadership for Directors.
    This course module is approved by the Institute of Leadership and Management.
    By the end of this training course module participants will be better able to:

    • Fully understand the roles and responsibilities of good leaders
    • Recognise and understand the characteristics and attributes of good leaders
    • Know and understand the impacts of the main leadership styles
    • Have a good understanding of their own natural leadership style, and its strengths and weaknesses
    • Recognise how to adjust their own leadership styles to suit the strengths and weaknesses of their team members
    • Recognise how to determine the best ways to improve the performances of their teams and how to develop the individuals within those teams
    • Have a clear idea of how to tackle essential matters such as team motivation and communication
    • Identify how to measure their personal leadership attributes and how to benchmark their current level of leadership skills
    • Identify the importance of emotional intelligence and self-awareness
    • Learn how to begin to shape and develop their personal leadership characteristics, as well as their leadership skills and knowledge
    • Understand how to use leadership to facilitate connecting the different functions of the business, in such a way that their combined performance is greater than the sum of their separate performance parts
    • Understand the attitudes and mindsets of highly successful CEOs and on which aspects of their businesses, these CEOs tend to focus their leadership skills, in order create effective transformations
    • Connect with and understand the implications of the latest research and thinking in the area of leadership

    There is also an optional later 1-day integration course, which would increase the total days from 5 to 6

  • Who Should Attend This Board Director Certificate Qualification Training Programme

    This Board Director Certificate Qualification Programme is exclusively for Directors, Director Designates and Director level Senior Executives. These include Chief Executives, Chairs, Non-Executive Directors, Private Equity Investors, Bankers, Executive Directors and Director level Consultants.

    The Board Director Certificate Qualification Programme is for directors committed to the highest standards of professional directorship, including Corporate Governance, Corporate Strategy, ESG and Board Level Financial Management. This course will provide a solid and complete knowledge base covering all the critical aspects of being a Board Director.

    The ESG elements of this Board Director Certificate Qualification Course deal with protecting and promoting the climate in a sustainable manner, that shows how being good for the climate can leave a positive legacy for the next generation as well as being good for the business.

    We will help you to Net Zero Carbon. We plant 100 trees per delegate day. Please click here for more details of our 100Trees Climate Carbon Dioxide Reduction Initiative

  • Professional Director Association Training and Development In-House

    The Professional standards of the Professional Directors Association are extended to cover our standard scheduled training courses and our in-house courses, which can be delivered as internal training courses at your premises or at any other suitable location.

    The Company Board Director Certificate Course can be delivered as an in-house Director Development Programme at your premises. Even with small groups, the fees per person can be lower than for open in-person events. Especially once the travel costs and the travel time of the delegates are taken into account.

    Please click here information about In-House Courses for Director Training and Development

  • Board Director Certificate Qualification Programme and CPD Hours

    The Board Director Certificate Qualification Programme is a comprehensive director qualification that is fully audited and recognised by the Professional Directors Association. It is a validated qualification that is fully endorsed and quality controlled by the Professional Directors Association.

    The Board Director Certificate Course is recognised for CPD purposes by most professional institutes and associations including the Law Society, the CIM, the CMI, the ICAEW, the Institute of Learning and the CIPD. Upon completion of the Board Director Certificate Course, you will be issued with the professional Board Director Certificate.

    In addition to the Company Board Director Certificate, separate formal Certificates of Professional Development will be issued to delegates for each of the separate component courses, which will validate your CPD hours. The component courses are all recognised as separate qualifications in their own right.

    To ensure the director delegates attending this Board Director Certificate training programme ​will obtain the maximum possible benefit from their time spent on the course, the Director numbers will be limited to a maximum of 8 within each cohort.

  • Net Zero Carbon or Carbon Neutral - We plant 100 trees per delegate day - 100Trees Climate Carbon Dioxide Reduction

    Together, we can help you and your organisation to reduce your personal and corporate Carbon Footprint to zero.

    We will plant 100 trees for every delegate booking day you attend, plus a bonus planting of several hundred extra trees, when you complete our full Certificate Board Director Course Program.  The total trees planted on your behalf will be enough for you to become “Net Zero Carbon” or “Carbon Neutral”.

    If you were to attend just 3 days of our training courses, we would plant 300 trees for you; offsetting 3,690kg, or approximately 23%, of your estimated annual CO2 emissions.

    Net Zero Carbon Footprint. If you attend our full Certificate Board Director Course Program, we will plant enough trees to offset 100% of your annual CO2CO2 emissions.  You could become Net Zero or Carbon Neutral within a year.

    We will help you and your organisation to become Net Zero Carbon or Carbon Neutral. We will plant 100 trees per delegate day. Please click for details of our 100Trees Climate Carbon Dioxide Reduction Initiative