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The IoD course – Role of the Director and the Board (Certificate Programme) – is a six-section training programme that offers an essential introduction to directors’ duties. During the two-day course, you’ll focus on the legal responsibilities and key duties of directors, corporate governance and the board as a whole.
You’ll also assess the important differences between management, ownership and direction, and receive advice and guidance about how to improve board effectiveness within your business.
Run by the Institute of Directors North West, this is a vital training programme for anyone with career aspirations of directorship or board-level development needs in an SME. Book your spot on the Role of the Director and the Board today.
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This essential directors’ responsibilities course covers the following topics:
This IoD training day is one of four modules, which together make up the Certificate in Company Direction. The Institute of Directors’ professional development and training opportunities allow business leaders to access extensive knowledge straight from the experts themselves.
By attending one of these courses, you’ll benefit from the exploration of concepts and theories that can be applied directly to your own unique business.
Section 1 – Corporate governance
Aim: This section reflects on the purpose and evolution of corporate governance globally.
Learning outcomes (By the end of this section, delegates should be able to):
1.Explain the purpose and value of corporate governance to the organisation 2.Describe the different models and structures that are adopted including the difference between mandatory rules and codes 3.Analyse the key common tenets of corporate governance and the link between corporate governance and the board4.Explain the business case for corporate governance
Section 2 – Legal and regulatory basis of organisations
Aim: This section discusses the differences between typical business forms and identifies arrangements and frameworks that have implications on the governance of organisations.
5.Identify and classify the different business forms and not-for-profit organisations 6.Explain the concept of limited liability and the main constituent participants in companies 7.Explain the principles of the main internal governance frameworks that apply to limited liability companies8.Distinguish between the relevance of different codes, regulations, laws and internal frameworks to their organisation
Section 3 – Directors’ roles, responsibilities and liabilities
Aim: This section contemplates the individual director’s role and differentiates between different personalities of the board and types of directors.
9.Identify different types of directors and explain their role on the board and responsibilities to the organisation and its stakeholders10.Explain how organisations can put in place systems to enable directors to more effectively understand and discharge their duties 11.Describe who is responsible as a director 12.Analyse the role of individual directors in balancing competing commercial and personal needs 13.Explain the potential consequences of getting it wrong
Section 4 – The effective board
Aim: This section considers the responsibility of the board for the leadership of the organisation and looks at factors that help create more effective board dynamics and meetings, including different board models and the functions of committees
14.Explain the role of the board for strategic leadership, oversight of governance and accountability activities 15.Analyse the elements that generate more balanced decision-making 16.Describe the processes and systems at different levels of the organisation to enable entrepreneurial leadership with appropriate controls 17.Compare the roles of different individual participants and structural components of the organisation
Section 5 – Risk governance
Aim: This section considers the board’s role in managing risk, and looks at tools and processes that should be utilised to enable boards to successfully identify, assess and mitigate risk within the organisation.
18.Explain the importance of the board in setting the organisation’s risk appetite and risk tolerance 19.Identify methods and processes for risk evaluation, identification, assessment and mitigation 20.Discuss the board’s role in oversight of internal control systems and procedures 21.Outline the requirements for audit and risk committees
Section 6 – Ethics and corporate culture
Aim: This section considers the broader issues for directors in relation to governance, environmental, ethical and social responsibilities as well as the relationship with stakeholders, which all impact upon the long-term sustainable success of the organisation.
22.Explain the concept of stakeholders and analyse the benefits to the organisation of evaluating and managing the relationship with stakeholders 23.Describe the relevance of business ethics and corporate values 24.Evaluate the importance of environmental, social, governance and other non-financial measures in relation to legal requirements and issues of long-term sustainability 25.Consider the board’s responsibilities in relation to wider legal, ethical and environmental issues
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On completion of the Institute of Directors’ module delegates will:
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