7th November 2017: External Event – IoD Step to the Top – Poole

Are you ready and willing to take the step to the board room? People often find themselves presented with the opportunity to become a board director on the basis of either being good at something else (e.g. perhaps at being a senior manager, an accountant or an engineer) or even by accident! Yet understanding what it means to be board-ready is essential to being a capable director.

This interactive workshop will help you to understand the duties and obligations that you will face as board directors. We will explore the personal characteristics and traits that you will need to develop in order to be an effective board member – delving into the critical differences between the role of the senior manager and the role of the director.

Course Benefits

The workshop is delivered by experienced board directors who, drawing on their personal experiences, can offer a practical insight into life as a board member of both large and small organisations. It will also signpost areas where you can get further support and training to help you make the leap to the step to the board room and develop the confidence to be a highly effective board member.

Learning Objectives

By the time you have completed the session, you will be able to:
-Assess, with a clear understanding of the role, whether you are ready and/or willing to meet the challenge of becoming a board director.
-Identify the gaps in your knowledge and expertise, and understand how you need to develop in order to become a confident and effective director.

What former attendees have to say about IoD workshops:

“great opportunity to network with professionals outside of the services” (Ex-Army Major who left the service a year ago)
“fantastic way to demonstrate a commitment and investment in my own professional development” (Officer from RN, preparing for transition)
“ I really enjoyed the interactive nature of the content and discussions and the opportunity to play out scenarios in a civilian work context” (RN Commander in the process of transition)

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Please note: There is a £25 ticket price this is non-refundable