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Demonstrate your commitment to being an effective NED by getting a professional qualification

Businesswoman giving presentation to three business executivesThe role of directors and strategic leaders within all sectors and organisations has never been under as much scrutiny as it is today. With an ever-increasing focus on professionalism and integrity demanded from the Government, investors, the media and other stakeholders, directors are faced with a simple choice; improve and raise standards, or face the consequences.

For many years it has been assumed that business experience and being good at the job was qualification enough.

Modern business has changed. There are now extra demands on directors. You simply cannot afford to stand still. It is vital that, as a business leader, you are up to date with best practice and current business thinking, with the means of demonstrating this to the outside world. You will have recognised that learning and development towards a professional qualification tailored to your role is essential to improve your capability and enhance your status as a director.

Development should not stop at the boardroom door, it should be regarded as the beginning of a journey.

For over 13 years the Institute of Directors (IoD) have been offering a highly regarded professional programme of qualifications which are designed to provide Directors or aspiring Directors, both Executive and Non-Executive from the private, public and voluntary sectors with the knowledge, skills and tools they need to be able to provide effective direction to their organisations.

Chartered Director - the professional qualification for directors

Chartered Directors lead organisations in the private, public or third sectors, at the highest strategic level. As a Chartered Director you will demonstrate the expertise and integrity needed to meet the challenges of business today. If you are looking to enhance your skills and improve your organisation's performance, Chartered Director is the professional qualification you need.

Benefits to you and your organisation

Chartered Directors have a dramatic and positive effect on the success of their organisations and are able to:

  • Demonstrate to shareholders, stakeholders, clients and customers that their organisation is professional and successful.
  • Operate at a strategic and tactical level to establish and sustain growth.
  • Appreciate all aspects of effective business leadership and sound corporate governance.
  • Improve the board's effectiveness and their personal contribution.
  • Enhance their career prospects as an executive director or non-executive director.

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