Introduction to the Directors Role

Introduction to the Directors Role

Course aim
The company director is one of the most important roles in a company, and the part they play determines your business’ success. This highly interactive programme will provide delegates an opportunity to explore and develop their own personal leadership styles, as well as discover what lies at the heart of a high-performing Director.

Who should attend?
This course is aimed at aspirant and existing directors, keen to develop requisite skills or refresh their knowledge.

What to expect
Gain insights into current practices to enhance executive presence and elevate mindset to tackle the many challenges of this crucial role. Reflect on innovative ways to test the design of strategy, tackle business priorities and plan for emerging challenges. Explore contemporary issues concerning corporate governance and risk management.

Provides real life examples to focus on the modern-day challenges and the way in which the director’s role is evolving.


  • Introduction
    • Course Leader and participants (Getting to know who is in the virtual room
    • What is of particular interest to you and why?
  • Director’s responsibilities
    • Legal, fiduciary, and other duties and responsibilities of a director
    • Directors’ duties and why they are so important?
  • Corporate governance
    • Corporate Governance Codes – the main principles
  • Executive dashboard
    • Progress versus strategic imperatives (internal and external facing perspectives)
  • Strategy and planning
    • Strategic engagement / goal congruence / concrete outcomes
    • Stress testing initiatives for growth
    • Case Study: What does governance mean and what happens when it goes wrong?
  • Financial prudence and performance monitoring
    • Insightful analysis (trends, competitor, decision choices, key metrics)
  • Risk management
    • Building risk profiles, developing risk responses (on e.g. COVID-19, cyber, social media)
  • Executive presence
    • Becoming influential
    • Commanding priorities, top concerns
    • Managing the complex needs of a growing number of stakeholders
    • Discussion: Building internal / external presence with reputation for excellence
  • Recap and closing discussion
    • Reflections and key takeaways

Course objectives
Participation on this course will enable you to:

  • Know the statutory duties of directors, key attributes and how to rise to the challenge
  • Appraise the design of current strategy to boost performance
  • Explore the meaning of effective corporate governance
  • Enhance decision-making capability by focusing on areas that require immediate attention
  • Developing executive presence, enhancing personal effectiveness and influence
  • Learn about effective risk management frameworks
24/07/2023 09:00 - 17:00
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