Flexible Options

11 weeks part time
1 week full time
6 months online


Approx 60 hours in total including live, videos, reading, case studies, peer networking, etc

What you’ll learn?




11 weeks part time
1 week full time
6 months online

Board member training and next generation directors

Board Member Training
What are board members?

Members of the board are the fiduciaries who steer the company towards a sustainable future by adopting sound, ethical, and legal governance and financial management policies. You must also ensure the company has adequate resources and the necessary talent to accomplish its mission.

Board Member Training
Your role as a board member

Your role will be to help determine the company’s vision and mission, and to set the pace for its current operations and future development. Along with reviewing company goals and directing company policies, you will determine the values that should be promoted throughout the company.

Board Member Training
Skills required by board members

To fulfil your responsibilities effectively, you must possess qualities such as honesty, integrity, independent decision-making, and objectivity. Knowing how a board works is also essential. Having a seat on a board of directors is a commitment that cannot be taken lightly.

Explore the course modules and what you will learn as a board member.

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Do you have more questions about the role of board member?


As a board member, how do I challenge a CEO in the right way? This is a much-asked question by board members, particularly newer non-executive directors. The daunting reality is that critical decisions made by intelligent, responsible people with the best information and intentions are sometimes hopelessly flawed.


Boards across most western economies and industrialised nations are currently on a hiring spree. Nonetheless, there’s a difference between sitting in a boardroom and being an influential director with the right mindset. Having an effective board can make a big difference in the performance of an organisation.


This Webinar will be presented by David Duffy. Directors who do not pull their weight in the boardroom are taking up space for someone who can. Boards need to address this issue head-on. If it is left to fester, it undermines the moral authority of the chair and may put off viable candidates from joining the board.

Develop the practical knowledge, insight and global mindset of a new generation of board directors.

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97.3% of delegates

recommend this diploma

Here is what they have to say

Thank you for creating this Diploma. It is a much-needed service. Other Diplomas like this are unobtainable for many because of the cost. To be honest, having reviewed the other Diplomas, you have the best lecturers. I networked with some great people doing this Diploma. You really are going to make a difference in the business landscape. I certainly recommend this course.

Declan Cahill – Ireland

MBSI Programme Director

The purpose, content and tone of the Diploma from the Corporate Governance Institute are compelling. The Diploma has really brought to life my understanding of how governance works. I deal with the boards of various companies, and the Diploma gave me whole new insights and a refreshed reference framework for what I do. It sharpens how I approach the work I do on their behalf. Thanks for such a rich opportunity.

Patrick O’Meara – Ireland

Owner P Woods & Associates

“This was an excellent course. The materials were well designed and fully supported the first class Tutorials and presenters throughout. I have no hesitation in recommending this course to those seeking to enhance their understanding of Corporate Governance, and of the nature of working in Boards”.

Jon Gillies – United Kingdom


Invest in your future with a comprehensive and valuable Diploma in Corporate Governance

The full Diploma in Corporate Governance offers comprehensive knowledge of corporate governance, including how to be a stronger board member.

The Diploma in Corporate Governance provides you with the skills that you require to enable clear and concise decision-making and impart best governance practices.

Ensure you are fully informed on all of the various changes and updates that are being applied to boardroom dynamics and company secretary demands in what is now a very dynamic corporate governance environment.

Your Diploma in Corporate Governance improves leadership skills and ensures that you enter the boardroom with the professional mindset of an experienced director.

With the Diploma in Corporate Governance, company secretaries, directors and executives gain a distinct career edge by better understanding their duties and responsibilities.

Alumni of the Corporate Governance Institute are better qualified than other boardroom directors and are, therefore, more equipped to lead real change in the boardroom.

Frequently Asked Questions

Our faculty members are industry experts with an interest in teaching the next generation of directors and board members. Along with teaching, our lecturers are professionally involved in numerous types of businesses.

You will examine the most current and relevant case studies and learn about the latest thinking at the board level. To see the full list of faculty members, click here

You can study for this Diploma in three different formats, each one designed to be flexible so they work for busy people.

  • Some students choose to learn at their own pace by taking the online, self-paced format.
  • Some prefer the part-time Diploma which takes 11 weeks to complete and involves three hours of teaching per week.
  • And then there is the Bootcamp format which is ideal for busy executives who wish to become certified directors in just one week.

You can learn more and decide which format suits you the best, here.

Definitely. We designed this Diploma to demystify and define what it means to be a company director and a boardroom leader. You will learn best boardroom practices from company directors, who share their experiences and knowledge. The case studies are real-world, practical and full of insights. Your resulting certification is globally recognised.

This Diploma is ideal for the next generation of leaders who wish to make a positive impact at the highest levels of organisations around the world.

Absolutely! We’ve had teams join us from PLCs, NGOs, law firms, public bodies, today’s financial and tech giants, and everywhere in between. If you’re interested in participating in teams of five or more, email paul@thecorporategovernanceinstitute.com for more information.