3.5 hours

What you’ll learn

Getting Your Next Non-Executive Director (NED) Role

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Online, self paced

How to become a non-executive director?

A career as a non-executive director takes the same amount of planning as any other career. It’s a role that carries a lot of responsibility and organisations need the right person. To succeed, it’s important to prepare, network and ensure you’re qualified with the right skills.

Fresh thinking

A non-executive director encourages fresh thinking in the boardroom. The goal must always be to bring new insights and skills to the organisation.


A strong voice is needed in the boardroom to challenge any governance breaches fearlessly and question decisions being made.


Being accountable for high standards of corporate governance, including many legal obligations, is a key responsibility.

Become a smarter and more effective non-executive director. Fully understand what it takes to become a non-executive director and succeed in the boardroom.

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What delegates say about our courses:

“The Diploma in Corporate Governance was excellent. It was an eye opener for me and I learnt an immense amount from the course and tutors.”

Raj Kambo


“Excellent programme, content very relevant to existing and aspiring board members. Excellent support provided by the team in CGI and the online format worked very well.”

Audrey Boyde


“There was plenty of help and support available and patience as I engaged and learned. Very much appreciated the materials, delivery, and support.”

David Moore


“Challenging course but well delivered by an excellent team. Course materials very professional and lectures from a high calibre team with vast practical experience.”

John Hennessy


What you will learn

Discover how to plan, in a systematic way, your own personal career path to becoming a non-executive director. Accelerate your career by being prepared early for this challenging and rewarding role.

Find your purpose

Identify your motivation for becoming a non-executive director and explore your strengths and weaknesses for the role.

Promote yourself

Discover how to build your personal, unique brand and how to network strategically in a changing world.

Performing due diligence

Get a solid understanding of the background work you need to do in any organisation you may join.

Making an informed decision

Be clear about the interview process, next steps and how to make an impact on the board when you get there.

Looking to deepen your ESG leadership skills and insights?
Discover more about the Diploma in Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG).

How you will apply your learning

Standout as an informed leader who knows how to navigate corporate governance.

Identify how to be visible in your target market and understand how to use various communication tools to enhance your NED profile.

Recognise that you are the product you have to sell and establish the potential market for your skills and experience.

Understand that it’s not who you know, but who knows you that will matter when it comes to finding a role as a non-executive director.

Who will be teaching the course?

Paul White

Paul is a founding member of Ireland’s largest indigenous ICT company DCC Technology. He has held board and senior executive roles for DCC Plc in France, the UK, and Ireland. He is a founding member of the Corporate Governance Association of Ireland (CGAI) and is currently the chair of the Children’s Medical Research Foundation Crumlin.

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