Director training for next-generation directors

by Stephen Conmy on Jan 18, 2023

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Have you ever thought of joining a board? Do you know what the best director training entails? Would you like to strengthen your career and personal abilities?

Becoming a board member is no longer the preserve of retired, white male executives with decades of experience in the corporate world.

Today, boards are increasingly looking for the ‘next-generation’ of directors who can positively impact the content and dynamic of boardroom debate.

As a board member, you will have the opportunity to demonstrate your expertise in a top-level environment.

By exploring the technical, tactical, legal, and business issues before the board, you will also have the chance to gain a deeper understanding of strategy and decision making.

The key points covered in this guide include:

  • Why new opportunities for younger directors are emerging, especially at the board level
  • Why younger professionals have valuable contributions to make in boardrooms worldwide
  • Why the number of “next-gen directors” on boards is increasing
  • Why boardrooms need new leaders to lead businesses and organisations through challenging conditions
  • Why decision-making requires a diverse range of skills, experiences, and capabilities
  • Why understanding your skills and motivations will help you make the best choice for the board role you want
  • The most in-demand boardroom skills and how you can prepare for your first board role
  • What director training entails and why it will enhance your career


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Before embarking on your journey to the boardroom, you must first understand how boards work, what goes on in the boardroom, what director training entails, how boards are structured, what your duties and responsibilities are, and how to succeed as a non-executive director.

By taking the Diploma in Corporate Governance, you will gain:

  • A clear understanding of the world of corporate governance, the principles that underpin it, global governance trends and the role it plays in contemporary business
  • A thorough grasp of how boards function and the format of effective board meetings
  • Knowledge of how the various board committees operate and how they enhance the effectiveness of a board
  • The skills and expertise that a board director needs to do their job effectively
  • The tools, templates and confidence you need to make an impact in the boardroom
  • The different reporting tools that will be useful to you as a director
  • A deep insight into the ongoing and changing ethical issues and apply them to a modern board
  • Insights into the nature and effect of culture on an organisation and how you can influence and shape it
  • The ability to evaluate any risks facing an organisation and how to mitigate these risks
  • The skills to evaluate a board, for instance, if you are thinking of joining one
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