Professional Development and Future Leaders

Whether you are already a CEO or want to step up into a director role, we have courses you can access locally to help you develop your career.

At the IoD, we believe that excellence and professionalism in the boardroom are essential for business. To support and promote good business governance, we run an extensive range of courses, conferences, seminars, development programmes and services specifically designed by directors for directors.

We are also supporting the next generation of leaders through our Future Leaders programme and the Next Gen Forum.

Benefits at a glance

Strengthen your business

By continually developing your knowledge and skills you'll be much better equiped to ensure businesssuccess , creating and taking advantage of opportunities both in tough economic times and in growth markets. Don't just survive, thrive.

Invest in yourself

Boost your prospects and career trajectory and achieve your full potential. Whether you are just beginning your career or looking towards Chartered status, the IOD provides a framework for learning and development to suit your individual circumstances including experiential learning, peer-to-peer networking and professional qualifications.

Be ready


We live in a dynamic world. The need for individuals to be able to adapt in an ever changing environment is becoming increasingly important.  IOD development will future-proof your skills for the challenges of today and tomorrow.