Director training and development

Director training and development

Whether your current concerns are compliance-led or more focused on the achievement of strategic objectives, our director training and development programmes can help you. Led by a number of highly qualified, expert trainers (most of whom have also delivered training on behalf of the Institute of Directors), these courses cover all aspects of effective corporate governance training – for private companies, quoted companies, international operations as well as non- or quasi-commercial organisations such as charities and social enterprises (in particular, trading arms of charitable bodies and social enterprises spun out of local authorities or the NHS).

We have delivered director development and corporate governance programmes to a wide range of clients in recent years, including such organisations as: Scott Bader • NLP Planning • Durham County Council • Ipswich Borough Council • Daventry District Council • Suffolk County Council • Quarr Group • West Suffolk Council • Fresenius • Bridge Hall • Reaction Engines • Natixis • Horiba • Chime (Exeter Deaf Academy) • Ocean Sky • NHS Bedfordshire Community Dental Services • RTC Group • WK Linkline Group • Millbrook Healthcare • Altechnic • Bell and Clements • DDB – Morocco •Davies Vets Specialists • Unity Partnership • Simons Group • Bearing Point • Integrated Learning Solutions Pvt Ltd • Gowing & Hunt • Ceres Power Ltd • Eastern FMS • UK Payments Administration Ltd • Ford Retail • GHCL • Weatherbys • County Durham & Darlington Fire & Rescue Service • BAe Systems • Marie Stopes International • Jemca • Reviss • Oktra • Brooks Macdonald • GE Energy Management • etc, etc.


Looking for a virtual option? Most of our programmes can also be delivered in webinar formats. To discuss what this might look like for your organisation, give us a call on 01582 463463 to talk through your requirements. (See also the extensive range of ‘off-the-shelf’ webinars offered by our sister company, Maximum Performance, here.)

Our programmes can all be tailored to meet your particular needs and if you can’t see what you’re looking for then we would be more than happy to develop a programme specially for you. Just give us a call on 01582 463463 to find out how we can help you.

Courses and workshops

Corporate governance

The advertised programme outlines were designed as a starting point for a conversation with each individual client organisation, since requirements in this area are always different. Our expert trainers each take their own approach in delivering tailored training based on the advertised outlines. Meet the trainers here.

  • Company director - The core director training programme: a one-day course. An ideal programme for new directors and an excellent refresher for the rest of the board too.
  • International director - A one-day programme focused on the different challenges faced by directors operating in an international environment.
  • Effective board - A one-day board training workshop to help ensure that your board operates in the most effective way.
  • Family business board - A practical one-day workshop which pays particular attention to the very different dynamics that can obtain in family businesses.
  • Social enterprise board - A practical one-day workshop on the corporate governance issues specific to charities and social enterprises.
  • Business planning and strategic decision-making - A practical, pragmatic one-day workshop, best tailored to an individual company’s specific requirements.
  • Business strategy and decision-making - A case-study-driven one-day workshop on how to develop credible business strategies and how to approach the necessary decisions on resource allocation.
  • Directing change - How to direct and lead change rather than simply manage it. A one-day workshop.

Training for directors and senior managers

Other corporate governance and director training topics

As well as corporate governance training, and director training & development, we also offer various courses, workshops, and one-to-one coaching sessions on the following subjects, amongst others:

  • Corporate ethics
  • Building the boardroom team
  • Dealing with boardroom conflict
  • Finance for non-financial directors
  • How to buy or sell a company
  • Legal issues for charities
  • Legal issues for directors
  • Role of the Chairman
  • Role of the Company Secretary
  • Role of the FD
  • Role of the MD
  • Role of the Non-executive director
  • The values-driven corporation

Full details of any of these programmes are available on request.

Still can’t find what you’re after? Then please just give us a call on 01582 463463, with no obligation at all, to discuss your corporate governance and director training requirements. We’re here to help!