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Institute of Directors

About us

The IoD is a thriving membership community for directors in the UK and beyond, where you can connect with other leaders, develop your skills and be heard. At a time when great directors have never been more important, the IoD offers professional development, valuable connections and influence.

We have been supporting business leaders for over a century and our world class professional development programmes are specifically designed around professional competencies. Our training is delivered by directors, for directors.

Our portfolio of learning and development programmes has been designed to boost your development as a director or senior leader of your organisation and ensure your leadership skills are kept up to date.

Why choose us

Grow as part of a community of inspiring leaders
We’re experiencing an uncertain, volatile and ever changing business landscape and the need to develop yourself as a director has never been more important. Keep up-to-date with business and learning trends and maximise the preparedness of your business during periods of great uncertainty with training from the IoD. Support yourself the way you support your employees and find flexible learning to suit your ambitions with the IoD.

From our flagship Chartered Director programme, representing best practice for directors in today’s businesses, through to learning opportunities that encompass bite-sized CPD content, the IoD has learning and development programmes to suit every schedule, budget and goal. So whether you’re working towards your first senior management position, or are ready to take the next steps towards becoming a Chartered Director, you can open the door to a network of like-minded peers who want to better themselves in 2019.