Power of Words in association with The Institute of Directors (IoD) and collaboration with the University of Gibraltar are providing Professional Director Training and Development.

What is The Institute of Directors (IoD)?

The IoD has been supporting businesses and the people who run them since 1903. As the UK’s longest-running organisation for professional leaders, they are dedicated to supporting business professionals, encouraging entrepreneurial activity and promoting responsible business practice.

Supporting leaders in their professional development and providing qualifications to enhance their career and business aspirations, with certified training. Enhancing and helping businesses of all sizes to access these essential skills, advocating high standards of excellence and professionalism in the boardroom, those that are essential for leaders and businesses to succeed.

Key benefits for you and your organisation

Whether you’re already on the board, newly appointed, aspire to a seat on the board, have already or are planning a portfolio Non-Executive career, or want to improve performance with fresh insight.

The IoD qualifications will equip you with the core knowledge and awareness needed to function effectively as a Director or Non Executive Director (NED) and give you the opportunity to:


  • Meet course leaders and guest speakers with unique experience within the boardroom and wider business
  • Experience an interactive approach with real-world case studies, practical examples and scenarios
  • take advantage of opportunities for focused peer-learning and networking
  • Access cutting-edge content underpinned by a solid foundation of professional research and theory
  • Achieve an understanding of best practice and practical application in the workplace


2017 Dates Days Award Module
7th April 1 Role of the Non-Executive Director
26th 27th April 2 The Role of the Director and the Board
16th 17th 18th May 3 Finance for the Non-Financial Director
13th 14th 15th June 3 The Directors role in strategy and marketing
11th 12th July 2 The Directors role in leading the organisation

The Role of the Director and the Board 2-day course: You will gain understanding of the role and responsibilities of a director in a quickly changing world. Whether you have entered a new role on the board, are aspiring to a board position or would like an opportunity to refresh your knowledge and reflect on your existing role, to help you develop greater capability.

Director’s Role in Strategy & Marketing 3-day course: During these three days you will gain a practical understanding of the board’s role in developing strategy, learn how to create value for your key stakeholders, appreciate the importance of market analysis and strategic decision-making, and effectively prepare for the implementation of strategies that support and enhance your organisation’s vision and values you.

Directors Role Leading the Organisation 2-day course: You will gain a practical understanding of leading people through strategy implementation. During the course you will have the opportunity to assess different leadership and decision-making techniques, identify ways of handling resistance to change and evaluate how all of these can be applied in your own organisation and contribute to its increased success.

Finance for Non-Financial Directors 3-day course: By attending this course you will be equipped with the knowledge and skills necessary to assess the financial health of your business, appreciate the financial impact of the board’s strategic decisions and be able to identify the director’s legal obligations in relation to finance.


Bookings and Fees

All IoD Bookings, registration and course fees are to be paid directly by you to Power of Words. Full details and to book online


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To discuss any details and special discounts and offers please contact:

Pete Yeoman +350 5780 6000

Gabrielle Gache +44 7970 545895