The Directors Development Programme Accelerator (DDP) is an established and high quality training course. Designed to support and provide leaders with the knowledge and skills to be a high performing Director, preparing them for the demands and challenges that they face every-day.

This fast track, well-structured and intensive programme, provides an outstanding personal development opportunity. It will give you a detailed understanding and up to date knowledge of the role of the Director and the Board, leadership, corporate strategy, finance and crucially, organisational governance.

Participants will be expertly equipped to improve Board effectiveness and increase their own contribution at Board level. Offering the maximum personal and business benefit from a minimum investment.


Who is this programme for? 

This programme has been designed for Managers, Directors and senior stakeholders with a minimum of 3 years senior management experience.

On successful completion of the Directors Development Programme, delegates will automatically be eligible to participate on the World Class Board Programme, should they wish to continue their learning and development. Full details about this programme can be found here. 

Upcoming courses

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Apr 19th, 2021 - Apr 23rd, 2021 1 place remaining
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£2,950 +VAT
May 17th, 2021 - May 21st, 2021 14 places remaining
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Jun 14th, 2021 - Jun 18th, 2021 1 place remaining
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Jul 12th, 2021 - Jul 16th, 2021 9 places remaining
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Jul 19th, 2021 - Jul 23rd, 2021 2 places remaining
£3,950 +VAT

Learning objectives

  • Detailed knowledge and an in-depth understanding of the role and responsibilities of a Director including legal obligations, personal liabilities and expected duties and how these relate to your role in your business,
  • Build crucial commercial, operational and leadership skills and knowledge,
  • Improved confidence and effectiveness operating at Board, C or D-level executive-level management,
  • Knowledge of the latest Boardroom best practice and principles,
  • Development of the personal key skills to better influence the board and deliver more effective outcomes,
  • Improved and more informed decision making, viewing challenges more objectively and delivering better results,
  • An ability to lead and plan more strategically, identifying threats and exploiting new opportunities.

Frequently Asked Questions

I don’t have a degree, am I eligible for a place on this course?

There are no prerequisites for any of our courses, however, we do recommend a minimum of three years’ experience in a senior management position for our leadership and management courses, such as the Directors Development Programme, Senior Leadership Programme, and Mini MBA

Will I achieve a Degree or Masters at the end of my course?

If you take our Directors Development Programme on an accredited basis, you will receive a PGCert, which contributes 60 points towards a Masters, and there are 180 points required for a full Masters.
You can find out more about our accreditations on our Qualifications page.

I recently attended your Directors Development Programme and would like to book my colleagues on – do you offer discounts for group bookings?

If you have a group of 7 people or more within your organisation that require training we can come to you!

All of our courses can be delivered at a location and date of your choosing. We can also tailor any of our programmes to exactly suit your particular objectives and requirements, ensuring industry relevance and maximum impact for your business.

Our in-house training provides a convenient, cost and time effective solution for groups of people within the same organisation. If you’d like to talk more about group bookings please get in touch.

You can see all of our frequently asked questions on our FAQs page.

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This course is for you if you want to:

  • Build your understanding of the role and responsibilities of a Director
  • Build crucial commercial, operations and leadership skills
  • Improve your confidence and effectiveness operating at board level
  • Make more informed decisions
  • Lead and plan more strategically
  • Further your career after leaving the Armed Services

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