The Role of the Non-Executive Director is a member of the Board of Directors, who does not form part of the executive management of a business. Under company law, there is no legal distinction between Executive Directors and Non-Executive Directors. NEDs usually stand back from the day-to-day running of the business. NEDs have the same legal duties, responsibilities and potential liabilities as the Executive.

The Non-Executive Directors Development Programme is an intensive 5 day programme, which has been developed to support and provide leaders with the knowledge and skills to be a high performing Non-Executive 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. The programme gives a detailed understanding and up to date knowledge of the role of the Non-Executive Director and the Board, leadership, corporate strategy, finance and crucially, organisational governance. It offers the maximum personal and business benefit from a minimum investment.

Due to the current challenges faced by everyone in regards to coronavirus, we are excited to announce that we have adapted this course to be delivered via virtual classroom for dates between May and July. If you would like to book simply check the availability of each course date or get in touch for more information.

You can find a detailed breakdown of the course in the Agenda section below.


Who is this course for? 

Designed for those with a minimum 3 years senior management experience, it provides the core elements for aspiring, newly appointed and seasoned Non Executive Directors looking to improve their effectiveness at board level.


Upcoming courses

Course Date
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Jul 20th, 2020 - Jul 24th, 2020 4 places remaining
Virtual Classroom
£2,750 +VAT
Oct 5th, 2020 - Oct 9th, 2020 4 places remaining
£3,750 +VAT
Jan 18th, 2021 - Jan 22nd, 2021 9 places remaining
Virtual Classroom
£375 +VAT

Learning objectives

  • Detailed knowledge and an in-depth understanding of the role and responsibilities of a Non-Executive Director including legal obligations, personal liabilities and expected duties and how these relate to your role
  • Being able to contribute to the strategic direction of the company
  • Build crucial commercial, strategic and leadership skills and knowledge
  • Improved confidence and effectiveness operating at Board level
  • 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

Does this course provide me with any qualifications?

This course comes with an accreditation option. You have the option to attend the 5 days as a knowledge refresher or you can take the accredited PgCert route which requires delegates to complete 3 assessments.

For more information on our accreditation visit our Qualifications page here.

I’m not a Non-Executive Director but I am considering this role as part of my next venture. Would this training course be relevant for me?

Yes, if you’re aspiring to be or considering stepping into a Non-Executive Directors position then this course would be very beneficial to you.

What are the key learning areas of the course?

The Non-Executive Directors programme teaches delegates about the 5 core aspects of directing – Leadership, Governance, Management, Finance, Strategy & Marketing. Looking at how the board of directors operates on a day-to-day basis and how this can be influenced by non-executive directors.

Contact our education consultants for more information.

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:

  • Learn the responsibilities of a Non-Executive Director
  • Learn how to contribute to the strategic direction of the company
  • Build crucial commercial, strategic and leadership skills and knowledge
  • Develop key skills to better influence the Board and deliver more effective outcomes

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