IoD to offer training for non-executive directors
The Bermuda chapter of the Institute of Directors is to offer a non-executive directors course for half its normal rate.
“The role of the non-executive director” stand-alone course on May 10 is part of the organisation’s ongoing professional development programme.
The IoD said the comprehensive, one-day course will equip attendees with practical strategies to build their network, raise their profiles to secure board appointments, and add value in this important strategic and oversight role.
“The demand for non-executive directors continues to rise within multiple sectors including third sector organisations and private companies,” says IoD Bermuda executive director, Danielle Riviere.
“It has never been more important to understand the critical requirements and appropriate skill set of a non-executive director.”
The course is offered at a 50 per cent reduced cost of $300 for IoD members and $375 for non-members.
Leading the course will be Damon Clark, founder of the Brandwidth Group, an international marketing services business with offices in Windsor, London and California.
Mr Clark holds a portfolio of non-executive director positions and has in the past held roles in local government and various charities.
The IoD said key aspects that Mr Clark will cover include understanding the legal and practical responsibilities of non-executive director, defining how the role helps create an effective board, and developing strategies to deal with a range of boardroom challenges.
After the course, participants will hear from guest speaker Neil Glass during a one-hour drinks reception.
"Neil is one of Bermuda’s seven chartered directors. He holds a number of non-executive director positions on listed and unlisted international companies and sits on IoD Bermuda’s board,” says Ms Riviere.
“So he has a wealth of experience and practical advice to share with participants as well as a few ‘war stories’ from inside and outside the boardroom.”
For more information, or to register, e-mail email@example.com or see the events page at www.iod.bm.