What you need to know. To grow.
At the heart of the IoD Ireland CPD Framework lies the belief that boards should be perpetually evolving. Always learning, always growing. This framework, centred on the concept of the “Learning Board”, places lifelong development at its core. It underscores that a board’s effectiveness hinges on the collective strength of directors committed to staying current in today’s fast-paced landscape.
Through a collective of the Chartered Director Programme*, a series of short programmes and workshops, we aim to support boards and directors in this continuous professional development and dedication to excellence. These courses are relevant, up-to-date, and packed with insight. Designed to evolve with the changing economic, regulatory and business landscape. Ensuring you get all you need to grow.
*The learning outcomes of the IoD Chartered Director Programme are mapped against the IoD UK Competency Framework for Directors. The competencies within the IoD UK framework are fully reflected in the IoD Ireland Continuing Professional Development Framework for Directors.
Our CPD Framework is divided into four competency dimensions.
- Governance Framework
- Technical Knowledge and Skills
- Creative Strategy Formulation
- Psychology of the Boardroom
From legal duties and risk management to strategy and people skills. Each dimension includes specific competencies critical to board success. Underpinning these competencies are the principles of professional ethics and integrity, context and experience.
1. Governance Framework
Transparency. Compliance. Due diligence. This dimension explores the essential duties and responsibilities of directors to keep internal governance practices to code. Gain the expertise to embed strong governance and navigate complex regulatory and legal landscapes.
2. Technical Knowledge and Skills
Performance. Risk. Accountability. This dimension unpacks the essential skills and knowledge directors need to fine-tune board decisions, ensuring optimal outcomes in compliance, risk management, control and corporate performance. Gain insight into cyber, ESG and finance to steer boards successfully into the future.
3. Creative Strategy Formulation
Leadership. Problem-solving. Future-proofing. This dimension dives into the methodologies and creative thinking needed to shape strategies that meet short and long-term business goals. Gain the know-how to turn strategic decision-making into instinct.
4. Psychology of the Boardroom
Power plays. Persuasion. Conflict. This dimension helps directors understand the emotional undercurrents, behavioural influences and subconscious reactions that impact board effectiveness. Gain the confidence to contribute positively to boardroom dynamics.