Directors Courses

Below we list some of the courses available to help you upgrade and refresh your skills in the areas of corporate governance and related skills.  The prices may not be 100% accurate but will give you an order of magnitude of the investment in each course.

Directors Courses

INSEAD International Directors Programme


Women on Boards is proud to be partnering with INSEAD to promote the International Directors Programme, a 3-module programme offered in both Fontainebleau, France and in Singapore.

At Euro 17,950 this programme is a significant investment, however for anyone who sees the boardroom as a key part of their future career it is one we would recommend you consider.

Fiona Hathorn, Managing Director of WOB UK, completed the 2017 programme and is happy to talk to members about the benefits. Click here to read her opinion on what makes this programme unique. 

Other Women on Boards members have also attended the programme, should you wish to be connected to them for assurances before you apply to attend the course. 

Mary Sue Rogers, a Women on Boards member and a NED of Women on Boards Australia is an alumna of the programme and would also be happy to speak to anyone who is considering enrolling. To get in touch, email us here.  If you do enrol, please ensure that you mention that you heard about the programme through Women on Boards.

Time: 10 days over 3 separate modules
Cost: ~Euro 17,950
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Link to leaflet with additional information: INSEAD flyer

Financial Times Non-Executive Directors Club

Women on Boards Subscribers are entitled to a 15% discount on certain courses from the Finacial Times Non-Executive Directors Club.  For more details see our subscriber offers page (under Resource Centre). 

Financial Times Non-Executive Directors Diploma

The Financial Times Non-Executive Director Diploma is a post-graduate level qualification for current and aspiring non-executive directors.

Time: ~2.5 days
Cost: ~£5940
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For details on other Financial Times Non-Executive Directors' Club courses see their Learning and Events page


Since 2014, Women on Boards Subscribers wishing to join the Institute of Directors have been entitled to a full waiver of the joining fee of £220.  For more details see our subscriber area.

Institute of Directors, Chartered Director Programme

Comprises a Certificate in Company Direction, a Diploma in Company Direction and Chartered Directorship.

Time: 4 courses (10 days total) for the Certificate
Cost: ~£7,500 for the Certificate
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Finance for Non-Financial Directors

Who should attend?   Directors, senior executives or aspiring directors looking to understand more about company finance.

Time: 3 days
Cost: ~£1,995 + VAT 
Locations: This course is run in several locations - refer to the IoD course list.

For the full range of IoD courses, see their course list.  

NEDA & London Stock Exchange

This one day course has been designed to appeal to aspiring/new NEDs, Company Secretaries and or NEDs seeking a refresher and to widen their portfolio.  For further information click on this link, we normally have the next course listed on our supported events webpage.

Registration fee: ~£695 + VAT (£590 + VAT for subscribers of WOB)*
Location: London Stock Exchange, London
Speakers: Louis Cooper and Graham Durgan, CEO and Chairman of NEDA
CPD points:  This programme attracts 6 CPD points

*For information on how to claim the subscriber discount for this course please see Subscriber Offers in the 'Subscriber Area' of the Resource Centre via this link.  Note this page is only visible to paid subscribers (you must be logged in to see it).

Other Providers of training for NEDs and Trustees

Henley Business School

The Board Directors' Programme
Time: 2 days
Cost: £2350+VAT
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Cass Business School

Professional Development Programme for Non-Executive Directors
Time: 1 day 
Cost: ~£975
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Civil Society

Various courses for Trustees including general trustee training, and Finance for Trustees
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NCVO (National Council for Voluntary Organisations)

Various training and events for Trustees
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Charity Finance Group

Various courses for trustees including Advanced Charity Finance. 
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Sayer Vincent

Sayer Vincent is a chartered accountant that specialises in charities and social enterprises who also run seminars, training courses and forum events for charity trustees. Average prices are £75 to £150 for training on;

  • Finance for the non-financial manager
  • Role of trustees
  • Tax for fundraisers including Gift Aid and VAT
  • Reading accounts
  • Risk management
  • VAT for academies

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New Philanthropy Capital

"NPC events bring new thinking and new ideas, giving third-sector trustees the chance to meet and learn from their peers, and from experts and commentators."  
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Finance Talking

Financial training for non-financial people. Courses and e-learning:

If your provide professional training for non-executive directors or charity trustees and would like to be listed on this page, please email us at