How to become an effective Executive Director – Oxford 11 January 2013

The effective Executive Director course helps you to be a more effective member of the board. The step-up from senior management to a board role requires a new skill-set and a different way of looking at things. As an Executive Director you are not only responsible for your functional role but now have collective responsibility for the strategic direction of the organisation.

The effective Executive Director

This one-day interactive course is aimed at aspiring, newly appointed or current Executive Directors and covers essential knowledge about roles, responsibilities, strategy and corporate governance that are key foundations for an Executive board role. It also considers up to date thinking on corporate governance and the responsibilities of owners, the board and employees.

This course identifies the various ways and circumstances in which executive directors can make an effective contribution to a board’s work.

Who should attend?
Individuals who aspire to an executive board position, those who are newly appointed to a board role and those who have held an executive director role for some time.
What to expect?

  • Clarifies the roles and responsibilities of an executive director
  • Provides practical guidance on how to balance the demands of functional and strategic responsibilities.

Course objectives
Participation on this course will provide you with the knowledge to:

  • Clarify the board’s role, purpose and key tasks
  • Appreciate the legal and fiduciary obligations of a company director
  • Make an effective contribution to the board
  • Recognise the qualities and experience needed to fulfil an executive director role

Course Leader: David Doughty CDir FIoD

David Doughty - Chartered DirectorThe course is delivered by David Doughty, a Chartered Director and highly experienced Non-Executive, Chief Executive, Chair, Entrepreneur and Business Mentor. David has extensive executive and non-executive experience in small and medium enterprises in private and public sectors. He is also a board level consultant to multi-national organisations and a Chartered Director Ambassador for the Institute of Directors. See his LinkedIn profile here: (

Key Details
Duration: 1 day

Advanced Business Solutions
5G Milton Park
Abingdon, Oxon
OX14 4RY

£330.00 (ex VAT)
Early Bird Discount Price
£300.00 (ex VAT)
Book Now
To see course dates and to book your place now follow this link:
Course Registration
The fee includes lunch, refreshments and a copy of the course handbook

Courses can be delivered ‘in-house’ to a group of Executive Directors – to find out more contact or call 01865 350345


Published by David Doughty

Serial entrepreneur, Software sales and marketing specialist, Chartered Director, Chief Executive, Chair, Non-executive roles in private and public sector, Business consultant and mentor.

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