IoD Young Business Forum (Bath/Bristol) – Thursday 20 March 2014

March 13, 2014
iod logoIoD Young Business Forum (Bath/Bristol)
Thursday 20 March 2014 from 6:00 PM to 8:30 PM
at: Waterhouse, Waterhouse Lane, Monkton Combe, Bath BA2 7JB
The IoD Young Business Forum (YBF) has been created to reach out to ambitious directors and create a safe place for them to interact, learn and engage with peers and mentors.  The aim of the group is to help develop business leaders and provide them with support and guidance on their business challenges; whilst allowing relationships to be built and developed outside a purely commercial context.
Many business owners starting out in business, particularly those who have left behind a corporate career, can find their formative years in business a lonely and challenging experience stripped of the support and resources they may have taken for granted earlier in their careers.
This group aims to reach out to directors of businesses early in their entrepreneurial careers and create a safe place for them to interact, learn and engage with experienced business professionals from both the Institute of Directors (IoD) and other successful and established organisations.
The event is open to both members and non-members of the Institute of Directors.  The format of the event starts with open networking followed by a sit-down 2-course dinner; over which to discuss business issues and challenges with peers in a safe, confidential environment, share common experiences, information, and to seek and provide help and guidance.


The evening will finish with a short talk by David Doughty, on strategies for young businesses to access professional input and strategic advice on business growth & strategy on a limited – or even without! – a budget.  David is Chief Executive of excellencia, the corporate governance experts, providing Board effectiveness and Leadership development services to organisations in the private, public and voluntary sectors.  He has extensive executive and non-executive experience in small and medium enterprises in both the private and public sectors and is also a consultant at Board level to multi-national organisations.
The Institute of Directors mentoring team will be on-hand to introduce the mentoring service and match potential interested parties with mentors. 
To book your place, please register here.

For further information please contact Roger Plahay on: 07771 772222 or


How to become a Non-Executive Director – 1 day course

March 11, 2014

Bristol Tuesday 18 March 2014

Oxford Tuesday 29 April 2014

The How to become a Non-Executive Director
course helps you to plan and prepare for your first NED position.

It instils a real sense of what is expected of NEDs, and how you can meet the challenge.

This one-day interactive course is aimed at aspiring NEDs and covers essential knowledge about roles, responsibilities, strategy and corporate governance that are key foundations for a Non-Executive board role.

It also considers up to date thinking on corporate governance and the responsibilities of owners, the board and employees.

This is followed by practical sessions on identifying NED opportunities, the process of obtaining a first appointment and performing due diligence before any position is accepted.

There is emphasis on the importance of presenting your experiences with clarity and relevance.

This course identifies the various ways and circumstances in which non-executive directors can make an effective contribution to a board’s work. It also examines methods for their selection and reviews their motivation, induction and reward.

For more information and to book on-line click here

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