IoD course aims to enhance leadership skills and career prospects

Isle of Man-based company directors looking to build their performance, enhance their career prospects and bring fresh insight to their organisations can now benefit from on-Island courses offered by IoD Isle of Man

From March 2022 Isle of Man-based company directors will be able to complete the highly respected IoD Certificate in Company Direction at St John’s Mill, St John’s. 

The Certificate covers the key areas of governance, finance, strategy and leadership providing delegates with a foundation in effective directorship. It includes: 

  • An in-depth view of the role, responsibilities and legal duties of a director
  • An understanding of the characteristics of an effective board
  • Sound knowledge of financial terms and concepts
  • The issues and processes associated with formulating strategic business plans and achieving strategic leadership
  • Enriched peer learning with directors across the globe
  • A qualification that is respected world-wide and sits as an equivalent to degree level

New to September, IoD Isle of Man plans to host the Diploma in Company Direction. This is an ideal opportunity for delegates who have completed the full Certificate. The course is designed to challenge and utilise knowledge via practical application.

These courses are just some of the flexible training programmes offered by the IoD which can be tailored to your needs by giving you the opportunity to sit courses locally, in the UK or via the interactive virtual platform.

Charlotte Barham (Head of Finance, Utmost) recently attended the Role of the Director and the Board module in the UK. Charlotte decided to start the IoD qualification: ‘It is the prime opportunity for you to step out of your day to day business mindset and even that of your industry. You will get the opportunity to learn alongside and from a diverse mix of professionals from different industries, roles and experiences’ 

Charlotte, added: ‘The course was full of energy, really well designed and gets you fully engaged from the start to the end. I could not recommend this more!’

Anna Mazzilli Managing Director Praxis IFM, a local Chartered Director said:

“In 2018 I decided I needed to expand and update my knowledge so I looked into what the IoD had to offer. I can honestly say, I have never looked back. Initially I thought I would only do the Certificate, but having attended a week- long course with like-minded individuals and tutors, I was hooked. Roll on February 2019 and I was awarded my Chartered status”. 

Full details on the upcoming courses can be found at

For more information contact Rachel McKenna, Executive Officer, IoD Isle of Man.