IoD To Offer Director Development Course

February 19, 2020 | 0 Comments

Business leaders in Bermuda are invited to participate in a director development course which provides opportunities for them to explore strategic leadership issues both within and beyond their businesses.

Run by the Bermuda-branch of the Institute of Directors, Leadership for Directors, a module in the IoD Certificate in Company Direction designation programme, will take place on March 9 and 10.

An IoD spokesperson said: “Effective leadership is fundamental to the successful realisation of an organisation’s vision. This module provides an opportunity for delegates to explore strategic leadership issues both within and beyond their businesses.

“Delegates will evaluate a range of decision-making techniques and their applicability to individual organisations.

“There are key competencies associated with leading at board level. This module explores director competencies and provides opportunities for delegates to develop and practice their skills.

“The module introduces a more personalised approach to leadership, encouraging each delegate to develop self-awareness and emotional intelligence.

“It also encourages the development of an awareness of the motivations and behaviours of others and explores how doing so can contribute to inspirational leadership that helps to build and sustain high-performing teams.

“Increasingly, corporate directors and business leaders are seen as the creators of corporate and perhaps community culture. Therefore, the module also addresses how leaders create influence and impact within and beyond the organisations they serve through effective stakeholder relations and understanding the organisation in its wider context.”

The course will be led by Murray Eldridge, a Chartered Director and member of the IoD for more than 15 years. Murray has 40 years of international experience in shipping, offshore oil & gas, telecoms, water and international consulting.

A board level operator for the last 20 years, he has held marketing, sales, strategy and commercial roles as executive director, as well as managing director and non-executive roles with companies such as Smit International, British Telecom, Cable & Wireless and Global Crossing.

Murray also has extensive experience in setting up and managing international joint ventures and alliances in the UK, China, Japan and Indonesia. Murray is a qualified British Rowing sports coach and author of Leading High Performance [Crimson Publishing 2014].

The cost of the course is: IoD Member: $1,850; Non-Member: $2,350. To register click here.

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