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FREE e-Course for Directors

FREE 26-week e-course, including 16-page guide to evaluating performance.

Directors need to think and act like directors, improve their strategic thinking skills and understand their roles and responsibilities as directors.

Join our FREE 6-month e-course and receive a new lesson every seven days: –

Make sure you understand your roles and responsibilities as a director

Develop and maintain a vision, mission and values

Develop strategy at board level

Explore different structures for your organisation

Know how and when to delegate authority to senior management

Exercise accountability to shareholders

Exercise responsibility to relevant stakeholders


Your Instructor


Richard Winfield
Richard Winfield

Richard Winfield is creator of The Directors' Academy and principal consultant of Brefi Group Limited.

Richard helps directors and boards become more effective by clarifying goals, improving communication and applying good corporate governance.

A strategic, analytical and innovative systems thinker, he has worked extensively in the UK, Middle East, Africa, Europe, North America, and Asia in public sector, privatised industry and large and small companies.


Class Curriculum


  Welcome
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  1. Introduction
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  2. Check your effectiveness as a director
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  3. Roles and responsibilities of directors and boards
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  4. The Memorandum and Articles
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  5. Progress check
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  6. Standards for the Board
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  7. Vision, mission and values
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  8. Determine your organisation's values
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  9. Determine and review your organisation's objectives
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  10. Determine, support and enforce your organisation's policies
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  11. Progress check
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  12. Review and evaluate present and future Strengths, Weaknesses, Opportunities and Threats* – PEST and
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  13. Determine corporate and financial strategic options
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  14. Determine strategies and plans
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  15. Ensure the organisation's structure is appropriate
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  16. Progress check
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  17. Adopt performance measures
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  18. Internal control procedures
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  Progress check 22
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  23. Take account of legitimate interests
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  24. Manage relations with stakeholders
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  25. Promote goodwill and support stakeholders
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  26. Review of course content
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  Are you now a competent director?
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Frequently Asked Questions


When does the course start and finish?
The course starts now and never ends! It is a completely self-paced online course - you decide when you start and when you finish.
How long do I have access to the course?
How does lifetime access sound? After enrolling, you have unlimited access to this course for as long as you like - across any and all devices you own.
What if I am unhappy with the course?
We would never want you to be unhappy! If you are unsatisfied with your purchase, contact us in the first 30 days and we will give you a full refund.

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