Advanced Company Direction Course



THEME: Advanced Modules on Directors’ Strategic View and Decision-making Capability

  • Board Leadership and Governance
  • Finance and Business Risk
  • Strategic Business Direction
  • Current Trends in Governance
  • Board Simulation

DATE:                          30 August – 1st September, 2021                                   

VENUE:                       London, UK.


Executive Summary

In furtherance of its aims and objectives, which include enhancing the capacity of Corporate Leadership at the highest levels and providing modules on great prospect for international partnership and support, benchmarking corporate peers at the global level, IoD Nigeria, with the support of IoD UK, developed the Advanced Company Direction Programme (ACDP) as the premium course to reach out for corporate growth beyond borders.

Key Advantages

  • While attendance at CDC I and CDC II is a compulsory prerequisite to becoming a full member of the Institute of Directors Nigeria, ACDP grants automatic membership and higher prospect of fellowship to participants.
  • For directors with many years of boardroom experience, the IoD may, at its discretion, invite you to attend the ACDP. This will also confer an opportunity to be enlisted in the prestigious IoD Nigeria Platinum Club, exclusive for those who have participated in the ACDP.
  • The IoD Nigeria Advanced Company Direction Programme is delivered as modules that aid delegates with learning taken in real world approach.
  • On the faculty of this premium programme are highly experienced practitioners who have wide ranging boardroom experience, meaning that a highly engaging, adaptive band pragmatic approach is adopted in delivering the programme, to account for varying delegate requirements.


The syllabus for the Advanced Company Direction Programme covers the main areas considered to be important in enhancing a director’s strategic view and decision-making capability across the key functions of an organisation.

These fall under these five broad headings:

  1. Board Leadership and Governance
  2. Finance and Business Risk
  3. Strategic Business Direction
  4. Current trends in Governance
  5. Visitations to Businesses and Institutions


Module Aim:

This module introduces the director and the board as being responsible for the organisation’s corporate governance. It looks at the role, duties and responsibilities of a director and the workings of a board, in particular, the course sets the context in which the director and the board  work, creating a climate that promotes both entrepreneurship and internal synergy. It also focuses on the board’s role in managing risks in an increasingly regulated environment.


Module Syllabus:

The Board’s Corporate Governance Role

  1. Compliance requirements of governance
  2. Ownership, control, direction and management
  3. The role of the board in strategy and development
  4. The relationship between the Chairman and the Managing Director/CEO



Module Aim:

This module deals with the financial concepts and terms needed by all directors in today’s business world. At the end of this module, the attendees will be better equipped to assess their organisations’ financial and business risks.


Module Syllabus:

The Financial Roles and Responsibilities of Directors

  1. The evaluation and monitoring of the financial health of a business using accepted financial ratios.
  2. Concession agreements: public private partnership
  3. Capital Investment Appraisal
  4. Corporate Distress and Turn-Around Strategies
  5. Mergers and Acquisitions
  6. Risk Management



Module Aim:

This module addresses the Directors’ and Board’s role in setting and managing the organisation’s strategic intentions and directions as a means of creating value for key stakeholders, in particular stakeholders, customers and value partners. It provides the Directors with an awareness of the key considerations and influences, including the significance of the contribution of human resources, as well as processes and tools which enable a strategy to be created, implemented and adapted in the light of strategic change.


Module Syllabus:

Overview-Strategic Thinking

  1. Strategic Analysis
  3. Redefining Value
  4. Objectives and Strategic Gap Analysis
  5. Strategy and Implementation





Module Aim:

This module will deal with the complex set of relationships between the corporation and its board of directors, management, shareholders and other stakeholders. In the recent years, the regulators and legislators have intensified their focus on how businesses are being run. This session will endeavour to create a template for new corporate governance and disclosure measures, which will be beneficial for both the stakeholder and controllers.


Module Syllabus:

  1. Working with Government Ethics in Practice
  2. Whistle Blowing
  3. Corporate Social Responsibility
  4. Corporate Reporting
  5. Diversity in the Boardroom


For Whom:

The Advanced Company Direction Course covers the full range of director and board responsibilities and accountabilities and is generally appropriate for Top Executives, Chairmen, CEOs, Executive and Non-Executive Directors with Board Experience.





The Course fee is £2,940 (Two Thousand, Nine Hundred and Forty Pounds) only. The fee covers tuition, training materials, delivery, visitation and tours, breakfast and lunch, with IoD Nigeria’s Certificate of Attendance.


Participants are fully responsible for their Visa Processing, flight and accommodation.



Participants are enjoined to complete registration, at least, a month before the event, to be guaranteed of slots within the maximum number of delegates programmed for the class. All payments should be made in the name of the Institute of Directors to Zenith Bank Domiciliary Account, Pounds (5060284977)


Please scan and send copies of your payment teller and Registration form to 07062148115 or 08037658976


DISCOUNT POLICY: 2.5% discount for 3-5 delegates from the same organisation

EARLY BIRD: Payment received two months before the course due date shall attract 5% discount.

CANCELLATION/POSTPONEMENT POLICY: For cancellation on which notification is duly communicated more than Ten (10) working days to the programme, administrative charge of 40% of the fee will be paid. Any notification less than Ten (10) working days to the programme attracts forfeiture of the fee paid. 12.5% of the fee will be forfeited in case of visa refusal with evidence.





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