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Director's Role and Responsibilities Training Course - legal responsibilities and obligations of the directors role

This company director's training course will bring you right up to date with the legal responsibilities and obligations of the directors role.

16 October 2024 »
from £249

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Course overview

A directorship or a trusteeship should not be taken lightly.  There are many legal responsibilities and obligations connected with the role of Director and sanctions for when things go wrong.  

This intense half-day course will provide a clear insight into the Director's role and responsibilities. It will help you understand your statutory duties, focus on pragmatic good practice solutions and, in turn, ensure you make a positive contribution to your organisation.

A directorship or trusteeship can be daunting, particularly if you are new to the role.  There is a whole new language to learn and new processes and responsibilities that you may well be unfamiliar with.  Attending this course will give you a good understanding of the tools you need to make a difference within your organisation.

This training course is part of our series of Corporate Strategy Training Courses covering the essential skills and best practices for all Company Directors and Company Secretaries, as well as business leaders and entrepreneurs.

Why you should attend

By attending this course you will:

  • Get to grips with legal and regulatory obligations and duties of the Directors role
  • Understand corporate governance frameworks and their practical application
  • Examine why conflicts of interest and over-boarding are important issues
  • Clarify the responsibilities and best practice associated with this role
  • Learn the language of the boardroom and your role in the decision-making process

Who should attend?

  • Business leaders and aspiring Board members
  • Non-executive directors
  • Trustees
  • Company secretaries
  • Legal professionals

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This course will cover:

Statutory duties of the Company Director

  • Direct legal compliance required
  • Growing areas of compliance

Board and Committee meetings

  • Director's roles and responsibilities at Board meetings
  • The decision-making process

Corporate governance

  • Definitions and principles
  • The role of corporate governance
  • Suggested frameworks
  • Impacts on culture, transparency, internal control and communication

Stakeholder engagement

  • Categories of stakeholder
  • Effective communication and management
  • Brand and reputation

Liabilities, sanctions, and indemnities

  • Circumstances when sanctions could impact Directors
  • The role of D&O insurance

Conflicts of interest and over-boarding

  • Examples of conflicts of interest
  • Mechanisms for recording
  • Maintianing good corportate governance


  • Principles and considerations
  • Benchmarking

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Russell Shackleton

Russell Shackleton, CIA, CFE, MBA, FRSA, is a risk management and corporate governance expert consultant and trainer. He is an experienced advisor to Boards and sub-committees, and a tutor on the Financial Times Non-Executive Director programme.

He is an accomplished change agent and strategic thinker, as well as a civil and commercial mediator. He has an Executive MBA from Henley Business School and is a governance specialist with the FT Non-Executive Director Diploma.

Russell applies his operational experience allied with strategic thinking, exemplary leadership and team working skills to help businesses bring a structured change that is pragmatic, sustainable, and meets the needs and cultural fit of their organisation. He is passionate about empowering groups to achieve more than their component parts through effective stakeholder engagement and collaboration.

He has worked with many industries across the world, including manufacturing, FMCG, retail, automotive, supply chain logistics, food production/services, construction, textiles, engineering, infrastructure, energy, warehousing, transport, and charities.

Now based in the UK, he continues to serve organisations with an international footprint, culture or supply chain, both as an consultant / trainer or a Non-Executive Director and maintain those connections and knowledge. He speaks English and French.

More details

NEW higher discounts for multiple bookings - bring your colleagues to make your training budget go further:

  • 30% off the 2nd delegate*
  • 40% off the 3rd delegate*
  • 50% off the 4th delegate*

Please contact us for pricing if you are interested in booking 5 or more delegates

16 October 2024

Live online

13:30-17:00 UK (London) (UTC+01)
14:30-18:00 Paris (UTC+02)
08:30-12:00 New York (UTC-04)
Course code 13983

  • GBP 249 299
  • EUR 359 429
  • USD 411 489

Until 11 Sep

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* Early booking discounts may not be combined with other discounts or offers. As such, the discounts for 2nd/3rd/4th delegates are based on the full price; and apply only when booking multiple delegates on the same date.

United Kingdom

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Multiple colleagues? See above for details of our discounts for 2, 3, or 4 delegates. For more, talk to one of our training experts to discuss how to:

Run this course conveniently and cost-effectively in-house for your staff and colleagues

Aleksandra Beer

Aleksandra BEER
Training expert

Yesim Nurko

Training expert

+44 (0)20 7749 4749