1 The Role of IoDs in developing the standards of directors and boards Chris Pierce.
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1 The Role of IoDs in developing the standards of directors and boards Chris Pierce
2 Company Directorship should be a Profession. l Bounded and prescribed body of knowledge and skills l Distinct group of people l Training, Education and Development l Examinations l Code of conduct and Professional Standards l Self regulation l Public confidence l Continuing professional development
3 An Institute of Directors is expected to: l Develop and maintain professional standards l Be involved in advocacy and lobbying activities l Engage in commercial activities
4 Benefits of an IoD l More effective boards l More professional directors l More effective companies l Less corruption l Job creation l Economic growth l Poverty reduction
5 The UK experience l Established 100 years l Membership about 70,000 members l 7,000 members engaged in training and development activities. l 200 chartered directors
6 Chartered Directors l Examination l Professional Review l Code of conduct
7 Training and development Over 40 course titles including: l Role of the Director l The Director and the Law l Strategic Business Direction l Effective board decision making l Directing and leading change
8 Trainers and developers l Expert in their field l Currently directors l Excellent communication skills l Excellent group management skills
9 International IoDs l Target Every country to have its own IoD by end of 2004.
10 Activities Global Corporate Governance Forum Toolkit 1 l Start up l Funding l Membership development l Membership management l Marketing and PR l Training and development l Sustainability
11 Other activities l World Bank Country Assessments l Training networks and training l Private Sector Development Forums l Round tables l White paper development l OECD Corporate Governance Principles revisions
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