Sign up for this year’s “Role of the Director and the Board” course from the Institute of Directors

2023, September 21
Sign up for this year’s “Role of the Director and the Board” course from the Institute of Directors 21st September 2023

The British Chamber of Commerce in China is delighted to partner with the Institute of Directors (IoD) to deliver their course, the International Role of the Director and the Board, in China. We will be offering this popular course again this November in Beijing, on the 22nd and 23rd November. We are delighted to be offering this edition of the course with the support of AustCham and the German Chamber.

Delivering an essential understanding of the board’s role in corporate governance and risk management, this introduction to the duties and legal responsibilities of a director will enable you to tackle the challenges of the boardroom with fresh confidence and progress your career to the next level.

Whether you’re a newly appointed director, aspiring to a position on the board, or looking to improve your performance with fresh insight, this practical two-day course will equip you with the crucial knowledge and skill-set to fulfil your role successfully.

What do you get out of the course?

  • Practical 2-day course from the prestigious Institute of Directors
  • Full UK IoD membership for one year
  • The course forms part of the Certificate in Company Direction qualification – complete an exam to get an award which contributes to the overall qualification
  • Free exam preparation sessions for those who wish to go on to complete a qualification

What to expect from the course?


If you would like to express interest in attending the course, please email BritCham Managing Director Rachel Tsang, stating which organisation you are from at

Course brochure

To download the full brochure and find out more about the course, click here.

Testimonials from previous participants

Mike Hofmann, Managing Director Melchers China | Beijing and Chairman of the Board Koehler Pharmaceuticals Beijing

“Being a strong believer in lifelong learning, I embraced the opportunity to join IoD’s International Role of the Director course in Beijing. Having worked with boards and currently sitting on two boards in China, I wanted to enhance my knowledge of best practices of the board’s role in corporate governance and risk management. The course struck the right balance between a board member’s duties and legal responsibilities and the practical day-to-day application in China. The course’s open and hands-on exchange with other international and Chinese directors and senior executives made the experience highly valuable and worthwhile to me. I wish the new China Chapter of the IoD all the best and look forward to joining future courses.”

Mark Pinner | Senior public affairs consultant

“I achieved the two objectives I set out in taking the IoD’s International Role of the Director course in Beijing, which:

  • As a senior communications consultant, the IoD’s courses have given me crucial understanding of company decision-making, helping me to tailor advice directly to boards’ needs. This gives me a ‘step up’ over others.
  • Enabled me to ‘speak the language’ of the board. As a senior public affairs consultant, much of my work relates to corporate reputation and risk, largely board responsibilities. Understanding the process of how boards direct this and related issues helps me to tie my work to that of company boards, making me a better professional.

I applaud the IoD for holding this course in China, where companies – Chinese and international alike – are facing an increasingly challenging regulatory environment, demanding more professional board expertise to navigate the many issues they face.”[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row]

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