Batch No. City** Date

249th Chennai 11-13 Oct 2019**
250th Mumbai 01-03 Nov 2019**
251st Pune 08-10 Nov 2019**
252nd Ahmedabad 22-24 Nov 2019**
253rd Hyderabad 22-24 Nov 2019**
254th Bengaluru 22-24 Nov 2019**
255th New Delhi 06-08 Dec 2019**

**Non-Residential Programme









“I cleared my IOD accreditation during 2014 Nov batch from Mumbai and thereafter my life has moved on a different leadership trajectory. I am extremely fortunate to be able to guide a few Non-profit Organisations as well as a couple of family business as a Board Member. I do these all on honorary basis due to my personal passion. Money has never been a consideration since then, it is all about giving back to society/ supply chain fraternity.”. || Sanjay Desai, Director - Supply Chain Asia Thermo Fisher Scientific

“This is quite comprehensive. All about the Company Law and the Director responsibilities. A very well organized course”. || Shekhar Dutt, IAS (Retd.), former Governor, Indian State of Chhattisgarh

"Very useful programme for EDs/NEDs and for the persons to be inducted as EDs/NEDs " || Arvind Kumar Mittal, MD, Bhagyanagar Gas Limited.

'The journey was splendid, 3 days with you all , 30 stars at Hyatt for 3 days, distinguished faculty, Rich Knowledge and finally working on Dissertation, reworking several times before submission was too good.' || Suresh Babu S, PMP, Director, One Life Academy, CEO, PMXperts

“A very useful course”. || Dr. Kaarthikeyan, former Director, Central Bureau of Investigation

“Excellent Program” || T.S. Vijayan, Chairman, LIC India

“Balanced Scorecard, Finance for Non Finance Directors, Duties & Liabilities and Corporate Transformation are the best aspects”. || Sanjay Jain, Managing Director, Accenture

“One of the best and relevant program” || Yogesh Lohiya, CMD, General Insurance Corporation

“Sharing relevant knowledge is the best aspect of this course”. || T.R. Doongaji, MD TATA Group Services

“Couple of our directors had attended Masterclass in bangalore and had appreciated the programme immensely. We would like all our directors also to attend the programme. || V. Kala, Company Secretary, Cochin Shipyard Ltd.

“My greatest appreciation for the manner in which you presented your material, rich in content, depth of experience and overall expertise including international matters was mind boggling”. || Felix D’Souza, Head Corporate Governance, Abu Dhabi

“It was a great learning experience” || Prof. Gregorio Flores, Texas, USA

“I would like to recommend each Director to undergo this training program” || F.K. Siddiqi Director, Hinopak Motors, Karachi

“This Programme was the best investment I have made” || Basant Kumar, former Additional Secretary, GOI






  • Institute of Directors offers a suite of governance training to equip you with the tools to perform in your role at each stage of your development as a director. Our attendees continue to tell us how much they value the mix of learning, interaction and hearing real-life experiences from practicing directors.

  • IOD’s Boardroom training programmes are delivered in a variety of formats to best suit the Company’s needs.
  • OPEN FORMAT: The Masterclass for Directors 3-day weekend director development cum certification programme is conducted in most major metro cities. This allows the participants to choose their venue and dates, as convenient to them.

  • IN-HOUSE FORMAT: The training programme is delivered in half or full day format, covering one or more topics in much greater detail. The program is designed as per the needs of the company. This is generally scheduled when all directors are at one place for the Board meeting.
  • Over the years IOD has been supporting business leaders and conducted hundreds of batches of Masterclass for Directors nationwide, serving you, your board and your organization to grow. It is specifically designed around professional competencies and delivered by directors, for directors.

  • IOD's Masterclass for Directors offers a whole vista of opportunities, for preparing and updating of both Executive and the Non-Executive Independent Directors. The course is under continuous watch to keep it updated with the latest regulatory changes, global trends and practices. We want you to achieve tangible outcomes from your investment, enabling you to deliver increased value and respond effectively to a challenging business environment.

    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.

Many professionals aim and aspire for incremental improvements in corporate governance practices. The latest intervention in governance process has come through the Companies Act 2013. Coupled with the SEBI (Listing Obligations and Disclosure Requirements) Regulations, 2015, it is arguably a sea change. 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 three-day course will equip you with the crucial knowledge and skill-set to fulfil your role successfully.

  • Develop a practical understanding of best practice in the boardroom.
  • Directors wanting to develop their knowledge and skills before joining the board.
  • In addition to recognizing the director’s key legal responsibilities.
  • Directors will be conversant with the board’s role in corporate governance and be able to ensure transparency in internal procedures such as executive appointment and remuneration.
  • Makes efficiently assess risk, and how to effectively manage stakeholders while acting in your organization’s best interests.
  • Experienced directors wanting to bring best practices to their companies and gain up-to-the-minute knowledge, on a range of business and legal issue.
  • Step up to best practice governance and be part of the network of directors committed to excellence in governance.


The requirement of Independent Directors on the boards of Indian Companies has therefore gone up multifold due to the amendments in the Companies Act 2013 & SEBI’s (Listing Obligations and Disclosure Requirements) Regulations, 2015. Also the compulsory appointment of Woman Director on the Board of these Companies has increased the requirement of experienced and qualified Women Directors.



The Director development programme is designed for all Chairmen, CMDs, Directors, CFOs, CEOs, Company Secretaries, Chartered Accountants, Academia, Consultants and other Sr. Executives who are keen to serve on Boards:-
  • Serving non-executive directors and aspiring independent directors of boards.
  • Directors wanting to develop their knowledge and skills before joining the board.
  • Newly appointed Directors wishing to establish their role and responsibilities on the board.
  • Experienced directors wanting to bring best practices to their companies and gain up-to-the-minute knowledge, on a range of business and legal issue.

P.S.: The Person should have minimum 5 Years of Experience at Senior Management level



All programmes are delivered by people who are not only skilled facilitators, but who have also worked at Board level within organizations ranging from multinational Corporates and SMEs, to all sizes of public sector organizations and not for profit bodies. This ensures that whatever your programme objectives, you benefit from direct and relevant experience which is recognizable and useful to delegates in their everyday working life.
S.no Name S.no Name
1 Lt. Gen. J. S. Ahluwalia PVSM (Retd)
President, Institute of Directors
2 Lt. Gen. Surinder Nath, PVSM, (Retd.)
Independent Director, L&T & former Chairman UPSC
3 Mr. Shailesh V. Haribhakti
FCA, Managing Partner, Haribhakti Group,
Board Member on multiple boards
4 Mr. Shiv Shivakumar
Group Executive President Corporate
Strategy Aditya Birla Group
5 Mr. R. S. Gujral, IAS
Independent Director on the boards of Reliance Industries Ltd. & Adani Power Ltd., former Secretary, Ministry of Finance, Govt. of India
6 Mr. Santhanakrishnan S.
Managing Partner, LLP
PKF Sridhar & Santhanam Former
Chairman, Catholic Syrian Bank Ltd.
7 Mr. Ashish Makhija
Corporate Trainer & Standing
Counsel for the Official Liquidator
(Ministry of Corporate Affairs, Govt. of India) attached to the High Court of Delhi
8 Mr. J. Sundharesan
Founder & Chief Advisor J Sundharesan &
Associates Governance & Compliance
Advisors Insolvency Practitioners Bar Association
9 Dr. PVS Jagan Mohan Rao
President of SAFA,
Past President - ICSI, Hyderabad
Former Chief Finance Officer &
CS, Ind-Barath Power Infra Ltd.
10 Mr. M.R. Prasanna
Corporate Law Consultant
Former Chief Legal Officer- L&T, former General
Counsel - Aditya Birla Group
11 CA. Pramod Jain
Senior Partner, Lunawat &
Co. Chartered Accountants
12 Prof. Colin Coulson-Thomas
University of Greenwich, UK
13 Ms. Kalpana Unadkat
Partner, Khaitan & Co.
14 Ms. Savithri Parekh
Compliance Officer and CS, Pidilite Industries Ltd. Secretary, Edelweiss Financial Services Ltd.
15 Mr. S. Sudhakar
Vice President Corporate Secretarial
Reliance Industries Ltd.
16 Mr. Jayaprakash Rajangam
Lead Consultant, CA (ACA)
PGD Foreign Exchange & Risk Management
17 Mr. Arcot Kumaresan
Independent Director-Shree Digvijay
Cement Co. Ltd., Chairman - AEC
Promag Consultancy Services Pvt. Ltd.,
Former Head of Legal, TCS
18 Mr. Nagesh Pinge
Former Chief Internal Audit
Risk Management & Ethics Officer,
Tata Motors Ltd. Independent Director-
Motilal Oswal Trustee Ltd.



You will be provided with pre-course reading material. Please allow adequate time to review a set of board papers, which you will receive approximately a week advance to your course.


To give a practical exposure, each participant is required to prepare a project study in the form of dissertation on completion of the course. The project topic can be chosen on any of the subjects covered in the programme. It provides opportunity to demonstrate independence, originality and to implement into practice the knowledge gained through the course.

The Guidelines for Dissertation will be provided to you along with the course material during the Masterclass for Directors programme. For more information, please write to This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

  • Globally oriented analytical and intuitive programme.
  • Realistic exercises for learning and better decision making, such as lectures, case studies and presentations on strategic and contemporary issues, stimulations through workshops, quizzes, assignments, contests, and role playing.
  • State-of-art knowledge integrated to spark innovation and creativity, making you view things differently.
  • Rigorous academic curriculum for multi-disciplinary approach to align strategic global and ethical issues.

On successful completion of the course and submission of dissertation project, the certificate of ‘Certified Corporate Director’ from IOD will be awarded. This Certificate provides a recognition of your personnel and professional achievement in attaining and maintaining the requisite standards of knowledge, experience and probity.


The program consists of selected modules encompassing current subjects that the directors need to know, to lead a world-class organization in the 21st Century.


Delegate Fee (Per Participant) GST 18% (SAC999293) Total Amount payable
Rs. 42,000 Rs. 7,560 Rs. 49,560

Course fee: The registration fee is for the 3 day Non Residential 'Masterclass for Directors' program, and it entitles to the followings:

  • Course slides used during the program in a pen drive, at the end of third day of the program.
  • One year Complimentary membership of IOD. (applicable to non-members)
  • Complimentary empanelment in the ONEID's (Organisation for Non-Executive Independent Directors) Panel for Independent Directors, subject to Committee's Approval.
  • Award of 'Certified Corporate Director' on successful completion of the course.

Above Fees are inclusive of Course materials (Soft Copy in a pendrive) plus light refreshments and buffet lunch on all 3 days.

Discount on Registration Fee


  • 10% for booking and payment one month in advance.
  • 10% for group participation from the same organization (3 or more nominations)
  • Special discount for IOD members

* There are limited numbers of seats available, and shall be open to ‘first come first served’ basis.


Upon completion of this course you will be able to:
  • Apply decision making skills and implement strategies for your board
  • Identify the fiduciary and compliance responsibilities of directors
  • Improve your knowledge of the governance and ethical expectations of board members
  • Outline what risk is and how to implement risk management techniques
  • Enhance your value and reputation to the board
  • Strengthen your ability to secure directorship opportunities

Course descriptions, including fees, are given in good faith. However, the organizers preserve the right to change Resource Persons, Dates, Topics, Venue as per exigency of circumstances, if any.

Participants who have already paid and registered for the programme, will be entitled to change the preferred location to attend the course to any convenient location, where the course is being conducted, within a year or a substitute delegate can be named before the program begins. No refund shall be made for cancellation.


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