How is your good governance?

Leadership is critical to any organisation, business or team – no matter how small and regardless of the project or task. It is also a topic much discussed in construction. The IoD is here to help.

How is your good governance?

Leadership is critical to any organisation, business or team – no matter how small and regardless of the project or task. It is also a topic much discussed in construction. The IoD is here to help.

As an industry, we need strong and competent leaders on site and in the boardroom and at all levels in between. Perhaps, most of all, we need the best leadership at the top – which is why CEW is urging people to take note of the IoD's 'manifestos', outlining the priorities of the business community for General Election and beyond.

One key message is around Director training. Directors at companies of all sizes can benefit from job-specific training, and after the election, the IoD wants to urge Government to increase the focus in this area. Revising the Corporate Governance Code to increase the expectation that directors had undertaken some formal training would be a positive step.

You can take some steps yourselves.

The IoD offers a range of courses about the role of Directors and the importance of corporate governance. At the moment, the UK Corporate Governance Code places only limited emphasis on the importance of training, stating that all Directors should "regularly update and refresh their skills and knowledge". Regardless of experience, all Directors need help to understand the latest legal and regulatory parameters, as well as understanding their role, responsibilities and limitations at board level. This helps them as individuals, it also helps the development of their respective organisation and its people.

What is being proposed is best practice for the management of the business or organisation at Director level – not just in terms of the construction process.

Contact the IoD direct, or call CEW on 02920 493322 or visit the IoD web site and see what course might be right for you.