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About Institute of Directors (IOD)

Institute of Directors (IOD) was established in India on 12 July 1990, as a ‘not for profit’, apex association of Directors under the India's 'Societies Registration Act XXI of 1860' to improve their professional competence. It has since grown to associate with more than 31,000 senior executives from Govt, PSU and Private organisations. IOD organises a number of international events each year, in India and certain other select countries at UK, UAE and Singapore.

From the personal development of directors, IOD soon embraced the role of Corporate Governance and boardroom development, followed by organisation-wide transformation as a whole. It consolidated its position further through MOUs, with related associations globally. We publishes a number of professional books, handbooks, and periodicals throughout the year, to keep the directors updated.

IOD's 'Masterclass for Directors' was set up in 2003, covering training in Corporate Directorship, and 'Golden Peacock Awards' in 15 different corporate functional disciplines, and other flagship initiatives aim to improve the competitiveness of individual directors and their organisations. The 'Masterclass', is a condensed programme for top management, and also prepares participants for the role of ‘Independent Director’ of companies. No business award today, receives the kind of recognition and adulation among peers that ‘Golden Peacock’ does. Both ‘Masterclass for Directors’ and ‘Golden Peacock Awards’ have become global benchmarks, and badges of excellence.

IOD has also setup two special wings; 1st called 'Organisation for Non-Executive Independent Directors' (ONEID), mandated to look after the training, placement and networking of Independent Directors, and the second to look after governance and training of MSMEs. IOD's 'Board Research and Advisory' wing provides specialised advisory services, in the areas of ‘National Surveys’ and ‘Corporate Studies’, Board & Directors' Performance Evaluation and Corporate Governance Compliances.

IOD's activities extend from training, publications, and monthly lectures to workshops and Global networking through national and international directors Conventions, on issues such as Risk Management, Corporate Ethics, Leadership, Quality, Environment, Climate Change, Occupational Health and Safety, Corporate Governance, Cyber Security, Competition Law, Sustainability and Corporate Social Responsibility etc.


Since 1990, the Institute of Directors has promoted International cooperation and awareness on boardroom through various international & national conferences, training programs, and a wide range of publications, books, hand books, winners' digest and it’s in-house monthly journal-‘Quality Times’, which has since upgraded to ‘Directors Today’.

Prime focus of IOD is sharing present global practices & emerging trends for the crisis-ready ‘Boards of The Future’ and ‘Board Ready Directors’.

About Masterclass

  • 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.

Why Masterclass?

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 fulfill 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.

Why Masterclass now?

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.

Who would benefit? 

The Director development program is designed for all Chairmen, CMDs, Directors, CEOs, CFOs, Company Secretaries, Chartered Accountants, Academia, Consultants and 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

Course Faculty

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.

Pre Reading Material

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 program. 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 program. For more information, please write to secretariat@maxcellenceglobal.com or WhatsApp +91-789-000-8000

Core Values

  • 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.

Course Content

The Companies Act, 2013 -
A Guidance to Board of Directors
The Board's Legal Environment -
The Duties, Responsibilities &
LIabilities of Directors
Corporate Governance
The Compliance Issues
Emerging Role of  Independent
Directors in the Boardroom
Leadership for Maximizing
Effectiveness & Accountability
for Corporate Boards
Financial Literacy
for Directors
Driving Financial Performance
Corporate Fraud
and Risk Governance
Strategy Execution and
Performance Monitoring
using Balance Scorecard
Sustainability - Corporate Social
& Environmental Responsibility
Organizational Dynamics, 
Communication, Business
Negotiations and Ethics
Learning into Practice
(Simulation of Real Boardroom)

Registration Fee

  • Delegate Fee (Per Participant)         GST 18% (19AAMCM5372Q1ZH)              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 following:

  1. Course slides used during the program in a pen drive, at the end of third day of the program.

  2. One year Complimentary membership of IOD. (applicable to non-members)

  3. Complimentary empanellment in the ONEID's (Organisation for Non-Executive Independent Directors) Panel for Independent Directors, subject to Committee's Approval.

  4. Award of 'CERTIFIED CORPORATE DIRECTOR' on successful completion of the course.


Above Fees are inclusive of Course materials (Soft Copy in a pen drive) plus light refreshments and buffet lunch on all 3 days arranged in a 5 star hotel or equivalent venue, with state-of-the art amenities and facilities. 

For details about Enrollment, Registration & Corporate Discounts for MASTERCLASS, please contact 

Email : hello@maxcellenceglobal.com   I   Call or WhatsApp +91-789-000-8000

Our Program Services Director will get in touch with you to fix an appointment for a personal meeting.