About Masterclass

Masterclass for Directors is a condensed weekend certification programme for Directors and Senior Executives equipping them with boardroom processes, skills, essentials of corporate governance, roles, rights and responsibilities of directors. IOD through Masterclass for Directors works towards raising the standards of India’s boardroom functioning.

Be part of an innovative and simplified learning experience that is setting the standard for directors and business leaders in the corporate world. The training programme is compiled to suite and help you become a confident and skilled director with the power to shape your future and drive society forward, no matter what your background or industry is. Emerge as a true leader with personalized learning —all focused around the Director Competency Framework

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.

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 & Individual’s needs.

Why Masterclass for Directors ?

The ever-changing quality of the marketplace today requires that boards are continually evolving and growing to meet the needs of their organization. This constant evolution calls the board to go above and beyond the duties and responsibilities they are used to.

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

  • a.

    Develop a practical understanding of best practices in the boardroom

  • b.

    Develop knowledge and skills before joining the board.

  • c.

    Recognize the director’s key legal responsibilities.

  • d.

    Enhance your value and reputation in the Board.

  • e.

    Strengthen your ability to secure directorship opportunities.

  • f.

    Improve your knowledge of the governance and ethical expectations of board members

  • g.

    Outline what risk is and how to implement risk management techniques

  • h.

    Apply decision making skills and implement strategies for your board

  • i.

    Identify the fiduciary and compliance responsibilities of directors

  • j.

    Efficiently assess risk, and effectively manage stakeholders while acting in your organization’s best interests.

Why Now?

Board Members are now expected to be up-to-date with all the regulations laid which needs to be followed both by company as well as Directors. The requirement of Independent Directors on the boards of Indian Companies has gone up multifold due to the Companies Act, 2013 & SEBI (Listing Obligations and Disclosure Requirements) Regulations, 2015. Also the appointment of women directors on the Board of specified Companies has increased the requirement of experienced and qualified women directors. Top 1000 listed companies are required to appoint women independent directors.

Types of Training

Open House

IOD offers training program in open format where participants from various sectors, geographies and rich experience participate in training programme conducted over a period of 3-4 days based on your mode of attending. The programme can be joined in two different modes.

Virtual Class: This is offered over a period of 4 days for two consecutive weekends. This allows the participant to access learning through technology at their convenience.

Offline Class: This is offered over a period of 3 days and is conducted in major metro cities at premium venues. This allows the participant to choose the venue and dates as per their convenience.


In House

Under the in-house format the training program is designed and customized as per the needs of the company. The programme can be delivered in half or full day session, covering one or more topics in much greater detail. Mode of the programme can be Virtual & Offline.




Sr No. Batch No. Format Place Dates Registration Link
1 Batch No. 300th Offline Hyderabad February 10, 11 & 12, 2023 Click here to Register
2 Batch No. 301st Offline Delhi February 10, 11 & 12, 2023 Click here to Register
3 Batch No. 302nd Offline Pune February 10, 11 & 12, 2023 Click here to Register
4 Batch No. 303rd Offline Chennai February 24, 25 & 26, 2023 Click here to Register
5 Batch No. 304th Offline Bengaluru February 24, 25 & 26, 2023 Click here to Register
6 Batch No. 305th Offline Mumbai March 10, 11 & 12, 2023 Click here to Register
7 Batch No. 306th Virtual All India March 11-12 & 18-19, 2023 Click here to Register


Sr No. Company Name Format Dates
1 The Xander Group Virtual January 19, February 02 & 16, March 02 & 16, April 06, 2023
2 LIC of India Offline 15, 16 & 17 February, 2023

Some of our Esteemed Clients

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