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IoD Scotland Annual Conference 2017

Conference Workshops

Friday’s intensive programme includes workshops for delegates that have high quality content and dynamic delivery, led by industry specialists who impart knowledge and tools to take back to the boardroom:

WS1: Cybersecurity: Securing Board Communications

With cybersecurity attacks on the rise and becoming ever more sophisticated, corporate directors must prioritise the security of their communications. Boards should incorporate cybersecurity strategies and regulations into their guidelines, for a complete understanding of what is and is not acceptable to communicate and download, with whom, and most importantly, how. Directors should lead by example and maintain adherence through trainings and audits.

Diligent, a leading expert in corporate compliance and board governance, will deliver an overview of its board management software solutions, and examine board room communications and the dangers posed by poor security practices.

The session will cover:

  • Personal email usage
  • Security audits
  • Training and development
  • Document handling and storage

Delivered by Diligent

 

WS2: Skills for the Future: Work-based Learning

Come and find out how Graduate Level Apprenticeships can benefit your business….

International evidence tells us that Europe’s highest performing economies have strong work-based learning systems which contribute to fewer skills shortages, higher economic growth and lower youth unemployment. We see this in other European countries with strong apprenticeship programmes including Germany and Switzerland. These countries also boast the lowest recorded youth unemployment rates in Europe.

That is why SDS is developing work based learning through Graduate Level Apprenticeships (GLAs) that are integrated to the world of work and that contribute to individuals developing skills, experience and competence that benefit individual and business alike.

This SDS-led work shop will give conference delegates an opportunity to develop their awareness and understanding of GLAs and where they will benefit their business, hearing from some of the employers and universities SDS are working with to create and deliver GLAs across Scotland.

Delivered by Skills Development Scotland

 

WS3: A Blueprint for Leadership

Many organisations aspire to create a culture of creativity, adaptability and innovation to stay ahead of the competition, and this requires a certain style of leadership.

This highly engaging and action-orientated workshop is targeted at business leaders and senior decision makers within the SME sector who rather than fear change actively seek to embrace it.

You will:

  • Learn how behaviour can be shaped to foster innovation
  • Gain insight into the levers that influence culture
  • Identify the gaps in leadership that need to be addressed
  • Obtain models and tools for transforming your organisation’s own culture
  • Instantly apply new knowledge through interactive, facilitated workshops.

 Delivered by Vistage

 

Visit your local branch

IoD Scotland has branches across all of Scotland giving you the opportunity to see what’s on in your area over the coming months.

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Contact Us

Iod.scotland@iod.com

Tel: 0131 557 5488
Fax: 0131 557 5818
10 Charlotte Square
Edinburgh
EH2 4 DR

Upcoming Events

  1. An Influencers’ Dinner with Dr Stephen Breslin, CEO, Glasgow Science Centre

    October 19 @ 6:00 pm - 9:30 pm
    |Recurring Event (See all)
    until October 19, 2017
  2. IoD/ACCA Joint workshop – “Ensure Job Satisfaction – build on values”

    October 23 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
    |Recurring Event (See all)
    until October 23, 2017
  3. Cyber Security : Staying Safe

    November 1 @ 8:30 am - 10:30 am
    |Recurring Event (See all)
    until December 1, 2017

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