Board development programme: Aspiring Directors Programme, September 2024-March 2025

Date: 13 September 2024

Time: 10:00

Venue: Broadway House, Tothill Street, London, SW1H 9NQ

This programme is now fully booked. Please keep an eye out for future cohort dates.

Course overview

This practical training programme is for aspiring NHS executive directors. The programme combines the two essential criteria for any executive director:

This course consists of six full day modules delivered in-person. The intention is to develop a peer learning network within the training cohort; therefore, it is expected that each delegate attends all modules as part of the training. By booking on to this course, you are booking to attend each of the six days within the training. The dates for the next cohort are:

By taking part in the programme, alongside attending the six training dates, delegates will also have access to:

Who should attend?

An incredible journey that not only helped me in the immediacy but continues to provide a resource for my future learning

Peter Henson    Acute Pathway Operational Lead, Norfolk and Suffolk NHS Foundation Trust

Course objectives:

The aim of this multi-module training programme is to equip aspiring directors with the knowledge, skills, and self-awareness in preparation to apply for an executive director role in the NHS. The six modules of the course are:

The programme will also provide delegates with the opportunity to meet and network with peers to discuss common issues and potential solutions.

Find out more on the content of each module by accessing the course overview here.

I found the whole course so beneficial and would recommend to all leaderships

Previous participant on an NHS Providers delivered senior leadership programme    

Programme format:

This training programme consists of six full day events delivered in-person in London between April 2024 and November 2024. Delegates are expected to attend all six training dates and undertake the 360-degree feedback tool and online coaching sessions alongside the training.

Estimated timings for each training event are 10.00am - 4.00pm.

Please note this is subject to change.

I learnt so much about myself but also really helpful working with colleagues

Previous participant on an NHS Providers delivered senior leadership programme    

How to book

Module cost per delegate (ex VAT) - Member: £2,985, Non Member: £3,582

Module cost per delegate (incl. VAT) - Member: £3,582, Non Member: £4298.40

You need to provide a purchase order number at booking to confirm your place on this course. Card payments are also accepted. Follow the ‘Book now’ link at the top of this page to book your place. You need to create an account if you have not already done so.

Bespoke development programmes

This programme can be delivered exclusively for your organisation and can be tailored to your requirements. For more information please see here or enquire now by emailing

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