THE FIRST diploma for senior level civil engineering directors was launched by the ICE and Institution of Directors (IoD) earlier this month.
The new IoD/ICE diploma is for directors and senior managers who hold or aspire to hold director roles within civil engineering and construction.
On completion of the Company Direction course, engineers will qualify to sit a professional review to become a chartered director.
ICE senior vice president Gordon Masterton said: 'The Company Direction programme offers the perfect opportunity for today's high level engineering professionals to perform effectively in the boardroom. I see it as a logical step for engineers who are ready to develop their business acumen across our demanding profession.' The programme is designed to cover the key areas in which directors must be competent and explores the fundamental differences between management and direction as well as corporate governance, directors' responsibilities and strategy.
'This is a unique opportunity for senior civil engineers to get up to date with best business practice and, perhaps most importantly, improve their business's performance, ' said IoD chartered direction programme manager Simon Bull.
The first London-based course is run over 15 days across 12 months starting on 26 September. For more information, visit www. ice. org. uk/ directors or call 0800 183 0133.