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IoD's response to COVID-19

Update 4 April

In light of the COVID-19 public health situation we have taken the decision to suspend our face-to-face courses and branch events scheduled to run from Monday 23 March until Friday 22 May 2020 

The health and well-being of our staff, members, customers, partners and the wider community is our top priority at this time. We will continue to monitor the situation and extend the timeframe of this suspension if needed.

If you are registered for a course or event during this period you should have received direct communication from us regarding your registration either a refund or transferring to a later date. If you would like more information please call us on 0800 846 369.

We already have a range of webinars and webcasts available through our website. In addition, we have a range of new governance development opportunities available during the lockdown period.

If you have any questions about branch events, please contact your local branch manager.

For any enquiries about courses, please contact our Governance Development team

Update 18 March 2020

Flexibility of course fees during the current COVID-19 situation

Please note the information below is with regards to the current Coronavirus situation only: 

In light of the ever changing situation with COVID-19, the IoD is being flexible with course terms and conditions, particularly with regard to cancellation of course attendance.

The cancellation fee charged to people who are not able to attend a course that is still scheduled to run will be based on the lowest fee we can charge and will be either our standard cancellation fee or the real costs incurred by IoD.

In most situations the lower figure is almost always the real costs incurred, so this will be the cancellation fee.

There will be no transfer fees if you wish to attend the same course on another date.

In the event the IoD cancels a course, all fees will be refunded, unless you wish to transfer to the same course at the later date.

Update 17 March 2020

IoD Leadership Conference 

As a result of recent government guidelines on mass gatherings and because of considerations regarding international speakers and delegates who will not be able to travel easily or safely at present, we have taken the decision to cancel the 2020 Leadership Conference.

All registered delegates will receive a full refund of their conference fees or will have the option to transfer their registration to the 2021 Leadership Conference which has been confirmed for 5-6 May, 2021.

An email to all delegates will be sent out before 20 March with further instructions regarding transfer or cancellation.

For enquiries about your registration at the 2020 Leadership Conference, please email Event Dynamics or see the 2020 Leadership Conference website for more Q&As.