(1) Nature: Aimed at the training of directors, HKIoD's Prescribed
Seminar Courses are planned to deliver contents
that are strategic and visionary rather than operational.
(3) Mode: Conducted by authorised facilitators, the seminars take
the mode of combining (a) lectures and interactive
discussion sessions in classes and (b) self-study
of handout notes and prescribed reference publications.
(4) Class Size: Each class is restricted to a practicable size
as a comfortable group to allow maximum interaction.
At times, a class is divided into smaller discussion
or assignment groups.
(5) Coverage: Standard components addressed by seminars include
(a) principles and theories, (b) new trends and
developments and (c) applications or cases related
to a particular theme.
(6) Assessments: Although no examination is prescribed for the
courses, the practical class size and the interactive
nature ensure attendees' understanding and absorption
of the curriculum. As appropriate, self-administered
tests are given and in certain courses, attendees
are required to conduct case discussions within
groups and then make presentations of their respective
(7) Languages: Cantonese, English and Putonghua courses are offered.
The HKIoD training courses are planned and developed
to achieve accreditation for attendees in (i)
membership upgrade (reference Join
in the Membership
section), (ii) membership accreditation scheme
of CPD requirement and (iii) post-graduate studies, whereby partial exemption is granted by educational institutes.
(9) Recognition: Members of HKIoD who have completed training to qualify for a Diploma in Company Direction are entitled and encouraged to use the designation "DipCD" after their names. Members of HKIoD who have completed further training to qualify for a Professional Diploma, whether a
Professional Diploma in Corporate
Governance & Directorship (for
Listed & to be Listed Companies) or a Professional Diploma in
Enterprise Directorship or Professional Diploma in any other equivalent programme organised by HKIoD, are entitled and encouraged to use the designation "PDipCD"
after their names. The Professional
Diploma further initiates the path
to post-graduate degree programmes
offered by allied universities.