Jillian has been a longstanding member of the Irish Institute of Directors. Recently she successfully completed all four modular examinations to be awarded the Certificate in Company Direction of this Institute. Jillian accomplished this at first attempt and in three of the four modules passed with distinction (Governance, Strategy and Leadership).
In more detail, the Certificate in Company Direction encompasses the knowledge and awareness that is necessary to function effectively as a director and provides:
- An in-depth view of the role, responsibilities and legal duties of a director
- An understanding of the characteristics of an effective board
- Sound knowledge of financial terms and concepts
- An understanding of the issues and processes associated with formulating strategic and business plans and achieving strategic leadership
This adds to the already huge practical experience Jillian has, gained through roles as Director of a commercial company, CEO of an NGO, NED on numerous boards, etc.