Professional development programme
We provide a comprehensive programme of training courses and qualifications for IR practitioners at every stage of their careers.
Our courses are delivered by expert trainers and what really sets them apart are the following:
First-hand experience: Current IR practitioners and advisers provide invaluable first-hand insight
Unparalleled content: Our extensive membership allows us to draw on a wide range of expertise on any IR-related topic
Up to date: Input from practising members ensure content is timely and relevant.
Our full professional development programme includes:
These courses provide an excellent introduction to IR by explaining the workings of the financial markets, identifying key relationships and developing awareness of
crucial IR techniques.
Core IR Skills
These courses allow IR practitioners to develop their knowledge in the essential areas of understanding financial accounting, IR regulation and compliance, investor targeting, media
relations (including a brand new PR course) and also best practice annual reporting.
IR regulation and compliance essentials
IR regulation update
Demystifying company accounts and valuations
Annual reporting – best practice in practice
IR script writing for management presentations
Making PR and IR work together - NEW FOR 2017
Energise your investor targeting
An increased range of Advanced IR courses are being offered in 2017, including courses on specialist financial modelling, ESG/sustainability and on Debt IR, together with a suite of Club IR lunchtime workshops on topical issues.
Financial modelling: From internal forecasting to valuation
Advanced writing skills for IR - NEW FOR 2017
Building your Debt IR capability
ESG/SRI: Sustainability issues for IROs
Strategic approach to corporate messaging: Convergence of IR and Financial PR - NEW FOR 2017
Club IR workshops
The CIR has become a benchmark in the industry, widely recognised in the UK and in other international markets. The CIR is a comprehensive, stretching test of your competency in IR, providing the tools to help you develop your career in the profession. Find out more
The DIR is a new, senior level, professional qualification, designed to examine expertise in IR and to complement the existing competency-level Certificate in IR (CIR) and DELIVER leadership programme. Find out more
The DELIVER programme (Developing future leaders through investor relations) is aimed at high potential IROs who are seeking the next step up in their career, and continues to offer unique exposure to captains of industry and other thought leaders.Find out more
The IR Society can tailor a number of the existing courses, be it IR Fundamentals or Core IR Skills, to meet your particular needs and deliver them in-house. For more information contact email@example.com
Click here to view the interactive 2017 Professional Development brochure