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Membership

ILD is a membership organisation with SIX categories of membership (as determined from time to time by the Board of Directors, Governing Council and Advisory Committee) of the Institute:

  • Fellow (FILD): You have at least 10 years leadership experience and either a qualification at Masters’ Degree level (UK or its equivalent) or you have successfully completed the ILD Fellowship Course within 2 years prior to the application date or you have been invited to Fellowship by the Board and sponsored by at least 2 other Fellows.
  • Member (MILD): You have at least 5 years leadership experience and either a qualification at Bachelors’ Degree/HND level (UK or its equivalent) or successful completion of the ILD Membership Course obtained within 2 years of the application date.
  • Associate (AILD): You have at least 3 years leadership experience and either a qualification at Diploma/OND/NCE level (UK or its equivalent) or successful completion of the ILD Associate Membership Course obtained within 2 years of the application date.
  • Student: Registered full time student who is or has been in a leadership role (e.g. in the Student Union or class representative or prefecture) and has enrolled on an ILD Endorsed course. Student membership is valid for a maximum of 1 year from date of enrolment).
  • Companion (CILD): By invitation of the Board of Directors, Governing Council and Advisory Committee).
  • Patron (PILD): By invitation of the Board of Directors, Governing Council and Advisory Committee)

In all cases:

  • Candidates for membership must demonstrate a level of leadership competence acceptable to the Board, whose decision on any issue of membership is final.
  • Membership is subject to strict adherence to ILD’s Code of Conduct for members and candidates must sign an undertaking to this effect.
  • The Board of Directors, Governing Council and Advisory Committee may in its discretion confer any of the above titles on any individual or body corporate on an Honourary basis.
  • The Board’s decision on any issue of membership is discretionary and final. Benefits of Membership
  • Use of approved designatory letters after your name as appropriate to your membership grade
  • Discounted rates at ILD’s conferences and events
  • Discounted rates on purchases of ILD’s promotional merchandise
  • Participation at all ILD members’ activities and events
  • Free access to ILD’s online spaces and learning resources with updates support for Continuing Professional Development (CPD)
  • Discounts and reductions on a wide range of specially negotiated schemes, services and facilities such as package holidays, insurance products and consumer products, sourced through ILD’s partners (subject to Terms and Conditions)
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