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Ireland's Leading Membership Body For

3,000 Directors and Business Leaders

Creating Great Leaders

Director Training

Do you want to access the highest quality director training in Ireland? We offer a number of training options including the much sought after Chartered Director Programme. The IoD’s Chartered Director Programme offers a unique qualification for directors and strategic business leaders in Ireland.

The IoD also offers a series of essential one day and half day workshops that have been designed specifically for directors. Please note this series is currently on hold due to the Government COVID-19 health and safety guidelines.

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Play to Your Strengths

The Institute of Directors (IoD) in Ireland is a dynamic network with 3,000 members drawn from companies large and small in the private, public and not-for-profit sectors.

As the foremost voice in the debate on improving corporate governance standards, IoD Ireland is dedicated to developing and improving the effectiveness and performance of directors and boards throughout Ireland.

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What Members Say

I joined the Institute of Directors in Ireland to improve my understanding of corporate governance, and to better understand the distinction between the role of the board and the role of management. Being a member helps me stay up-to-date with the latest developments in this area, and gain access to thought leadership insight on emerging business issues. Another important personal benefit has been the opportunity to broaden my professional network.

Helen Kelly

Managing Director | Country Manager and Head of Corporate Banking, Barclays Bank Ireland & Non-Executive Director, Barnardos

Sharing experiences and learning is a vital component of a director’s skill set. Membership of the Institute of Directors provides this opportunity in spades, and much more besides. It is member focused, relevant and value adding for executive and non-executive directors alike.

Maurice Pratt

Chairman, Uniphar

I have been a member of the Institute of Directors for five years now and have attended a number of workshops and training programmes to brush up on my skills and to ensure that I am legally compliant in all my directorship roles and responsibilities. The IoD hosts a number of very beneficial briefing sessions and is a very supportive organisation that has enabled me to make connections with other peers that would have been unavailable to me prior to my membership.

Oonagh O'Hagan

Owner & Managing Director, Meagher’s Pharmacy Group

Increasingly, boards are being questioned by stakeholders on governance issues. Good governance is not just a necessary add-on but key to the operation of an organisation in the private, public or charity sector. When it comes to advice, guidance or point of reference on governance or board operation, board members often need solid independent advice. The Institute of Directors is that place. Joining the IoD was, in my opinion, hugely beneficial in my role as a CEO and Chair.

Tom Shipsey CDir

CEO, Stonehouse Marketing Ltd & former Chair of Concern Worldwide

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Media & Resources

The Brexit Endgame: Will Godot Even Show Up?
  • IoD Members Only

Blog

The Brexit Endgame: Will Godot Even Show Up?

Expert insights from David O’Sullivan, former Ambassador of the European Union Delegation to the United States, and former COO of the European External Action Service.

Job Titles Aren’t Everything When It Comes To Wrong-Doing
  • IoD Members Only

Factsheet

Job Titles Aren’t Everything When It Comes To Wrong-Doing

Where a company is found to have committed a crime, personal criminal liability can follow. This factsheet considers an important test devised in the Supreme Court. This Director Factsheet is courtesy of McCann FitzGerald.

Managing Data Protection after Brexit
  • IoD Members Only

Webcast

Managing Data Protection after Brexit

This webinar was recorded on Thursday, 26th November, and has been made available to IoD Ireland members courtesy of Sytorus.

The Advantage Line - Lessons From Disruption
  • IoD Members Only

Webcast

The Advantage Line - Lessons From Disruption

This webinar was presented by Jamie Heaslip, Investor, Entrepreneur, and Performance & Wellness Coach. This webinar is part of our IoD Morning and Evening Briefings Series, and is kindly sponsored by Mazars.

Cyber Security Roles and Responsibilities for the Board of Directors

Blog

Cyber Security Roles and Responsibilities for the Board of Directors

Expert insights from Roisin Cahill, Head of Managed Service, IT Force.

Staff Isolation and Team Cohesion Are Chief Remote Working Concerns of Business Leaders

News

Staff Isolation and Team Cohesion Are Chief Remote Working Concerns of Business Leaders

The IoD Ireland Director Sentiment Monitor survey for Q3 2020 finds staff isolation and team cohesion, not productivity, are among the chief remote working concerns of business leaders. It also reveals findings on cyber security.

How to Reduce Black Friday Cyber Fraud
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Factsheet

How to Reduce Black Friday Cyber Fraud

This Director Factsheet outlines tips to raise with staff concerning the threats of Black Friday online shopping, including cyber fraud/scams. This Director Factsheet is courtesy of Mazars in Ireland.

The Importance of Marketing at Every Stage of a Business Journey
  • IoD Members Only

Blog

The Importance of Marketing at Every Stage of a Business Journey

Expert analysis from Colin Gordon, Author of “Marketing is in Trouble” and Founder, Engage Consulting.

What Do We Mean by Home as the Hub?
  • IoD Members Only

Blog

What Do We Mean by Home as the Hub?

Expert insights from Kay McCarthy, Managing Director/Founder, MCCP.

 An Update on the Programme for Government and the Irish Economy
  • IoD Members Only

Presentation

An Update on the Programme for Government and the Irish Economy

Download the full presentation by Michael McGrath TD, Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform. This webinar is part of our IoD Morning and Evening Briefings Series, and is kindly sponsored by Mazars.