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Workshop on Chairing Boards and Committees

This one-day workshop entitled ‘Chairing Boards and Committees’ will be presented by Marie Collins Chartered Director (CDir). The chair has a critical influence on a committee’s style, composition, balance and performance. Whether you are newly appointed or looking to improve your performance with a fresh perspective, practical case-study led insights shared on the day will equip you with the essential knowledge and skillset to fulfil your role successfully.

Previous delegate feedback:

"The session was first class, delivered very well by a very experienced Chair who provided real situation insight."

Anonymous workshop attendee


By attending this workshop, you will gain the knowledge and skills to:

  • Appreciate the board's role, purpose and key tasks
  • Define the role and responsibilities of the chair in successfully leading and chairing a board
  • Compose and develop a more effective board
  • Understand board dynamics – its impact on success
  • Assess key director relationships
  • Chairing an effective board meeting.

Workshop material is prepared by presenters and produced by the IoD wholly and exclusively for use by workshop participants. Please note that workshop material is provided in hard copy to all participants. We regret that requests for additional or soft copies of material cannot be accommodated.

Booking and Cancellation Policy

Workshop Fee

  • IoD members - €425 ex VAT
  • Non-members - €485 ex VAT 

Places can only be confirmed on receipt of full payment. Cancellations will be accepted if received in writing by Tuesday, 28th April 2020. However, there will be a 50% cancellation charge. All fees are forfeited thereafter. Workshop fees are non-transferable to other workshops.


IoD workshops may be eligible for CPD, including Chartered Director CPD. Please check with your relevant professional body. IoD workshops are admissible as part of the Chartered Institute for Securities & Investment (CISI) CPD scheme and would count towards “Active” learning. Workshops may also be eligible for CPD with Chartered Accountants Ireland, the Law Society of Ireland, the Institute of Banking, the Insurance Institute of Ireland, and the Life Insurance Association. Please check with your relevant professional body or call 01 411 0010 or email for further information.

Please note that photos and/or filming may take place at these workshops for media publication and for future marketing purposes. For further information, please contact:

12 May
Marie Collins CDir, Chartered Director
09:00 - 16:30
€425 ex VAT for IoD members/ €485 ex VAT for non-members
Irish Management Institute, Sandyford Road, Sandyford, Dublin 16
Fully Booked

Marie Collins CDir

Chartered Director

Marie Collins is a Chartered Director (CDir) and holds a postgraduate qualification in corporate governance from UCD and an MBA from TCD.  Marie is a highly skilled and accomplished independent non-executive director in a range of sectors. Her board experience includes: Chair of Home Building Finance Ireland; a Director of Bank of Ireland, General Investment Trust DAC and EcoUNESCO; and a member of the Audit and Risk Committee of IPUT plc and an independent member of the Audit and Risk Committee of the Communications Regulator.

Marie is also a trustee of the Trinity College Foundation and is Chair of the Audit and Risk Committee.  She previously chaired the Irish Association of Pension Funds and was secretary to the trustees’ and General Manager of ESB pension fund. Marie works with a range of clients across various public and private entities on board effectiveness, governance and training.