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Workshop on The Effective Chair

This one-day workshop entitled 'The Effective Chair' will be presented by Marie Collins, Chartered Director. The chair has a critical influence on a board'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 skill-set to fulfil your role successfully.


By attending this course 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

Early bird rates are available for this workshop if booked and paid for, by 4:00pm on Friday, 16th August 2019. 

•    IoD members - €350 ex VAT 
•    Non-members - €410 ex VAT  

After this period, this workshop will cost:

•    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 Thursday, 19th September 2019. 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.


26 Sep
Marie Collins CDir , Chartered Director
09:00 - 16:30
€350 ex VAT IoD members/€410 ex VAT non-members
Irish Management Institute, Sandyford Road, Sandyford, Dublin 16
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Marie Collins CDir

Chartered Director

Marie Collins is a Chartered Director, and a highly skilled non-executive director across a range of sectors. She is an experienced governance trainer and facilitator to boards in both the public and private sector.

Marie is the chair of Home Building Finance Ireland (HBFI) DAC and is also a board and Audit & Risk Committee (A&RC) member of IPUT Plc, the Communications Regulator, Bank of Ireland General Investment Trust, and Eco UNESCO, where she chairs the A&RC. 

Marie is also a trustee of Trinity College Dublin Foundation where she also chairs the A&RC. She previously chaired the Irish Association of Pension Funds.

Marie holds a Postgraduate Diploma in Corporate Governance from UCD and a MBA from Trinity College, Dublin.