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Workshop on Essential Dos and Don'ts for Today's Company Directors

This one-day workshop on Essential Dos and Don'ts for Today’s Company Directors will be presented by corporate governance expert, George Bartlett.

What do I gain from this workshop?

  • A better understanding of the legal environment in which a company and its directors operate 
  • Clarity on the difference between directing and managing a company
  • Essential dos and don’ts for directors, the board and the company
  • Personal liability - how to protect yourself


What they said:

"A diverse range of attendees, broad scope and some excellent practical tips and insight from George.A great refresher for anyone involved in boards and a reminder to get the structures right whether you are a start up, SME or global group".

- Neil Fleming, Independent Non-Executive Director


Morning Session

  • Essential aspects
  • The company’s legal environment    
  • Direction vs management
  • Directing & controlling a company
  • Directors’ duties         

Afternoon Session

  • Essential dos and don’ts - for directors, for the board, for the company
  • Personal liability - how to protect yourself
  • Open forum
  • Conclusions and Personal Action Plan

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

This workshop is fully booked.  A waiting list is in operation. Please email

The workshop cost  is €425 ex VAT for IoD members/€485 ex VAT for non-members.

Places can only be confirmed on receipt of full payment. Cancellations will be accepted if received in writing by Wednesday, 25th September 2019. However, there will be a 50% cancellation charge. All fees are forfeited thereafter. Workshop fees are also non-transferrable. 


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.


02 Oct
George Bartlett, Corporate Governance Expert
09:00 - 16:30
€425 ex VAT for IoD members/€485 ex VAT for non-members
Irish Management Institute, Sandyford Road, Sandyford, Dublin 16
Places Available (Limited Places Remaining)

George Bartlett

Corporate Governance Expert

George Bartlett has been a company director for over thirty years. For more than a decade he was also Group Company Secretary of a listed company headquartered in the UK with manufacturing operations in six European countries, serving on the boards of all of its principal subsidiary companies. Since 2002, he has been a self-employed consultant specialising in corporate governance and risk management.