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Workshop on Understanding the Role and Responsibilities of the Board, its Chair and Directors - Clare

This one-day workshop on Understanding the Role and Responsibilities of the Board, its Chair and Directors - Clare will be presented by John Smyth, Chartered Director.

What do I gain from this workshop?

  • A better understanding of the role and duties of directors
  • Increased knowledge of current regulatory and governance issues
  • Increased awareness of issues around directors’ liability


  • Corporate Governance Overview
  • The Company - Legal Framework                                                                                   
  • Duties & Responsibilities of the Chair and Directors                         
  • Board Structure and Best Practice                                              
  • Directors’ Roles & Definitions                         
  • Risk Identification, Monitoring & Mitigation

Booking and Cancellation Policy

Places can only be confirmed on receipt of full payment. Early bird rates apply for those who book and pay for their workshop(s) by close of business on Friday 17th August 2018. Cancellations will be accepted if received in writing by Wednesday, 26th September 2018. 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 and the Institute of Banking. Please check with your relevant professional body or contact Sheila Byrne at 01 411 0010 for further information.

03 Oct
John Smyth , Chartered Director
09:00 - 16:30
€330 ex VAT for IoD members / €380 ex VAT non-members
Treacy’s West County Conference & Leisure Hotel, Limerick Road, Clonroad More, Ennis, Co Clare
Places Available

John Smyth

Chartered Director

John Smyth is a corporate governance specialist and a former President of the Institute of Directors, as well as a Chartered Director. He has delivered quality director training courses for companies in Ireland and overseas. Using his broad experience, he has added value to companies through constructive critical contributions at board and committee meetings. 

From 1992 to 2000 he was Group Chief Executive with First National Building Society/First Active plc. He is an independent board member of various organisations including IPB Insurance, Ostia Software Solutions and Department of Education, Northern Ireland where he is Chairman of the Audit Committee. John is also a member of the advisory board of Risk Management International.


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.