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  • €225 ex VAT for members
  • €275 ex VAT for non-members
  • Booked Out

Getting Yourself Board Ready

Online Workshop

IoD Essentials Workshop Series

Carol Bolger

Carol Bolger, Chartered Director

This Workshop is Now Fully Booked

Please note this workshop is now booked out. However, a cancellation list is now in operation. If you wish to be put on the cancellation list, please contact the IoD Training Team on training@iodireland.ie or phone +353 1 411 0010.

This online workshop on 'Getting Yourself Board Ready’ will be led by Carol Bolger, Chartered Director. This workshop is part of the IoD Essentials Workshop Series. 


In this workshop, Carol will cover the following topics: 

  • Journey to becoming a director.
  • Fundamentals of boards.
  • Director effectiveness and best practice.
  • Self-assessment - What’s right for you?
  • Building your toolkit and personal roadmap.

Workshop material is prepared by the presenter and produced by the IoD wholly and exclusively for use by workshop participants. Please note that workshop material will be provided in soft copy to all participants.

Carol Bolger

Carol Bolger

Chartered Director

Carol Bolger is a Chartered Director (CDir), a Certified Bank Director and is the course leader on the Governance and Diploma Programme modules of the IoD Chartered Director Programme. Carol is also an Assessor on the IoD’s Board Evaluation service.

Carol is Chairperson of An Post and a Non-Executive Director of BCM Global ASI Ltd. She is Chairperson of Utexam Solutions Ltd, a subsidiary of BNP Paribas and Chairperson of the Audit Committee of the Department of Agriculture Food and Marine.

Carol is a former Corporate Banker and worked with Bank of Ireland and Ulster Bank. She is a Fellow and former Council Member of the Institute of Banking, where she held the position of Vice President. This year Carol became a Patron of Chapter Zero Ireland, a community of Non-Executive Directors who lead Irish boardroom discussions on the impacts of climate change.


  • Please note you will need an active microphone and camera to be able to interact in this workshop.
  • To attend this workshop, please book and pay via the ‘Book Now’ button above.

Workshop Costs

  • IoD members - €225 ex VAT
  • Non-members - €275 ex VAT

Cancellation and Refund Policy

Places can only be confirmed on receipt of full payment. Cancellations and a full refund will be accepted if received in writing to training@iodireland.ie by 5pm on Friday, 5th May 2023.  After this date, no refund will be possible, and all fees will be forfeited in the event of a cancellation or non-attendance.

Group Bookings

If you would like to make a group booking, please contact the IoD Training Team on training@iodireland.ie or phone +353 1 411 0010.


IoD workshops may be eligible for CPD, including Chartered Director CPD. Please check with your relevant professional body.

Accessing the Link to Join the Workshop

  • When you register to attend, you will receive a confirmation email to confirm your booking. In this confirmation email, you can choose to add this workshop to your calendar, where you can then also access the direct link to join the workshop on its start date. Please note you will need to confirm your details when you click this link.
  • All registered attendees will also receive a joining instruction email closer to the date of the workshop. This email will contain your registration link to access the workshop. Please note you will need to confirm your details when you click this link.

Workshop Platform Information: Zoom

  • This Workshop will take place via the online platform Zoom. Please download Zoom to your system before the workshop to ensure you can view the webinar.
  • We would ask all registered attendees to do a test of the Zoom platform in advance to ensure it works for them. To do this, please click on the following Zoom Test page. If you need any further support, please visit the Zoom support page for more information.
  • Please note, before you join the workshop Zoom will prompt you for your email address before you can join, this is a required feature of the Zoom platform. For more information on this, please view: Zoom Video Communications GDPR Compliance.

Contact Information

For all queries relating to the IoD Training Programme, please contact training@iodireland.ie or phone +353 1 411 0010.