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Getting Board Ready

Online Workshop

IoD CPD Framework for Directors

Led by Carol Bolger

Led by Carol Bolger, Chartered Director

Take the first step in your journey to the boardroom. 

Join Carol Bolger CDir as she explains the steps needed to become a successful director.

Carol will take you through:

  • Governance fundamentals and best practice. 
  • Personal director brand and portfolio. 
  • Assessing potential director roles that align to your goals. 

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.

What people are saying

“The workshop covered many areas directorship l had not given a lot of thought to before and having attended this morning gives me a much better understanding going ahead. I now have a handbook at hand to refer to which will be a great help going ahead.” 
Workshop Attendee

“Carol has a great wealth of knowledge. It was a really great introduction for someone just starting out on their board member journey. It really clarifies the requirements and responsibilities that come with the role.” 
Workshop Attendee

“Carol Bolger's delivery of the Getting Board Ready workshop was excellent; insightful, inclusive, clear, comprehensive, the breakout rooms were enjoyable and just enough. Most enjoyable.” 
Workshop Attendee

"The workshop was very useful, providing focus and practical insights from the very experienced presenter (Carol), it helped me prepare for my subsequent roles as INED. I have referred back to the materials and approaches on several occasions and would recommend this course to anyone considering a Board of Director role." 
Karen Forte, INED in Financial Services

Carol Bolger

Carol Bolger

Chartered Director

Carol Bolger is a Chartered Director (CDir) and is a course leader on the Governance and Diploma modules of the IoD Chartered Director Programme. 

Carol is a Certified Bank Director. She is also an Assessor on the IoD’s Board Evaluation service. She has broad banking experience gained in Bank of Ireland and Ulster Bank where she held senior roles including Chief Operating Officer and Director of Strategy & Planning. 

Carol is currently Chairperson of An Post, a non-Executive Director on the board of BCM Global ASI Ltd and Chair of Utexam Solutions Ltd, a subsidiary of BNP Paribas.  She also Chairs the Audit Committee of the Department of Agriculture Food and Marine.  Carol is a Patron of Chapter Zero Ireland, a community of non-executive directors who lead Irish boardroom discussions on the impacts of climate change and is a Member of the Balance for Better Business Review Group.  She previously served on the board of The Coombe Women & Infants Hospital until 2020, where she was Chair of the Quality, Safety & Risk Committee and a member of the Nomination Committee.  She has also served on the Boards of the Health & Safety Authority and the Institute of Banking.

She holds qualifications in Finance, Strategy and Innovation (UCC) and has an Advanced Diploma in Executive Coaching accredited by the European Mentoring and Coaching Council.  She is a Fellow of the Institute of Banking where she formerly held the position of Vice President.

Is this eligible for CPD?

Eligible hours: 2.5 hours of Chartered Director CPD.

This session may be eligible for other professional body CPD. Check with your relevant professional body. 

What is the cost? 

  • IoD members - €275 
  • Non-members - €336 

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 cpd@iodireland.ie by 5pm on Friday, 9th February 2024. 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

Contact the IoD Ireland training team on cpd@iodireland.ieor phone +353 1 411 0010.

How do I attend?

To reserve your space, book and pay through the "Book now" button. 

Once registered, we’ll send an email to confirm your booking.

We'll also send a joining instruction email closer to the date of the workshop. You must click the link and confirm your details to receive the direct link to join the workshop.

The event will take place on Zoom. Download Zoom if you don’t have it already. Please ensure you have a working microphone and camera to take part in our interactive workshop.


For any IoD Ireland Training Programme queries, email cpd@iodireland.ie or call +3531 411 0010.