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Board Reporting: Optimising Board Effectiveness

Irish Management Institute (IMI), Sandyford Road, Sandyford, Dublin 16

Governance Framework CPD

Dr Margaret Cullen

Dr Margaret Cullen, Non-Executive Director

Booked out

Please note this workshop is now booked out. However, if you wish to be added to a cancellation list, we will try our best to get you a place.

Reach out to our Learning and Development Team to be added to our cancellation list and/or phone the office on +353 1 411 0010.


Get the reporting right. Add value to board information. Maximise board meeting effectiveness. 

This workshop is designed specifically for Chairs, Non-executive directors and executive directors.

Improve the quality of your board papers, including outlining a clear purpose, in this dedicated workshop. 

Join Dr Margaret Cullen as she outlines how directors and boards can improve the quality of board papers effectively with their executive management teams. Margaret will also explore the pitfalls that can compromise board effectiveness and challenges attendees to critically reflect on the quality of board papers and how they can be improved. 

The workshop will also provide an overview of corporate governance, including roles and responsibilities and what good looks like.

Margaret will cover the following key areas:

  • Understanding board and company objectives
  • Board versus management responsibilities
  • Board information objectives
  • What board effectiveness looks like.

What people are saying about this workshop

“Excellent workshop facilitator (Dr Margaret Cullen) with rich experience who listened and responded to the participants needs from the session.”

Workshop Attendee

“Delighted to have attended the Getting Board Information Right workshop. Gained insight into various board structures and how no one style fits all. Importance of being open to review the information shared so it maximises the effectiveness of the board meeting so the Executive Management team share the critical issues and risks, seek ownership of these with the board and gain approval for the roadmap ahead. Plenty to think about!!!”

Matthew Kerrigan, Chief Operating Officer, R&H Hall

“Getting Board information right is critical for all stakeholders and for setting the Board up for success. In my experience not enough thought or time goes into this important area and prompted me to attend. Dr Margaret Cullen provided participants with excellent practical and relevant ways to improve the Boards performance and how to get the information right. Well worth attending.”

Paul Candon, United Hardware

“Excellent Workshop. Invaluable insights shared by Dr Margaret Cullen. Highly recommend to all board directors.”

Workshop Attendee

“An excellent workshop for current or new INED's in understanding the importance of information reported to the Board by the Executive, and the role of the INED in assessing and challenging that information in performing their duties to the company, whatever its strategy may be. Access to Dr Margaret Cullen's deep expertise in this area is invaluable to any current or aspiring INED.”

Siobhan Gormley, Independent Non-executive Director

Dr Margaret Cullen

Dr Margaret Cullen

Non-Executive Director

Introducing Dr Margaret Cullen

Dr Margaret Cullen is a corporate governance specialist, a Governance Advisor for IoD Ireland, and is a member of the IoD Faculty, where she advises on governance training, research, and advocacy. Margaret holds a PhD in governance from University College Dublin (UCD). She is a specialist in the areas of corporate and investment fund governance. Margaret has been an Assistant Professor at the UCD Smurfit Business School for 16 years, lecturing on the Professional Diploma in Corporate Governance in the areas of board roles and responsibilities, behavioural aspects of board and executive remuneration and incentives.

She is currently Co-Academic Director of the Institute of Banking’s (IoB) Certified Bank Director Programme on an associate basis and lectures bank governance on the programme. Margaret was the founding CEO and Academic Director of the Certified Investment Fund Director Institute (CIFDI), a specialist institute of the IoB which focuses on raising professional standards in investment fund governance through its CIFD Programme.

Margaret serves as a non-executive director on the boards of several financial services organisations and has extensive board and board committee experience. She is also a member of the Advisory Committee of the Fund Boards Council in the UK.

Is this eligible for CPD?

Dimension covered: Governance Framework

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.

Workshop participants will receive a Certificate of Attendance on completion of the session.

What is the cost?

IoD members - €325

Non-members - €380

Cancellation and refund policy

Places are confirmed upon full payment. Cancellations with a full refund are accepted in writing to cpd@iodireland.ie until Thursday, 2nd May 2024.  After this date, no refunds are possible, and all fees are forfeited for cancellations or non-attendance. Please note this live and interactive series requires live attendance at each session. Unfortunately, recordings will not be available as part of post-session materials.

Group bookings

Contact the IoD Ireland Learning and Development team on cpd@iodireland.ie or phone +353 1 411 0010.

Want to connect with fellow workshop participants?

All workshop attendees will receive a list of all other workshop participants in advance of the session. This will include name, job title and organisation. If you have any queries around this  please contact the Learning and Development Team.

For GDPR reasons, we cannot provide contact details on the attendee list. 


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

Workshop material is prepared by IoD trainers and produced by the IoD wholly and exclusively for use by workshop participants. Workshop materials may not be reproduced, in whole or in part, without permission in writing from IoD Ireland.