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  • €225 ex VAT for members
  • €275 ex VAT for non-members
  • Workshop fully booked

Chairing Boards and Committees


Marie Collins

Marie Collins, Chartered Director

This Online Workshop is Now Full

Please note this online workshop is at capacity. If you wish to be added to a cancellation list, please contact training@iodireland.ie, and we will endeavour to register you should any places become available. IoD Ireland will be hosting another workshop soon. Please stay tuned for more details.


We are delighted to announce this online workshop titled, 'Chairing Boards and Committees', presented by Marie Collins, Chartered Director.

The chair has a critical influence on a board or committee’s performance and culture. Whether you are newly appointed, or looking to improve your performance with a fresh perspective, this practical workshop will equip you with the essential knowledge and skill-set to fulfil your role with confidence and success.

Marie Collins

Marie Collins

Chartered Director

Marie Collins is a Chartered Director (CDir), and a highly skilled non-executive director across a range of sectors. She is an experienced governance trainer and facilitator to boards in both the public and private sector.

Marie is the chair of Home Building Finance Ireland (HBFI) DAC and is also a board and Audit & Risk Committee (A&RC) member of IPUT Plc, the Communications Regulator, Bank of Ireland General Investment Trust, and Eco UNESCO, where she chairs the A&RC. 

Marie is also a trustee of Trinity College Dublin Foundation where she also chairs the A&RC. She previously chaired the Irish Association of Pension Funds.

Marie holds a Postgraduate Diploma in Corporate Governance from UCD and a MBA from Trinity College, Dublin.

By attending this course you will gain the knowledge and skills to:

  • Understand the role and responsibilities of the chair in successfully leading and chairing a board or committee
  • Develop a high performing board
  • Understand board dynamics and tone from the top
  • Chair an effective board meeting.

Workshop material is prepared by presenters 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. 

 Workshop Costs

  • IoD members - €175 ex VAT
  • Non-members - €225 ex VAT 

Cancellations and Refunds

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 Wednesday, 12th May. After 12th May, no refund will be possible, and all fees will be forfeited in the event of a cancellation or non-attendance.


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


For any queries in regards to this workshop, please email the IoD Ireland Training Team.

How to participate in this online workshop

  • 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.
  • All registered attendees will receive a joining instructions email closer to 17th May. This email will contain your registration link to access the workshop. Please press this to confirm once you receive it. 
  • This webinar will take place via the online platform Zoom. Please download Zoom to your system before the webinar 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.
  • On the morning of the event, please then click the webinar link in the joining instructions email and you will be able to view the webinar. Please note it 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.