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

Chairing Boards and Committees

Online Workshop

IoD Essentials Workshop Series

Marie Collins

Marie Collins, Chartered Director

This Workshop is Now Booked Out

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 'Chairing Boards and Committees' will be led by Marie Collins, Chartered Director (CDir). This workshop is part of the IoD Essentials Workshop Series. 

The chair has a critical influence on a boards 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 skillset to fulfil your role with confidence and success.

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 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.

Marie Collins

Marie Collins

Chartered Director

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

Marie is Chair of Home Building Finance Ireland DAC and of Bank of Ireland’s General Investment Trust DAC. She is a Non-Executive Director of IPUT plc and EcoUnesco clg. Marie is an independent member of the Communications Regulator (ComReg) Audit and Risk Committee. She is a Trustee of Trinity College Dublin Foundation and is the Chair of the Audit and Risk Committee.

Marie holds a postgraduate Diploma in Corporate Governance from UCD and an MBA from Trinity College. She is also a Fellow of The Chartered Governance Institute in the UK.


  • 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 Wednesday, 12th October 2022. 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.