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Chairing for impact: Boards and committees

Online Workshop

Governance Framework CPD

Marie Collins CDir

Marie Collins CDir, Chartered 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.


Join Marie Collins CDir as she outlines how to lead your board and committee with success and make an impact. 

Marie will take you through: 

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

The chair has a criticial influence on a board or comittee's performance and culture. This workshop is for newly appointed directors or those looking to improve their performance with a fresh perspective. 

What people are saying

“The IoD workshop on Chairing for impact: Boards and committees is an extremely useful guide to the practical, organisational and functional roles of a Chair in leading a variety of Boards, and deals effectively with the challenges posed to a Chair when dealing with several types of stakeholder and participant. Highly recommended.”
David Kerr CDir, Bonkers Money Ltd

“The workshop Chairing for impact: Boards and committees provided by Marie Collins CDir was extensive in content and advice for a short learning program. The group interaction was very informative also. I would highly recommend for anyone who is a Board/Committee Chairperson or Board member or considering moving in this direction. It is also a great learning experience for those who have completed the IoD Chartered Director Programme.”
Anne Fleck-Byrne CDir

“As an Independent Non-Executive Director who aspires to being a Chair one day, I found this workshop really helpful in understanding what the role entails and how to prepare to become ready.” 
Workshop Attendee

“The workshop was insightful and practical. Many of the areas discussed, examples and tips given resonated with me and reflected my experience of boardrooms and committees. Marie is an excellent coach and really brings people into the room. I enjoyed the session.”
Workshop Attendee

“The workshop was first class. It was delivered expertly by a very experienced Chair who provided real life examples and insights.” 
Workshop Attendee

“Conversational style that enable sharing of real life practice, allowing critical examination of real world v's best practice aspirations.” 
Workshop Attendee

“Highly informative, delivered professionally with great quality materials.” 
Workshop Attendee

Marie Collins CDir

Marie Collins CDir

Chartered Director

Marie Collins is a Chartered Director (CDir), a course leader on the Governance and Diploma Programme aspect of the Chartered Director Programme and is an Assessor on the IoD's Board Evaluation service.

Marie is a Chair of Home Building Finance Ireland DAC, Bank of Ireland's Dawson MT dac and New Irelands Master Trust. She is an independent non-executive director with Dunnes Stores PT ULC and is Board of Trustees Chair with the Trinity College Dublin Foundation. Marie is an independent member of the Communications Regulator (ComReg) Audit and Risk Committee.

Marie holds a Post Grad Dip in Corporate Governance from University College Dublin (UCD) and an MBA from Trinity College and is a Fellow of The Chartered Governance Institute 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 - €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, 10th May 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.ie or 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.

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