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  • €275 ex VAT for non-members
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  • Online Workshop

Getting Yourself Board Ready

Online Workshop

IoD Essentials Workshop Series

Carol Bolger

Carol Bolger , 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 or phone +353 1 411 0010.

This online workshop on 'Getting Yourself Board Ready’ will be led by Carol Bolger, Chartered Director. This workshop is part of the IoD Essentials Workshop Series. 

In this workshop, Carol will cover the following topics: 

  • Journey to becoming a director.
  • Fundamentals of boards.
  • Director effectiveness and best practice.
  • Self-assessment - What’s right for you?
  • Building your toolkit and personal roadmap.

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.

Carol Bolger

Carol Bolger

Chartered Director

Carol Bolger is a Chartered Director (CDir), a Certified Bank Director and a highly skilled non-executive director.  She is an experienced Assessor with the IoD’s Board Evaluation Service and a tutor on the Chartered Director Programme.

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 and is a Patron of Chapter Zero Ireland, a community of non-executive directors who lead Irish boardroom discussions on the impacts of climate change.  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.


  • 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 Friday, 11th November 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.