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  • Places Available
  • In-class Workshop
  • €160 ex VAT Members
  • €200 ex VAT Non-members

Leadership and Governance for Charities in Ireland

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

IoD Essentials Workshop Series

Marie Collins CDir

Marie Collins CDir, Chartered Director

Being a director/trustee for a Charity is a very fulfilling role, however, it can also be very challenging with onerous responsibility. IoD Ireland is hosting this full day in-person workshop specifically designed for those in governing roles in these organisations.   

This one-day workshop on ‘Leadership and Governance for Charities in Ireland’ will be led by Marie Collins CDir, Chartered Director

The nominal rate for this workshop is designed to prioritise accessibility for directors and trustees on the boards of charities rather than the officers and directors of for-profit entities.

The workshop will take place at the Irish Management Institute (IMI), Sandyford Road, Sandyford, Dublin 16, and is part of the IoD Essentials Workshop Series.

What Will I Gain?
Participants on the workshop will gain an understanding and insight into:

  • the role, responsibilities and leadership in guiding their organisation to achieve its charitable purpose by building a firm foundation for good governance.
  • how good governance goes beyond conformance with laws and regulation.
  • the skills and the practical approaches to good governance to assist in delivering lasting positive social impact for your organisation. 
  • the governance challenges and developments facing charities.

Photography Notice
Please note that photos may be taken at this workshop for future marketing purposes. For further information, please contact: comms@iodireland.ie.

What People Say About This Workshop

“A very helpful and worthwhile workshop by the IoD. Directors need to keep learning, trying and continuously improving to achieve best practice in the interests of our charities. Great insights, tips and nuggets of info were given by the participants as well as the presenter.”
Carol Fawsitt, Solicitor (retired), Chair of The Ark and Co-Founder Silent Voices

“This was an excellent workshop.  There was a wide range of different stakeholders sharing their experiences in the charity sector under the tutelage and guidance of the super Marie Collins.” 
Dominic Rigby, Dom Rigby Consultancy Limited

“This is a very useful workshop for anyone already holding charity board roles or those considering bringing their skills and experience to add value to this sector. The content, format, and presentation provides a great learning environment and encourages open discussion and sharing of experience among participants.”
Jillian Mahon Independent Consultant/Advisor and Board Director

“This course is an essential for those who are, or may be considering becoming, a Trustee of a charity. It provides great insights into the roles, responsibilities and challenges of a Trustee and provides a toolkit to develop and promote great governance in any organisation.” 
Paul Owens Chair City Of Dublin YMCA

“The IoD Leadership and Governance for Charities workshop is excellent for current or soon-to-be Trustees. A wide range and breadth of areas covered. Marie Collins adeptly shared her expert knowledge and drew on the group's experience to bring us from policy to practice.” 
Jillian van Turnhout, Trustee, Irish Girl Guides CLG and One in Four CLG

In this workshop, Marie will take participants through the following key areas:

  • understanding your role and responsibilities as directors/trustees.
  • a practical understanding of key governance frameworks for Charitable Organisations and how to apply these to your charity.
  • board effectiveness, risk management and accountability.
  • boardroom culture and dynamics.     

Workshop material is prepared by IoD trainers and produced by the IoD wholly and exclusively for use by workshop participants. Please note that workshop material is provided in hard copy to all participants. Requests for additional or soft copies of material may be accommodated upon receipt of written request.

Marie Collins CDir

Marie Collins CDir

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 Collins has over 20 years’ experience working as a Director and with Trustees in a wide range of sectors including Charites/not-for profit organisations.  

Marie is Chair of Home Building Finance Ireland DAC and Chair of Bank of Ireland’s Dawson Master Trust Company. She previously Chaired General Investment Trust DAC. She is a Non-Executive Director of IPUT plc, a Non-Ex Director of Dunnes Stores Pension Trustee Company and an independent member of the Communications Regulator (ComReg) Audit and Risk Committee. She is Chair of the Trustees for Trinity College Dublin Foundation and past Director of EcoUnesco clg.

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.

Due to the subject matter of this workshop, we are delighted to offer this at a special discounted rate.

Workshop Costs

  • IoD members - €160 ex VAT
  • Non-members - €200 ex VAT

The nominal rate for this workshop is designed to prioritise accessibility for directors and trustees on the boards of charities rather than the officers and directors of for-profit entities.

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, 17th November 2023. 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.

Contact Information

For all queries relating to the IoD Training Programme, please contact training@iodireland.ie or phone +353 1 411 0010.