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This new online workshop on ‘Setting Yourself up for Success: A Practical Workshop for Directors of Financial Services' will be led by Dr Margaret Cullen.
The workshop will provide participants with a practical understanding of the duties and responsibilities of directors of financial services entities, the unique challenges therein, and the behaviours required from directors and boards in executing these duties and responsibilities in a regulated space. This workshop is part of the IoD Essentials Workshop Series.
What Do I Gain from this Workshop?
Participants on the workshop will gain a good understanding of:
In this workshop, Margaret will take participants through the following key areas:
To fully embrace participants’ experience and to encourage the sharing of this experience and knowledge by and with other participants, Margaret will lead dynamic, interactive sessions, drawing on her own and participants’ experiences.
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.
Dr Margaret Cullen is a specialist in the areas of corporate and investment fund governance. Margaret holds a PhD in governance from University College Dublin. Her doctoral research explored the role and effectiveness of boards of directors in investment fund governance. She is a published behavioural researcher with a particular interest in board effectiveness, processes, dynamics and decision-making, board and corporate culture, stewardship and corporate social responsibility. Prior to completing her doctoral research, Margaret worked for 12 years in the financial services industry.
Following completion of her doctoral research Margaret joined the Institute of Banking (IoB) as Director of Executive Education. She designed and directed the IoB’s Certified Bank Director (CBD) and Certified Investment Fund Director (CIFD) Programmes from 2012. Margaret was the founding CEO and Academic Director of the Certified Investment Fund Director Institute (CIFDI), a specialist institute of the Institute of Banking (IoB), which focuses on raising professional standards in investment fund governance through its CIFD Programme. Margaret taught investment fund governance on the programme for eight years up to April 2020.
Margaret has been an assistant professor at the UCD Smurfit Business School for 14 years lecturing on the Professional Diploma in Corporate Governance (a Smurfit Executive Development programme) in the subject areas of directors’ roles and responsibilities, executive remuneration and behavioural aspects of boards. She is currently Co-Academic Director of the IoB’s CBD Programme on an associate basis and lectures bank governance on the programme. Margaret serves as a non-executive director on the boards of several financial services organisations. She has extensive board and board committee experience. She is a member of the Advisory Committee of the Fund Boards Council in the UK. Margaret is also a Board Assessor for the Institute of Director's Board Evaluation Service.
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Workshop Platform Information: Zoom
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