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  • €450 - €514

Governance of State Bodies

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

Governance Framework CPD

Dr Margaret Cullen

Dr Margaret Cullen, Non-Executive Director

State Bodies Code of Practice. Directors' roles and responsibilities. Board oversight. Culture.

This workshop is designed specifically for: 

  • The boards of Public Sector Bodies/Commercial and Semi State organisations/State Agencies
  • Member of a State Board or soon to be joining a State Board
  • Board members of State Bodies
  • Members of the Senior Leadership Team within State Bodies
  • Those charged with overseeing the governance of State Bodies

Book your place on this workshop designed for directors. This workshop will critically explore the relationship between the Code of Practice for the Governance of State Bodies (the Code) and the responsibilities of Directors and Senior Management within these Bodies.

The workshop will cover the following:

  • Unique characteristics of State Bodies and the implications for corporate governance
  • Role and responsibilities of the Board
  • Role and responsibilities of the Board Chair
  • Role of management versus role of the Board
  • Operation of Board Committees
  • Core tenets of best practice State Body governance and their application in practice
  • Relations with the Oireachtas, Minister and parent department
  • Setting the board up for success

On completion of this workshop, participants will be able to: 

  • Critically reflect on the unique governance framework within which State Bodies and their Boards operate and the challenges therein for Board and Senior Management role execution;
  • Explore and apply the core tenets of best practice corporate governance as reflected in the Code through a broad stakeholder lens;
  • Promote corporate governance themes and best practice within a State Body as a Board member, member of the senior leadership team or as a stakeholder within the governance framework;
  • Evaluate the efficacy of the corporate governance framework and/or processes within a State Body;
  • Apply professional knowledge and skills to the resolution of practical corporate governance issues and problems.
Dr Margaret Cullen

Dr Margaret Cullen

Non-Executive Director

Introducing Dr Margaret Cullen

Dr Margaret Cullen is a corporate governance specialist, a Governance Advisor for IoD Ireland, and is a member of the IoD Faculty, where she advises on governance training, research, and advocacy. Margaret holds a PhD in governance from University College Dublin (UCD). She is a specialist in the areas of corporate and investment fund governance.

Margaret serves as a non-executive director on the boards of several organisations and has extensive board and board committee experience.

Margaret is Programme Director for UCD’s Diploma in Corporate Governance and has lectured on the programme since 2007 in the subject areas of role and responsibilities of the board, stewardship and ESG, behavioural aspects of boards and executive remuneration and incentives. Margaret is also Academic Director of the Institute of Banking's Certified Bank Director Programme on an associate basis and lectures bank governance on the programme. She is a fellow of the Institute of Banking.

Is this eligible for CPD?

Dimension covered: Governance Framework

Eligible hours: 6 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.

To fully embrace participants’ experience and to encourage the sharing of this experience and knowledge by and with other participants, Dr Margaret Cullen will lead dynamic, interactive sessions, drawing on her own and participants’ experiences. She will integrate practical examples into the workshop and support participants in identifying key take-aways / action points.

What is the cost?

IoD members - €450

Non-members - €514

Cancellation and refund policy

Places are confirmed upon full payment. Cancellations with a full refund are accepted in writing to cpd@iodireland.ie until Friday, 22nd November 2024.  After this date, no refunds are possible, and all fees are forfeited for cancellations or non-attendance. Recordings will not be available as part of post-session materials.

Group bookings

Contact the IoD Ireland Learning and Development team on cpd@iodireland.ie or phone +353 1 411 0010.

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 Learning and Development Programme queries, email cpd@iodireland.ie or call +3531 411 0010.

Workshop material is prepared by IoD trainers and produced by the IoD wholly and exclusively for use by workshop participants. Workshop materials may not be reproduced, in whole or in part, without permission in writing from IoD Ireland.