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  • Cancellation list in operation
  • €425 ex VAT IoD members
  • €485 ex VAT non-members
  • Workshop fully booked

Understanding the Role and Responsibilities of the Board, Its Chair and Directors

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

IoD Essentials Workshop Series

John Smyth

John Smyth, 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 on training@iodireland.ie or phone +353 1 411 0010.

This workshop will take place in-class* in the Irish Management Institute (IMI), Sandyford Road, Sandyford, Dublin 16. 

This one-day workshop on 'Understanding the Role and Responsibilities of the Board, Its Chair and Directors' will be led by John Smyth, Chartered Director (CDir). The workshop will take place in-class at the IMI and is part of the IoD Essentials Workshop Series.

What Do I Gain from this Workshop?

  • A better understanding of the role and duties of directors.
  • Increased knowledge of current regulatory and governance issues.
  • Increased awareness of issues around directors’ liability.

*In-Class Workshop

Please note, the in-class format may be changed to a virtual format subject to Government guidelines and/or appropriate health and safety protocols - participants will be notified in advance of the workshop date. 

Photography/Filming Notice

Please note that photos and/or filming may take place at this workshop for future marketing purposes. For further information, please contact: comms@iodireland.ie.

This workshop covers the following areas:

  • Corporate governance overview.
  • The company – legal framework.
  • Duties and responsibilities of the chair and directors.
  • Board structure and best practice.
  • Directors’ roles and definitions.
  • Risk identification, monitoring and mitigation.

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.

John Smyth

John Smyth

Chartered Director

John Smyth is a Chartered Director, Fellow of the Chartered Governance Institute, Chartered Banker, and holds postgraduate diplomas in Corporate Governance and Company Direction. John has delivered quality director training courses for companies in Ireland and overseas. Using his broad experience, he has added value to companies through constructive challenge at board and committee meetings. From 1992 to 2000, John was Group Chief Executive with First National Building Society/First Active plc. He has extensive boardroom experience with a diverse range of organisations including IPB Insurance, Ostia Software Solutions, Department of Education, Northern Ireland. He is currently an Independent Board Member with the Department of Finance, Northern Ireland, and is Chairman of the Audit and Risk Committee. He is also an Independent Member of the National Transport Authority Audit and  Risk Committee.


To attend this workshop, please book and pay via the ‘Book Now’ button above.

Workshop Costs

  • IoD members - €425 ex VAT
  • Non-members - €485 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 Thursday, 15th September 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.

Contact Information

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