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  • €425 ex VAT IoD members
  • €485 ex VAT non-members

Workshop on Getting Yourself Board Ready

Irish Management Institute, 16 Sandyford Road, Sandyford, Dublin 16

Carol Bolger CDir

Carol Bolger CDir, Chartered Director

Workshop on Getting Yourself Board Ready

13 March 2019 9:00am

This one-day workshop on Getting Yourself Board Ready will be presented by Carol Bolger, Chartered Director.

Workshop material is prepared by presenters 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. We regret that requests for additional or soft copies of material cannot be accommodated. 

Morning Session

Journey to Becoming a Director:

Why do you want to be a Director? What does it entail? How do you become Board ready?

Fundamentals of Boards :

Purpose of Boards , How Boards work, Legal Framework, Duties & Responsibilities of Directors                    

Director Effectiveness and Best Practice

Directors’ Attributes, Board Behaviour, Exemplary Boards, Board and Committee Evaluation

Self Assessment – What’s Right for You?

What type of Board? The transition to Executive Director, The transition to Non-Executive Director , What it takes to become a Chair

Afternoon Session

Guest Speaker:

My journey to the Boardroom: Insights from an experienced Board Director

Building Your Toolkit:

The Executive CV, A Director’s Profile, Developing your Brand, Building your Network

Making it Happen:

Understanding the commitment, Doing your due diligence, Preparing for Board interviews, Best Practice Checklist 

Building Your Personal Roadmap:

Mapping out the journey, Identifying gaps, Options and Approaches, Director Development

Round up and Conclusion: 

Your Personal Plan

Carol Bolger CDir

Carol Bolger CDir

Chartered Director

Carol Bolger is a Chartered Director (C Dir), a Certified Bank Director and a highly skilled non-executive director. She is an experienced Assessor with the IoD’s Board Evaluation Service where she also undertakes bespoke governance training. She has 30 years' Corporate & Business Banking expertise 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 a Board Member of: An Post, the Coombe Women and Infants University Hospital and the Health & Safety Authority. She is also a member of the Audit Committee of the Department of Justice and Equality. Carol is an experienced Audit Committee and Finance Committee Chair and has successfully chaired governance and risk reviews.

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 and a former Council Member of the Institute of Banking where she held the position of Vice President in 2005.


13 March 2019 9:00am

IoD workshops may be eligible for CPD, including Chartered Director CPD, please check with your relevant professional body. IoD workshops are admissible as part of the Chartered Institute for Securities & Investment (CISI) CPD Scheme and would count towards “Active” learning. Workshops may also be eligible for CPD with Chartered Accountants Ireland, the Law Society of Ireland and the Institute of Banking. Please check with your relevant professional body or call 01 411 0010 or email training@iodireland.ie for further information.

Booking Details

13 March 2019 9:00am

The workshop cost  is €425 ex VAT for IoD members/€485 ex VAT for non-members. 

Places can only be confirmed on receipt of full payment. Cancellations will be accepted if received in writing by Wednesday, 6th March 2019. However, there will be a 50% cancellation charge. All fees are forfeited thereafter. Workshop fees are also non-transferrable.