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Board Roles & Responsibilities

Carmichael House
10:00AM - 1:00PM

Carmichael Centre is delighted to collaborate with the Corporate Governance Association of Ireland (CGAI) on this SATURDAY MORNING workshop. It will demystify Boards members' roles and responsibilities and give you tools to enhance your contribution and the effectiveness of your Board. It outlines the purpose of the board as a whole, particularly in relation to governance and management. We then examine the specific roles of individual board members and resourceful ways in which work can be divided up between members. We will look at effective ways of managing a meeting to get results. The workshop will finish with a discussion on practical solutions to deal with typical problems arising within boards.

Feedback on best features of the course from pervious participants:

“Content was extensive, all questions handles professionally and politely.”

“Very informative covering a wide range, very interactive and interesting.”

“The discussion was very interesting and well approached.”

“Pitched correctly to a mixed audience.”

“Helpful handouts, very much appreciate the relevant content & powerful tips, much greater awareness of my responsibilities.”

“Diarmaid engaging and willing to answer all questions”


Diarmaid O Corrbui
Carmichael Centre

Diarmaid O Corrbui, Carmichel Centre CEO,  has extensive experience in training and supporting a wide range of boards and committees. He is a member of the Governance Code Working Group and has direct experience of serving on community and voluntary boards.


Patrick Downes
Lionheart Consultants

Patrick Downes is Managing Partner of Lionheart Consultants. He has over 25 years experience operating at the nexus of the Public, Private & Not For Profit sectors. He joined Lionheart from Bord na Mona plc where he was Director of Regulatory Affairs. Prior to that he was Chief Executive of The Baxi Group of companies in Ireland. Patrick has sat on a number of commercial and charity boards and has considerable experience across the regulatory and corporate governance landscape. He has previously served as Chairman of the Corporate Governance Association and on a number of other boards. He is a Trustee of the Royal Dublin Society and sits on the Alumni Board of NUIG. He is a graduate of UCG, and holds various postgraduate qualifications from UCD, Boston College, Harvard Business School and the IMI.

Target Audience: 
Are you a Board member of a voluntary or community group? Are you unsure of what is expected of you? Do you want to ensure your organisation is governed in accordance with good practice?

By the end of the course participants will be able to:

·         Identify their own expectations of and motivation for board membership

·         Describe the purpose of their board and its responsibilities

·         Identify the different roles of board members

·         Identify good practice in operating as a board

·         Understand the Governance Code for Community, Voluntary and Charitable Organisations and the requirements of the Charities Regulator.


Carmichael Centre Resident Members: €60

Other Community Voluntary Charity Organisations and Members of CGAI: €70

Statutory/Corporate Organisations: €80


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