Welcome

The Governance Forum is managed by the Institute of Public Administration to provide a network, events and advice on governance issues from a public interest perspective. The member organisations of the Forum include State bodies, government departments and not for profit bodies.

Each member organisation receives a range of services including invitations for board members and executives to a series of briefing events and conferences, customized in-house training and consultancy, advice from governance specialists and access to the Governance Forum web site.

The Forum programme is continuously developed to cover topical and relevant issues. This includes the application of governance codes to different types of institutions, effective audit committees, risk management, board evaluation and the relationships between State bodies and parent departments.

The programme of events is designed to reflect the governance interests and challenges facing the member organisations. Over the past year the Forum applied a governance perspective to a wide range of issues, including reputation management and social media, the governance of regulation, and the skills and experience required of Board members. Each event included speakers with high levels of practical experience and responsibilities in the areas discussed.

The programme was kept under constant review, and adapted to ensure topicality and relevance. Click here for the 2017 programme of events.