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 local authorities, higher education institutions, 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, customised in-house training and consultancy, advice from governance specialists and access to the Governance Forum website.

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, organisation culture, strategy development, 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. Please click here for our 2020 brochure, which includes the list of events and dates for 2020.