In 2017 the Governance Forum will provide an expanded programme of briefings and conferences combined with the provision of in house training and advice to individual member organisations.
The role of the board in providing and being accountable for leadership of organisations is a core theme of the 2017 programme The tone set by Boards and others with governance responsibilities can be reflected in many ways including in enhancing teamwork at the board table, embedding risk management across organisations or ensuring that internal audit brings an independent perspective.
The proposed events include updates on key governance themes, briefings on responsibilities of Board members and conferences on the impact of culture and behaviours in supporting good governance. The programme of training events is expanded to include two full day’s training workshops on Board members’ roles and responsibilities while the half day course on Finance for non-financial managers will be enhanced with additional practical case examples. The programme can also be added to in response to Member feedback.
The purpose of the Governance Forum at the Institute of Public Administration is to provide advice, training, information and a range of supports on good governance, with a particular emphasis on state, public interest and public benefit organisations. The member organisations of the Forum include state bodies, public agencies, Government Departments and not for profit organisations.
The benefits of Forum Membership include a series of events open to all Forum Members and advice and services to individual members. The current proposed programme and a description of the Forum is available here.
Core Forum Services to Members
- Briefings and conferences on governance topics.
Members are entitled to complimentary invitations to all events including two invitations to each of the briefings, courses and conferences. There
- Roundtable discussions.
Peer group discussions on topical issues and to share good practice with peers.
- In house presentations and advice on governance.
This includes a specialist day on issues such as Board responsibilities and assurance arrangements and further discounts on larger projects.
- Access to advice and network
Members have access to the expert Governance team and a network of contacts comprising sectoral and specialist personnel and organisations
Forum Membership Subscription
The membership subscription for 2017 is €4500. There is a discount for corporate members of the IPA. A subscription form is available here.
If you require any further information, please contact Paul Turpin or Aidan Horan at the IPA on +353 (0)1 240 3600. They would be delighted to discuss further ways of ensuring that the Forum membership would bring significant benefits to organisations operating in the public interest.