Governance Forum

Promoting Good Governance in the Public Interest

Upcoming Event Dates

  1. Living the Future: Digital, Technology and Cyber Considerations

    23 Feb 2023 11:00–12:30

  2. Board Secretaries' Network

    09 Mar 2023 11:00–13:00

  3. HR, Talent and Diversity Post-Covid

    16 Mar 2023 11:00–12:30

  4. Governing in Uncertainty: Business Continuity and Crisis Response

    20 Apr 2023 11:00–12:30

  5. "It's behaviours, stupid": People and dynamics for senior teams and boards

    11 May 2023 11:00–12:30

  6. Audit & Risk Committee Chairpersons' Roundtable

    25 May 2023 11:00–13:00

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The Forum programme for 2023 is designed to give enhanced value to Forum members. The benefits for each Forum member include invitations for Board and Committee members, senior executives and staff to a series of highly relevant briefing events, conferences, training and roundtable discussions. The Forum also includes the Chairpersons' Network and a Board Secretaries' Network (run in association with The Chartered Governance Institute), both of which successfully launched in 2019. Members can also receive customised in-house governance advice, board and committee training, related consultancy services and access to advice and support from IPA Governance Specialists.

Membership to the Governance Forum is €4,950 for non-corporate members of the IPA and €4,500 for corporate members.

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Governance Forum Programme

The Governance Forum at the Institute of Public Administration provides 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 and agencies, regulatory bodies, higher education institutions, government departments, local authorities and not-for-profit organisations.

Since its establishment in 2007, the Forum's services have grown and evolved in response to the needs of the members and in response to governance developments over the years. Recent topics addressed have included governance and culture, cyber security, risk appetite, Board effectiveness, strategy and implementation of various codes of practice and governance standards.

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