Governance Forum

Promoting Good Governance in the Public Interest

Upcoming Event Dates

  1. Board Secretaries' Network (In association with Chartered Governance Institute) | In-Person Event

    06 Mar 2024 11:00–13:00

  2. Board Reporting, Focus and Effectiveness | ONLINE

    21 Mar 2024 11:00–12:30

  3. Talent Management, Diversity & Inclusion | ONLINE

    18 Apr 2024 11:00–12:30

  4. Key Legislation - FOI, Data Protection, Protected Disclosures (Training) | In-Person Event

    01 May 2024 09:45–13:00

  5. Artificial Intelligence and Cyber - Threats and Opportunities | ONLINE

    16 May 2024 11:00–12:30

  6. ARC Chairpersons' Roundtable | In-Person Only Event

    22 May 2024 11:00–13:00

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The Forum programme for 2024 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 of the Governance Forum is €5,695 for non-corporate members of the IPA and €4,950 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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