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 the implementation of various codes of practice and governance standards.
The Forum programme comprises 16 events over the course of the year, and is kept under constant review to ensure topicality and relevance. The Forum includes a Chairpersons' Network and a Board Secretaries' Network. Member feedback is always welcomed.