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Directors and Business Leaders

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Director Training

Do you want to access the highest quality director training in Ireland? We offer a number of training options including the much sought after Chartered Director Programme. The IoD’s Chartered Director Programme offers a unique qualification for directors and strategic business leaders in Ireland.

The IoD also offers a series of essential workshops and courses that have been designed specifically for directors. Visit our website page for more information.

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The Business Network That Works
About Us

The Business Network That Works

We are made up of the most forward thinking and successful business leaders in Ireland. These include chief executives/managing directors; chairpersons; non-executive directors; senior executives; and entrepreneurs. As a member of IoD Ireland, we offer a wide range of resources designed for your professional development as a business leader.

As the foremost voice in the debate on improving corporate governance standards, IoD Ireland is dedicated to developing and improving the effectiveness and performance of directors and boards throughout Ireland.

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What Members Say

Sharing experiences and learning is a vital component of a director’s skill set. Membership of the Institute of Directors provides this opportunity in spades, and much more besides. It is member focused, relevant and value adding for executive and non-executive directors alike.

Maurice Pratt

Chairman, Uniphar

I have been a member of the Institute of Directors for five years now and have attended a number of workshops and training programmes to brush up on my skills and to ensure that I am legally compliant in all my directorship roles and responsibilities. The IoD hosts a number of very beneficial briefing sessions and is a very supportive organisation that has enabled me to make connections with other peers that would have been unavailable to me prior to my membership.

Oonagh O'Hagan

Owner & Managing Director, Meagher’s Pharmacy Group

Increasingly, boards are being questioned by stakeholders on governance issues. Good governance is not just a necessary add-on but key to the operation of an organisation in the private, public or charity sector. When it comes to advice, guidance or point of reference on governance or board operation, board members often need solid independent advice. The Institute of Directors is that place. Joining the IoD was, in my opinion, hugely beneficial in my role as a CEO and Chair.

Tom Shipsey CDir

CEO, Stonehouse Marketing Ltd & former Chair of Concern Worldwide

I joined the Institute of Directors in Ireland to improve my understanding of corporate governance, and to better understand the distinction between the role of the board and the role of management. Being a member helps me stay up-to-date with the latest developments in this area, and gain access to thought leadership insight on emerging business issues. Another important personal benefit has been the opportunity to broaden my professional network.

Helen Kelly

Managing Director | Country Manager and Head of Corporate Banking, Barclays Bank Ireland & Non-Executive Director, Barnardos

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First IoD Briefing Webinar of 2022 Addresses Irish Property Market Outlook

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First IoD Briefing Webinar of 2022 Addresses Irish Property Market Outlook

The first webinar of the Institute of Directors in Ireland (IoD) schedule for 2022 took place on Thursday, 13th January, with a record high attendance.

The Irish Property Market Outlook
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Presentation

The Irish Property Market Outlook

Download the full presentation from this webinar by Marian Finnegan, Managing Director of Residential and Advisory, Sherry FitzGerald Group. This webinar is part of our Briefing Series, and is sponsored by Accenture.

The Irish Property Market Outlook
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Webcast

The Irish Property Market Outlook

This webinar was presented by Marian Finnegan, Managing Director of Residential and Advisory, Sherry FitzGerald Group. This webinar is part of our IoD Briefings Series and is sponsored by Accenture.

Navigating Data Protection as a Company Director: A Refresher Guide

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Navigating Data Protection as a Company Director: A Refresher Guide

Expert insights from Ian Madigan, Professional Rugby Player with Ulster Rugby, and Business Development Advisor, Dataships.io

Shipflation and the Need to Think Outside of the Box

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Shipflation and the Need to Think Outside of the Box

Exclusive insights by Glenn Murphy MSc. FICS, Chairman of the Board, Institute of Chartered Shipbrokers, and MD, Irish Shipbrokers & Chartering Ltd. This blog has been written exclusively for IoD Ireland.

Directors’ Duties in Challenging Times: 12 Practical Steps
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Factsheet

Directors’ Duties in Challenging Times: 12 Practical Steps

This Director Factsheet addresses directors’ duties in challenging times and identifies 12 practical steps directors should implement where a company is in financial difficulty or is likely to become insolvent. This Factsheet is courtesy of McCann FitzGerald LLP.

IoD Ireland Publishes Latest List of Qualified Chartered Directors

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IoD Ireland Publishes Latest List of Qualified Chartered Directors

The IoD is delighted to publish its latest list of recently qualified Chartered Directors.

37% of Business Leaders See Majority of Staff in Workplace in Q2 2022

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37% of Business Leaders See Majority of Staff in Workplace in Q2 2022

IoD Director Sentiment Monitor research in Q4 2021 also finds that biggest business risk seen as ‘a return of tight public health restrictions caused by COVID-19 and its variants’.

Inflation and Supply Chain Issues Seen as Significant Concern for Majority of Business Leaders

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Inflation and Supply Chain Issues Seen as Significant Concern for Majority of Business Leaders

Advance findings from the IoD’s Director Sentiment Monitor for Q4 2021 reveal significant concern about inflation and supply chain issues among business leaders.

IoD Ireland Welcomes New Balance for Better Business Diversity Report

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IoD Ireland Welcomes New Balance for Better Business Diversity Report

IoD Ireland Reacts to Latest Balance for Better Business Report. This was launched by the Tánaiste and Minister for Enterprise, Trade and Employment Leo Varadkar TD and the Balance for Better Business co-chairs Julie Sinnamon and Aongus Hegarty.