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Ireland's Leading Membership Body For

3,000 Directors and Business Leaders

Creating Great Leaders

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 one day and half day workshops that have been designed specifically for directors. We are delighted to recommence our workshop programme in 2021 with this ever-popular topic. This online workshop is entitled, 'Great Strategy in Uncertain Times', and will be presented by Dr Simon Haslam, Chartered Director, and Director, FMR Research Ltd.

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Play to Your Strengths

The Institute of Directors (IoD) in Ireland is a dynamic network with 3,000 members drawn from companies large and small in the private, public and not-for-profit sectors.

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

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

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

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78% of Business Leaders Had a Business Continuity Plan in Place Before COVID-19 - IoD Survey

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78% of Business Leaders Had a Business Continuity Plan in Place Before COVID-19 - IoD Survey

The IoD Director Sentiment Monitor for Q4 2020 has findings on business continuity plans, business models, the national vaccine rollout, and much more.

Governance & Risk in a Time of Uncertainty & Change
  • IoD Members Only

Webcast

Governance & Risk in a Time of Uncertainty & Change

This webinar was presented by Ed Sibley, Deputy Governor Prudential Regulation, Central Bank of Ireland. This webinar is part of our Lunch Bites @ the IoD Series and is sponsored by IQ-EQ.

The Evolution and Disruption of the Online Economy in Ireland in 2020: On the Money Report 2021
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Blog

The Evolution and Disruption of the Online Economy in Ireland in 2020: On the Money Report 2021

Expert insights from Alan Coleman, CEO, Wolfgang Digital. This blog has been written exclusively for IoD Ireland members.

How to Network Successfully in a Virtual World
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Presentation

How to Network Successfully in a Virtual World

Download the full presentation from this networking event by Jean Evans, Founder, NetworkMe.

Dawn Raids: Survival Guide
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Factsheet

Dawn Raids: Survival Guide

This Factsheet addresses Dawn Raids and the required internal procedures that need to be place for dealing with unannounced inspections. This Director factsheet is courtesy of McCann FitzGerald.

Post-Brexit Supply Chain Concerns but Opportunities for Irish Business
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Blog

Post-Brexit Supply Chain Concerns but Opportunities for Irish Business

Expert insights from the post-Brexit frontline by Derek Dunne, Port Agent and CEO of Manifests Ireland.

A Third of Business Leaders See Slow Vaccine Rollout as Single Biggest Risk - IoD Survey

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A Third of Business Leaders See Slow Vaccine Rollout as Single Biggest Risk - IoD Survey

Second half of the year seen as most likely return to workplace by 70% of business leaders as COVID-19 and Brexit also impact business sentiment.

Central Bank’s Ed Sibley to Address Institute of Directors Lunch Bites @ the IoD Webinar

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Central Bank’s Ed Sibley to Address Institute of Directors Lunch Bites @ the IoD Webinar

This webinar is part of the Lunch Bites @ the IoD Series, and in 2021 we are delighted to announce that IQ-EQ will be the 2021 sponsor.

How to Make Your Team More Productive with Their Time

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How to Make Your Team More Productive with Their Time

Expert insights from James Brogan, co-founder and CEO, PepTalk, and co-founder and former Managing Director, Legacy Communications.

The Brexit Deal: Impact on Financial Services
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Factsheet

The Brexit Deal: Impact on Financial Services

This Factsheet addresses the EU-UK Trade and Cooperation Agreement and how it impacts financial services. This Director Factsheet is courtesy of McCann FitzGerald.