Events | IMA Event

Good Governance for Museums

13 June | 18:00 - 14 June | 19:30

Irish Museums Association (IMA)

Event Address

Online via Zoom

As non-profit institutions, high standards of governance in Museums is essential to maintaining the trust of our audiences and stakeholders. It ensures that the museum is held accountable, that it fulfills its legal and fiduciary duties, ensures sustainability, and that it carries out its purposes for the public benefit in an ethical manner. At it's best, good governance can empower positive change. 


Training will be held over two consecutive evening sessions: 

  • Monday, 13 June. 6pm - 7.30pm
  • Tuesday, 14 June, 6pm - 7.30pm


Brief: This training course will focus on best practice in governance for the not-for-profit museum sector.

Covering the principles of Good Governance and legal and ethical frameworks, it will provide a comprehensive overview of the functions and responsibilities of the non-executive director or trustee, board structures, operations, and practice. It will cover the roles of the board and executive and provide an overview of different governance models typically found in the museum sector.

Additionally, it will give insight into ESG (environmental, social and governance) values and how to approach these effectively. This training is aimed at strengthening the effectiveness of existing museum leadership and is suitable for board members, trustees, and management committee members.  

About the Trainer: Gráinne Madden is an expert in corporate responsibility and an experienced trainer, facilitator and consultant. The founder of and senior consultant in GMJ Associates, prior to this she had over 20 years business experience working in various business functions. She specialises in Business Ethics, the focus of her MBA from the Smurfit Graduate School of Business, and has been published in the Journal of Business Ethics. She also holds a diploma in Corporate Governance. Gráinne has served as board member and chair of Daisyhouse Housing Association and Transparency International Ireland and currently serves on the board of The Hygiene Bank Ireland.

Booking: Due to limited capacity (capped at 20 delegates), the IMA reserves the right to restrict booking to no more than two people from one organisation and is offering priority booking to IMA members. 

General registration: €75. Registration will open on 3 June, subject to availability. 

IMA members: €40 per person (sign in to your account below for members rate to be applied)