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Governance Training Course

19 September | 10:30 - 13:30

Event Address

AV Lecture Hall, 

National Museum of Ireland - Decorative Arts and History, 

Collins Barracks, 

Benburb Street, 

Dublin 7

In view of the recent launch of the Corporate Governance Code and the ongoing training and development that our boards and staff require as we adapt to constant changes in our environment, the IMA has teamed up with Boardmatch Ireland in order to offer you this free half-day Governance Training Course focusing on best practice in the not-for-profit museum sector.When: 10.30am - 1.30pm (registration 10am)Course Content: Corporate Governance and Irish Museums What is Corporate Governance and why is it important? The legal Framework for Irish Museums The role of the Non Executive Director Board Structure, operations and practice Strategic risk evaluation / management Stakeholder identification and managementAs you may be aware, stakeholders are becoming increasingly concerned with high standards of governance; how our organisations are run, directed and controlled. The IMA, through initiatives such this one provided by Boardmatch Ireland, aims to support you in locating areas of good practice and areas of weakness, strengthening both boards and management. This will result in more effectively run organisations and will benefit the sector as a whole.

This training session is suitable for board, management committee and senior staff members and is being provided free of charge with support of Boardmatch Ireland and the host venue, National Museum of Ireland, Collins Barracks. There is no limit on the amount of people attending from each organisation, however we would ask you to please reserve your place(s) in advance by emailing the IMA office (click here to make a booking).

About Boardmatch Ireland Boardmatch Ireland is a non-profit organisation that has been involved in setting up the new Governance Code. They support the development of the community and voluntary sector (the not-for-profit sector) by strengthening boards and management committees. Boardmatch does this primarily through building links between corporate, public and not-for-profit sectors; enhancing skills sets on not-for-profit boards; developing and providing training packages and other supports for boards and board members and building the governance capacity of not-for-profit boards.About the new Governance Code: Launched in June, the new governance code is a clear principle-based guideline created for community, voluntary & charitable organisations. Adopting this code of good practice allows your organisation to demonstrate its high standards of governance to your stakeholders. 

Adopting this Code of good practice will:

  1. Reassure current funders that their money is being managed by a well run organisation with good governance;
  2. Increase transparency - in that everyone knows exactly how the organisation is being run;
  3. Help you avoid bad risks;
  4. Help you achieve your goals faster, and;
  5. Reduce costs.

While the adoption of the Governance Code is voluntary, the working group will maintain a publicly available register of organisations which comply with the Code and will ask you to display your compliance.