Previous Webinars at the Corporate Governance Institute

We deliver, on an ongoing basis, a series of free 1hour Continuous Professional Development (CPD) events over the coming weeks and months. We make all of the slides available to you for your own use. Download the slides from our recent governance webinars below.

Please review these CPD events below and register the ones most appropriate to your learning requirements.

As many of you will have specific questions relating to how you govern in these strange times, we are ensuring that there will be plenty of time for your Questions and Answers on each of our CPD events.

Previous Webinars and Events

Why Do Nonprofit Boards Fail?

Wednesday 14th October 2020

This webinar was delivered by Diarmuid O’ Corrbui. Diarmuid is CEO of Carmichael, a leading specialist training and support body for nonprofits in Ireland. Carmichael is a training, support and resources business that enables their clients to be more effective and impactful in each of their own individual areas.

Diarmuid is a former Executive Board Director and Company Secretary for three private sector companies. He is a certified Technical Corporate Governance Assessor in the National Standards Authority of Ireland’s Swift 3000 Code of Practice for Corporate Governance Assessment.

Diamuid will be discussing why some nonprofit organisations fail and the influence the board has on that failure.

Specifically Diarmuid will focus on the following areas:

  • Primary roles of board members
  • Common reasons for board failure
  • Looking at some Charity Regulator Inspection Reports into governance failures in charities
  • The importance of having the right people, skills and information to effectively govern

Why Do Nonprofit Boards Fail?

Wednesday 14th October 2020

This webinar was delivered by Diarmuid O’ Corrbui. Diarmuid is CEO of Carmichael, a leading specialist training and support body for nonprofits in Ireland. Carmichael is a training, support and resources business that enables their clients to be more effective and impactful in each of their own individual areas.

Diarmuid is a former Executive Board Director and Company Secretary for three private sector companies. He is a certified Technical Corporate Governance Assessor in the National Standards Authority of Ireland’s Swift 3000 Code of Practice for Corporate Governance Assessment.

Diamuid will be discussing why some nonprofit organisations fail and the influence the board has on that failure.

Specifically Diarmuid will focus on the following areas:

  • Primary roles of board members
  • Common reasons for board failure
  • Looking at some Charity Regulator Inspection Reports into governance failures in charities
  • The importance of having the right people, skills and information to effectively govern

How to Network Your Way to a Paid Non Executive Director (NED) Role

Wednesday 7th October 2020

This webinar was delivered by Kingsley Aikins who is the founder and CEO of The Networking Institute, whose mission is to help individuals and organisations achieve their goals through Networking. He is a recognised expert on the topic and has written and spoken extensively on the benefits of Networking and how to get better at it.

Watch the video preview for webinar details

Corporate Governance in a Crisis

Wednesday 30th September 2020

This webinar was delivered by Alan Tyrrell who is Managing Director at the Irish office of Global CEO Advisory Firm, Teneo as well as being the Vice Chair at Glencree Centre for Peace & Reconciliation

Content Overview

Every Board and every Board member will face a crisis at some point in time. Surviving a crisis is not down to luck, it’s down to preparation and practice. For Boards and Directors crisis management requires them to design and develop appropriate capabilities to predict, prepare for, and respond to crisis events. These capabilities – a combination of processes, knowledge, and experience, cannot be developed overnight. Nor are some people simply born to lead in a crisis.  The Boards and Board Directors who deal best with a crisis have looked at their two primary functions – conformance and performance and built appropriate operating models to help them emerge with businesses and reputations intact.

This webinar on crisis communications and management will cover:

  • How to identify the potential sources of crisis in your organisation
  • Getting yourself, your Board, and your organisation crisis ready
  • The cycle of a crisis and the phases to expect and plan for
  • Strategies to consider when managing a crisis

The Dark Art of Chairing a Board in Surreal and Virtual Times

Wednesday 23rd September 2020

Board members, like the rest of us, have had to rapidly innovate as a result of Covid-19. This once-in-a-lifetime economic and societal shock has put vital strategic decisions on the table without the luxury of in-person meetings. Boards members have the dual challenge of dealing with the unfamiliar virtual board meetings as well as the pressures of protecting their organizations from catastrophe.

While most boards are still finding that balance, a number of fast-adapting companies have found that virtual board meetings are better than the real thing. Aside from some of the more immediate advantages such as reduced travel and increased attendance, many boards are embracing the shift to virtual by improving governance and collaboration through shorter agendas, crisper presentations, more inclusive and bolder conversations, and broader exposure to key executives and outside experts.

In this webinar, we will be covering the following topics:

  • Attributes of a good Chair
  • Connecting with the Board members
  • Planning for the meeting
  • Establishing the Ground Rules
  • 5 tips for managing the meeting
  • Essential Follow up

The 5 Building Blocks of Great Corporate Governance

Tuesday 15th September 2020

Directors face relentless challenges in our rapidly changing world, especially as COVID starts to become the norm. They are caught between the varying stakeholder demands of the shareholder, community, customers, and unprecedented regulatory demand. Ensuring a solid corporate governance foundation, can directly impact on the effectiveness of the board.

These same challenges are creating opportunities for directors and boards to create an outstanding framework and suite of building blocks for excellent governance.

In this webinar, we will be highlighting the important of focusing on the basics, namely

  • Culture and Values
  • Structures
  • People
  • Policies
  • Procedures

This webinar was delivered by David Duffy, Founder & CEO of The Corporate Governance Institute.

9th September 2020

6 Steps To Becoming a Paid Non Executive Director

For many aspiring directors, getting paid as a non-executive director will be part of planning as they come to the end of their executive career. So, at this stage in their life they are asking themselves “How to Become a Paid Non-Executive Director (NED)

It’s a fact that in most countries there are more unpaid than paid non-executive director roles.  The unpaid ones tend to be on the boards of charities, sports bodies, community groups or even state funded organisations.  For example, there are over 1m non-executive directors on the boards of charities in the UK.

The Primary 6 Steps to Becoming a Non Executive Director include:

  1. Assess your potential
  2. Position yourself in the market
  3. Build a market profile
  4. Harvest your network
  5. Make a plan
  6. Start today, not tomorrow

This webinar was delivered by David Duffy, Founder & CEO of The Corporate Governance Institute.

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