Board Governance Training

Tailored for your Organisation


These Workshops can be tailored to the specific context and requirements of your organisation and can be delivered by the GI Team in the form of Induction or Refresher Training for full boards or smaller groups of Board Members/Senior Executives. Unless otherwise agreed they will be delivered on-site.

Who should attend?

  • Newly appointed Boards or Board Members
  • Boards or smaller groups wishing to refresh or update their knowledge of good governance
  • Senior Executives who wish to gain a better understanding of the principles and practice of good governance in their organisation.

Learning Outcomes: Upon completion you should be able to:

  • Understand the rationale for and elements of good governance practice
  • Appreciate the key responsibilities of Boards and Directors
  • Apply these concepts to your own role on the Board
  • Add value to your own contribution as a Board Member

Course Outline: Principles and Elements of Best Practice

1.0 Key Roles:

  • Reserved and Delegated Powers
  • Policies and Board Processes
  • Board / Executive and Chair / CEO Roles
  • Board Committees
  • Board Secretary

2.0 Directors’ Duties

  • Legal
  • Fiduciary
  • Behavioural : Code of Conduct

3.0 Key Relationships

  • Internal
  • External

4.0 Strategic Leadership

  • Strategy
  • Follow-through
  • Strategic/Operational Balance

5.0 Performance Oversight

  • KPIs
  • CEO Performance
  • Performance Recognition Policy

6.0 Risk Oversight

  • Risk Management Framework
  • Internal Controls / Internal Audit
  • Audit Committee and Board Roles

7.0 Legal and Regulatory Compliance

  • Multi-dimensional
  • Board Role

8.0 Sustainability

  • Various Dimensions
  • Succession Planning
  • Board Development

In practice, each Workshop will be tailored to the needs of the client organisation and will usually place emphasis on those aspects which are of most relevance at that time. Workshops are organised to facilitate group participation.


Workshops will normally take place over a four-hour period, but can be varied to the needs of the client.


A standard ½ Day Workshop will be charged at € 1,600. For longer periods of training, a pro-rata charge will apply.