Corporate Governance and Irish Museums (Training)

Posted: Wednesday, 15 August 2012

The Irish Museums Association and Boardmatch Ireland held a free training event for senior staff and directors of boards on Corporate Governance for Museums.

Venue: AV Lecture Theatre, National Museum of Ireland - Decorative Arts & History, Collins Barracks, Benburb Street, Dublin 7
Date: Wednesday, 19 September 2012, 10:30-13:30

Click here for the presentation by Chris White of Boardmatch on Corporate Governance

Click here for the presentation by Amanda Harton of JLT on Corporate Insurance

The session covered:

  • 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 management

In view of the recent launch of the 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 this Governance Training Course focusing on best practice in the not-for-profit museum sector. 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 museums 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 was suitable for board, management committee and senior staff members and was provided free of charge with support of Boardmatch Ireland and the host venue, National Museum of Ireland.