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15 Sep 2020

Board Roles & Responsibilities

This course is fully booked.

Target Audience

Are you a Board member of a voluntary or community group? Are you unsure of what is expected of you? Do you want to ensure your organisation is governed in accordance with good practice?


This evening session will demystify Boards members' roles and responsibilities and give you tools to enhance your contribution and the effectiveness of your Board. It outlines the purpose of the board as a whole, particularly in relation to governance and management. We then examine the specific roles of individual board members and resourceful ways in which work can be divided up between members. We will look at effective ways of managing a meeting to get results. The workshop will finish with a discussion on practical solutions to deal with typical problems arising within boards.


Diarmaid Ó Corrbuí

Diarmaid Ó Corrbuí, Carmichael CEO, has extensive experience working with boards and providing governance support and advice. He has previously worked as a strategy consultant for over 25 years with Prospectus Strategy Consultants and Accenture working with a wide range of organisations in the public, healthcare and not-for-profit sectors on strategy, organisation structures and corporate governance. His core specialities are strategy development and implementation, corporate governance, organisation structures, business planning and project management. He is also a former civil servant having worked in the Departments of Social Welfare and Finance.


By the end of the course participants will be able to:

  • Describe the purpose of their board and its responsibilities
  • Identify the different roles of board members
  • Understand the legal duties under the Companies Act 2014 and the Charities Act 2009
  • Appreciate the different roles of the board and staff and how to ensure an effective working relationship is in place
  • Understand the importance and benefit of regular board evaluation
  • An overview of the Charities Governance Code


€70Nonprofit Organisation
€60Carmichael Resident Organisation
€80Statutory/Corporate Organisation


Content was extensive, all questions handles professionally and politely.
Very informative covering a wide range, very interactive and interesting.
The discussion was very interesting and well approached.
Pitched correctly to a mixed audience.
Helpful handouts, very much appreciate the relevant content & powerful tips, much greater awareness of my responsibilities.
Diarmaid engaging and willing to answer all questions.