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7 Sep 2021

Boards, Chairs and CEOs: Roles, Relationships & Boundaries – Online 07/09/2021

Target Audience

Board Members, Chairpersons and CEOs of non-profit organisations.


  • Roles and responsibilities - Board, CEO, Chair
  • Communication between CEO and Chair (Board)
  • HR sub-committee (CEO Selection, Review, Remuneration, Succession Planning)
  • CEO role in relation to the Board
  • CEO performance appraisals - how to conduct appropriately
  • Board only sessions
  • Board evaluation (its value and purpose)
  • Success factors for effective relationships
  • Common problems/pitfalls with relationships and boundaries
  • Culture / code of conduct / differences of opinion / behaviour


Delivered virtually via Zoom.


Jillian van Turnhout

Jillian van Turnhout has successfully held a variety of leadership roles in Ireland and the EU across business, public affairs and voluntary sectors. She has served as a Director, CEO and Public Representative and has built a strong public reputation for integrity and sound judgement.

For over 6 years Jillian was Chief Executive of the Children’s Rights Alliance where she provided strategic leadership and direction and was responsible for the management of day-to-day operations and represented the Alliance to government bodies, NGOs, media, the general public, businesses and other key stakeholders.

Jillian is involved with a number of not-for-profit organisations on a pro-bono basis including as Chair of Early Childhood Ireland; Vice Chairperson of the European Movement Ireland; a former Board member of Women for Election; Chair of Children in Hospital Ireland and a Director, Irish Girl Guides Trust Corporation Limited.

Jillian has previously been Chief Commissioner of the Irish Girl Guides; President of the National Youth Council of Ireland (NYCI); a member of the Management Committee of the National Economic and Social Forum (NESF); and a Council member of Gaisce – The President’s Award.

Jillian is certified in Corporate Governance through the INSEAD International Directors Programme (IDP-C). She is currently undertaking the Institute of Directors’ Chartered Director programme.


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

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