Public bodies and many other organisations in receipt of public support must insure that their corporate governance frameworks are of a best practice standard and that they are in compliance with specified corporate governance codes. This course will give insights into the principles on which codes are based, provide an overview of the key issues for the different stakeholders and discuss the implications of how governance practices can be assessed.
The course will provide a valuable introduction for staff, senior management and members of boards/governing bodies on the implications, and the benefits, which arise from good governance. It will look at the different sides of reporting governance – whether as an Agency reporting or the assessment responsibilities of a Government Department. In dealing with case examples the experienced tutors will facilitate an interactive approach with the intention of discussing particular contexts of most relevance to participants.
The most widely applied code to public bodies is the Code of Practice for the Governance of State Bodies which was updated in 2016. This course pays particular attention to the key topics in that Code while referring to sectoral examples where differences may apply.
The course will cover the following areas:
Overview of Corporate Governance
– The principles of good governance
– The similarities and differences with the private sector
– Guidelines and documentation
– The ‘hot topics’ in the Code of Practice for the Governance of State Bodies 2016
The Role of a Board / Top Management
– Effective processes
– Who is responsible for what?
– Receiving assurance
– The Audit Process – Committee, External Auditor, Internal Audit
Reporting and Stakeholder Relationships
– Relationships between Departments and State Bodies
– Deciding the level of detail required
– Statement of internal financial controls
– Contents of an external assessment
4 September 2019 (One Day)
26 November 2019 (One Day)
Venue: Institute of Public Administration, 57-61 Lansdowne Road, Dublin D04 TC62
Fee: The cost of this course is €405 for Corporate Members of the Institute, €450 for others. Fee includes course material, lunch and refreshments each day.