IoD Members' Update
January 2022

Dear Member

I would like to wish you and yours a happy and healthy 2022. 

We are delighted to publish the latest list of recently qualified Chartered Directors (please see below for more information). Congratulations to you all. I also extend best wishes to all commencing or continuing the programme this year. 

I, like many of you, will be looking forward to our annual briefing on ‘The Irish Property Market Outlook’, presented by Marian Finnegan, Managing Director of Residential and Advisory, Sherry FitzGerald Group. The first in our IoD Ireland Briefings Series, again kindly sponsored by Accenture for 2022, will take place on Thursday, 13th January, as a webinar. Marian’s insightful assessment of current and future property trends never fails to inform and engage. If you would like to attend, please see booking details below. 

It is important for all directors to keep up to date with all aspects of their role and responsibilities. Our new IoD Essentials Workshop Series commences next month, with 'Finance for Company Directors' and 'Understanding the Role and Responsibilities of the Board, Its Chair and Directors'. Please see below, for more information on how to book your place.

Networking is a key benefit of membership of the IoD and I am delighted to say that our highly successful ‘Business Connections’ series continues later this month. It offers an opportunity for our members to meet and get to know each other during the course of the online event and its breakout chatrooms. More information on how to book your place is listed below.

Inflation and supply chain issues are very much key issues of the day. We are pleased to have Glenn Murphy, the recently appointed Chairman of the Board of the global Institute of Chartered Shipbrokers, offer his insights on these matters exclusively for IoD members in his fascinating blog, ‘Shipflation and the Need to Think Outside of the Box’.

I would also encourage you to watch our recent webinar with Vice Admiral (Rtd) Mark Mellett, former Chief of Staff of Ireland’s Defence Forces, on the thought-provoking topic of 'Principles for Survival'. This webinar was part of our Lunch Bites @ the IoD Series, which will again be kindly sponsored by IQ-EQ for 2022. This webinar is now available as a webcast 24/7 for IoD members, as is all our content, on our website.

Thank you.

Maura Quinn
Chief Executive
Institute of Directors (IoD) in Ireland
IoD Briefings Webinar: The Irish Property Market Outlook
Thursday, 13th January 2022 | 9:30 -10:30 am
Book your place on our first webinar of 2022 titled, 'The Irish Property Market Outlook', with Marian Finnegan, Managing Director of Residential and Advisory, Sherry FitzGerald Group, on Thursday, 13th January.

In this session, Marian will give an up-to-date commentary on trends in all sectors of the Irish property market and an assessment of the prospects for the sector in 2022 and beyond. 

The IoD Briefings series is sponsored by Accenture. We are delighted to work with Accenture as the exclusive sponsor of the IoD Ireland Briefings Series in 2022.

For more information about the webinar and to book your place, press the below 'Book Now' button. 
IoD Essentials Workshop Series: Upcoming Workshops in February 
Our new IoD Essentials Workshop Series is delivered by expert trainers and covers a wide breadth of key topics.

Trainer: Caroline Kirrane, CFA Charterholder  
Date: 15th February 2022
Format: Full Day, In-class Workshop
Location: Irish Management Institute, Sandyford, Dublin 16
Cost: €425 ex VAT for IoD members, and €485 ex VAT for non-members. 

Trainer: John Smyth, Chartered Director
Date: 17th February 2022
Format: Full Day, In-class Workshop
Location: Irish Management Institute, Sandyford, Dublin 16
Cost: €425 ex VAT for IoD members, and €485 ex VAT for non-members.

If you are interested in making a group booking, or have a training query, please contact the IoD Training team on [email protected] or phone +353 1 411 0010.
Director Factsheet | Directors’ Duties in Challenging Times: 12 Practical Steps
McCann FitzGerald LLP Factsheet
January 2021

Our latest Director Factsheet, from McCann FitzGerald LLP, addresses
directors’ duties and identifies 12 practical steps directors should implement where a company is in financial difficulty or is likely to become insolvent.

The Factsheet addresses these steps under two key categories, Financial and Governance.

Our sincere thanks to McCann FitzGerald LLP for their ongoing assistance in producing the IoD Factsheets.

Please note: To read this members’ only content, you must be logged into the members' area of our website. For more Director Factsheets, please visit our website.
IoD Online Networking Event: Business Connections
Thursday, 27th January 2022 | 12:30-13:45
Book your place on our online networking event, 'Business Connections’, on Thursday, 27th January 2022. The event will be facilitated by Jean Evans, Founder, NetworkMe.

In this session, Jean will provide a short introduction with tips and strategies to ensure successful online networking. There will also be three opportunities for participants to be randomly placed by Zoom into chatrooms, where you will be able to virtually meet with a small number of your fellow members.

For more information about the networking event and to book your place, press the below 'Book Now' button.  
The IoD Blog | Shipflation and the Need to Think Outside of the Box
In our first blog of 2022, Glenn Murphy, Chairman of the Board, Institute of Chartered Shipbrokers, and MD, Irish Shipbrokers & Chartering Ltd, offers his expert insights, exclusively for IoD members, on the ongoing issues affecting shipping and supply chains, not least of which has been the reality that "charter rates surged for large container ships, going from $15,000 per day to over $200,000 per day for short-term charters". 

Previous blogs are available on our website. If you are interested in contributing to our blog or for further information, please contact Paul O'Mahony at [email protected] or call +353 1 411 0010.
IoD Webcast Recording: Principles for Survival - with Vice Admiral (Rtd) Mark Mellett
Watch this Lunch Bites @ the IoD webinar recorded on Tuesday, 7th December 2021, with Vice Admiral (Rtd) Mark Mellett, former Chief of Staff of Ireland’s Defence Forces, and Founder and Director, Green Compass, presented his webinar titled 'Principles for Survival'.

In this session, Admiral Mellett discussed the concept of how we live in the Anthropocene, an era in which human activity is the key defining influence. Admiral Mellett also discussed how, in the coming years, the decisions we make and the principles we embrace will decide if we trigger the sixth mass extinction on earth.

This webinar is part of our Lunch Bites @ the IoD Series and is sponsored by IQ-EQ

Please note: To view this members' only content, you must be logged into the members' area of our website. 
Meet a Member | Susie Horgan: Founder and Managing Director 
For over 10 years, Susie Horgan has owned and run Springboard Communications - a multi-award-winning Irish agency. She is a communications professional with over 20 years’ experience. Susie specialises in strategic communications, which garner results for Springboard’s clients.

What do you particularly value from your IoD membership? 
As well as networking opportunities, IoD offer events, supports and materials that are tailored to the specific challenges faced by directors in Ireland. It’s a fantastic resource. 

What is the one characteristic that you believe every leader should possess?
Bravery. My motto is, “If you don’t ask, the answer is always a no.” I’m a firm believer that you will never get what you want if you don’t chase it, and it’s very easy to get trapped in your comfort zone. As a leader, you have to be brave, be ambitious, and chase your targets, even when failure is a possibility.
Latest Qualified Chartered Directors Announced
IoD Ireland is delighted to publish the latest list of recently qualified Chartered Directors. As part of this qualification, newly qualified Directors may also use the designation CDir after their name.

The Chartered Director Programme is a unique qualification for directors and strategic business leaders combining learning and professional experience. This sought-after programme has been running in Ireland since September 2008 and is delivered exclusively by IoD Ireland.

IoD Ireland offers its congratulations to the recently qualified CDirs.
 IoD Webcast Recording: Challenges for Organisations and Leaders as the Pandemic Persists: Lessons from Behavioural Science
Watch this webcast with Professor Pete Lunn, Founder and Head of the Behavioural Research Unit (BRU), ESRI, as he presented a session titled, 'Challenges for Organisations and Leaders as the Pandemic Persists: Lessons from Behavioural Science'.

Professor Lunn's talk outlined the latest evidence on how the general public in Ireland and, in particular, workers are responding to the ongoing pandemic. This evidence raises challenges and opportunities for organisations and leaders to adapt to our changed circumstances.

In this webinar, Professor Lunn also addressed:

  • how people are coping
  • how much people want to return to life as it was
  • what people wish to change, including our preferred working patterns,
  • and how strongly our perspectives differ between different types of people. 

This webinar is part of our IoD Briefings Series and is sponsored by Accenture.

Please note: To view this members' only content, you must be logged into the members' area of our website. 
Policy and Announcements Hub
Expansion of Supports for Businesses 
The Government has agreed a number of changes to the major support schemes available to businesses affected by the latest public health restrictions which have come into effect. These impact the Employment Wage Subsidy Scheme (EWSS), the COVID Restrictions Support Scheme (CRSS), and the tax debt warehousing scheme to expand the supports available to businesses affected.

Public Consultation on a Territorial System of Taxation
A public consultation has been launched seeking stakeholder views on a possible move to a Territorial System of Taxation. The purpose of this consultation is 'to seek broad direction from stakeholders which will inform potential further consultation on this matter in the future'. It is mainly intended as a scoping exercise seeking to identify the benefits, costs, opportunities and risks of such a move.

Charities Regulator Information Note – Changes to the Annual Report Form
The Charities Regulator recently published an Annual Report Information Note which sets out a number of changes and additions to the Annual Report Form which will take effect from January 2022. These changes are intended to provide greater transparency around the activities of registered charities in Ireland. The online Annual Report Form, which must be submitted to the Charities Regulator within 10 months of the end of the financial period, enables charities and charity trustees to comply with their obligations under sections 48, 50 and 52 of the Act.

Climate Toolkit Launched
The Government has launched a new website to help businesses get started in taking climate action. allows SMEs to input some simple information and get an estimate of their carbon footprint and a personalised action plan to reduce it. Each tailored action plan will include straight-forward, practical instructions and highlights the relevant help that is available from Government, through agencies such as Enterprise Ireland, the Local Enterprise Offices and the Sustainable Energy Authority of Ireland.

IDA Ireland Announces Results for 2021
IDA Ireland, the inward investment promotion and development agency of the Irish Government, has reported a record breaking year for FDI employment with significantly higher levels of Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) in 2021 compared with 2020 and strong gains recorded in both gross and net employment.

Enterprise Ireland: Developing Gender Balanced Leadership Teams
Enterprise Ireland has launched the Level Project Toolkit aimed at helping businesses develop gender balanced leadership teams.
Deliver Results for Your Board: IoD Ireland Board Evaluation Service
An IoD Ireland Board Evaluation will allow your organisation to learn how effectively your board is executing its roles and responsibilities.

Through the lens of best practice governance standards and your organisation’s business context, IoD Ireland's experienced Board Assessors examine how effectively your board and board committees are operating.
The service is efficient, robust, and completely confidential. It has an average completion term of just six weeks. Furthermore, the entire process can be undertaken virtually.

Our team of Board Assessors include Chartered Directors and/or governance specialists - Dr Margaret Cullen, Carol Bolger CDir, Marie Collins CDir and Clare Duignan. Our Assessors have worked across sectors as diverse as telecoms, financial services, hospitality, property, healthcare, communications, construction, energy, and education.
IoD and Members in the News
Business Post: Believing in a bright new future (Maura Quinn)
The Echo (Cork): loD Ireland Welcomes Business Diversity Report (print edition)
Various Radio Stations (Q102, LMFM, C103, iRadio): IoD Survey Results on Inflation and Supply Chain Concerns (audio clips now expired)
Mayo Advertiser: IoD Ireland Welcomes New Balance for Better Business Report (print edition)
Galway Advertiser: Many Business Leaders Say Business Model Adapted for Supply Chain Issues (print edition)
IoD Member Benefit: The Business Post Digital Subscription
Exclusive subscription rate for IoD Ireland members...

What is the IoD Ireland Member Benefit?
IoD members can subscribe to the digital edition of Business Post for €90 + VAT (9%) for 12 months. This is reduced from the current special offer of €149 for 12 months.

Each digital subscription will include:

• Full access to the Business Post website with daily news updates
• Access to the Business Post e-reader 
• Access to daily newsletters from Monday-Sunday 
• Access to the archive 
• Access is also available on three different devices.

Benefit Availability
This offer is open for a limited period to IoD members until 31st December 2022. 
Get the Most Out of Your Membership
with the IoD Ireland Website
Make the most of your membership and explore the IoD Ireland website for exclusive content, offers, as well as booking webinars and workshops, and easily access your membership information. 

If you have not yet created your new login details, please follow the below steps to get the most out of your IoD Ireland membership:

Step one: browse to this IoD Ireland website page and on the left hand side of the screen in the 'Returning Members' section please press the 'Password Reset' button. Please then enter your email address to reset your password.

Step two: you will receive a ‘Password Set Request’ email. Please click on the link in this email to create your password and login to access the exclusive members’ area of the IoD Ireland website. (If you do not receive this email, please check your spam/junk email.)

If you have any queries or issues regarding the above, please contact the IoD Comms team.
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