IoD Members' Update - July 2019
As you will see from our latest offerings below, we have put together a comprehensive Autumn Training Programme in Dublin, Cork, Limerick and Galway. If you haven't already done so, we hope you will join us for one or more of our insightful workshops.

There is already considerable interest, too, in our Autumn Lunch on 20th September, which features Michael Stanley of Cairn Homes plc, and this will be part of our exciting autumn series of events and briefings. These will be delivered by engaging and insightful speakers and presenters, but they also provide the key added value of providing important networking opportunities for members.

Speaking of which, we are rapidly approaching capacity for our Summer Get Together in Airfield Estate, Dublin, later this month. To avoid disappointment, if you are intending to go, please secure your place via the links below, if you haven't already done so.

Please get in touch if you have any queries with regard to your membership and contact  [email protected] .
IoD Autumn Lunch 2019
Michael Stanley, Chief Executive Officer,   Cairn Homes plc is our guest speaker at the IoD Autumn Lunch 2019, which  takes place on Friday, 20th September 2019 , in the Clayton Hotel, Burlington Road, Upper Leeson Street, Dublin 4 (former Burlington Hotel).

Mr Stanley co-founded Cairn Homes plc and was appointed Chief Executive Officer prior to their IPO in June 2015. He has a strong pedigree in residential development and the broader property industry and has extensive experience in the packaging, energy, agritech and healthcare sectors.

The IoD Autumn Lunch 2019 is kindly sponsored by   Eversheds Sutherland .
To book your place or a table, and to read more, please visit our website .
IoD Summer Get Together 2019
Join us for our Summer Get Together and network with your fellow IoD members in beautiful surroundings.

Date : Thursday, 25th July 2019

Time: 18.00 - 19.30

Venue : Airfield Estate, Dundrum, Dublin 14 

Admission : Free of charge - open to IoD members only

A complimentary drink courtesy of Airfield Estate will be served on arrival. A cash bar will be available thereafter. 

Food from Overend’s Kitchen will be served during the evening.

Please note that places are limited and will be allocated on a first come first served basis.

Book your place online or email Sharon Kirwan or phone 01 4110010 .
Autumn Training Programme
*Get Early Bird rates until 16th August*
We have lined up an enticing series of essential training workshops, designed specifically for directors and delivered by expert trainers, in our  Autumn Training Programme 2019 . These workshops take place in Dublin, Cork, Galway and Limerick.

Our 'standard' cost is €425 ex VAT for IoD members, €485 ex VAT for non-members. A set discounted rate of €360 ex VAT for IoD members, and €405 ex VAT for non-members will apply for workshops in Cork, Limerick and Galway.

However, our Early Bird rates run until 16th August. The Early Bird cost is €350 ex VAT for IoD members, and €410 ex VAT for non-members. Workshops Cork, Limerick and Galway will remain at a set discounted rate of €360 ex VAT for IoD members, and €405 ex VAT for non-members.

See the full list of workshops in our Autumn Training Programme 2019.
McCann FitzGerald factsheet
July 2019

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

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I oD Webcasts
IoD Ireland’s webcasts are available exclusively to members and provide a welcome replay of key presentations from the IoD’s Evening and Breakfast Briefings series, kindly sponsored by Mazars .

Our expert guest speakers provide insights and analysis on important topics.

Recent examples include Lucinda Creighton ’s ‘The European Union after Brexit: Challenges and Opportunities’, Jim Power ’s ‘Economic Update 2019’ and Marian Finnegan ’s ‘The Irish Property Market Outlook 2019’. Most recently, we have added Gervaise Slowey and Harry Lorton ’s joint-presentation, ‘Preparing Yourself for the Boardroom’.

So, if you could not attend the original events or would like to see them again, these webcasts - and more - are available to view by logging in to our Member’s Area. 
Limerick-born Margot Slattery is widely recognised for her commitment to D&I (Diversity & Inclusion) and women in business. She has been on the Financial Times’ Top 100 list of OUT standing LGBT Business Leaders si nce 2015.

She is Country President of Sodexo , one of Ireland’s largest on-site service providers, delivering catering and facilities management services to clients in business, education, and government services

Since joining the IoD, how have you benefitted from your membership?
Enormously, great events and training and meeting new members

What is one characteristic that you believe every leader should possess?
Empathy, followed by listening skills and the ability to collaborate and make decisions.

How do you think business leaders can best prepare for the future?
Keep learning and listening. Inspiration and solutions can sometimes come from the most unlikely quarters!
11th September
Presenter: John Smyth, Chartered Director

Time: 09:00 - 16:30

Venue: Irish Management Institute, Sandyford Road, Sandyford, Dublin 16 2

Cost: €350 ex VAT IoD members/ €410 ex VAT non-members

24th September
Presenter:  Caroline Kirrane, Chartered Financial Analyst Charterholder

Time:   09:00 - 16:30

Venue: Clayton Hotel Silver Springs, Tivoli, Cork
€360 ex VAT IoD members/€405 ex VAT non-members 
The IoD Blog
This month’s blog looks at occupational fraud and abuse and its impact on Irish business.

Following recent research on the topic by their organisation, Mazars , our guest co-bloggers Justin Moran , Director, Forensic & Investigation Services, and Michael Fitzgerald , Senior Manager, Forensic & Investigation Services, have penned this insightful piece.

If you are interested in contributing to our blog or for further information, please contact Paul O'Mahony at [email protected] or call 01 411 0010. 
'Working Smarter in an Always Connected World'
In his enthralling IoD Evening Briefing last month entitled, 'Working Smarter in an Always Connected World', Aidan Healy , co-founder of specialist consultancy UnPlug , discussed the importance of managing our digital communications effectively, and why leaders have a duty of care to establish a strong digital culture.

He has kindly shared his presentation with us and this - along with other presentations from the IoD Breakfast and Evening Briefings events, kindly sponsored by Mazars - are available in the Members' Area of the IoD website .
IoD and Members in the News (Mason Hayes and Curran) : A New Playbook for Sports Governance?
Business Plus: (Re: Harry Lorton) Appointments (Not online. Print edition only.) Governance Day for the FAI
Member Benefits
The Merriman Hotel, Galway
IoD members can avail of exclusive discounted rates and special offers at selected hotels, airport lounges, and business facilities, as well as car rentals, insurance schemes, and more.

This month we are highlighting the splendid three star, 32 bedroomed Merriman Hotel in the picturesque village of Kinvara in south Galway, at the gateway to the Burren region. It is an iconic building with the largest thatched roof in Ireland.

Just 20 minutes from Galway city and 30 minutes from Shannon airport, the fishing village of Kinvara has a lively Irish music scene and several nearby golf courses, including Lahinch Old Course, venue for the Irish Open in 2019 .
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