IoD Update - April 2019
As the uncertainty around Brexit continues to impact the thoughts and plans of politicians and business leaders alike, the timing of our annual Spring Lunch provided a welcome opportunity to network and discuss the events of the day.
Over 330 of our members and their guests attended the event, sponsored by Mason Hayes & Curran , at the InterContinental Hotel, Dublin. Guest speaker, Mark Little (CEO of Kinzen), addressed the issue of 'Trust in the Age of Overload'. Mark outlined the challenges and opportunities presented by the developing information crisis in which trust in established sources of truth and expertise has been undermined by the rise of social media. 

And, finally, if you have not done so already, please consider attending the events and workshops listed below, and click through the links provided to see further events and activities on our website.
We hope to see you soon!

Above: Pictured at the IoD Spring Lunch (left to right): Claire Lord
(Partner and Corporate Head of Governance and Compliance, Mason Hayes &
Curran, sponsor); Mark Little (CEO, Kinzen); Thora Mackey (COO, Institute
of Directors in Ireland); and Michael Somers (President, Institute of Directors
in Ireland)
Ciara Garvan founded in October 2017. Born out of a frustration of spending one hour too many on the M50 racing home from work to pick up the kids, she thought there had to be a better way.

WorkJuggle connects highly skilled professionals with flexible, contract and remote work. 

What qualities do you need to succeed in business?
That is a really good question. For me I think it is tenacity, sticking with the business in the early days when there are lots of obstacles but also being flexible enough to pivot, if required. I also think you need to be able to work with people. The future of work is all about collaboration and this will become more, not less, important going forward. 

What, in your opinion, makes a great leader?
A great leader is a great communicator, but also someone who follows through. It is about creating a vision but also having the commitment to make things happen. We work with a lot of very senior people within large organisations in Ireland and I would say that, to a person, they all work exceptionally hard. 
Events and Workshops

2nd May
Speaker: Mary Connaughton , Director, CIPD Ireland ( Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development)

Time:  7.30am - 9.00am

Venue: Grafton Suite, The Westbury Hotel, Grafton Street, Dublin 2

Cost: Free of charge, IoD members only

Sponsored by Mazars .

13th May
Speakers: Dr Simon Haslam,  Strategy Consultant & Caroline Kirrane, Chartered Financial Analyst Charterholder

Time: 09:00 - 16:30

Venue: Irish Management Institute, 16 Sandyford Road, Sandyford, Dublin 16
Cost: €525 ex VAT IoD members/€575 ex VAT non-members

14th May
Presenter: John Smyth , Chartered Director

Time: 09:00 - 16:30

Venue: Galway Chamber of Commerce, Commerce House, Merchants Road, Galway

Cost: €360 ex VAT for IoD members/€405 ex VAT non-members
14th May
Presenters:  Carol Bolger CDir,  Chartered Director & Marie Collins CDir, Chartered Director

Time:   09:00 - 16:30

Venue: Irish Management Institute, 16 Sandyford Road, Sandyford, Dublin 16
Cost: €425 ex VAT IoD members/€485 ex VAT non-members
IoD and Members in the News
Welcome to New Members
A warm welcome to some of our newest members:

> Fiona Mullan , VP of International HR, Facebook
> Jason Murphy , Managing Director, Centrus Advisors
> Ciara Garvan , Managing Director, WorkJuggle
> Paul Tucker , Chairperson, South Leinster Money Advice and Budgeting Service CLG.
*Member Benefits*
IoD London Business & Entertaining Facilities
Members of the Institute of Directors in Ireland can access the A Grade I-listed building in the heart of London, steeped in a rich history that dates back nearly 200 years. With facilities for your next business lunch, board meeting, conference, dinner or training day.

It is the perfect central London venue - just a stone’s throw from Trafalgar Square, St James' Park and the West End. The location offers both free and competitively rated meeting facilitie s in first-class surroundings, ideal for networking with your fellow business leaders when doing business outside Ireland.

IoD members have access to the historic member lounges at 116 Pall Mall free of charge, extremely competitive room hire rates in the the Business Centre, and extensive food and drink options to suit all budgets. Read more here
The IoD Blog
This month's blog looks at recommendations on how to reduce employee turnover in the IT industry, particularly in Dublin, and is written by IoD member, Guillaume Hernoux , who is Head of Partnerships & Growth Consultant at Transpoco, an Irish leader in Telematics.

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. 
Chartered Director Programme
Cohort 55 Now Booking
With Cohort 53  and  Cohort 54   now fully booked, the next available cohort for the Chartered Director Programme will be   Cohort 55   which will begin on 23 rd  September 2019 .
Place offers for Cohort 55 are currently being circulated to those who have completed the application process.
Please contact the training department department on 01-4110010 or email [email protected]  
for further information.
Watch Programme Director, Eileen Gleeson, outline details of the Chartered Director Programme.
Upcoming Examination Dates
2019 Certificate Dates

Certificate in Company Direction - 3rd July 2019 (Cohorts 49, 50, 51, 52)

2019 Diploma Dates

Diploma in Company Direction - 10th April 2019 (Cohort 45)

Diploma in Company Direction - 26th June 2019 (Cohorts 46, 47,48 )

Diploma in Company Direction - 16th October 2019 (Cohorts 49, 50, 51, 52)
The Local Enterprise Office Dublin City (LEO)
*Mentor Programme*
The Local Enterprise Office Dublin City (LEO) Mentor Programme is designed to match the knowledge, skills, insights and entrepreneurial capability of experienced business practitioners with new and existing entrepreneurs, micro-enterprises and small business owner/managers who need practical and strategic advice and guidance.

The LEO is currently advertising a Market Consultation for the Provision of Mentoring Services in advance of publishing a tender for its Mentoring Services in the coming months. Please click here to learn more. In addition, a briefing/market consultation will take place on April 11 th at 6.30pm in the Wood Quay Venue, Dublin 8. Registration in advance is required. 
Join the IoD
Members of the Institute of Directors in Ireland are connected to an active network of over 2,900 senior business leaders who have access a comprehensive range of workshops, specialist courses, online resources and inspirational events designed for your personal and professional development as a business leader.
And, apart from these benefits, did you know that IoD members have complimentary access to tax and legal professionals? That members enjoy complimentary  access to airport business lounges  in Ireland, UK and Europe?
 If you'd like to join, you can apply online  here  or download the  form . If you'd like to contact us directly, these are the relevant details for our   membership team .
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