Good Governance Conference


This event represents Chartered Accountants Ireland Governance Conference 2020, featuring the launch of our concise guide on organisational culture. Through a series of speakers and panel discussion, it will share practical insights to addressing culture as part of a Board agenda and beyond. The focus of this event is to bring organisational culture to life through actionable content and key takeaways that you can bring back to your organisation.

Venue details:  
Belfast, The Linenhall, 32-38 Linenhall Street, Belfast
Start date & time:  
24 September 2020 14:00
End date & time:  
24 September 2020 17:00
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Speaker details
First nameLast name
Niall Fitzgerald


Product type:  
CPD course
Governance and ethics

Who should attend

Registration for this event is open to directors, company secretaries, accountants, senior managers, business owners and business and management consultants. The content is broad and discursive, covering a range of industries within the public and private sectora, including, but not limited to: PLCs, large private companies, multinationals, State and State-sponsored bodies, universities, charities and not-for-profit organisations, financial services, credit unions and SMEs.

Course overview

  • 'Il Triello' - Culture, Leadership and Strategy: Getting them on the agenda.
  • Introduction to the Concise Guide to Organisational Culture.
  • Exploring organisational culture assessment - what 'good' looks like, tools, etc.
  • The role of culture audit.
  • Developing the target culture for your organisation - aligning values and avoiding cultural sinkholes.
  • Implementing cultural change - The cultural roadmap.
  • An executive and non-executive perspective on shaping culture to fit strategy or vice versa.
  • Panel discussion:
  • A diverse panel of experts, business leaders and practioners from a number of sectors will discuss some of the topical issues in relation to organisational culture, including, but not limited to: impact of regulation; common change challenges; getting trapped in the nebulous; and other common issues.
  • Time will be allocated for audience Q&A and the event will be followed by an informal networking event where canapés, wine and light refreshments will be provided.

Key learning outcomes

By the end of this course, participants will be able to:

  • Understand the relevance of organisational culture and its interdependency with strategy and leadership.
  • Take away practical insights and tools on how to assess culture.
  • Obtain practical insights into methods for developing and implementing measures to cultivate a heathy organisational culture.
  • Confidently include culture on the agenda and frame a discussion around a concise guide to organisational culture.