Course Description

Code of Practice for the Governance of State Bodies

Institute of Public Administration

The updated revised Code of Practice for the Governance of State Bodies applies from 1 September 2016. This is the key guidance document on the corporate governance expectations of State Bodies and other organisations operating to state body and public sector norms. The Code updates and expands on the previous code with additional guidance on several areas including:
  • Oversight arrangements with parent Departments;
  • Performance Delivery Agreements;
  • Alignment of Statements of Strategy;
  • Business and Reporting obligations;
  • Audit and Risk Committees;
  • Role and composition of boards and the role of the Chairperson;
  • Board and Committee effectiveness;
  • Accountability and compliance requirements;
  • Risk management and internal control reporting.
Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of this training, participants will have:

  • A knowledge of the key areas addressed in the 2016 Code of Practice for the Governance of State Bodies and how they are interpreted;
  • An appreciation of the principles underlining governance expectations;
  • An understanding of new areas of emphasis within the code.

This course has been modified for online delivery and is now a  four-hour online course that will be divided into two x two-hour sessions (10:00am – 12:00noon & 1:00pm – 3:00pm) with a one-hour break. It will be remotely delivered through MS Teams and facilitated by subject matter experts.

Scheduled Dates:

  • 15 September 2022
  • 29 November 2022

Ballsbridge, Dublin, Ireland
College Name Institute of Public Administration
Course Category Business, Governance
Course Type Online Learning
Course Location Ballsbridge, Dublin, Ireland
Location Postcode Dublin 4
Course Start Date 15th September 2022
Course End Date 15th September 2022
Course Fee 320.00
Course Duration Four Hour Online Course
Course Times Four Hour Online Course: 10:00am-12:00noon & 1:00pm-3:00pm on scheduled dates (Weekdays)
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Institute of Public Administration

01 668 9135
57-61 Lansdowne Road,, Ballsbridge, Dublin, Ireland

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