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Update on Code of Practice for Governance of State Bodies

Code of Practice for Governance of State Bodies 2016

The 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 public sector norms. The Code updates and expands on the previous code with additional guidance on several areas including:

  • Oversight arrangements with parent Departments;
  • Alignment of Statements of Strategy
  • Reporting Obligations
  • Composition of Boards and the role of the Chairperson;
  • Risk reporting.

This important briefing will provide an update on the most important issues in the 2016 Code, taking account of how the guidance applies in different situations.


Upon completion of this briefing, participants will have:

  • A knowledge of the key areas addressed in the 2016 Code and how they are interpreted
  • An appreciation of the principles underling governance expectations
  • An understanding of new areas of emphasis within the code

Course Content

The course will cover the following areas:

  • Overview of the 2016 Code of Practice
  • The Role of the Board ("where the buck stops")
  • Audit, Risk Management and Accountability
  • Audit, Risk Management and Accountability
  • Reporting to Stakeholders

Dates, Venues and Fees 

Dates: 23 February 2017 | 27 April 2017 (Half Day)

Venue: Institute of Public Administration

Fee: The cost of this half day course is €195 for Corporate Members of the Institute, €240 for others. Fee includes course material, lunch and refreshments.

Tailored Programme

This course can be tailored for in-house delivery. Please email if you would like further information about customised training.

Bookings / Enquiries

For further information or for a booking form, please contact:

Central Bookings Office
Institute of Public Administration | 57-61 Lansdowne Road, Dublin D04 TC62
Tel: (01) 240 3666 | Fax: (01) 668 9135 | Email:

57-61 Lansdowne Road, Ballsbridge, Dublin 4 | Tel: +353 1 240 3600 | Fax: +353 1 668 9135 | Registration no: 21087