CIPFA: Northern Ireland Governance Conference

November 18 2015

How we govern in Northern Ireland is changing. Indeed like many of our services our systems of control and leadership themselves require modernisation to allow us to meet the needs of our communities, in what is undoubtedly an increasingly global and financially constrained environment.

We are rebalancing our economy, we have a proposal to shrink to nine Government departments, eleven new councils are bedding in, and there are several major governance projects in train, all focusing on how we in Northern Ireland can seek to transform how we work to achieve better outcomes for our citizens.

While there are some emerging solutions, much of the road map in this new world has yet to be designed. As an essential step in this journey, we are delighted to share emerging findings from a soon to be published report on corporate governance within public bodies in Northern Ireland. Commissioned jointly by the Chief Executives' Forum, the Chairs' Forum and CIPFA, this work has been carried out by the Ulster Business School at the Ulster University. It will recommend practical ways Board effectiveness can be enhanced locally to meet the demands of our changing environment.

The objective of the conference this year is to bring together key leaders to reflect on progress and, drawing on emerging good practice, collectively consider how we shape our governance and leadership arrangements for the future.

Target Audience
This event will be of interest to Chairs, Board Members, Chief Executives, senior executives, governance professionals, business and third sector leaders and all those involved in public life.

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Objectives of the conference

  • hear from key leaders about the policy and strategic context of change;
  • receive findings emerging from current Governance research in NI;
  • bring together key leaders from a range of sectors;
  • identify some key actions; and
  • equip leaders to shape change in their own organisations and across Northern Ireland.

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The Chief Executives' Forum is able to offer a reduced delegate rate to its members of £145 + vat.

To reserve a place at the conference please email your details to Anna McDonnell, CIPFA NI:; 028 9026 6770, quoting 'CIPFA: Northern Ireland Governance Conference 18 November 2015 - CEF member rate' in the subject field to secure the reduced delegate fee.

We look forward to welcoming you to the conference.