The Governance Code Boot Camp
The Governance Code Boot Camp Programme has been devised to help Irish non-profits transition to an era of higher regulation and transparency by putting the right training and resources at their fingertips.
The Wheel's Governance Code Boot Camp Programme has been developed to help Irish non-profits transition to an era of higher regulation and transparency.
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Structured around a series of relevant workshops and dedicated events and support systems, the 18-months Governance Code Bootcamp programme will equip participants with the motivation, knowledge and skills to tackle the change that the new charity regulation and changed public attitudes towards charities will bring.
Apply Now - deadline 3 February 2017
The Wheel is now inviting applications from community and voluntary sector organisations to apply for the Governance Code Boot Camp.
The cost for participating in this unique learning and development opportunity is just €400.00 per organisation for the participation of 2 delegates/ representatives.
This cost includes attendance for 2 of your staff to 4 training workshops, 4 networking and governance code development sessions, access expert advice and mentoring from our expert support staff.
Purchasing each of these workshops and services individually would cost over €500 per a person, and so the Governance Code Boot Camp can save you over €600 overall.
Please note: due to high levels of demand for this programme, all suitable applicants may not be able to be accommodated on the Spring Governance Code Bootcamp. We will work with qualifying applicants to secure them a place on the The Wheel's next available Governance Code Bootcamp.
How will the Bootcamp work?
The Governance Code Bootcamp has been formulated to accompany you through your governance journey. Employing a carefully designed support format, this programme will provide you with all of the following core components:
1. An 18-month programme of inter-sector, intra-charity and corporate expertise and actions
Bootcamp participants will be able to benefit from the experts we will be involving in the delivery of this programme, including charity and corporate leaders with extensive backgrounds and experience in governance and related fields, including:
- Experienced Insights: Children's Medical & Research Foundation Crumlin (CMRF Crumlin), the host charity taking a leadership role through sharing its learnings to the participating organisations and providing programme supports
- Mentoring Participants: corporate partners who will be providing input and expertise through workshops and resources, information sessions along with mentoring of participants.
Participants will also be able to avail of convenient access (by email and phone) to The Wheel's in-house governance and charity regulation experts.
Whether you require clarification on any aspect of, for example, registering with the Charity Regulatory Authority or adopting the Governance Code for your organisation, programme participants will be able to rely on The Wheel at every step of your journey.
2. A tightly structured programme of practical training, coordination and facilitation provided by the Wheel.
Forming the nucleus of the programme, the Bootcamp training schedule includes:
The Wheel's new Regulation, Resources & Recognition – An Essential 2-Day Workshop for Irish Charities (covering all aspects relating to charity regulation, transparency, income generation and good governance)
Specialist governance / regulation training for trustees (evening event)
Corporate Fundraising Workshop (how to secure their backing)
Income Diversification Workshop (what works and what doesn't when it comes to earning income for your non-profit)
Networking sessions (hosted by CMRF Crumlin to facilitate the shared learning and feedback, as well as building new connections with your fellow participants)
Impacts and Outcomes Workshop (learning how to measure the societal value your non-profit provides)
External expert inputs (from programme partners and guests, all leaders in their fields)
- Check-in sessions (in which your progress is discussed and issues can be raised).
See the full training schedule below for additional details >
- Achieving full compliance with the Governance Code, as well as (where applicable) compliance with the Statement of Guiding Principles for Fundraising and the Statement Of Recommended Practice (SORP).
- Access to expert governance advice and guidance for all those on the programme.
- Access to peer support and networking, ongoing motivation and practical supports
- Access to expert advice from participating professional companies.
- Learning and networking opportunities with other organisations in the sector as well as the partner professional bodies via a structured series of:
- Templates and tools
- Expert input at structured networking sessions (x 4 in the 18 month period).
What is Governance Code Boot Camp all about?
What can Governance Code Boot Camp tackle?
- Negative impact of lack of public trust on Irish charities
- The administrative challenge of new regulatory requirements
- The need to demonstrate social impact and organisational effectiveness clearly and powerfully.
How will the Boot Camp tackle the issues?
- Leadership from within and outside the sector
- More transparency across the sector
- Stronger collaborations and cohesion
- Increased capacity to communicate the successes and capability of Irish charities.
Programme Objectives for Participating Organisations:
- Compliance with The Governance Code and Fundraising Principles
- Using the Statement of Recommended Practice (SORP) for charities audit standard.
16 February 2017
7 & 8 February
9 & 10 May
23 & 24 May
28 & 29 November
Governance & Charity Regulation –
27 September, Dublin
22 March, Galway
4 May, Dublin
Engaging Businesses to Boost Your Income
14 November, Dublin
- Networking Session 3, 4 will take place in 2018
- The training events listed are The Wheel’s core governance training calendar and will be available in 2018 also.