Charity Trustees - Board Roles and Responsibilities: Galway - 8 March 2017

Training provider: 
The Wheel
Date / time: 
8 Mar 2017 - 6:00pm - 8:30pm
The Connacht Hotel, Dublin Road, Renmore, Galway City
Price details: 
Member Price: 45 Euro / Non-Member Price: 70 Euro

This special evening event has been carefully scheduled to engage charity trustees and provide them with a thorough understanding and working knowledge of the essential elements of good governance and charity regulation compliance.

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Course details: 

Charity regulation has a direct impact on everyone working in the Irish community and voluntary sector, requiring greater transparency and best practice from us all. 

Inevitably, however, the buck must stop somewhere - and, in accordance with the Charites Act 2009, it is the Trustees / Governors of a charity that must ultimately take responsibility for the observation and enactment of key regulatory frameworks in their nonprofits.

Trustee Evening Session (6.00pm - 8.30pm):

Topics that be covered include:

Understanding the key regulatory frameworks for charities, including an overview of the:

  • Charities Act 2009
  • Companies Act 2014
  • Lobbying Act 2015.

An introduction to the Governance Code, incorporating:

  • An understanding the 5 Principles of the Governance Code
  • An understanding of the value and importance of the Governance Code for their organisation and also for the community and voluntary sector.

Note: this evening session will include soup and sandwiches for all attendees, to facilitate networking and connection building at the highest level.

Special Event Structure

Ensuring that all of the senior staff within your organisation are fully up to speed on what good governance actually entails is essential to the smooth and proper operation of every non-profit these days. Therefore a governance and regulation session aimed specifically at senior members of staff has been scheduled for the following morning. There is no need for an individual to attend both days.
The Wheel has carefully structured these separate evening and morning events to ensure that both trustees and senior staff are working cohesively and with the same depth of information and clarity on both sides.
Book your place now to make sure your non-profit stays ahead of these important and evolving changes.

Trainer: Ivan Cooper (Director of Advocacy, The Wheel)

Ivan Cooper

Ivan is charged with progressing The Wheel's policy positions on cross-cutting issues affecting the community and voluntary sector, e.g. charity regulation, strengthening the sector, active-citizenship, standards and supports amongst others.

He oversees the research programme which The Wheel conducts about the profile and scope of the community and voluntary sector in Ireland and he represents The Wheel on a range of fora, national and international.

Feedback from Previous Participants of this Workshop:

"Taking the time - 2 days to explore the topics in depth was truly valuable. The materials provided, together with the promise of Power Point slides add significantly to the learning experience. The participants at such an event are always a valuable resource.  A really valuable workshop, thank you." - Liz Murphy, Pieta House

"I found the format excellent. It's a difficult subject matter to cover but breaking it into sessions helped. I found the financial details excellent. an opportunity for open discussion would be good if it could be facilitated at the end of the day." - L. Dempsey, Bessborough Centre

"Very worthwhile exercise in view of the new regulations governing all charitable organisations. I think more could be done to encourage charities to sign up to the new regulations and when a charity makes the transition at an early stage it will lead to gradual compliance." - S. Shevlin, Living Links

"Whilst taking two days out of the organisation can be difficult, it was worth it. It made sense to group all of these issues together, as it allows you to make the connections between things." - K. O'Sullivan, Cork County Childcare Committee

"A eye opener on SORP and charities legislation. I learnt a lot and it was great start out of the blocks towards getting on top of this stuff." - P. McCrystal, Human Life International Ireland

The Governance Code

The new Code of Practice for Good Governance of Community, Voluntary and Charitable (CVC) Organisations in Ireland.

This Code has been developed by the sector and for the sector, with the express purpose of enabling CVC organisations to achieve the highest standards of governance in the running of their organisations.

Seeking Further Assistance with The Governance Code?

The Wheel provides tailored training solutions to community, voluntary and charitable organisations in the areas of: Corporate & Financial Governance; Strategic Planning; Income Diversification & Fundraising; Risk Management; and Communications.

Click here to learn more.

This Programme is brought to you by:

National Development PlanThe Department of Education and Skills
Who Should Attend: 

Evening (8 March, 6.00pm - 8.30pm)) - Trustees of Charities / Board members of Charities.

How to Register: 

To book, go to the bottom of page and click 'Add to Cart'.

Registration on the day for participants for the evening training (8 March) from 5.45pm (sandwiches to be provided).

If you have any problems accessing the venue, please phone The Wheel main office on 01-4548727.

Course contact details

01 454 8727


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