The Wheel Members' Mid-Year Update and Briefing: Dublin - 17 May 2017

Training provider: 
The Wheel
Date / time: 
17 May 2017 - 11:30am - 1:00pm
Carmelite Community Centre, 56 Aungier Street, Dublin 2
Price details: 
This event is free and only for members of The Wheel, but registration is a must.
Members Update Dublin 17 May 2017

This is a special members-only mid-year update on the key sectoral issues brought to you by Ivan Cooper, The Wheel’s Director of Public Policy and our Membership and Regional Coordinator Johnny Sheehan. 

This is a free event for Members of The Wheel only and registration is a must. Book your place online here.
Course details: 

All members of The Wheel are invited to this special Members’ Mid-Year Update.

Focus: 2017 Issues – an Interactive Briefing Session

Join Ivan Cooper, The Wheels Director of Public Policy for an interactive discussion on recent developments and emerging issues affecting the Irish community and voluntary sector and to weigh in with your input on how you think The Wheel should be responding to them. 

The Briefing will address:

  • Commitments in the Programme for Government to support the sector and The Wheel's strategy to progress them
  • Commissioning for Communities - our work to shape emerging commissioning practice with DPER, Tusla and the HSE
  • The new Charity Regulator's priorities
  • The Benefacts initiative
  • Public trust and confidence in charities: where are we now - and what else needs to be done.

This event is free - but registration is essential.  Click here to register.

Facilitators: Ivan Cooper & Johnny Sheehan, The Wheel

Ivan Cooper

Ivan Cooper is Director of Public Policy with The Wheel. 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.

Johnny Sheehan recently joined The Wheel as Membership and Regional Johnny SheehanCoordinator. The main focus of his work is to drive the development, presence and participation in The Wheel’s programmes regionally, support the work of the National Rural Network and to support member engagement in The Wheel.
Johnny has more than 20 years’ experience working in the development, youth work and environmental sectors. He worked with Dóchas as Project Coordinator for the European Year for Development 2015 and with the National Youth Council of Ireland as Development Education Programme Coordinator from 2004 to 2012.
He was chairperson of Comhlámh from 2013-2016. He has a background in Environmental Science and worked as a volunteer in Central America during the 1990s.

This event is free - but registration is essential.  Click here to register.

Feedback from previous attendees of Ivan's Sector Update events:

"Found Ivan's delivery very clear. Questions asked also very helpful." - P. Agar, NAOMI-Billings Ireland

"Very timely overview of what is required by the CRA website." - G. Murphy, Enable Ireland

"I found the the Regulators Website very interesting and informative." - P. Cooley, ONE (Organisation of National Ex-Servicemen and Women

"Yet again well presented presentation from The Wheel. Delighted that once again came away knowing more than when I came in." - C. Moloney, Vantastic

"Good opportunity for group participation and networking at the break. Sharing knowledge with similar organisations." - Garry Mc Hugh, Young Irish Film Makers

Who Should Attend: 

Board members, managers, coordinators, senior staff and volunteers in an organisation responsible for supporting good governance and providing strategic direction.

How to Register: 

Attendance is free of charge, but registration is essential.

Registration on the day from 11.15am and the event begins at 11.30am.

This is a free event for Members of The Wheel and registration is a must. Book your place online here.

Course contact details

01 454 8727


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