Charity Governance: The Essentials: Killarney - 17 October 2018

Training provider: 
The Wheel
Date / time: 
17 Oct 2018 - 2:00pm - 5:30pm
Killarney Venue TBC
Price details: 
60 Euro for Members of The Wheel / 95 Euro Non-members.
GovernanceEssentials Killarney

A practical half-day training for Irish community and voluntary organisations, charities and social enterprises to get their governance practices in order.

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SKU: EVT181775
Course details: 

Join us for a practical half-day session that will introduce you to the fundamental principles of good governance for nonprofit organisations and also the legal duties of board members.

Through interactive discussion you will explore the implications of good governance and how you can use the Governance Code as a tool to help you implement best practice in your organisation.

The workshop will commence with a thorough introduction to good governance – what it is, why it matters and what practicalities you must consider in order to ensure that your organisation is ready to begin the journey to good governance.

You will also be introduced to the revised Governance Code for Community, Voluntary and Charitable Organisations and will be exploring the nuts & bolts of the Code and the key legal responsibilities of those involved in governance in your organisation.

Participants will be able to:
  • Define best governance practice for community, voluntary and charity organisations
  • Describe the role of the governing body in a community, voluntary and charity organisation
  • Outline the legal duties of charity trustees
  • Implement the Governance Code journey in their organisation.


Mairead O'Connor (Training & Advice Coordinator, The Wheel)

Mairead O'Connor
Mairead O'Connor joined The Wheel in November 2016 as Training and Advice Coordinator. She coordinates the advice and capacity-building support services we provide to our members. As well as driving and supporting the overall training programme delivered by The Wheel, Mairead facilitates groups in various programmes and can deliver a variety of Wheel training for members. 
Mairead comes to us after spending the past 5 years in a training and development role in Grey Heron Media, working closely with Craol - The Community Radio Forum of Ireland coordinating a nationwide QQI certified Training initiative. She is also an award winning radio documentary producer.

Please contact Jayne Tennyson if you have any queries at:

Feedback from Previous Participants of Mairead's Governance Workshops/Webinar:

"Excellent overview of responsibilities and terrific resources." - M. McManamon, Clearcut Careers and Consulting

"The information we received was very useful. The time keeping was excellent, and the interaction between the different groups invaluable." - C. Slater, Samaritans

"Facilitator was excellent, very informative and a good mix of information and encouraging Q and A." - T. Coffey, Canal Communities Training Program Turas

The Governance Code

The 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: 

Anyone working in, or on, the governing body of a community and voluntary organisation with responsibility for ensuring that good governance is an integral part of their (and any) successful organisation e.g. a management committee, a board of directors.

How to Register: 

Registration on the day from 2.15pm.

To book this course select from the options at bottom of page and click 'Add to Cart'.

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

Course contact details

01 454 8727

Members of The Wheel receive reduced rates on events.