Company Law & The Company Secretary - Full Day of Accredited Learning: Dublin - 3 October 2018

Training provider: 
The Wheel
Date / time: 
3 Oct 2018 - 9:30am - 3:30pm
Carmelite Community Centre - 56 Aungier St, Dublin 2
Price details: 
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Get clued in and CPD-accredited on the responsibilities and duties of the Company Secretary & Directors under the Companies Act 2014 and the Charites Act 2009.

Workshop includes 6-months complimentary membership of the ICSA – please see note below*.

To book this workshop (price is €195), go to the bottom of page, select 'Yes' or 'No' to ICSA membership and click 'Add to Cart'.
SKU: EVT181785
Course details: 

This full-day, CPD-accredited workshop will provide an essential examination of the legal responsibilities and duties of the Company Secretary & Directors under the Companies Act 2014 and the Charites Act 2009.

The course is CPD accredited (4 Hours) through the ICSA. Participants are also entitled to claim 6-months Professional Subscription to the ICSA– please see note below*.

This practical workshop has been developed by The Wheel and the ICSA – The Governance Institute to address the specific needs of the Company Secretary in an Irish charity today. The session provides an essential overview of the main legal duties of the Company Secretary role, including: Company types, the Company Constitution, the Roles of Members and Directors, Annual Returns etc.

The workshop will also feature an update from Mandy Osborne, Charities Regulator, on the current requirements for charity trustees and reporting.

Workshop Agenda

9.00am Registration, tea/coffee
9.30am Welcome
9.35am Company Law and the Company Secretary, Conor Sweeney, ICSA
1.30pm Lunch (provided)
2.00pmThe Legal Duties of the Charity Trustee & the Reporting system for the Charities Regulator, Eamon O’Halloran,
2.45pmThe Code of Practice for Good Governance of Community, Voluntary and Charitable Organisations in Ireland, Ivan Cooper, The Wheel

*Note: participation in this event includes 6-months Professional Subscription to the ICSA, with access to a range of membership supports, including; briefings on the latest statutory developments and ways to respond to them; practical advice on how to establish good governance in your organisation; exclusive discounts on ICSA content; training and many other business and recreational purchases from selected partners. Discover more here.

Learning Outcomes

What will you get out of it?

  • An understanding of the role and responsibilities of the company secretary working within the charity sector
  • Gain practical advice and solutions to company law issues
  • Learn about and understand the Charities Act 2009


This training workshop is CPD accredited (for 4 hours) by the ICSA. 

Your Facilitators:

Conor Sweeney

Conor Sweeney (Chartered Secretary, ICSA)

Conor has worked as a Company Secretarial Adviser for 14 years. He is now recognised as one of the leading experts in Company Law and Company Secretarial Practice in Ireland, in addition to lecturing for the Law Society and on behalf of all of the Accountancy Institutes.
Conor has had several published articles and is a Past President of ICSA Chartered Secretaries Ireland.

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.

Mandy Osborne, Charities Regulator

Mandy is a Manager in the Registration and Reporting section of the Charities Regulator. 

Her main responsibilities include reviewing registration approval recommendations and managing and supporting the Helpdesk service. Mandy also acts as the project lead on the development of the registration and reporting elements of the Regulator’s new digital platform.

Feedback From Past Attendees of This Workshop

"I found the whole day excellent. The presenters were clear, well informed, easy to listen to. I learned a lot from each presentation.” - A. O’Donoghue, Loreto Education Trust

“Conor Sweeney's presentation was excellent, he related to matters that are both current and actual and it was great to hear some of the concrete examples from his own practice that he was able to give.” - C. Irwin, Mid West Simon Community

“The speakers took a very complicated and complex topic and presented it in such a way that was understandable to people coming from a non-legal background. As a new company secretary of a not-for-profit I feel that I am now aware of my roles and responsibilities and feel that I am in a better position to ensure that the organisation meets its legal and moral obligations.” - F. Nolan, Doras Bui

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Who Should Attend: 

Company Secretaries of charitable companies, Directors of charity companies, staff with responsibility for their charities governance and regulatory obligations.

In addition to this, this training opportunity is suitable for staff / volunteers who need an introduction or just requires a refresher on the main functions of the company secretary and a better understanding of company law.

How to Register: 

Please indicate whether or not you wish to avail of this complementary subscription by clicking the appropriate tick box below.

By opting-in to the free 6-month Professional Subscription to the ICSA, you consent to The Wheel sharing your details with ICSA.

To book this workshop (price is €195), go to the bottom of page, select 'Yes' or 'No' to ICSA membership and click 'Add to Cart'.


Registration on the day for participants from 9.00am.
If you have any problems accessing the venue, please phone The Wheel main office on 01-4548727.

Course contact details

01 454 8727