Charity Trustees - Board Roles and Responsibilities: Athlone - 16 November 2017

Training provider: 
The Wheel
Date / time: 
16 Nov 2017 - 6:00pm - 8:30pm
Venue: 
Shamrock Lodge Hotel, Clonown Rd, Athlone, Co. Westmeath
Location: 
Westmeath
Price details: 
€45 Members/ €70 Non-Members
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This specially timed evening event has been carefully scheduled to provide charity trustees with a thorough understanding and working knowledge of the essential elements of good governance and charity regulation compliance.

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

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 non-profits.

This engaging evening event will ensure that trustees are fully informed and have the confidence and relevant knowledge they need to make a firm decision.

Learning Focus

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.

Ensuring that all of the trustees of your charity are fully up to speed on what this actually entails is essential to the smooth and proper operation of every non-profit these days.

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

Book your place below to make sure your non-profit stays ahead of these important and evolving changes.


Trainer: 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. 

Feedback from Previous Participants of Mairead's Governance Workshops:

"The session was an excellent overview of best practice in governance, with ample opportunity for questions." - B. Grehan, Women in Technology and Science (WITS) Ireland 
 
"Facilitator was excellent, very informative and a good mix of information and encouraging Q and A." - T. Coffey, Canal Communities Training Program Turas
 
"Mairead was able to clear up some areas of confusion. She offered helpful advice and encouragement. The opinions and useful tips from other organisations who attended the event were also helpful. Its nice to feel you are not alone. The process seems a bit less daunting after attending this event." - E. Moynihan, Bóthar
 
"Mairead was an engaging and personable presenter. I thought the discussions added hugely to the content presented. Overall it was an excellent training delivered in a very professional manner" - I. Spangenberg
 
"Just getting started was really helpful, it seems so overwhelming, but Mairead was so helpful." P. Rigney, Alpha Ireland
 
"The information we received was very useful. The time keeping was excellent, and the interaction between the different groups invaluable." - C. Slater, Samaritans

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: 

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 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

Telephone: 
01 454 8727
Email: 
info@wheel.ie

Members of The Wheel receive reduced rates on events.