Nonprofit Governance from the Ground Up: Galway - 24 October 2017

Training provider: 
The Wheel
Date / time: 
24 Oct 2017 - 10:00am - 5:00pm
Harbour Hotel Galway, New Dock Road, Galway
Price details: 
99 Euro for Members of The Wheel / 150 Euro Non-members.
Governancefrom GroundZeroGalway

An intensive full day training for Irish charities to get their governance practices in order.

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Course details: 

This practical workshop will be devoted entirely to the theme of good governance for organisations in the community, voluntary and charity sector.

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.

In particular, you will be learning about the following key topics:
  • What is Good Governance in the Community, Voluntary and Charity Sector
  • The Role of the Board
  • The Governance Code & How we can implement it in our organisation? 
  • What Legal Regulations Should I be Aware of?

Learning Outcomes 

Learners will be able to:

  • Understand the sectoral and legal context of charity governance in Ireland
  • 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:

"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 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 9.45am.

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.