Governance Code Workshops

Wexford
Wednesday November 5th 3-5pm in the Raheen Family Resource Centre, Clonroche.
Please contact Lynda Stacey at rfcmanager@gmail.comfor booking info.

Dublin
Wednesday November 12th 6-8 pm (registration from 5.30pm) in Clogher Road Sports Centre, Dublin 12. Organised by the Rathmines-Pembroke Community Partnership.
Please contact Richard Costello, richard@rpcp.ie for further information.

Limerick
Friday November 14th 9am – 2pm as part of a wider agenda seminar organised by the Limerick Volunteer Centre in the South Court Hotel.
Please contact Paul Moriarity at paul@volunteerlimerick.ie for further information.

Monaghan
Tuesday November 18th at 7 pm in Corcaghan Community Centre (between Monaghan and Cootehill) Organised by the Monaghan Community Forum.
Please contact: Dara Mac Gabhann dmacghabhainn@monaghancoco.ie for further information.

Save the Date: CEO & Chairs Training December 1st

Our annual CEO and Chairs Training day is taking place on the 1st of December 2014 in Dublin 2. This training fills up quickly so please be sure to book early to avoid disappointment. For further information of to book a place, please contact Eva Gurn at eva@boardmatchireland.ie or call the office on 01-671 5005.

The performance of any not-for-profit organisation is underpinned by the relationship that exists between the CEO and Chair. The training explores this critical Management/Governance interface, and is relevant to both seasoned practitioners and those just stepping up to the top job.

The full-day training course is delivered by Governance expert Dorothy Dalton. Dorothy is editor of the UK-based Governance magazine and a prominent figure in the area of good governance training. Throughout her career, Dorothy has advised several leading national charities on their governance structures and has published a number of short books on the area of good governance in the charity sector. Click here to visit her website.

 

Price: 325 euro per organisation which includes lunch.

Location: Arthur Cox, Earlsfort Terrace Dublin 2.

Time: 9:30am to 4:15pm

 

Main topics will include:

  • Roles and expectations of Chairs and trustees
  • Ensuring trustees fulfil their governance role
  • Refreshing the Board and finding new trustees
  • Case study of where things went wrong
  • Developing a learning organisation

 

CEO and Chair Training Timetable

9.30am Registration and coffee

10.00am Introductions

Roles and expectations of chairs and trustees

  • the chair’s leadership role
  • what the chair cannot do – limitations on the chair’s role
  • respecting the collective authority and responsibility of trustees

Ensuring trustees fulfil their governance role:

  • trustees’ role and the chair’s relationship with trustees
  • the three key strands of governance: corporate/ fiduciary; strategic and impact

11.30am Coffee break

11.45am Refreshing the board and finding new trustees

  • providing support to and ensuring new trustees become effective as quickly as possible
  • ensuring trustees address the right issues: why it is important to get the right agendas
  • making informed decisions: ensuring the board gets the information it needs for good governance
  • chair/CEO relationship including: ensuring trustees can hold the chief executive to account without meddling in management

1.15pm Lunch

2.00pm Case study of where things went wrong – tackling difficult/sensitive situations and learning from others’ mistakes.

Delegates split into groups to decide how best to lead the charity in the case study out of its difficulties

3.15pm Tea and coffee

3.30pm Developing a learning organisation – why reviewing performance is important even at board level:

  • appraising the chief executive’s performance
  • reflecting on the chair’s performance
  • the board collectively reflecting on its performance

4.15pm End

Limited Spaces for Board Member Training Day November 19th

We only have a few spaces left for our Board Member Training day on the 19th of November 2014 in Dublin City Centre.

This training day provides a comprehensive overview of the role and responsibilities of not-for-profit board members and is tailored towards prospective, new and existing board members looking to strengthen their role on the Board.

Cost: 120 Euro p/p

Location: Davy, 49 Dawson Street Dublin 2

Time: 9.30am to 4pm

The full-day training is led by Boardmatch Business Development Manager Fidelma Keogh.

The Trainer
Fidelma is Business Development Manager with Boardmatch Ireland and has worked in the non-profit sector for 15 years, across a variety of fields including social housing, health and governance. She has an honours Masters in Governance from the IPA and a First Class in Management for the Community & Voluntary Sector (NCI).

Main topics will include:

  • Role, expectations and liabilities of voluntary Directors
  • Governance and management
  • Information needed by voluntary Directors
  • Board recruitment & stakeholder management
  • Relationships with your Chief Executive and Chair

For further information, or to book a place, please contact Eva Gurn at eva@boardmatchireland.ie or call the office on 01-671 5005.

Save the Date: Annual National Federations Lunch

Boardmatch will be hosting its fourth annual National Federations Lunch on the 10th of November in the Royal College of Surgeons, Dublin 2.
The only of its kind, the event is for CEOs and Chairs of National Federations and is a unique opportunity for the sector to come together in the company of some prestigious guest speakers.

This year we are delighted to welcome guest speaker Kieran Timmins who is Chair of the newly reformed Central Remedial Clinic board.

The cost of the event is €25 per person.

This event is not to be missed, for further information please feel free to contact a member of the Boardmatch team on 01 671 5005 or info@boardmatchireland.ie

Places are filling up for our Board Member Training on Sept 25th

Boardmatch We have a limited number of places left for our Board Member Training day on the 25th of September 2014.

This training day provides a comprehensive overview of the role and responsibilities of not-for-profit board members and is tailored towards prospective, new and existing board members looking to strengthen their role on the Board.

Cost: 120 Euro p/p

Location: Davys Dublin 2

Time: 9.30am to 4pm

The full-day training is led by Boardmatch Business Development Manager Fidelma Keogh.

The Trainer
Previous to her role with Boardmatch, Fidelma was based in the Carmichael Centre for Voluntary Groups, working with member group Children in Hospital (Irl). Fidelma is a graduate of European Studies from Trinity College Dublin, having also studied at Paris VII, the Jussieu campus of the Sorbonne. She also received a First Class in Management for the Community & Voluntary Sector (NCI) and is currently attending the IPA programme in Governance, as part of the National University of Ireland (NUI) network.

Fidelma has worked in the not for profit sector for 10 years. Previous to this, she worked extensively in Ireland and internationally in the Arts sector for 10 years.

Main topics will include:

  • Role, expectations and liabilities of voluntary Directors
  • Governance and management
  • Information needed by voluntary Directors
  • Board recruitment & stakeholder management
  • Relationships with your Chief Executive and Chair

For further information, or to book a place, please contact Eva Gurn at eva@boardmatchireland.ie or call the office on 01-671 5005.