Don’t miss our Board Member Training day November 15th!

There’s still time to book a place on our Board Member Training day which is taking place on the 15th of November in Accenture Offices, Dublin 2.

Want to send a few Board Members along? We offer discounts for multiple bookings so please contact Eva Gurn at eva@boardmatchireland.ie or 01 671 5005.

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 which includes lunch

Location: Accenture, 1 Grand Canal Square, Grand Canal Harbour Dublin 2

Time: 9.30am to 4pm

 
The full-day training is led by Boardmatch CEO Chris White. Chris has extensive experience in the provision of good governance training and has worked nationwide to provide good governance support to not-for-profit organisations.

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.

Don’t miss our Board Member Induction Training Nov 15th!

Boardmatch will be hosting a Board Member Induction Training day on the 15th of November in Accenture Offices, Dublin 2.

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: Accenture, 1 Grand Canal Square, Grand Canal Harbour Dublin 2

Time: 9.30am – 4pm

 
The full-day training is led by Boardmatch CEO Chris White. Chris has extensive experience in the provision of good governance training and has worked nationwide to provide good governance support to not-for-profit organisations.

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.

Thanks to all who attended our Annual National Federations Lunch

Boardmatch Ireland would like to take this opportunity to thank all who attended our National Federations Lunch yesterday.

The event was a huge success, and we are delighted to have had a full house for our guest speaker Úna Ní Dhubhghaill who is Principal Officer at the Charities Regulation Unit in the Department of Justice and Equality.

With the new Charities Regulatory Authority set to come into operation in 2014, the event was a fantastic opportunity for Federations to gain first-hand insight on the incoming regulator from one of the key figures in the Unit.

This is the third year of our National Federations event and is fast becoming one of the key dates in the not-for-profit sector calendar. The only of its kind, the event is a unique opportunity for National Federations to connect whilst in the company of distinguished Good Governance figures.

Keep an eye out on the website for photos from this year’s event.

Unmissable Training Dates

Don’t miss out on our upcoming training opportunities for the rest of 2013. Pease note that we offer discounts for multiple bookings. For further information or to book a place, please contact Eva Gurn at eva@boardmatchireland.ie or call the office on 01-671 5005.

Full information and pricing for our upcoming trainings can be found in our new Training Calendar.
 
 

22nd October
Communications Strategy for Boards

Developing a communications strategy, building a strong identity and accessing local, regional and national media can have huge rewards for organisations. A robust communication strategy will facilitate organisations in showcasing their achievements and on-going work within their communities. The course is particularly relevant for organisations without dedicated marketing or communications staff.
 

24th October
Fundraising: The Role of the Board

In today’s economic climate, the ability to generate income is of paramount importance for the longevity of any not-for-profit. Covering a comprehensive list of topics, from statutory obligations to active Board engagement, the course is designed to equip participants with the key elements for implementing an effective fundraising strategy in their own organisation.
 

26th October & 23rd November
OMC Training

Boardmatch have designed a unique training package for Owner Management Companies (OMC). The course provides a comprehensive introduction to role and responsibilities of OMC Board members which is tailored to the industry-specific requirements of these Boards.
 

15th November
Board Member Induction Training

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.

**Date change: CEO & Chairs training now October 10th

Please note that our CEO & Chairs Training has been moved to the 10th of October. The training will take place in the Arthur Cox offices, Dublin 2. We still have a few places left so to book a place, please contact Eva Gurn at eva@boardmatchireland.ie or call the office on 01-671 5005.
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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 Dorothy Dalton, 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.

The price of the full day training is €300 per organisation.

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

*NEW* Boardmatch 2013 Training Calendar

*NEW* Boardmatch 2013 Training Calendar


Boardmatch Ireland has a new training calendar detailing all our upcoming trainings for the rest of 2013.

In addition to our free online matching service, our various trainings, seminars and events form an integral part of our mission which is to strengthen governance in the sector. The calendar provides details of our:
 
 

  • Board Member Induction Training
  • Board Leadership Training
  • CEO & Chairs Training
  • Communications Strategy for Boards
  • Fundraising: The Role of the Board
  • Owner Management Company Training


Click here to view the calendar.

Discounts are available for multiple bookings. For further information please contact Eva Gurn on 01 671 5005 or eva@boardmatchireland.ie

Please note that Boardmatch Trainings book up quickly so book early to avoid disappointment.