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Every organisation needs strong, effective leaders. This leadership can be developed in a variety of ways, including encouraging upcoming members of your team to serve on the boards of not-for-profit organisations.

Our Leadership Development Programme enables your senior management to become effective leaders by matching them to voluntary Director placements on a charity board, where they are exposed to a whole new world of experience, opportunities and perspectives unique to the not-for-profit sector.

The programme is perfect for any CSR department in search of a meaningful, skill-enhancing experience for its employees. Following initial direction, Boardmatch drive the programme from start to completion, ensuring that your key requirements are met without any significant time commitment from your side.

To date, a number of Ireland’s largest companies have signed up to the programme including Diageo, Barclays, Kerry Group, and Central Bank. These companies now have staff members working with a vast range of charities, local and nationwide, large and small.

Candidates in the Programme will have the opportunity to:

  • Contribute to the creation of a strong, well governed charity sector
  • Apply their skills to a cause that they are passionate about
  • Play a lead role in enabling the charity to achieve its objectives
  • Enhance their personal and professional development
  • Develop valuable new business network

“Boardmatch Ireland’s Leadership Development Programme is a unique opportunity to contribute your professional skills and experience to a cause that you are passionate about. I had voiced an interest in Sport and in particular Gaelic Games. Throughout the whole placement process, Boardmatch worked diligently to find me a board placement that matched my skills and interests.
I am delighted with my role on the board of the Gaelic Players Association. It has provided me with an in depth insight and greater appreciation for all our County hurlers and footballers. In particular the excellent work the GPA does in support of these elite amateur sports stars. The appointment has been hugely beneficial for my ongoing professional development and very rewarding at a personal level.”

Sean Murphy

Director of Change & Engagement, Aer Lingus