Throughout the year Boardmatch regularly run training for Trustees, CEOs, and Chairs. These training days are held around the country, in Dublin, Cork, Sligo, Kilkenny, and Galway. All our open training days are accredited by The CPD Certification Service, and amount to 5 CPD Hours each. Each attendee will receive a certificate upon completion of the day.

For further information, or to reserve a place, please contact Hannah Coleman at or call the office on 01-671 5005.

Trustee Training - CPD Certified

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

Main topics will include:

  • Role, expectations, and liabilities of voluntary Directors
  • What is governance?
  • Information needed by voluntary Directors
  • Agendas
  • Case Studies
  • Relationships with your Chief Executive and Chair

2019 Training Dates:


Kindly Hosted by Goodbody Stockbrokers

Wednesday 6th March 

Tuesday 18th June

Wednesday 16th October


Wednesday 10th April


Wednesday 15th May


Wednesday 25th September


Monday 11th November 

CEO and Chair Training - CPD Certified

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.

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

2019 Training Dates:


Kindly Hosted by Goodbody Stockbrokers

Thursday 7th March

Thursday 17th October 

The Art of Chairing Training - CPD Certified

The full-day training is aimed at those who have just recently become a Chairperson, or those who are interested in moving into a Chair role, Vice-Chairs, or Chairs of sub-committees.

The course will cover the fundamentals of governance and chairing, and will then develop the topics of relationships between the Chair and the board/committee members, conflict resolution, planning and effectiveness, and case study work.

2019 Training Dates:


Kindly Hosted by Goodbody Stockbrokers

Wednesday 19th June 

These full-day trainings are led by governance experts Dorothy Dalton (Dublin) and Gráinne Madden (Cork, Sligo, Kilkenny & Galway).

Dorothy Dalton is a leading expert on Governance and advises several national charities, Boards of Governance and CEOs. Having written several books on Governance, Dorothy has gathered her wealth of experience from various roles including her time as Chief Executive with ACEVO (the association of chief executives of voluntary organisations) from 1992 to 2000, as a Director with Inland Revenue and the Marie Curie Foundation , and as Chairperson for the Petchey Academy since 2014.

Gráinne Madden (BA Hons, MBA) is an expert in corporate responsibility and business ethics and an experienced trainer and facilitator. She runs a specialist consultancy helping businesses avoid problems, enhance reputation and harness their power to improve society. She is also an experienced not-for-profit NED. Prior to founding her business, she had over 20 years business experience working in various functions including Sales, Marketing, Quality Management, Strategy Development and New Product Development. She teaches the Business in Society module on the Trinity College MBA programme.