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Target Audience

The Programme is designed to enhance your understanding of Diversity & Inclusion (D&I) – what it is & why it matters for your Board, your teams and yourself. Relevant Equality legislation is referenced and how it links with our day-to-day. The course delves into the barriers that constrain our ability to fully embrace diversity and sustain an inclusive working environment. This includes a deep dive into the impact of our biases on how we communicate, collaborate and make decisions. And, crucially, what we can do about it to mitigate the negative impact and accelerate a positive cultural transformation.

Priority will be given to participants from Charities/Community Groups/Voluntary Organisations/Social Enterprises in the Republic of Ireland whose turnover is less than €1 million per year. Maximum number of participants will be 20. The schedule for this 3-part Programme is:

  • Phase 1 Thursday 14/09/2023 10am-12noon
  • Phase 2 Thursday 28/09/2023 10am-12noon
  • Phase 3 Thursday 12/10/2023 10am-12noon

Content

A three-phased integrated and highly interactive program, with self-led learning provided in advance of each workshop.  The program provides a roadmap towards a sustainable, inclusive strategy.

Phase 1: 2 hour session

What is Diversity & Inclusion and why do they matter?

PRE-WORK:

  • The importance of Diversity and the power of Inclusion
  • Building your knowledge of key terms
  • The employee lifecycle

LIVE:

  • Why D&I?
  • What’s in it for me and my organisation?
  • Inclusive leadership throughout the employee lifecycle

2 week gap

Phase 2: 2 hour session

What’s holding us back? A deep dive into our biases.

PRE-WORK:

The science of bias and how it impacts our decisions in the workplace.

LIVE:

  • Understanding Bias
  • Shift from Unconscious Bias to Conscious Inclusion
  • Creating the right conditions for an Inclusive Environment

2 week gap

Phase 3: 2 hour session

Overcoming barriers to implementation

PRE-WORK:

Making it Real – Bringing inclusion to life in your organisation.

Finding an inclusion buddy

LIVE:

  • Practical tools & techniques to overcome barriers to implementation
  • Action Planning for the future

The road continues beyond Phase 3 as you apply your learnings and reap the measurable rewards.

Methodology

Via Zoom.

The funding for the provision of these services comes from the National Training Fund administered by the Department of Further and Higher Education, Research Innovation and Science. The €100 nominal charge is by way of contribution. Participants will be asked to provide further information regarding Age Range, Gender, Employment Status, Educational Background, Role in Organisation, Organisation Activity & Size post registration.

Target Audience

Charities/Community Groups/Voluntary Organisations/Social Enterprises in the Republic of Ireland whose turnover is less than €1 million per year. A small group (minimum 2) of representatives (staff/directors/trustees) with sufficient seniority within the organisation should participate and should be committed to engaging in capacity building and making organisational changes on foot of it. When booking online, only enrol one person and pay one €100 fee, we will subsequently be in touch with you for information regarding other participants from your organisation.

Outline

The management of social impact remains elusive for many organisations in the charity and non-profit sector. When impact is considered, it is usually thought of as a task of measurement done to prove one’s worth to funders, as opposed to a comprehensive way of approaching all that one does to improve life for one’s beneficiaries. Although the situation is gradually getting better, there are many organisations who remain in need of support.

Carmichael will work with your organisation on a 1-1 basis offering a customised support package during the course of 2023 with a view to helping your organisation improve in this very important area.

Format

Three days of online consultancy and support for your organisation. Dates & times to be agreed between the organisation’s main contact and facilitator.

  • Participation in half-day Zoom meeting to clarify the social/economic/environmental challenge the organisation is seeking to address and the social change process that underpins its work
  • Co-drafting and final agreement of a theory of the problem and theory of change via email/phone
  • Participation in half-day Zoom meeting some weeks later to begin undertaking a measurement audit and analyse this with regard to the agreed theory of change
  • Co-drafting and final agreement of a new measurement framework via email/phone
  • Coaching on outstanding impact-related issues some weeks later via Zoom/email/phone.

Methodology

Via Zoom.

The funding for the provision of these services comes from the National Training Fund administered by the Department of Further and Higher Education, Research Innovation and Science. The €100 nominal charge is by way of contribution. Participants will be asked to provide further information regarding Age Range, Gender, Employment Status, Educational Background, Role in Organisation, Organisation Activity & Size post registration.

Target Audience

Charities/Community Groups/Voluntary Organisations/Social Enterprises in the Republic of Ireland whose turnover is less than €1 million per year. A small group (minimum 2) of representatives (staff/directors/trustees) with sufficient seniority within the organisation should participate. When booking online, only enrol one person and pay one €100 fee, we will subsequently be in touch with you for information regarding other participants from your organisation.

Outline

The annual report represents a real opportunity for organisations in the non-profit sector across Ireland to showcase their transparency and trust by outlining their performance, governance, culture and financials. An annual report can provide a comprehensive picture of a non-profit organisation, as well as its achievements and future plans rather than meagrely meeting minimum compliance requirements. An annual report serves to reinforce relationships with stakeholders and build relationships with the public, potential donors, volunteers and supporters.

Carmichael will work with your organisation on a 1-1 basis offering customised consultancy during the course of 2023 with a view to helping you develop the best Annual Reports that you can.

Format

4 x 2-hour Annual Report Online Consultancy sessions per Organisation. Dates & times to be agreed between the organisation’s main contact and facilitator.

  • Walk through of the different sections of the annual report
  • Planning & preparation – determining the format and agreeing the roles
  • Telling the organisation’s story and its impact
  • Drafting & finalising the report

Methodology

Via Zoom.

The funding for the provision of these services comes from the National Training Fund administered by the Department of Further and Higher Education, Research Innovation and Science. The €100 nominal charge is by way of contribution. Participants will be asked to provide further information regarding Age Range, Gender, Employment Status, Educational Background, Role in Organisation, Organisation Activity & Size post registration.