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Target Audience

Board members and senior managers: people with responsibility for human resources, strategy and organisational risk.

Outline

Topics Covered:

  • Rationale for Succession planning.
  • Succession planning and organisational risk.
  • Characteristics of effective Succession Planning.
  • Identification of Succession Plan targets
  • Network Analysis
  • Approaches to Succession Planning.
  • Sustainable Succession Planning

Duration 2.5 hours.

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 €10 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

Board members and managers: people with responsibility for human resources.

Outline

This is a practical workshop with toolkits available to utilise in an investigation and sample reports.

Topics covered:

  • Defining bullying and characteristics of bullying
  • Policies and procedures
  • Scoping the complaint
  • Identification of relevant parties
  • Identification of risk
  • Limits of confidentiality
  • Impartiality
  • First contact
  • Meeting recommendations
  • Report writing recommendations
  • Sign off recommendations
  • Fallout and risk factors for the investigator

Duration 1 day.

Methodology

In-person, Carmichael Centre, Dublin 7.

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 €10 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

Board members and senior managers: people with responsibility for human resources, strategy and organisational risk.

Outline

Topics Covered:

  • Rationale for Succession planning.
  • Succession planning and organisational risk.
  • Characteristics of effective Succession Planning.
  • Identification of Succession Plan targets
  • Network Analysis
  • Approaches to Succession Planning.
  • Sustainable Succession Planning

Duration 2.5 hours.

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 €10 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.

All too often volunteer leaders/trustees and employees in the non-profit sector can find themselves in management and leadership roles without having a full understanding of what such roles actually involve. Furthermore, it is frequently the case that no further training or support is offered to people in these demanding positions.  

The recently published OECD Skills Strategy for Ireland identified the need for continuous improvement of leadership and management skills within non-profit sector in Ireland. Strong leadership and management capabilities are important drivers of organisational change, helping to optimise the use of skills in workplaces and drive innovation, productivity and organisation performance. Previous studies have highlighted a need to improve management capability in Ireland, particularly among small and medium-sized enterprises. The OECD Strategy recommended extending flexible, subsidised, customisable development opportunities available to Ireland’s managers to maximise the accessibility, relevance and value of support: 

  • Address gaps in management training for mid-sized, locally traded service companies and community, voluntary and social enterprises. 
  • Advance new flexible, subsidised and customisable management training and scale up successful existing programmes. 

Target Audience

Board Members, CEOs, Managers, Members of Management Teams, or anyone interested in any of these roles.

Outline

Very often the structure within non-profit organisations is to have the CEO of the organisation lead a Management Team made up of Managers of certain functions within the organisation. Members of the Board hold all Managers & Staff to account through the CEO who reports directly to them. But what does it mean to be a Manager, and a member or a leader of a Management Team, or a Leader of a group of people on your Board?

This 3-part online Leadership Programme will be comprised of:

  • Leadership: From what makes an effective leader to developing your own leadership style.
  • Team Building: From what makes a highly functioning team to how to motivate teams and attract people to join them.
  • Developing your personal skills and getting access to tools for leadership, management and team building.

The schedule for this programme is:

  • Wednesday 11/09/2024 6:30pm-9pm
  • Wednesday 25/09/2024 6:30pm-9pm
  • Wednesday 09/10/2024 6:30pm-9pm

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

CEOs, Managers, Members of Management Teams, or anyone interested in any of these roles.

Outline

Very often the structure within non-profit organisations is to have the CEO of the organisation lead a Management Team made up of Managers of certain functions within the organisation. Members of the Board hold all Managers & Staff to account through the CEO who reports directly to them. But what does it mean to be a Manager, and a member of a Management Team, or a Leader?

Content

Teams

  • Understanding team/group dynamics.
  • Stages in the development of groups.
  • What groups expect from leaders.
  • How groups/contexts can determine our leadership approach.

Leadership

  • Defining leadership: What is it? What is it in the context of non-profits?
  • Examples of great leaders.
  • How leadership relates to vision, impact, transformation, strategy.
  • Leadership styles and when to apply them.
  • Examples of leading non-profits
  • Being a leader

Management

  • Defining management: What is it? What is it in the context of non-profits?
  • Differentiating between management and leadership.
  • What managers do.
  • Manager’s role in the wider organization.
  • Managers and operational planning for non-profits
  • Management styles

Poise

  • Self-awareness
  • Other awareness
  • Coaching others/groups
  • Coaching ourselves

Application

  • Choosing three key learning points from the session.
  • What will I do differently?
  • When will I do it?

Methodology

Delivered virtually 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 €10 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

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 online 3-part Programme is:

  • Phase 1 Thursday 11/04/2024 10am-12noon
  • Phase 2 Thursday 25/04/2024 10am-12noon
  • Phase 3 Thursday 09/05/2024 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 registered in the Republic of Ireland and small to medium in size. A small group (2-3) 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. The option to avail of the NTF Impact Management Support Programme 2024 is available to 5 organisations only.

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.

Previous experience suggests that providing one-off training to groups of people from different organisations is unsatisfactory and does not result in substantive post-course action by those organisations. A customised support package for individual organisations is far preferable.
Carmichael will work with your organisation on a 1-1 basis offering a customised support package during the course of 2024 with a view to helping your organisation improve in this very important area.

Format

Dates & times to be agreed between the organisation’s main contact and facilitator.

  • Preparation for and delivery of a half-day Zoom meeting to clarify the social/economic/environmental challenge your organisation is seeking to address and the social change process that underpins your work
  • Co-drafting and final agreement of a theory of the problem and theory of change via email/phone
  • Preparation for and delivery of a 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.

Carmichael has delivered a large number of half day workshops on Annual Reports to many groups of organisations nationwide in recent years and we believe that while such workshops deliver some success, many organisations still struggle to turn that learning into the development of quality Annual Reports. We can also see from our experience with the Good Governance Awards that there are very few submissions from the smaller organisations.

Target Audience

Charities/Community Groups/Voluntary Organisations/Social Enterprises in the Republic of Ireland.

Organisations that have been shortlisted for Carmichael’s Good Governance Awards at any time in the past will not be included. Places are restricted to organisations with an annual turnover of less than €500,000. A small group (minimum 2-3) 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. The option to avail of the NTF Annual Report Support Programme 2024 is available to 6 organisations only.  

Outline

The annual report represents a real opportunity for organisations in the nonprofit 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 nonprofit 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 support in 2024 with a view to helping you develop the best Annual Report that you can. It is hoped that most of the work will be completed by end of April 2024.

Format

Initial two/three-hour Introductory session(s) per Organisation to cover:

  • Walk through of the different sections of an annual report.
  • Planning & preparation – determining the format.
  • Telling the organisation’s story and its impact of its work.

Subsequent to the above sessions the group and the facilitator will agree timelines for the production and reviewing of drafts of the Report. The facilitator will be available to advise and comment on drafts produced by the organisation.

Dates & times for the initial sessions and for engagement on early and developed drafts to be agreed between the organisation’s main contact and facilitator. A maximum of 10 hours support will be provided to any one organisation.

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. All 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

Designed for CEOs, Senior Leaders, and Managers in non-profit organizations, especially those in upper and middle management roles. This workshop caters to individuals responsible for leading within the organization and fostering collaboration with internal and external stakeholders.

Outline

This comprehensive workshop focuses on reinforcing building greater collaboration among stakeholders within non-profit organizations. Discover the important coaching elements and explore, with your peers, the difference between coaching and mentoring and why a non-directive approach works best.

Discover the roles of coach/mentor and coachee/mentee, accompanied by interactive exercises like choosing an image that symbolizes coaching, creating your own definition of coaching, and developing core coaching skills such as contracting, listening, silence and powerful questioning. Engage in practical triad exercises to apply what you learn. Structure professional coaching sessions, from the first meeting to ongoing sessions, with useful tips for coaches and mentors while diving into practical tools like the Wheel of Life and GROW Model. Elevate your coaching skills! Join the workshop for a hands-on, transformative experience.

Methodology

In-person, Carmichael Centre, Dublin 7.

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 €10 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.