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Target Audience

Senior managers/Board members/HR staff/ Volunteers.

Outline

This briefing session aims to provide an understanding of the legal requirements of Garda vetting legislation and best practice in the safe recruitment of staff and volunteers.

Target Audience

Middle and Senior Managers, Board Members.

Outline

Prolific business thinker Michael Porter once wrote that the essence of strategy is choosing what not to do. A good strategy is clear and succinct, with a well defined scope. It boldly sets out your ambitions, but is also focused on what is most important for achieving your mission, and it is embedded in reality.

This Strategic Planning workshop will guide you through a process of reflection, critical thinking, creativity and prediction. Step-by-step, you will learn what a strategic planning process involves, what tools and techniques can help you along the way, what the end result should look like, and how to get everyone on board.

(Lunch of soup and sandwiches provided at 1pm.)

Target Audience

Preparing for Crisis workshop is designed for senior staff and board members who are responsible for communications in their organisation. It is particularly suited to those working in smaller organisations who may not have a dedicated communications team.

Outline

This training session aims to help organisations to build or enhance their response to a crisis. The training typically requires a half-day session and includes practical exercises and hands-on support in establishing your organisation’s crisis communications plan. To ensure the training is as interactive and participatory as possible, we recommend a maximum of 10 trainees for this training module.

Target Audience

Public Affairs and Political Communication is designed for staff and volunteers who are responsible for advocacy, policy and communications in their organisation. It is particularly suited to those working in smaller organisations who may not have a dedicated advocacy team or for those with little experience of engaging with public representatives and decision makers.

Outline

This training session aims to help organisations to build or enhance their public affairs outputs and build relationships with decision makers. The training typically requires a half-day session and includes practical exercises and hands-on support on enhancing your organisation’s public affairs outputs. To ensure the training is as interactive and participatory as possible, we recommend a maximum of 10 trainees for this training module.

Target Audience

Event Management Basics is designed for staff and volunteers who are responsible for planning and running events in their organisation.

Outline

This training session aims to help organisations to plan creative and engaging events. The training typically requires a half-day session and includes practical exercises and hands-on support to enhance your organisation’s events. To ensure the training is as interactive and participatory as possible, we recommend a maximum of 10 trainees for this training module.

This course is also available on 21st June > Microsoft Excel 21 June 2019

Target Audience

You should be comfortable with the Excel basics and/or be using Excel regularly including formulas/functions/sort and filtering/charts.

Outline

This course is for those people who have may have completed an Excel basic course and/or are comfortable with Excel basics. It is for people who want to learn more about vlookups/pivot tables and charts /conditional formatting/macros and the more advanced functionality of Excel including Power Query used for rapid data cleaning.

(Lunch of soup and sandwiches will be provided on the day.)

Target Audience

Company Secretaries or anyone thinking of becoming a Company Secretary.

Outline

Learn about the practical and legal responsibilities and liabilities of the Company Secretary of a Company Limited by Guarantee (CLG).

Topics covered during this workshop include:

  • The Companies Act 2014 – implications for new and existing CLG
  • The governing instrument – company constitution
  • Legal duties of a Company Secretary
  • Administrative duties assigned by the Board to a Company Secretary
  • Appointing a Company Secretary
  • Administrative obligations of a company to the CRO
  • Compiling documentation for board meetings and AGM
  • Role of Company Secretary as a trusted Board advisor

Target Audience

Are you a Board member of a voluntary or community group? Are you unsure of what is expected of you? Do you want to ensure your organisation is governed in accordance with good practice?

Outline

This evening session will demystify Boards members’ roles and responsibilities and give you tools to enhance your contribution and the effectiveness of your Board. It outlines the purpose of the board as a whole, particularly in relation to governance and management. We then examine the specific roles of individual board members and resourceful ways in which work can be divided up between members. We will look at effective ways of managing a meeting to get results. The workshop will finish with a discussion on practical solutions to deal with typical problems arising within boards.

Target Audience

You should be comfortable with the Excel basics and/or be using Excel regularly including formulas/functions/sort and filtering/charts.

Outline

This course is for those people who have may have completed an Excel basic course and/or are comfortable with Excel basics. It is for people who want to learn more about vlookups/pivot tables and charts /conditional formatting/macros and the more advanced functionality of Excel including Power Query used for rapid data cleaning.

(Lunch of soup and sandwiches will be provided on the day.)