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Target Audience

 Trustees, Chairs, CEOs, and those responsible for governance in their Charity.

Outline

The NEW Charities Governance Code explains the minimum standards you should meet to effectively manage and control your charity.

To register your interest for the next workshop, please email training@carmichaelireland.ie.

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

Those appointed to the role of Designated Liaison Person (DLP) within their organisation.

Outline

This half-day session aims to provide an understanding of the role and responsibilities of a Designated Liaison Person (DLP) and the organisational responsibilities in relation to child safeguarding and protection.

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

Project Teams, Senior Officers, Middle and Senior Managers.

Outline

The activities of organisations typically fall into two categories – operations and projects. Operations are ongoing – they are predictable, necessary functions – and they give a charity a solid base. Projects on the other hand are disruptive – they’re time-bound and unique – and when managed correctly, they bring about transformative change.

This half-day workshop is designed for anyone who leads or contributes to change projects within their organisation. It will help you distinguish projects from operations, it will increase your understanding of the project life cycle, and it will provide you with the basic tools and processes for designing and managing projects effectively.

Target Audience

Human Resources, Office Managers, Administrators or Personnel responsible for data protection.

Outline

Data protection in Ireland is now governed by the Data Protection Act 2018, which incorporates the GDPR (EU 2016/679). This has replaced the previous legislation the Data Protection Act 1988, as amended in 2003.

The GDPR has introduced a requirement that all business and organisations that process any personal data should demonstrate that they are being as compliant as possible with the law. This accountability principle requires specific documentation to be produced and maintained.

The purpose of this session will equip the attendees with the practical skills to follow through on their obligations in respect to accountability under the Data Protection Act 2018, which enacted the GDPR in Irish legislation.

Participants will be given guidance on:

  • Whether you need to appoint a Data Protection Officer (DPO)
  • If you need to register with the Data Protection Commission (DPC)
  • How to conduct a Data Protection Impact Assessment
  • Performing a legitimate interest assessment
  • What to include in an Information Security Policy

Laptops will be provided or attendees can bring a laptop that can access the internet and must be able to edit Microsoft Office documents and spreadsheets.

Places limited to 10 attendees.

Target Audience

This session is designed for those who are new to writing grant applications, or those who would like feedback on applications they are currently completing.

Outline

How do we make successful grant applications? This workshop provides an opportunity to identify the challenges and the most common mistakes applicants make. Participants should come away with a better understanding of appropriate language & wording to help better make the case for their grant application.

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.