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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

For Approved Housing Bodies categorised as ‘Micro’ (less than 20 dwellings) and ‘Small’ (between 20 and 100 dwellings).

Outline

The Approved Housing Bodies Regulatory Authority (AHBRA) is an independent authority, established in February 2021. The organisation is tasked with the regulation of Approved Housing Bodies (AHBs) for the purposes of protecting housing assets provided or managed by such bodies. Section 37(8) of the Housing (Regulation of Approved Housing Bodies) Act 2019 requires all AHBs to comply with the Standards. The AHBRA establish a set of outcomes that AHBs are required to achieve to demonstrate the protection of housing assets provided or managed by AHBs.

Compliance with the Standards is a statutory requirement and clearly this presents many challenges for AHBs at the smaller end of the scale, particularly from a human and financial resource perspective.

The primary objective of the training programme is to provide AHBs categorised as ‘Micro’ (less than 20 dwellings) and ‘Small’ (between 20 and 100 dwellings with a clear understanding of the Standards for AHBs, enabling them to effectively implement and maintain compliance.

The training content supports:

  • develop an increased awareness of the Standards for AHBs and what it means for them;
  • enhance operational efficiency and help understand to a greater extent how compliance can be demonstrated; and
  • undertake gap analysis to identify weaknesses or non-compliance with the Standards.

Methodology

Delivered virtually via Zoom.

Target Audience

Boards, senior managers and staff of non-profit organisations, large and small.

Outline

Artificial Intelligence is being used by millions of people, including cybercriminals, who can use it to improve their tactics and techniques. In this 45-minute session, we will cover:

  • How AI has changed the cybercrime landscape
  • Types of AI-powered cyber attacks
  • How to protect your business

Target Audience

This course will be beneficial for chairs of boards, CEOs, senior managers leading executive teams, officers engaging in community outreach, education/training workers, and staff leading meetings.

Outline

In this workshop you will be introduced to methodologies, tools and techniques for effective online facilitation. The workshop includes live demos of interactive collaborative tools which will save you time and provide skills to bring your events alive.

Methodology

Delivered online via Zoom.

Target Audience

New Board Members, Directors, Charity Trustees of non-profit organisations.

Outline

A comprehensive induction is an important first step in ensuring that new Board Members, Directors and Charity Trustees have the understanding needed to carry out their roles, responsibilities and obligations effectively. This workshop aims to form part of that induction process.

Below is an outline of the topics covered:

  • Governance Overview
  • Board Members’ Roles and Responsibilities
  • The Chairperson
  • Board Relationship with CEO/Staff
  • Company Limited by Guarantee – Directors
  • Charity – Charity Trustees
  • What more to expect from a Board Induction

Methodology

Delivered virtually via Zoom.

Target Audience

Anyone involved in advocacy or looking to influence policy or legislation in an area of work relevant to their non-profit organisation.

Outline

Ever wondered how can our organisation secure a legislative or policy win? This workshop has been developed to share an insider-outsider perspective on how to succeed in influencing policy or legislative change for your organisation. The workshop will inform and provide a practical roadmap.

Overview of workshop 

Part 1: Understanding – knowledge building

  • The Oireachtas
  • The legislative calendar and process
  • Seanad Commencement Matters and Dáil Topical Issues
  • Parliamentary Questions
  • Tips on how to inform and influence TDs and Senators 

Part 2: Influencing – how to effect change

  • Defining your issue and policy/legislative solution
  • Setting goals and objectives
  • Identify the target audience and who to influence
  • Stakeholder mapping and building partnerships/alliances
  • Creating effective communications

Ending: Questions and Answers – draw on Jillian’s expertise for your organisations’ campaign.

Methodology

Delivered virtually via Zoom.

Target Audience

This course is aimed at people who already have some experience with digital fundraising/marketing in charities and not-for-profit organisations. Preferably, people who have been doing digital for 4 years or more.

Outline

  1. What is digital fundraising
  2. Benefits of digital fundraising
  3. DF Methodology
  4. Facebook Updates & Ads
  5. Other advertising opportunities
  6. 4 digital advertising campaigns (examples)
  7. Google ad grant
  8. Digital led content
  9. GA4
  10. AI and ChatGPT prompts

Methodology

Delivered online via Zoom.