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27 Nov 2024

Board Member Induction – Online 27/11/2024

Target Audience

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


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


Delivered virtually via Zoom.


Michelle Walshe

Michelle Walshe is an experienced Charity Trustee and leader with a wealth of experience in designing and implementing best-in-class corporate governance practices and strategic plans. A qualified chartered accountant with over ten years of audit experience. Worked in the not-for-profit sector as financial controller and currently sit on the board of three charities, acting as treasurer for two. For nearly 10 years Michelle was managing director of the family business with over 240 employees.

Currently working as a consultant, guiding numerous companies as they design their strategic plans and related action plans. Also, advise clients on how to implement robust corporate governance policies and procedures. Over the last two years, Michelle has completed extensive work on the corporate governance code, including completion of the record and creating the necessary supporting material required by organisations to ensure compliance.

Michelle has extensive experience in leading teams through transformation change, engaging and upskilling them to achieve the strategic goals of the organisation or company.


By the end of the course participants will have an understanding of:

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

Carmichael’s Autumn/Winter 2024 Scheduled Training Programme is kindly sponsored by BoardEffect.

BoardEffect is part of Diligent, the leader in modern governance. BoardEffect delivers an agile board management solution optimised for governance leaders of nonprofits, higher education institutions, community healthcare organisations, and credit unions with the right tools, analytics, and insights to drive more efficient, transparent, and secure governance.


€80Nonprofit Organisation
€70Carmichael Resident Organisation
€90Statutory Organisation
€90Corporate Organisation


Very practical examples.
Approachable and good opportunity to ask questions. rooms were great opportunity to get others perspectives.
General information and discussion about the roles of the board and how to find out information. It's useful for new board members who might not know where to look.
The opportunity to ask questions and discussions with other participants.
The comprehensive nature of the content and the expertise of the presenter.

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