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3 Oct 2023

Implementing a Strategic Plan – In person – 03/10/2023

Target Audience

All people working in the non-profit sector.


How do you move from launching your strategic plan to ensuring effective implementation? This workshop will bring a mix of theory, best practice and practical steps on how to implement. You don't have to have a shiny strategic plan to attend – this workshop will support people interested in how to turn words into positive outcomes.

This workshop will break down the steps to implement your organisation's strategic plan effectively. Participants will be given best practice examples to illustrate how each implementation step can be approached. Participants can, if they wish, bring their Strategic Plan with them to use for group work.

This workshop introduces essential internal planning and reporting framework that will help align your work and your organisation's work with its strategic goals. Applicable to all levels in an organisation i.e., anyone who is passionate about maximising their productivity and focusing their work will have something to gain by coming along.


In person, Carmichael Centre, Dublin 7.


Jillian van Turnhout

Jillian van Turnhout has successfully held a variety of leadership roles in Ireland and the EU across business, public affairs and voluntary sectors. She has served as a Director, CEO and Public Representative and has built a strong public reputation for integrity and sound judgement.

Jillian's governance expertise emanates from over twenty-five years serving and chairing Boards and reporting to Boards as a CEO. Jillian is a Chartered Director (IoD UK) and certified in international corporate governance through the INSEAD International Directors Programme and an Institute of Directors Certificate in Company Direction with distinctions in governance, strategy and leadership.

Jillian's current Board work includes serving on the Board of The Arts Council Ireland and Trustee (Director) of One in Four. In addition, Jillian chairs the Governance Committee of One in Four and is a member of the Governance Committee of the World Association of Girl Guides and Girl Scouts (WAGGGS). She is a former Chief Executive of the Children's Rights Alliance; former Vice Chair (Director) of European Movement Ireland; former Chief Commissioner of the Irish Girl Guides; and former President of the National Youth Council of Ireland.

Jillian has been awarded the Chevalier de l'Ordre National du Mérite by the President of France and an Honorary Fellowship by the Royal College of Physicians of Ireland.


On completing the workshop, participants will have the tools to:

  • Break down a strategic plan into relatable component parts
  • Understand how to allocate your financial and human resources
  • Develop annual plans that can be broken down into quarterly/monthly/weekly plans
  • Define and allocate individual and team activities
  • Create a template for quantifying progress against milestones
  • Report on activities and outcomes in a clear and concise manner
  • Develop a Balanced Scorecard for reporting key performance measurements to Board
  • Be agile and ready to adjust.


Carmichael’s Autumn/Winter 2023 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 templates and hands on advice. Clearly a lot of experience in the area.

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