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13 Jul 2023

Leaders, Managers and Management Teams – Online 13/07/2023

Target Audience

CEOs, Managers, Members of Management Teams, or anyone interested in any of these roles.


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 of a Management Team, or a Leader?



  • Understanding team/group dynamics.
  • Stages in the development of groups.
  • What groups expect from leaders.
  • How groups/contexts can determine our leadership approach.


  • Defining leadership: What is it? What is t in the context of non-profits?
  • Examples of great leaders.
  • How leadership relates to vision, impact, transformation, strategy.
  • Leadership styles and when to apply them.
  • Examples of leading non-profits
  • Being a leader


  • Defining management: What is it? What is it in the context of non-profits?
  • Differentiating between management and leadership.
  • What managers do.
  • Manager’s role in the wider organization.
  • Managers and operational planning for non-profits
  • Management styles


  • Self-awareness
  • Other awareness
  • Coaching others/groups
  • Coaching ourselves


  • Choosing three key learning points from the session.
  • What will I do differently?
  • When will I do it?


Delivered virtually via Zoom.


Liam Scollan

Liam Scollan's background includes CEO of a successful social enterprise for 11 years and of a government development agency as well as been a keen activist and advocate for the voluntary sector and a volunteer director on Boards of management for over 30 years. His depth of high level experience provides him with a credible and commanding knowledge of what it takes to manage effectively in the sector. He has a proven track record in leading organisations to very high levels of achievement: quadrupling turnover, winning national, UK and European awards for urban regeneration, customer service, public relations and innovation whilst leaving lasting social and economic legacies.

He brings an energy and interactive style to his work with groups, honed by his mix of top level experience and his post-graduate studies in community education, holistic health and professional coaching. During Covid he devised innovative ways of supporting civil society and in the past two years over 1,000 voluntary bodies have benefitted from his facilitation and guidance.

For 30 years, alongside his professional career, Liam and his family have grown their own food and he lives out his cherished values of self-reliance, human rights, sustainable practices and staying close to nature.


  • How to manage a team
  • How to be a better leader
  • Coaching tips

Carmichael’s Spring Summer 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

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