Community Governance Training this Autumn with Ballyhoura Development

Ballyhoura Development’s Community Governance Skills Training & Workshop Programme returns this Autumn/Winter with a suite of informative and interactive events for committee members of community-based, not-for-profit organisations, and the trustees, directors, officers, staff of Companies Limited by Guarantee, cooperatives, community businesses and social enterprises.

With the continually evolving landscape of the community and charity sector, this training and workshop series aims to improve knowledge and skills around community group structures; leadership and governance; supporting compliance with regulation and adherence to relevant codes and standards; improving knowledge of committee/board roles and responsibilities; financial transparency and accountability; successful fundraising; managing human resources and adhering to employment law, and better stakeholder reporting and communications.

The programme begins on Thursday 12th October at 7pm at Knocklong Community Centre with “Using The Governance Code: A guide to how not-for-profit & community organisations are run, directed and controlled” delivered by Mairead O’Connor, Training & Advice Coordinator with The Wheel.

The workshops are held at venues across the Ballyhoura Development area through October and November with delivery by experienced facilitators such as Caroline Egan of CramdenTech, Ivan Cooper, Mairead O’Connor, Hugh O’Reilly and Tony Ward of The Wheel, Laura Reidy of The HR Suite and Salena GRave and Paul Moriarty of Limerick Volunteer Centre. The programme is supported through the Social Inclusion & Community Activation Programme for organisations in the Ballyhoura Development area.

All programme events are free though advance bookings should be made through David O’Grady, Development Officer with Ballyhoura Development by email: or tel. 063-20511.

Click on the following link for Community Governance Skills Training & Workshop Programme Autumn 2017

Using The Governance Code: A guide for how not-for-profit & community organisations are run, directed and controlled The Wheel
(Mairead O’Connor)
Thursday, 12th October Knocklong Community Centre
Financing Your Community & Social Enterprise Project The Wheel
(Hugh O’Reilly)
Tuesday, 17th October Croom Enterprise Centre
The Roles and Responsibilities of Board Members of Charity and Community Organisations The Wheel
(Ivan Cooper)
Thursday, 26th October Kilbehenny Community Centre
Business & Project Planning for Social Enterprises CramdenTECH
(Caroline Egan)
Tuesday, 31st October Croom Enterprise Centre
Employment Law and HR Fundamentals for Social Enterprises The HR Suite
(Laura Reidy)
Wednesday, 1st November
(9.30am – 4.30pm)
Coote Hall, Kilmallock
Choosing the Appropriate Governing Structure For Your Community Organisation or Social Enterprise CramdenTECH
(Caroline Egan)
Tuesday, 7th November E-Centre, Charleville
Effective Volunteer Management in a Community Setting Limerick Volunteer Centre Wed 8 November
Wed 15 November
Wed 22 November
(6pm – 9pm each evening)
Coote Hall, Kilmallock
The Principles of Good Fundraising for Local Charities The Wheel
(Hugh O’Reilly)
Thursday, 9th November Mitchelstown Enterprise Centre
Risk Management for Community Organisations The Wheel
(Mairead O’Connor)
Thursday 23rd November Millennium Centre, Caherconlish
Finance For Non-Financial Managers and Board Members The Wheel
(Tony Ward)
Thursday, 30th November E-Centre, Charleville
Communicating the Cause: Measuring impact and demonstrating the effectiveness of your organisation CramdenTECH
(Caroline Egan)
Thursday 7th December Millennium Centre, Caherconlish

This programme is provided through The Social Inclusion and Community Activation Programme (SICAP) 2015-2017 which is funded by the Irish Government and co-funded by the European Social Fund and includes a special allocation under the Youth Employment Initiative.