Finance for Non-Financial Managers

Posted on August 27th, 2014

Financial management can be intimidating task to grapple with. But, as this workshop will demonstrate, it is possible for those without specialist training to learn how to learn how to manage their non-profit’s finances in a prudent and effective way.

In particular, the workshop will provide participants with:

  • A comprehensive overview of the finance function within a small to medium size non-profit organisation (of up to €1m in turnover).
  • A set of practical exercises that will help your non-profit to:
  1. Prepare a budget based on various information
  2. Set up a simple cash-flow tool to manage any risks
  3. Review a financial report and prepare a commentary for the board.

The facilitator is Aonghus Sammin, the principal of Bradán Consulting based in Galway and Dublin. He is a qualified accountant with over 20 years business experience.

Training provider: The Wheel
Date / Time: 18 Sep 2014 – 9:30am – 1:00pm
Venue: The Wheel, 48 Fleet Street (entrance on Parliament Row), Dublin 2
Location: Dublin
Price details: 60 Euro for Members of The Wheel 95 Euro Non-members




National Volunteer Management Conference 2014

Posted on August 11th, 2014

The premier conference for volunteer management in Ireland, the National Volunteer Management Conference takes place on Tuesday 4th November at Dublin Castle Conference Centre and will provide attendees with an affordable day of professional development, networking and informative, thought-provoking workshops.

The speaker for this year’s conference is volunteer management expert Rob Jackson. Rob has worked in the volunteer movement for more than 20 years, during which time he has led and managed volunteers and volunteer programmes in education, advice, fundraising and children’s services settings at local, regional and National levels.

Early bird tickets are available for a price of €60 until Friday 19 September. Tickets can be purchased here.

For further information on the National Volunteer Management Conference or to download the full programme for the event, visit the website.





Ready for Regulation – Championing Transparency & Governance

Posted on August 6th, 2014

This very special 2-day event has been developed to equip Irish non-profits with the governance, financial and transparency skills and awareness required to prepare for full charity regulation and also to maintain the trust and support of the public.

Date / Time: 7 Oct 2014 – 9:15am – 8 Oct 2014 – 3:30pm
Venue: Limerick Strand Hotel, Ennis Rd, Limerick
Price details: Full 2-day programme – 50 Euro for Members of The Wheel / 80 Euro Non-members.

To see full details and a detailed agenda for the course, please visit here.




Courses at the Carmichael Centre

Posted on August 6th, 2014

In addition to delivering customised training courses and training support, the Carmichael Centre provide a bi-annual Training and Development Programme. These courses address the unique needs of people working within the Community and Voluntary sector in both a volunteer and paid capacity.

Individual courses concentrate on a specific topic, but are practically focused and thus use participative methods to allow participants the opportunity to learn from others working in the sector. There are courses on topics such as Communications and Promotion, Governance and Leadership, and Planning and Quality.

Training and Development Programme courses are delivered in Carmichael Centre at Carmichael House and at various locations throughout Ireland on request. Information on all of the courses provided can be found here.




Designated Liaison Person Training

Posted on August 5th, 2014

The National Youth Council of Ireland will hold a Designated Person Liaison Training course on the 21st, 22nd and 23rd of October 2014 in the Camden Court Hotel, Dublin 2. It will run from 10-4pm daily, light refreshments will be provided.

The purpose of this training programme is to equip you with the information and skills which will help you to carry this important role in an effective manner.

The criteria for those attending is outlined below.

  • You must be the nominated designated liaison person (or deputy DLP) for child protection in your youth work organisation.
  • You must have attended, at least, an awareness level training programme in child protection.

The cost of this course is €80 per person for members of NYCI and €120pp for the community voluntary sector who are not members of NYCI.

To book a place on the course, please click on this link and follow the instructions on the training booking system. Places are limited on this course so please book early. In order to avail of the NYCI membership discount, please use the discount code MEMBERD40 on the step two of the on line booking system.

If you have any difficulties booking on line please contact the NYCI admin team on 01 4784122.
Following your booking you will receive a confirmation email from NYCI.




Fundraise with Confidence

Posted on August 5th, 2014

Has your confidence taken a hit when it comes to fundraising (in person or indirectly) with members of the public or major donors in recent months? Recent negative charity media headlines certainly don’t appear to have made things any easier for Irish fundraisers.

This workshop has been created to give you back to the confidence you need to hit your fundraising targets and to help reassure members of the public about the worthiness of your cause.

This workshop takes place in two locations:

Date / Time: 22 Oct 2014 – 9:30am – 1:00pm
Venue: The Wheel, 48 Fleet Street (entrance on Parliament Row), Dublin 2

Date / Time: 4 Nov 2014 – 9:30am – 1:00pm
Venue: Limerick Strand Hotel, Ennis Rd, Limerick ‎

More information can be found on the Dublin event here and the Limerick event here.




Introduction to Digital Campaigning

Posted on July 31st, 2014

Covering the fundamentals of an integrated approach to digital marketing, this absorbing workshop will equip participants with the fundamental skills to develop, implement and analyse digital advocacy and fundraising campaigns.

Date / Time: 24 Sep 2014 – 9:30am – 1:00pm
Venue: The Wheel, 48 Fleet Street (entrance on Parliament Row), Dublin 2
Price details: 60 Euro for Members of The Wheel/ 95 Euro Non-Members

Full details can be found here.




Making The Governance Code Deliver for Your Organisation

Posted on July 31st, 2014

Don’t get left behind. Turn your talk into action and attend this hands-on practical workshop on applying the new Governance Code in your organisation.

Date / Time: 23 Sep 2014 – 9:30am – 1:00pm
Venue: The Wheel, 48 Fleet Street (entrance on Parliament Row), Dublin 2
Price details: 60 Euro for Members of The Wheel 95 Euro Non-members

Full details can be found here.





Erasmus+ International Training Courses

Posted on July 14th, 2014

Léargas are supporting Irish youth workers and leaders to attend some upcoming training courses on various subjects. Successful selected participants are requested to pay a €50 participation fee. All flights, accommodation and training course elements are funded by the participating National Agencies. ‘POWER TO YOU(th)!‘ takes place from 30 October to 4 November in Luxembourg. This training course aims to boost and expand the capacity of youth workers/leaders in implementing Erasmus+ projects and to share their skills in empowerment, with the aspiration of increasing the employability of young people. Applications are online here. Deadline 5 September.

This course would be useful to youth leaders who want to help children take part in Erasmus+ programmes, as it will provide a greater understanding of how they work, thus increasing the chances of acceptance for applicants. Erasmus+ programmes that can be greatly beneficial to the Youth Orchestra communities are the ‘Youth Exchange’ projects, of which you can find more information here.





Kodaly Society of Ireland International Summer Course

Posted on June 30th, 2014

The Kodaly Society of Ireland’s International Summer Course will take place in St Patrick’s College, Drumcondra from 7 – 11 July 2014 and includes four master teachers from Hungary: Dr László Nemes, IldikóHerboly-Kocsár, Sarolta Platthy and Kata Kortvesi, together with Irish faculty members.

The Fidelio Trio (artists-in-residence in St Patrick’s College) will also be involved in coaching chamber music throughout the course.

The course will cater to all levels of musicianship and musical experience and will appeal to teachers (all levels), instrumentalists, conductors, choral singers, music students etc.
Further details here.