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.




MA in Scoring for Film and Visual Media

Posted on June 30th, 2014

Duration: One Year, Full Time. September – August

Pulse College, in association with the DIT Conservatory of Music & Drama, now offers a Masters in Scoring for Film & Visual Media.

Designed to harness the creative potential of future composers, this unique, one year programme is aimed at musicians, composers and engineers who want to develop the technical and musical skills necessary to work within this area.

Watch a repeat of a live Q&A event with award winning tutors covering all aspects of the course content, scholarship awards, the facilities, career paths, and the admissions process here.

For further details contact Deirdre Savage at: or Tel +353 1478 4045
More details here.




Charities Regulation Conference & Free Legal Aid to Charities

Posted on June 30th, 2014

The Voluntary Assistance Scheme will host a conference on Charities Regulation on Thursday 3 July 2014 at 4.30pm in the Distillery Building, 145 – 151 Church Street, Dublin 7. Speakers will include Ms. Úna Ní Dhubhghaill, CEO of the Charities Regulatory Authority and Ms. Deirdre Garvey, CEO of The Wheel, among others. The conference will be chaired by Mr. Justice Frank Clarke, Judge of the Supreme Court. RSVP by 30 June to attend.

The enactment of the Charities Act 2009 heralds a new era of regulation for Irish charities and VAS are striving to assist charities in making a smooth transition. Representatives from all charities are cordially invited to attend. The conference is free of charge – all that is asked is that you confirm your attendance so that numbers can be anticipated. Please RSVP to Jeanne McDonagh ( by 30 June.