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Introduction to the Governance Code

Carmichael House
9:45AM - 1:00PM

Is your organisation looking to embrace the Governance Code but not quite sure what to do next? The half-day session could be just what you need.

The Governance Code is a Code of Good practice for community, voluntary and charitable organisations in Ireland. It has been developed for the sector by the sector ( This information session will provide participants with an overview of the Code and how it can help your organisation perform to the highest standards possible and give confidence to you and to all your stakeholders.


Feedback on best features of the course from previous participants:

“Extensive valuable information.”

“Relaxed atmosphere – easy to ask questions and get answers.”

“The group was not too big or too small, so everyone managed to contribute, therefore I have plenty new ideas and suggestions.”


Andrew Madden
Carmichael Centre

Andrew joined the staff of Carmichael Centre in July 2015 as Training and E-Learning Officer but has a long history of working with the Centre and many other community, voluntary and not for profit organisations for many years. Educated in Project Management, Management Principles and a certified Microsoft Master Instructor, Andrew has successfully worked within the sector to develop IT skills as well as having experience in running his own business.

Andrew is also a member of the Council of GAISCE, The President’s Award for Young People and a member of the Board Oversight Committee of Meath Street Credit Union.

In April 2017, Andrew was awarded a Certificate in Charity Law, Trusteeship & Governance from the Law Society of Ireland.

Target Audience: 
CEOs, Chairs, Board Members and those responsible for governance in their organisation.

By the end of the course participants will be able to:

·      Understand why boards should adopt the Code

        Understand the 5 main Principles of the Governance Code

·      Understand the 15 sub-Principles of the Governance Code

·      Understand the difference between Type A, B & C Organisations

·      Understand how to use the Checklists

·      Know how to get started on the Governance Code Journey.


Carmichael Centre Resident Members: €60

Other Community Voluntary Charity Organisations: €70

Statutory/Corporate Organisations: €80

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