Course Description

Certificate in Charity Law, Trusteeship and Governance



Certificate in Charity Law, Trusteeship and Governance is course run by Law Society of Ireland - Diploma Centre, Dublin. It is a 'Blended Learning - Mix of Classroom & Online' course . Certificate in Charity Law, Trusteeship and Governance gives a Course Qualification of Level 1 Certificate, awarded by Law Society of Ireland. For more information about Certificate in Charity Law, Trusteeship and Governance at Law Society of Ireland - Diploma Centre, please review the details below.

Programme objectives

On completion of this training programme, participants will have attained deep knowledge and insight into the following:

  • Establishing a charity: legal structures & registration requirements;
  • Governance codes & regulatory requirements;
  • Managing risk;
  • Managing finances;
  • Board responsibilities;
  • Fundraising codes & procurement;
  • Employment law, HR and volunteer policies;
  • Keeping on top of data protection issues.

Programme structure and approach to learning

The charity sector in Ireland has faced many challenges in recent times, and public trust needs to be restored. The establishment of the Charities Regulator, increasing regulatory & funding requirements (including the introduction in late 2018 of the Regulator’s Charities Governance Code), and developments on the horizon in terms of funding and competitive tendering herald changes that need to be taken on board to shape the future of this sector in Ireland.

This course, which represents a collaboration between the Law Society of Ireland and The Wheel, Ireland’s national charity association, provides practitioners and those working in charitable, social enterprise and community organisations with an overview of the law and best practice in the relevant areas. The course has a very practical emphasis and will equip participants with the necessary knowledge and skills to maintain integrity and uphold standards.

Modules

The Certificate in Charity Law, Trusteeship and Governance programme is based on the following module scheme and covers key themes as listed below:

Module 1: Introduction

  • Recent trends in the charity sector in Ireland,
  • Regulation of charities and the Charities Act 2009,
  • The legal framework & legal structures for charities.

Module 2: Finance & Fundraising

  • Legislative framework for fundraising,
  • Regulation of & best practice for fundraising,
  • Financial reporting: Statutory requirements,
  • Charities Statement of Recommended Practice (SORP).

Module 3: Governance

  • Charities Regulator’s Charities Governance Code,
  • Implementation and related issues,
  • Risk assessments and managing risk.

Module 4: Strategy and management

  • Management, human resource and volunteer policies,
  • Charities & corporate governance,
  • Data protection issues,
  • Employment law,
  • Outcomes approach,
  • Procurement and tendering.

Our blended-learning approach and the use of an online forum ensure that attendees can learn both from lecturers and from the knowledge sharing and peer-to-peer aspect that is encouraged in interactive sessions.

Who should attend?

The course will appeal to those in practice who advise charitable organisations. It will also appeal to those working in the sector or those who hold positions on boards of organisations or in a management capacity. We invite lawyers and individuals involved with the sector to apply.

If you are not a qualified solicitor, trainee, or barrister, please apply with a cover letter and CV for approval to attend the course.

Faculty

Lecturers and tutors will be drawn from solicitors, barristers, accountants, and others with expertise in the field of charity law, trusteeship and governance. Previous lecturers and current faculty include:

  • Marguerite Bolger SC,
  • Katie Cadden, Solicitor, Board Member of Charities Regulatory Authority,
  • Colin Skehan, Trócaire,
  • Tony Ward, The Wheel,
  • Stuart Garland, Volunteer Ireland,
  • Daragh O’Brien, Castlebridge,
  • Michelle O’Keefe, Goodbody Stockbrokers,
  • Ruth Lambkin, Mercer,
  • Gillian Lynch, William Fry,
  • Ivan Cooper, The Wheel,
  • Cormac Ó Ceallaigh, Cormac Ó Ceallaigh Solicitors,
  • Elizabeth Bolger, The Wheel,
  • Mary O’Kennedy, O’Kennedy Consulting,
  • Abby Semple, Associate Consultant on behalf of Achilles Ireland,
  • Roseanna O’Hanlon, Crowe.
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Training ProviderLaw Society of Ireland - Diploma Centre
Course LocationDublin
Location PostcodeDublin 7
Course TypeBlended Learning - Mix of Classroom & Online
Course QualificationLevel 1 Certificate
Awarding BodyLaw Society of Ireland
Awarding Body DetailsCertificate in Charity Law, Trusteeship & Governance
Course Start Date28th February 2020
Course End Date22nd May 2020
Course TimeOnsite Fridays and Saturdays and webcast online
Course Fee1650
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