Carmichael Spring / Summer 2020 Scheduled Training Programme


Carmichael Spring / Summer 2020 Scheduled Training Programme continues and is available for online booking. Click on the individual links below for details of some of the workshops coming up.

Governance and Compliance

The Charities Governance Code
(09.45am to 1.00pm – Wed, 19th Feb 2020)
The Charities Governance Code explains the minimum standards you should meet to effectively manage and control your charity. This workshop will walk you through the requirements of the code including actions and evidence needed to demonstrate compliance.

Complying with ‘other’ legal and regulatory requirements (One hour Seminar with Philip Smith, Partner at Arthur Cox)
(12.00pm to 1.00pm – Tue, 25th Feb 2020)
We know from our work with organisations that this is an area that charities frequently seek guidance on and this 1-hour seminar will help with compliance with this part of the Charities Governance Code. Please note this seminar does not cover compliance with the Charities Act 2009 specifically. It covers a number of other legal and regulatory obligations but cannot present an exhaustive list for all charities.

Introduction to Risk Management
(09.45am to 12.00pm – Wed, 4th March 2020)

Information Technology

Microsoft Word – Intermediate Level
(09.45am to 4.00pm – Thurs, 14th May 2020)
This course is for those people who are comfortable with the basics in Microsoft Word and who want to learn some of the more advanced functionality including mail merge, tabs, tracking changes.

Microsoft Excel – Beyond the Basics – Intermediate Level
(09.45am to 4.00pm – Tue, 19th May 2020)
This course is for those people who have may have completed an Excel basic course and/or are comfortable with Excel basics. It is for people who want to learn more about vlookups/pivot tables and charts /conditional formatting/macros and the more advanced functionality of Excel including Power Query used for rapid data cleaning.

Financial Management

Understanding and Preparing Budgets
(09.45am to 1.00pm – Thurs, 23rd Apr 2020)
Budgeting is an essential management tool that helps such organisations manage resources effectively. This workshop is for anyone involved in the process of budgeting and managing an organisation’s resources. The workshop will include practical examples and short exercises using MS Excel.


Event Management Basics
(09.45am to 1.00pm – Tue, 24th Mar 2020)
Event Management Basics is designed for staff and volunteers who have little-to-no experience in running events and want to learn about what goes in to making a successful event – whether it’s a corporate conference or a community exhibition.

Developing a Business Plan
(09.45am to 1.00pm – Tue, 12th May 2020)
This workshop is designed to make business planning accessible to everyone. A business plan is the first step in focusing your ideas, and articulating your vision clearly to people and organisations who can help you along the way.

Introduction to Project Management
(09.45am to 1.00pm – Tue, 26th May 2020)
This half-day workshop is designed for anyone who leads or contributes to change projects within their organisation. It will help you distinguish projects from operations, it will increase your understanding of the project life cycle, and it will provide you with the basic tools and processes for designing and managing projects effectively.

Strategic Planning
(09.45am to 4.00pm – Thurs, 11th Jun 2020)
This strategic planning workshop will guide you through a process of reflection, critical thinking, creativity and prediction. Step-by-step, you will learn what a strategic planning process involves, what tools and techniques can help you along the way, what the end result should look like, and how to get everyone on board.


Workplace Boundaries Training
(09.45am to 1.00pm – Tue, 31st Mar 2020)
This half-day course is designed for front-line staff who interact with vulnerable adults or children on a daily basis. The course will increase the awareness of its participants. It outlines the expectations of a staff member working with vulnerable adults and helps each participant understand where their boundaries stand and where their weak points might be.

Introduction to Group Facilitation Skills
(09.45am to 4.00pm – Fri, 1st May 2020)
This full day workshop will be beneficial for chairs of boards, CEOs leading executive teams, officers engaging in community outreach, education/training and youth workers. This course introduces the five fundamental principles to group facilitation and demonstrates their function and value to help you effectively lead your group sessions.

Public Speaking & Presentation Skills
(09.45am to 1.00pm – Tue, 9th Jun 2020)
This training session aims to help organisations to build or enhance their presentation skills. The training includes practical exercises and mock presentations with feedback.

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General Info

Date Entered/Updated
12th Feb, 2020
Expiry Date
12th Apr, 2020