Law Society of Ireland / The Wheel: Cert - Charity Law, Trusteeship and Governance

Law Society of Ireland / The Wheel

Programme structure and approach to learning

The charity sector in Ireland is facing many challenges due to the impact of Covid-19, in particular the effect it has had on fundraising and service continuity. Additionally, 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 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.

The course begins on Friday 4 March 2022.

Please click this link for more information and how to apply: Certificate in Charity Law, Trusteeship and Governance

General Info

Date Entered/Updated
10th Jan, 2022
Region
Online / Dublin
Expiry Date
4th Mar, 2022