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CPA Ireland Skillnet

Diploma in Governance for the Charitable Sector

Course Aims

This diploma will equip accounting professionals who advise charities (either as practitioners, in-house accountants, or voluntary treasurers) with a full understanding of best practice in Corporate Governance for Charities.

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Location: Dublin & Live Streaming
CPD Credit: 21 hours
Cost: €695 (non CPA members: €750)


1 Governance & the Governance Code 
2 Funder Relationships
3 Legislation relating to the Charitable Sector
4 Finances
5 Key Board Roles & Relationships
6 Sub-committees, Federal & Branch Committees 
7 Theory v. Practice

Learning Outcomes

On successful completion of this course learners should be able to:

1)         Apply the knowledge gained to implement or review a Corporate Governance Code for a Charity.

2)         Identify the elements necessary for inclusion in a Corporate Governance Code.

3)         Demonstrate a comprehensive knowledge and understanding of Irish legislation as it relates to Board Members.

4)         Define the roles of Board Members/Trustees, Directors/CEOs and Company Secretaries. 

5)         Identify the committees recommended as good practice and describe their roles.

6)         Determine training necessary for stakeholders to ensure good Corporate Governance.


Training Schedule

8th December 2017 Module 1: Governance & the Governance Code Andrew Madden 2pm - 5pm
9th December 2017 Module 2: Funder Relationships Sheila Nordon  10am - 1pm
19th January 2018  Module 3: The Law Patrick Marron  2pm - 5pm
26th January 2018  Module 4: Finances  Maureen Kelly  2pm - 5pm 
2nd February 2018  Module 5: Key Board Roles & Relationships  Diarmaid Ó Corrbuí  2pm - 5pm 
3rd February 2018  Module 6: Sub-committees, Federal & Branch Committees  Derek O'Reilly  10am - 1pm 
3rd February 2018  Module 7: Theory v. Practice  Kieran Murphy  2pm - 5pm 


The diploma will be awarded on the successful completion of an assessment.



The CPA Ireland Skillnet is funded by member companies and the Training Networks Programme, an initiative of Skillnets Ltd. funded from the National Training Fund through the Department of Education and Skills.