Good Governance Webinars 

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Cork Volunteer Centre along with UCC Civic & Community Engagement Department, Volunteer Ireland and Carmichael are proud to present a series of short webinars for community, voluntary and charitable organisations, relevant to the charities regulator governance code.
The event is aimed at existing trustees, board members, managers of non-profits, committee members or anyone interested in becoming board/committee members.

13:30:  Tea / Coffee Networking
14:00:  Webinar Broadcast
15:00:  Discussion Questions

Good Governance: Leading People and Exercising Control

Wednesday, 09 October, 13:30 – 15:30

UCC Room 303, Brookfield Health Complex (click for map)

This webinar looks at the Charities Governance Code principle 3: Leading people, and principle 4: Exercising control.


  • Be clear on volunteer and/or staff roles
  • Develop a Code of Conduct for volunteers and/or staff
  • Understand your organisation’s legal obligations
  • Understand and manage risk

Diarmaid Ó Corrbuí, Carmichael CEO, has extensive experience working with boards and providing governance support and advice. He has previously worked as a strategy consultant for over 25 years with Prospectus Strategy Consultants and Andersen Consulting working with a wide range of organisations in the public, healthcare and not-for-profit sectors on strategy, organisation structures and corporate governance. His core specialties are strategy development and implementation, corporate governance, organisation structures, business planning and project management. He is also a former civil servant having worked in the Departments of Social Welfare and Finance.

Good Governance: Working effectively, and being accountable and transparent

Wednesday, 13 November, 13:30 – 15:30 
UCC – North mall Campus – Enterprise Centre in room C_CEC_G20 (
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This webinar looks at the Charities Governance Code principle 5: Working effectively, and principle 6: Being accountable and transparent. 


  • Understand the importance of trustees working as a team

  • Ensure your board meetings are effective

  • Be able to stand over what you do and how you do it

  • Understand your stakeholders and how to engage with them


Andrew Madden, Carmichael Centre Training and E-Learning Officer, has a long history of working with community, voluntary and nonprofit 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 was a member of the Council of GAISCE, The President’s Award for Young People (2012-2018) and a member of the Board Oversight Committee of Meath Street Credit Union (2014-2017). In April 2017 Andrew was awarded a Certificate in Charity Law, Trusteeship & Governance from the Law Society of Ireland and in 2018 he was awarded a Diploma in Digital Marketing & Strategy from Dublin Business School.


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