Training - Strategic Planning

Training - Strategic Planning

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FREE training programme on funding, governance and management delivered by Carmichael on behalf of the Community Foundation for Ireland.

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Training workshop: Strategic Planning

This course invites voluntary management to see strategic planning as firstly an important opportunity to re-engage with everyone around them and secondly as the creation of a compelling statement of the organisation’s plans. The course therefore builds on three pillars:

  • Ways of information sourcing and engaging with your public to build a credible and well supported strategy
  • Key content that shows a visionary, effective, attractive, relevant and doable strategy
  • Form and structure that makes it easy to ready for key decision makers.

It will go through the strategic planning process, including tools and techniques to help you along the way. Participants get access to a template that will assist them to move from learning to drafting their strategic plan.

Target Audience

Board members, middle and senior managers of non-profits.

Session delivered via Zoom.

About this programme

Recovery and Resilience Training Programme for Non-Profits

Carmichael are running a series of FREE training workshops for charities and non-profits in Ireland in 2022. These workshops are funded by the Community Foundation for Ireland as part of a wider Covid-19 Fund for Recovery. The Community Foundation for Ireland hopes that this funding will strengthen the skills base of the sector around fundraising, digital, governance and leadership, and build resilience among volunteer and staff teams. In turn, the sector will be in a more resilient position as it recovers stronger from Covid-19.

Registration is open to non-profit board members, staff and volunteers of all participating Volunteer Centres and will be on a first come first serve basis.

A maximum of two people from any one Irish non-profit can register per workshop. The training is limited to two workshops per person.

Carmichael Trainer

Liam Scollan

Liam Scollan's background includes CEO of a successful social enterprise for 11 years and of a government development agency as well as been a keen activist and advocate for the voluntary sector and a volunteer director on Boards of management for over 30 years. His depth of high level experience provides him with a credible and commanding knowledge of what it takes to manage effectively in the sector. He has a proven track record in leading organisations to very high levels of achievement: quadrupling turnover, winning national, UK and European awards for urban regeneration, customer service, public relations and innovation whilst leaving lasting social and economic legacies.

He brings an energy and interactive style to his work with groups, honed by his mix of top level experience and his post-graduate studies in community education, holistic health and professional coaching. During Covid he devised innovative ways of supporting civil society and in the past two years over 1,000 voluntary bodies have benefitted from his facilitation and guidance.

For 30 years, alongside his professional career, Liam and his family have grown their own food and he lives out his cherished values of self-reliance, human rights, sustainable practices and staying close to nature.

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