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'The Dark Arts of Governance, Risk & Compliance” (GRC) within the Charity / Not For Profit Sector.

05 December | 09:30 - 14:30

Whelan Dowling & Associates

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Carlton Hotel, Old Airport Road Cloghran, K67 P5C7, Co Dublin

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Discover the secrets and debunk the myths surrounding Governance, Risk, Compliance, Audit, and Strategy within the Charity Sector. Whether you're a Volunteer Director, Trustee, CEO or Employee, this event promises to be practical, enlightening and provide tips / recommendations you can implement into your organisation.

This free seminar is organised by Whelan Dowling & Associates. The facilitator and MC for the day is Diarmaid Ó Corrbuí, CEO of Carmichael.


9.30 – 10.00: Register and Coffee

10.00 – 10.30: Risk Management – “Practical Implementation” – How to implement proper risk management into your organisation, common issues within the sector and benefits accruing 

10.30 – 11.00: Reserve Management “What Should Our Reserves Be” – How to assess operational and capital reserves, and industry challenges. 

11.00 – 11.30: Strategy – Alignment of Risk Appetite Statement to Strategic Planning and Strategic Effectiveness Evaluation Framework / Reporting 

11.30 – 12.00: Audit – “An Auditors Insight” – Streamlining your statutory audit and maximising the benefit accruing to your organisation 

12.00 – 12.15: Coffee Break

12.15 – 12.45: Red Flare Case Study – “Modernising Your GRC Framework” with the use of technology 

12.45 – 13.15: SORP – “Adoption & Benefits” – Challenges implementing SORP and the benefits accruing 

13.15 -13.45: Governance – “The Good, The Bad and The Ugly” – Common mistakes to avoid, Top 10 tips to improve your governance structure 

13.45 – 14.15: GRC Survey – Presentation of the WDA GRC survey and recommendations for you to implement in your charity

14.15 – 14.30: Close – Final Questions 


If you have questions regarding the event or wish to get involved please email