O’BRIEN / Governance Design supported NALA in the development of its Strategic Plan 2020-2022. We subsequently worked together on the establishment of a more cohesive planning and reporting system and on improvements to our performance management and development process. Trish and Claire are methodical and inclusive, which builds trust and leads to robust outcomes. Their in-depth understanding of the not-for-profit and public sector worlds is invaluable.
The Charities Regulatory Authority (CRA) engaged O’BRIEN / Governance Design to carry out an external evaluation of its Board, in line with the requirements of the Code of Practice for the Governance of State Bodies (2016). The company took a comprehensive, detailed and consultative approach to the task. The result was a valuable report, that will contribute to the ongoing effectiveness of the Board’s corporate governance practices.
Leitrim Development Company engaged O’BRIEN / Governance Design to contribute to its ongoing implementation and communication of the Charities Governance Code. Our engagement with the company was very positive and productive. It led to exploratory discussion on the Code amongst Board members and consensus on our next series of priorities. Very professional and competent presenters.
O’BRIEN / Governance Design was engaged by the Department of Education and Skills to undertake an evaluation on its behalf. The company developed a comprehensive research plan and illustrated strong analytical skills in responding to the research questions. The result was a high-quality and well-written report that fully met our requirements.
Trish O’Brien facilitated a number of consultative sessions with our staff at NCAD during 2019. She has very effective communication skills that enable her to listen, ask pertinent follow-up questions, and analyse developing ideas. In addition, she is able to provide concrete outcomes through documented synthesis reports.
The Dental Council engaged O’BRIEN / Governance Design to assist it in assessing the impact of the revised ‘Code of Practice for the Governance of State Bodies’ on its functions. They are an easy firm to work with and they were very knowledgeable on both the code and the environment public sector organisations work in. I would highly recommend them.