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What is great governance?
Benefits of Financial Wellbeing for Employees
CO3 Member Reflection & Supervision Training
The Effective Third Sector Chair

What is Great Governance? | Facilitated by Roger Courtney

With Roger Courtney, 27 May 2022 @10am

What are the benefits of Financial Wellbeing for Employees? | Kith & Kin Financial Wellbeing

Kith & Kin, Tuesday 7 June @12pm

CO3 Member Reflection & Supervision Training

Full Day Training - Thursday 26 May 2022

Chairs Training | The Effective Third Sector Chair

Starting 26 April 2022 | 6pm - 8pm
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CO3 Sensemaker Project

2011-2012 will be a defining year for the Third Sector in Northern Ireland. CO3 members will face significant challenges and opportunities. CO3 has two primary goals:

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As part of CO3’s commitment to succession planning, CO3 is facilitating an action learning network for members of Senior Management Teams (SMT). Last year we ran a pilot SMT group when CO3 brought together a group of senior managers together with an expert facilitator, Roger Courtney, to manage the sessions.  The pilot programme was extremely successful as testified by some of the feedback we received:

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About the Event: John Cook, who sets the forward news schedule for UTV Live, joins CO3 members to give an insider’s perspective on the News Cycle, News Decisions and how third sector leaders can impact on this cycle to have sector stories aired. With case studies and unrivalled insight into how a leading news programme is put together, this will be a comprehensive briefing session to help you think about how you can lead more effective public relations in your organisation.

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Do you have a senior manager whom you feel would benefit from participating in a Senior Management Team Network as part of their development? If so then please pass this info along to them!

Northern Ireland Assembly

Following the recent NI election there has been a reshuffle of names and faces in the departments. Click on the following NI Assembly links for details.

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CO3 has announced the development of a new website to help leaders thinking about mergers in the Third Sector.

AmalgaMate has been developed to share learning, tools and ideas from the merger that led to the development of Age NI. It is packed full of freely available documents for you to download and utilise to guide your merger process.


 CO3 is delighted to be working in partnership with NICVA and Stellar Leadership to deliver a partnerships, collaboration and mergers support programme. The project will offer a range of practical support services including:

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CO3, the representative body of third sector chief executives has welcomed the CBI’s ‘Time for Action’ report.

Commenting Majella McCloskey, Director of CO3 said:

“This is an important report that all leaders in Northern Ireland must give credence to. CO3 agrees with Terence Brannigan’s assertion that it will be in working together that government, the public, private and third sectors can face down the grave economic challenges with which we are confronted."

Anne O'Reilly

In a recent Interview for the Business Insight section of the Irish News, one of CO3's Board Members, Anne O'Reilly, answered questions on her career to date:

What was your first job?

My first job after I left university was as a care worker in a residential home.

What qualifications do you have?

I’m a trained teacher and social worker. I also have an MSC in Leadership and Management. It’s so far back I can hardly remember!

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For Northern Ireland to truly emerge with a stronger and more robust economy after the biggest global recession since the Second World War it will require all sectors that contribute to GDP to be innovative and bold in how they re-invigorate the local economic landscape.


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CO3 Leadership Awards 2022

We were delighted to have our annual CO3 Leadership Awards, sponsored by Smith & Williamson in person at The Europa Hotel Belfast on 24 March 2022. 

Over 250 guests were in attendance and it was amazing to see so many of you for our first in-person ceremony in two years.

Congratulations to our Highly Commended and Award winners for each category. Watch our short video below to relive the event and hear more about CO3!

Massive thank you to all of our sponsors who made this night possible. 


CO3 is delighted to join up with our Corporate Member, Gallagher to deliver a session on 'Is your business safe from a cyber-attack?'.

Learn more about how cyber insurance can help save your business from both financial and reputational damage

Are your current cyber security protocols sufficient to protect your business from the latest cyber threats? Do you know how your business’ cyber security protocols compare with others in your industry? Do you know if your business is running the latest cyber security protocols and if it has the appropriate cyber insurance cover?

These can be difficult questions to answer, but they are vital in today’s digital and technological business world, and with insurers increasingly enquiring about how businesses are protecting themselves from cyber threats, it is vital that you know the answers.

How to take part

When: Wednesday 1 June @ 12:30pm - 1:30pm

Where: CO3 Office, 31 Bruce Street, Belfast, BT2 7JD


Non Members - £10

CO3 Members - Free

Book here