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Providers of comprehensive management training courses for both newly appointed and experienced voluntary directors of owners’ management companies in Ireland.

What we do and why

OMC Governance provides comprehensive training courses for both newly appointed and experienced voluntary directors of Owners’ Management Companies (OMC) in Ireland. Our training programs offer industry leading practical and professional guidance on the role of the OMC voluntary director and the obligations arising under the Multi-Unit Development Act, 2011, the Companies Act, 2014 and the Property Services (Regulation) Act, 2011. In addition our courses provide training on specific everyday problems faced by company directors, property agents, stakeholders and unit owners, including the levying and recovery of service charges, the liability of common areas and common area transfers, setting and changing House Rules, legacy construction defect issues and the proper management of the company annual general meetings.

All property service providers, including property agents in Ireland, are required to undertake, annually, continuous professional development training to ensure a high standard of expertise and professionalism is maintained in property management. The OMC director should be no different. Our courses aim to ensure each director is confident and competent to meet the challenges of the role each and every year and to understand their role in the stewardship of the OMC for the benefit of their neighbours and all unit owners.

Our People

We hand pick leading experts in the area of corporate governance, law, accounting and property management to deliver comprehensive course programs. Our inhouse team consists of legal experts and accounting specialists with practical hands on experience in owners’ management company governance, administration and dispute resolution. In addition OMC Governance hosts external industry specialists with expertise in the area of legacy construction defects, fire safety and financial management.

Reasons to choose us

  1. Our qualified and industry experienced team of lecturers and speakers will prepare you for the professional and personal challenges that face an OMC director.
  2. Our courses will inform your role and the obligations which arise from it, providing you with security and peace of mind to undertake the task at hand.
  3. Our course content provides practical guidance and up-to-date information on the main issues facing owners’ management companies in Ireland and the means to tackle these issues head on.
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The election of voluntary directors to the owners’ management company board is a required agenda item at each Annual General Meeting. (Housing Agency / Clúid Housing Report, 2019)
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Recent government recommendations provided by Clúid Housing and the Housing Agency recommends that all directors undertake training within six months of appointment/election as director of an OMC.
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According to the 2016 Census there are 200,000 apartments in Ireland.
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21% of all residential property in Dublin is apartments over 74,327.
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An owners’ management company is defined as a company established for the purposes of becoming the owner of the common areas of a multi-unit development.
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The aim of an owners’ management company is to provide an effective vehicle for the management and operation of a shared structure and the shared facilities associated with that structure.
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Whilst many owners’ management companies in Ireland face operational difficulties such as service charge recovery and common area issues the catalyst for such problems is poor governance and ineffective corporate control.
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Estimated cumulative turnover for owners’ management companies in Ireland is in excess of €270,000,000 per annum.
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As part of a study by the Housing Agency the owners’ management companies surveyed had an average debt at year end of 52% of income rising to 67% for larger developments.
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Cyclical debt issues for the owners management company will affect the ability of the company to set transparent budgets, hold adequate sinking funds and carry out necessary improvement works.
Professional Development
OMC Governance Institute Seminars

Continuous Professional Development

These short courses are delivered by way of seminar talk and address sector specific issues facing owners’ management companies in a succinct manner. Their aim is to provide participants with a summary of the area and offer up-to-date relevant and practical information to assist participants address the subject in issue.
OMC Governance Institute Director Induction Course

Director Induction Course

Our OMC voluntary director induction training course is designed for all newly elected and re-elected directors. It will provide participants with an overview of the role of a company director, the obligations which attach to such role and knowledge necessary to perform the role.
OMC Governance Institute Certificate in OMC

Certificate in OMC Governance and Management

This course is delivered one evening per week over a 12 week period. Intake for this course is January, 2022. For further information please contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. The course aims to provide participants with an in-depth understanding of the rules and guidelines for the operation and control of owners’ management companies in Ireland.

Additional services

The OMC Governance Institute provides a suite of additional supports for both directors and OMC companies.

1. Information and Research Hub

Our information and research hub provides all course participants with access to relevant legalisation, articles and information on OMC governance and management issues.

2. Public webinars

OMC Governance plays host to consultative webinar sessions throughout the year which brings OMC stakeholders and industry experts together to address recent developments in the sector and discuss the challenges faced by OMC companies in Ireland.

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3. In-house training

In addition to our established course programme OMC Governance provides in-house training courses specific to an individual owners’ management company. Half day and full day training courses and workshops are provided to boards of Directors and OMC Agents upon request and can address areas specific to the management company’s needs.

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Upcoming Courses

Introduction to Service Charges

Thursday, 19th May, 2022 5:30pm -6:30pm

This is part of our Introduction Series and is designed to provide new Directors and unit owners with an understanding of Service Charges and the importance of same for the Unit Owner and the management company. We will consider the obligation to pay service charges, the types of service charges and the avenues for recovering service charges from owners who don't pay.

 

Course fees - Fully Booked

Director Induction Training Day

Saturday, 21st May, 2022 9:00am -1:00pm

This is an essential Induction Training Course for all newly appointed Directors of owners’ management company in Ireland. Course participants will be provided with guidance and training on their obligations as a Director, their duties to the company and key issues including service charge collection, common area management and the AGM. This course will equip you with the knowledge necessary to manage your owners' management company properly.

Course fees - Fully Booked

Director Induction Training Day

Friday, 27th May, 2022 9:00am -1:00pm

This is an essential Induction Training Course for all newly appointed Directors of owners’ management company in Ireland. Course participants will be provided with guidance and training on their obligations as a Director, their duties to the company and key issues including service charge collection, common area management and the AGM. This course will equip you with the knowledge necessary to manage your owners' management company properly.

 

 

Course fees - €99.00

The Right to Vote

Wednesday, 1st June, 2022 6:00pm -7:30pm

Voting Rights and company meetings; this talk will provide participants with information and training on the obligations arising to both members and directors at the annual general meeting, how to chair such meeting and amending house rules. 

Course fees - Fully Booked

The Role of the OMC Company Secretary

Tuesday, 14th June, 2022 6:00pm -7:30pm

This workshop will provide participants with a run through of the role and functions of the company secretary of an owners’ management company in Ireland and will provide clear guidance on how to meet the role head on.

Course fees - €69.00

Service Charges and Recovery

Wednesday, 15th June, 2022 6:00pm -7:30pm

This is a key training workshop for all directors and property agents engaged in service charge recovery, we will look at the stages and types of service charges, the different mechanisms for recovery including statutory recovery, recovery by way of contract / lease and service charge recovery through the company. 

Course fees - €69.00