Being an Effective Chair

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Tuesday 22 January 2019. 1:30 pm - 5:15 pm Cornwall

Are you Chair of a small charity? Are you looking to be more effective in your role?  

We know that the role of Chair although rewarding can be lonely. In a smaller organisation, there is often little resource to support the Chair and limited time to reflect on the nature of the role.

This first workshop in our Beacon Programme, aims to provide you with practical guidance and tools to help you be more effective in your role. The workshop has been developed with the complexities of chairing a smaller organisation (with an annual income of under £1 million) in mind; such as operating with limited resources and individuals often having both operational and governance roles. You will have the opportunity to share learning with Chairs of other smaller organisations.

Feedback from participant:

‘As always, thank you for an informative and thoughtful session.’ Iana Vidal, Chair, Girls Friendly Society


By the end of this workshop, you will:

  • be clear about your role and legal responsibilities
  • understand what can help you be effective
  • have practical tools to help you run effective meetings
  • have gained insight and top tips from other Chairs of smaller organisations.


Registration is from 1:30 pm – 1:45 pm. Light refreshments will be provided.

Attendance at Beacon Programme workshops could count towards your continuing professional development. Let us know if you need evidence of attendance.

Book your place

This workshop is only open to those who have registered with the Beacon Programme. The programme is aimed at Chairs and Vice Chairs of smaller charities in England with an annual income of under £1 million.

Please join the programme so you can make a booking for this event.

Financial support

We offer a travel bursary to delegates from organisations with an income under £100k. These bursaries are given on a first come, first served, basis. Applications are still open.

If you are representing a small group, where the event price of £20 is a barrier to attendance, please email  You may be eligible for a free place if you can provide evidence of your organisation’s low finance.

This event is kindly supported by Cornwall Community Foundation.


Tuesday 22 January 2019
1:30 pm - 5:15 pm Cornwall
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