Thursday 12 March 2020. 11:30 am - 3:30 pm


Do your trustees work well together? Are you able to deal with conflict effectively?

As Chair, your role includes enabling your board to work well together and supporting your trustees to resolve any conflict.  This might mean having difficult conversations with one or more of your trustees to confront problematic behaviours.

Join us at the Museum of East Anglian Life in Stowmarket for this workshop which aims to provide you with practical guidance and tools to help you develop the board as a team and give you the confidence to deal with any conflict at an early stage.  This workshop has been developed with the complexities of chairing a smaller organisation in mind (with an annual income of under £1 million); such as working with a smaller number of trustees and individuals often having both operational and governance roles.  You will have the opportunity to share learning and sources of support with Chairs of other smaller organisations.


By the end of this workshop you will be able to:

  • Enable your board to work well together
  • Manage conflict and support difficult conversations
  • Gain insights and top tips from other Chairs of smaller organisations

If you are also interested in learning how to recruit and work one-to-one with trustees and senior staff, we recommend that you book onto one of our upcoming ‘Managing Relationships and Board Dynamics: recruiting and working one-to-one with trustees and senior staff’ workshops or webinars.


Registration is from 11:15. Lunch will be provided

This workshop is being run in partnership with SHARE Museums East. Some places are reserved for Chairs and Vice Chairs of museums in the East of England, who will have opportunity to work together and share insights with Chairs and Vice Chairs from the broader charity sector. Please note that if you book for this event we will share your name, organisation and contact details with SHARE Museums East.

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 free 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 for free so you can make a booking for this event.

We offer a travel bursary to delegates from organisations with an income under £100k when booking at least a month ahead. These bursaries are given on a first come, first served, basis.


IP14 1DL, Stowmarket

Thursday 12 March 2020
11:30 am - 3:30 pm
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Ticket Type Price Spaces
Museums in the East of England Ticket
Chairs and/or Vice Chairs of museums in the East of England
£20.00 N/A
Standard Ticket £20.00 N/A