Wednesday 19 June 2019. 10:30 am - 4:00 pm London


When the relationship between Chair and Chief Executive is strong – they are a ‘dynamic duo’ – both adding value to the organisation. When the relationship is in trouble the organisation suffers. This event explores how to balance the roles and how to bring out the best in each other.

When ACEVO and Association of Chairs last held this event together it was heavily oversubscribed, and very well received, so we are holding it again. The event looks at the CEO/Chair relationship from both perspectives. It is an opportunity for you to hear from and share ideas with your peers. Topics that will be covered include: what does the relationship look like when it works well, practical realities and experiences from Chairs and CEOs, and how to establish and develop a supportive culture and deal with conflict.

Programme outline

There will be opportunities to work in pairs and in groups. We will cover three main areas:

  • Question of Balance – a framework for exploring different dimensions of the relationship.
  • Chair and CEO practicalities – Interview and Q&A session with Chair and CEO pairs.
  • When you need help; the role of coaching and meditation.


Chairs and Chief Executives are both welcome; we particularly recommend you come as a pair. It’s a good opportunity to take stock of and review how you are working together.

The event is currently fully booked

Places are still available in Manchester in September.

The event is open to all. AoC and ACEVO members receive a discount and priority booking (only one of you needs to be a member for you both to get a discount).

For any questions, please contact ACEVO at

Please note that if you book for this event we will share your name, organisation and contact details with ACEVO.

Kindly sponsored by Sarasin & Partners.

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Wednesday 19 June 2019
10:30 am - 4:00 pm London
Bookings are now closed for this past event