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Tuesday 12 November 2019. 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm


This workshop is aimed at Chairs who are new in post or about to take up the post.

The focus is on the role in practice, for example looking at preparing and chairing board meetings, working with your CEO/lead officer, as well as building a collaborative and effective governing body.
The session will also explore the leadership skills and knowledge that will make you the most effective Chair you can become – and the support that you might need.
The emphasis will be on the strengths you bring, as well as the ‘gaps’ you want to fill. And we will offer some tips that might be useful in your particular setting.

Feedback on our New Chairs’ Briefing:

An excellent step-by-step guide to running a not-for-profit board/committee effectively. A realistic, no-nonsense session with immediate practical application.Kate Price Chair, UKSF


By the end of this programme, participants will have:

  • covered the basics regarding the legal duties of their board
  • explored approaches to their management of the role
  • had an opportunity to network with other Chairs

Attendance at this event could count towards your continuing professional development. Let us know if you need evidence of attendance.

Speaker – Helen Baker

Helen has held board-level executive and non-executive leadership roles in the not-for-profit and public sectors across a career spanning health, social care, housing and education.

She has chaired organisations ranging from NHS trusts to national housing associations and social care providers, a multi-academy trust and both local and national charities and has held board appointments with three Government arms-length bodies.

She is currently a trustee with the Association of Chairs and the Chair of Shelter and on the board of The What Works Centre for Wellbeing and is also a Deputy Lieutenant for Oxfordshire.


This event is kindly sponsored by VWV.

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Book your place

Member tickets
This event is free to members who also have early priority booking.
Non-member tickets
These tickets are available at a cost of £40.
Why not become a member and attend for free as well as getting additional membership benefits such as priority booking and copies of our guides? You can join if you are a Chair or Vice Chair (see full eligibility criteria). It costs just £50 for those from organisations with incomes under £5 million and £100 if your organisation’s income is over £5 million. You can join here.)

BS1, Bristol (exact location confirmed on booking)

Tuesday 12 November 2019
2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Bookings are now closed for this past event