Future events

We run a range of events for Chairs and Vice Chairs – including briefings, talks by guest speakers, panel discussions and our member only supper clubs. Our events provide an opportunity for you to learn more about the role of chairing, stay up to date with the latest practice and trends in the sector as well as giving you a chance to meet and network with other Chairs.


Chair's Challenge Series: Avoiding legal pitfalls
This event is now fully booked. You can add your name to the waiting list here.
Wednesday 21 March 2018 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm London
Regent’s Conferences & Events, Regent's University London, Inner Circle, Regent's Park, London, NW1 4NS

Avoiding legal pitfalls
Understanding and complying with the law is a core responsibility for the board.
This briefing and event explore how you as Chair ensure the board has a good grasp of the issues and the appropriate focus and oversight.




New Chairs' briefing session
Monday 9 April 2018 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm Liverpool
Tilney Liverpool, Royal Liver Building, Pier Head, Liverpool, L3 1NY

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 event is free to members who also have priority booking. Non members are welcome to attend at a cost of £40.


Spaces are still available for this event (£0.00 - £40.00).

Chair's Challenge Series: Navigating risk
Wednesday 16 May 2018 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm
tbc – central London

Navigating risk
Charities and non profits must negotiate a multitude of risks.
This briefing and event explore how the Chair can help the board to understand and focus on the strategic risks it faces and formulate the most appropriate approach.




Chair's Challenge Series: Successfully appraising your CEO
Thursday 5 July 2018 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm
tbc – central London

Successfully appraising your CEO
Getting the best from your Chief Executive is a key responsibility for Chairs.
This briefing and event explore the role of appraisal in doing so.




New Chairs' briefing session
Tuesday 18 September 2018 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm London
CAF (Charities Aid Foundation), 10 St. Bride Street, London, EC4A 4AD

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 event is free to members who also have priority booking. Non members are welcome to attend at a cost of £40.




New Chairs' briefing session
Monday 15 October 2018 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm Manchester
Tilney Manchester, 3rd Floor, Vantage point, Hardman Street, Manchester, M3 3HF

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 event is free to members who also have priority booking. Non members are welcome to attend at a cost of £40.