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We run a range of events for Chairs and Vice Chairs - including briefings, workshops, 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.


Being an Effective Chair
Tuesday 26 November 2019 11:30 am - 3:30 pm
CB2 1RB, Cambridge (exact location confirmed on booking)

Join us in Cambridge for this first Beacon workshop which 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.

This workshop is only open to those who have registered with the Beacon Programme. If you are the Chair or Vice Chair of a smaller charity in England with an annual income of under £1 million, please join the programme and then book your place.


Spaces are still available for this event (£20.00).

Developing an Effective Board Team
Thursday 28 November 2019 1:00 pm - 4:45 pm
NE1 6BH, Newcastle upon Tyne, (exact location confirmed on booking)

Join us for this final Beacon workshop in Newcastle- to celebrate we’ve decided to waive the fee so it will be free of charge. The workshop 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.

This workshop is only open to those who have registered with the Beacon Programme. If you are the Chair or Vice Chair of a smaller charity in England with an annual income of under £1 million, please join the programme and then book your place.


Spaces are still available for this free event.

Developing an Effective Board Team
Tuesday 3 December 2019 1:30 pm - 5:15 pm
B5 6DR, Birmingham (exact location confirmed on booking)

Join us in Birmingham for this Beacon 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.

This workshop is only open to those who have registered with the Beacon Programme. If you are the Chair or Vice Chair of a smaller charity in England with an annual income of under £1 million, please join the programme and then book your place.


Spaces are still available for this event (£20.00).

Implementing the Charity Governance Code
Tuesday 3 December 2019 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
EC4A, London (exact location confirmed on booking)

An increasing number of charities have committed to continuously improving their governance by following the good practice set out in the Charity Governance Code.  If you are implementing the code or intend to do so, join us to gain insights into the impact the Code is having and to share learning about implementing it. Association of Chairs is partnering with RSM and Thomson Snell and Passmore to explore how charities are implementing the code and what Chairs can do to make progress against the 7 principles of good governance.


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

Haven’t had time to attend one of our workshops?  Would like a refresher?  This webinar covers the core content covered in the Beacon Programme’s ‘Managing Relationships and Board Dynamics’ workshop.

The webinar aims to provide you with practical guidance and tools to help you manage dynamics amongst your trustees and between your trustees and staff or volunteers. It has been developed with the complexities of chairing a smaller organisation in mind (with an annual income of under £1 million); such as the executive role often being in a part-time or voluntary capacity and individuals often having both operational and governance roles. You will have the opportunity to share learning with Chairs of other smaller organisations.

This webinars is only open to those who have registered with the Beacon Programme. If you are the Chair or Vice Chair of a smaller charity in England with an annual income of under £1 million, please join the programme and then book your place.




Being an Effective Chair - Live Webinar
Tuesday 10 December 2019 1:00 pm - 2:15 pm Webinar

Haven’t had time to attend one of our workshops?  Would like a refresher?  This webinar covers the core content covered in the Beacon Programme’s ‘Being an Effective Chair’ workshop. The live webinar is an introduction to the role of Chair, providing those chairing smaller charities (with an annual income under £1 million) with top tips and tools to help them be more effective in their role.

This webinars is only open to those who have registered with the Beacon Programme. If you are the Chair or Vice Chair of a smaller charity in England with an annual income of under £1 million, please join the programme and then book your place.




Chairing with Confidence - Pilot Live Webinar
Wednesday 11 December 2019 1:00 pm - 2:15 pm Webinar

We know that the role of Chair although rewarding can be challenging.  Yet, many Chairs tell us that they have little time to reflect on the nature of their role and how to be effective.  This webinar will provide you with an overview of the role of Chair as well as practical guidance and tools to support you to be an effective Chair.




Being an Effective Chair
Thursday 13 February 2020 9:30 am - 1:15 pm
PE1, Peterborough (exact location confirmed on booking)

Join us in Peterborough for this first Beacon workshop which 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.

This workshop is only open to those who have registered with the Beacon Programme. If you are the Chair or Vice Chair of a smaller charity in England with an annual income of under £1 million, please join the programme and then book your place.


Spaces are still available for this event (£20.00).

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