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 - Live Webinar
Wednesday 4 March 2020 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.




Chair to Chair event in Bournemouth with Community Action Network
Thursday 5 March 2020 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
BH5 1AH Bournemouth (exact location confirmed on booking)

Join us in Bournemouth for Chair-to-Chair: An opportunity to meet and learn from other Chairs and Vice Chairs. The event 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 event 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 (£5.00).

An Expert's Insight on Appraising your Chief Executive (Pilot Session)
Wednesday 11 March 2020 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm Expert Insight Session

Our NEW Expert Insight Sessions will give you the opportunity to hear from an expert, ask questions and discuss with fellow Chairs and Vice Chairs.

THIS EVENT IS NOW FULLY BOOKED.




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 and Building your Board Team
Wednesday 18 March 2020 9:30 am - 5:00 pm
Denham Room, Priory Street Centre, Priory Street, York YO1 6ET

The Beacon Programme supports Chairs and Vice Chairs of charities and non-profit organisations under £1 million. On 18 March we are combining two of our most popular workshops into one full-day workshop for Chairs and Vice Chairs in North Yorkshire. Please join us to develop your skills and share experiences of ‘Being An Effective Chair’ and ‘Developing An Effective Board Team’. A networking lunch is included.

This workshop is only open to those who have registered with the free 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 (£30.00).

Online Peer Surgery: Making Meetings Work
Thursday 19 March 2020 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Our NEW online peer surgeries are designed to help you connect with other Chairs and Vice Chairs, share your experiences and learn from those who may be facing similar challenges and opportunities to you.

This online surgery 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.

THIS EVENT IS NOW FULLY BOOKED.




Online Peer Surgery: The Role of the Vice Chair
Monday 23 March 2020 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Our NEW online peer surgeries are designed to help you connect with other Chairs and Vice Chairs, share your experiences and learn from those who may be facing similar challenges and opportunities to you.

This online surgery 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.




Dynamic and Productive Meetings - Chairing Essentials Live Webinar
Monday 23 March 2020 5:00 pm - 6:15 pm Webinar
Webinar

We’ve all had the experience of leaving a poorly run meeting with the feeling that it’s not been a valuable use of people’s time and energy.  Well planned and chaired meetings on the other hand can leave participants feeling inspired, energised and with the feeling of having accomplished something useful.  This webinar will give you the tools for dynamic and productive board meetings.


Spaces are still available for this event (£0.00 - £30.00).

Developing an Effective Board Team- Live Webinar
Tuesday 31 March 2020 1:00 pm - 2:15 pm Webinar

This live webinar 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 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.




New Chairs' Briefing Session - Birmingham
Tuesday 31 March 2020 1:30 pm - 4:30 pm
B3 1JP, Birmingham

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.

Members can access the event for £30 and have priority booking. Non members are welcome to attend at a cost of £90.


Spaces are still available for this event (£30.00 - £90.00).

Dynamic Duo – Balancing the Roles Between Chair and CEO
Thursday 2 April 2020 10:30 am - 4:00 pm N1 9RL, 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 by looking 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.




An expert's insight on financial management for Chairs: what does good look like? (Pilot Session)
Thursday 9 April 2020 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm Expert Insight Session

Our NEW Expert Insight Sessions will give you the opportunity to hear from an expert, ask questions and discuss with fellow Chairs and Vice Chairs.




Full-day workshop: 'Managing Relationships and Board Dynamics' and 'Strengthening your Organisation'
Wednesday 22 April 2020 9:30 am - 5:00 pm
CM23 3JG, Bishop’s Stortford

Join us in Bishop’s Stortford Stortford for this full-day workshop for Chairs and Vice Chairs. This is a great opportunity to to develop your skills and share experiences of managing relationships and board dynamics and how to strengthen your organisation. Lunch is included to give you more time to network with fellow Chairs and Vice Chairs of smaller charities.

This workshop is only open to those who have registered with the free 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 (£30.00).

Appraising Your Chief Executive
Tuesday 28 April 2020 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
EC4M, London

Appraising your Chief Executive
Getting the best from your Chief Executive is a key responsibility for Chairs.
This event focuses on our guide Appraising your Chief Executive, part of our Chair’s Challenges series generously supported by Odgers Berndtson. It explores why appraising your CEO matters and how to make the appraisal process work well. It highlights what already exists that is relevant and useful; shares practical experience from Chairs and others, and offers ideas and suggestions for how you can manage this important challenge.


Spaces are still available for this event (£20.00 - £40.00).

New Chairs' Briefing Session
Wednesday 6 May 2020 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
EC4A, London (exact location confirmed on booking)

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.

Members can access the event for £30 and have priority booking. Non members are welcome to attend at a cost of £90.


Spaces are still available for this event (£30.00 - £90.00).

Join us in Leicester for this full-day workshop for Chairs and Vice Chairs. This is a great opportunity to to develop your skills and share experiences of being an effective Chair and how to strengthen your organisation. Lunch is included to give you more time to network with fellow Chairs and Vice Chairs of smaller charities.

This workshop is only open to those who have registered with the free 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.




Strengthening Your Organisation
Wednesday 20 May 2020 9:30 am - 1:15 pm
EC2N, London (exact location to be confirmed)

Join us in London for this Beacon workshop which aims to provide you with practical guidance and tools to help you strengthen your organisation. 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).

Managing Relationships and Board Dynamics
Tuesday 9 June 2020 9:30 am - 1:15 pm
EC2N, London, (exact location confirmed on booking)

Join us in London for this Beacon workshop which 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 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).

Dynamic Duo – Balancing the Roles Between Chair and CEO
Wednesday 1 July 2020 10:30 am - 4:00 pm B2 5EP, Birmingham

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 by looking 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.