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.


THIS EVENT IS NOW FULLY BOOKED.

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.




Working with Your Chief Executive - Pilot Live Webinar
Wednesday 29 January 2020 6:00 pm - 7:15 pm Webinar

THIS EVENT IS NOW FULLY BOOKED.

As Chair, building and maintaining a successful relationship with your Chief Executive is a key part of the role. But it’s not always a simple task. Each relationship is complex, dynamic and unique and it needs time, energy and effort to make it a success.  This session will look at what is needed at key stages in the Chair-Chief Executive relationship including appraising your Chief Executive.  Within this interactive pilot webinar we will provide insight and tips on how to build a successful relationship with your Chief Executive as well as pointers for when things go wrong.




Being an Effective Chair - Live Webinar
Monday 3 February 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.




Online Peer Surgery: The Role of the Vice Chair
Tuesday 4 February 2020 1:30 pm - 2:30 pm

THIS EVENT IS FULLY BOOKED

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.




An Expert's Insight on Trustee Recruitment (Pilot Session)
Tuesday 11 February 2020 1:30 pm - 2:30 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.




Governing with a difference – what can we learn?
Tuesday 11 February 2020 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
EC4V, London (exact location confirmed on booking)

Those of us who lead charities are continually asking how we can do it better. This seems especially important when the challenges seem so great. How do we deal with complex and entrenched problems; when we have limited resources, unequal power and a climate of distrust and division? Some see governance as part of the problem, some see it as sadly irrelevant, while some see it as part of the solution. This session brings together people who are doing governance differently. Our aim is to hear about different approaches and together explore what we might learn from each other.


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

Strengthening your Organisation - Live Webinar
Wednesday 12 February 2020 1:00 pm - 2:15 pm
Webinar

This live webinar aims to provide you with the knowledge and tools to ensure your charity has the strategy, resources and processes to succeed. It will support you to identify the boundaries between planning and overseeing the work and the separate task of carrying it out. You will have the opportunity to share learning and sources of support with Chairs of other smaller organisations.

This webinar 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
Thursday 13 February 2020 9:30 am - 1:15 pm
PE1 2EA, 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).

Navigating Difficult Board Dynamics - Pilot Live Webinar
Monday 24 February 2020 5:00 pm - 6:15 pm Webinar

Getting the right behaviours and dynamics on the board and between board members is an essential ingredient for successful organisations.  The Chair’s role in managing these dynamics is key as they have prime responsibility for ensuring the board has a productive culture.  This session will provide useful insight and advice on how to set the tone for the board, manage difficult dynamics, and create expectations of appropriate trustee behaviours. 




Developing an Effective Board Team- Live Webinar
Thursday 27 February 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.




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: 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 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 free event.

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.




Developing an Effective Board Team
Thursday 12 March 2020 11:30 am - 3:30 pm
IP14 1DL, Stowmarket

Join us in Stowmarket 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).

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.




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 - Live Webinar
Monday 23 March 2020 5:00 pm - 6:15 pm 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.




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.




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