Past events

To give you an idea of the range of events we hold we have listed our past events below. In 2015 we hosted over 20 professional development and networking events for Chairs across the UK. Members can obtain summaries of some of these events from the members area of the website.


Exploring the Chair’s role in governance with the Charity Commission
Wednesday 4 October 2017 1:30 pm - 5:30 pm
Tilney, Royal Liver Building, Pier Head, Liverpool, L3 1NY

Following previous successful events in Bristol, Birmingham and London we’re bringing this joint event with the Charity Commission to Liverpool to share learning about the Chair’s role in ensuring good governance.
We will hear from David Holdsworth, Chief Operating Officer and Sarah Atkinson, Director of Policy and Communications at the Charity Commission, and from Association of Chairs Executive Director, Ros Oakley.
The session will be an opportunity for Chairs to gain insight into governance opportunities and risks; to discuss chairing challenges with the Charity Commission and to learn from one another.

This event is open to all Chairs and Vice Chairs, though priority for places is given to our members.
Bookings are now closed for this past event.

Safeguarding- what Chairs need to know and do
Tuesday 26 September 2017 4:30 pm - 7:30 pm London
RSM, 25 Farringdon Street, London, EC4A 4AB

It is every Trustee’s worst nightmare. A safeguarding failure. Charity trustees are responsible for ensuring that those benefiting from, or working with, their charity, are not harmed in any way through contact with it. The safeguarding of children and vulnerable adults should be at the very heart of any charity’s governance, whoever their beneficiaries are […]


Bookings are now closed for this past event.

New Chairs briefing session
Tuesday 19 September 2017 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 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.
The event is free to members who also have priority booking. Non members are welcome to attend at a cost of £40.


Bookings are now closed for this past event.

Charities, business and foundations - a Chair’s perspective - Amanda Jordan OBE, Chair of the Association of Charitable Foundations
Tuesday 25 July 2017 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm London, EC4

  Amanda Jordan’s career crosses sectors- spanning the voluntary, government and business worlds. She currently chairs the Association of Charitable Foundations and is a trustee at Baring Foundation. Her previous charity roles include being Chair of the National Literacy Trust, a co-founder trustee of Step up to Serve which promotes social action among 10-20 year-olds […]


Bookings are now closed for this past event.

Exploring the Chair’s role in governance with the Charity Commission
Tuesday 25 July 2017 2:30 pm - 5:30 pm Bristol
Watershed, 1 Canons Road, Harbourside , Bristol , BS1 5TX 

Following the successful London event we’re delighted to welcome David Holdsworth, Chief Operating Officer and Sarah Atkinson, Director of Policy and Communications at the Charity Commission for a session to share learning about the Chair’s role in ensuring good governance. The session will be an opportunity for Chairs to gain insight into governance opportunities and […]


Bookings are now closed for this past event.

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