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.

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.

New Chairs briefing session
Wednesday 19 July 2017 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm Birmingham
Anthony Collins Solicitors, 134 Edmund St , Birmingham , B3 2ES

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.

Early warning signs – steering your charity away from stormy waters
Wednesday 28 June 2017 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm London
Russam GMS, The Gridiron Building, One Pancras Square, N1C 4AG

Registration with refreshments from 4pm, presentation to start at 4.30pm, networking from 6-7pm When you read about charity failures, it’s easy to question whether the people involved knew what they were doing. In practice, it can be a perfect storm of unknown and unexpected waves of problems that knock the charity sideways. This session, presented […]

Bookings are now closed for this past event.

Beyond compliance: enabling the board to govern more effectively
Tuesday 20 June 2017 4:30 pm - 6:30 pm London
PwC, 7 More London Riverside, London , SE1 2RT

Registration from 4pm to start at 4.30pm Legal compliance is one of the Board’s key roles. It needs to assure itself that the charity is operating within the law. But compliance is not enough for good governance. The Board has a key role to play in setting the long term-direction and values of the charity; […]

Bookings are now closed for this past event.

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