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.


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.

Social investment – demystifying the hype
Thursday 18 May 2017 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm London EC1
Trowers and Hamlins, 3 Bunhill Row, London, EC1Y 8YZ

Registration from 5.30pm, networking drinks from 8pm Are you familiar with the idea of social investment? Have you ever considered it as an option for your charity or social enterprise? Do you understand the potential opportunities and the potential risks? This event is an opportunity for Chairs and Vice Chairs to learn more about social […]


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Exploring the Chair’s role in governance with the Charity Commission
Monday 15 May 2017 3:30 pm - 6:30 pm London
St Paul’s Centre, Queen Caroline Street, Hammersmith, London, W6 9PJ

We’re delighted to welcome Paula Sussex, Chief Executive 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 risks; to discuss chairing challenges with […]


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New Chairs briefing session
Wednesday 5 April 2017 10:00 am - 1:00 pm Leeds
Wrigleys Solicitors, 19 Cookridge Street , Leeds , LS2 3AG

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.


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Understanding the Fundraising Regulator's role - what does my board need to know?
Tuesday 4 April 2017 4:30 pm - 6:30 pm London
CCLA, Senator House, 85 Queen Victoria St, London, EC4V 4ET

Tea coffee and registration from 4.30, formal start 5pm. The Fundraising Regulator is a new and important body, whose role will impact on the thinking and practices of charity executive and non-executives alike. Chairs of governing bodies will need to understand the principles and how they may affect the responsibilities of Board for effective oversight of […]


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