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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.


Working with your trustees
Tuesday 24 September 2019 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
EC4V, London (exact location confirmed on booking)

As Chair a key part of your role is to find good trustees, draw out the best in them, negotiate interpersonal tensions or conflicts, and get them working together as a team. And sometimes you need to move them on.

Join us on 24 September for the launch of the full Working with trustees series and to get your own print copies.The launch includes a reception with drinks and canapes when you will also have the opportunity to network with your fellow Chairs.

This will be the first event to welcome our new Chair, Danny Curtin and to thank our outgoing Chair and co-founder Ruth Lesirge who becomes Association of Chair’s honorary President.


Bookings are now closed for this past event.

Developing an Effective Board Team - Pilot Live Webinar
Thursday 19 September 2019 1:00 pm - 2:15 pm Webinar

Haven’t had time to attend one of our workshops?  Would like a refresher?  This pilot webinar covers the core content covered in the Beacon Programme’s ‘Managing Relationships and Board Dynamics’ workshop.

The pilot 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 pilot 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.


Bookings are now closed for this past event.

Dynamic Duo – Balancing the Roles Between Chair and CEO
Wednesday 18 September 2019 10:30 am - 4:00 pm M1, Manchester

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.


Bookings are now closed for this past event.

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.


Bookings are now closed for this past event.

Managing Relationships and Board Dynamics: recruiting and working one-to-one with trustees and senior staff
Wednesday 11 September 2019 1:45 pm - 5:30 pm
B5, Birmingham, (exact location confirmed on booking)

Join us in Birmingham 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.


Bookings are now closed for this past event.

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