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.


Being an Effective Chair
Tuesday 26 November 2019 11:30 am - 3:30 pm
CB2 1RB, Cambridge (exact location confirmed on booking)

Join us in Cambridge 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.


Bookings are now closed for this past event.

Developing an Effective Board Team
Wednesday 20 November 2019 9:30 am - 1:15 pm
EC4A, London, (exact location confirmed on booking)

Join us in London 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.


Bookings are now closed for this past event.

Dynamic and Productive Meetings - Pilot Live Webinar
Tuesday 19 November 2019 1:00 pm - 2:15 pm Webinar

This webinar is now fully booked. Places are available for the Chairing with Confidence pilot live webinar on 11 December.

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.


Bookings are now closed for this past event.

Chair to Chair in Newcastle - How do I ensure my trustees are effective?
Thursday 14 November 2019 5:00 pm - 7:30 pm
NE1, Newcastle Upon Tyne, (exact location confirmed on booking)

Are you chairing a charity?  Ever wish you could talk to another Chair and or Vice Chair who faces similar challenges and opportunities? Someone who understands the issues, and can share experiences of what did (and didn’t work), or who you can test ideas with? If so, do come along and share your questions and answers with other Chairs.


Bookings are now closed for this past event.

New Chairs’ Briefing Session
Tuesday 12 November 2019 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
BS1, Bristol (exact location confirmed on booking)

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 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.

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