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.


Delicate interventions: making critical changes. Members' dinner with David Bryan
Thursday 14 March 2019 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
EC4V, London (exact location confirmed on booking)

Good chairing requires many judgement calls, particularly when and how to intervene.  We’re delighted to have David Bryan join us to share his insights. David has a wealth of chairing experience to draw on, especially in the arts. David currently chairs Voluntary Arts whose mission is to support and promote creative participation for everyone in the UK and Ireland. David is also Chair of Artistic Director of the Future, chairs Battersea Arts Centre, and Oval House- south London’s theatre and was a member of the National Council of Arts Council England until 2017. 

David will reflect on the Chair’s responsibilities in good and turbulent times. He will also highlight the opportunities for Chairs to lead and steer an organisation.


Bookings are now closed for this past event.

Strengthening your Organisation
Thursday 14 March 2019 1:30 pm - 5:15 pm
M1, Manchester (exact location confirmed on booking)

Come along to this second Beacon workshop in Manchester which aims to provide you with the knowledge and tools to ensure your charity has the strategy, resources and processes to succeed. This workshop will help you to be clear about what needs to be in place and ensure that it happens. It will support you to identify the boundaries between planning and overseeing the work and the separate task of carrying it out. 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.

Strengthening your Organisation
Tuesday 12 March 2019 1:30 pm - 5:15 pm
NE1, Newcastle (exact location confirmed on booking)

We look forward to welcoming you to our second Beacon workshop in Newcastle which aims to provide you with the knowledge and tools to ensure your charity has the strategy, resources and processes to succeed. This workshop will help you to be clear about what needs to be in place and ensure that it happens. It will support you to identify the boundaries between planning and overseeing the work and the separate task of carrying it out. 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.

Managing Relationships and Board Dynamics
Thursday 7 March 2019 1:30 pm - 5:15 pm
LS10, Leeds (exact location confirmed on booking)

Join us in Leeds for this pilot 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.

Being an Effective Chair - Live Webinar
Wednesday 6 March 2019 1:00 pm - 2:15 pm
Webinar

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 ‘Being an Effective Chair’ workshop. The live webinar is an introduction to the role of Chair, providing those chairing smaller charities (with an annual income under £1 million) with top tips and tools to help them be more effective in their role.

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.

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