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.


Chair to Chair in Somerset
Tuesday 12 June 2018 4:30 pm - 7:00 pm Taunton

Association of Chairs’ member, Irene Kohler, is organising an informal get together of Chairs to share experiences and to explore their needs.  Chairs will have the opportunity to meet each other and share common concerns.  Josie Hinton will introduce Association of Chairs’ new programme, Beacon, for Chairs and Vice Chairs of smaller charities with an annual income of under £1 million. The Beacon Programme will be coming to Taunton in the autumn so there will be the opportunity to explore how you can get involved in the programme.

This free event is open to Chairs and Vice Chairs in Taunton and the surrounding areas.


Bookings are now closed for this past event.

Strengthening Your Organisation
Thursday 31 May 2018 2:00 pm - 6:15 pm London

This workshop 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 actually carrying it out.  You will have the opportunity to share learning and sources of support with Chairs of other smaller organisations.

This is a free pilot workshop being run as part of the Association of Chairs’ Beacon Programme. The programme is aimed at Chairs and Vice Chairs of charities in England with with an annual income of under £1 million.


Bookings are now closed for this past event.

Being an Effective Chair
Tuesday 29 May 2018 9:15 am - 2:00 pm London

This workshop 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 is a free pilot workshop being run as part of the Association of Chairs’ Beacon Programme. The programme is aimed at Chairs and Vice Chairs of charities in England with an annual income of under £1 million.


Bookings are now closed for this past event.

Chair's Challenge Series: Navigating risk
Wednesday 16 May 2018 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm London

This briefing and event explore how the Chair can help the board to understand and focus on the strategic risks it faces, agree its approach to managing these risks; put in place systems that give it assurance that risk is being appropriately managed, and is ready if despite your best endeavours something does go wrong.


Bookings are now closed for this past event.

New Chairs' Briefing Session
Monday 9 April 2018 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm Liverpool

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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