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The Chair’s Challenge Series


The Chair’s Challenge Series

There are some topics that pose particular challenges for the Chair of the board, but on which there is little guidance written from the Chair’s perspective. The Chair’s Challenge series is our new programme of briefings and events to explore these issues. Our briefings will identify key issues for Chairs; signpost you to what already exists that is relevant and useful, and draw on the experience of Chairs and others to offer ideas and suggestions for how you can manage the challenge. We are grateful to our sponsors who have each supported a title in the series.
Each briefing will become available for download after the launch event.
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Making board committees work

31 October 2017 (London)
Effective committees enhance the work of the board, but they sometimes lose their way. This briefing and event explore the contribution Chairs can make to getting the most from the board’s Committees.
Sponsored by:

Cazenove Capital logo


Managing difficult board dynamics

4 December 2017 (London)
Understanding and managing relationships around the board table is essential to effective chairing- this briefing and event explore the issues for Chairs.
Sponsored by:

Chartered Secretaries’ Charitable Trust logo


Avoiding legal pitfalls

21 March 2018 (London)
Understanding and complying with the law is a core responsibility for the board. This briefing and event explore how you as Chair ensure the board has a good grasp of the issues and the appropriate focus and oversight.
Sponsored by:

Thomson Snell and Passmore logo


Navigating risk

May 2018 (London)
Charities and non profits must negotiate a multitude of risks. This briefing and event explore how the Chair can help the board to understand and focus on the strategic risks it faces and formulate the most appropriate approach.
Sponsored by:

Zurich logo


Successfully appraising your CEO

5 July 2018 (London)
Getting the best from your Chief Executive is a key responsibility for Chairs – this briefing and event explore the role of appraisal in doing so.
Sponsored by:

Odgers Berndtson logo