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As part of our Beacon Programme, we’re launching a series of online peer surgeries, designed to help you connect with other Chairs and Vice Chairs, share your experiences and learn from those who may be facing similar challenges and opportunities.

The surgeries will be led by a session leader, a fellow Chair, who will begin by sharing their experience on a particular topic. There will then be an opportunity for you to ask questions and share your experiences. The aim is not for the session leader to give you advice, but to create an environment where all those on the surgery can share their experiences, learn and support one another.

Roma Hooper, Chair of Prison Radio Association, will lead our first online peer surgery on 3 December. She will share her experience of dealing with a difficult trustee on her board, what she did, what worked well and what she learned.

Roma, said: "The best thing about Beacon so far has been the chance to meet and learn from other Chairs and Vice Chairs. I hope by leading the Beacon Programme's first online surgery I can share my chairing experience and support others to tackle some of the issues facing Chairs of smaller charities.”

Join the surgery to connect with 6 – 12 other Chairs, face to face, via video over the online platform Zoom. Never used Zoom before? Do not worry! Here are some Tech Top Tips to help you out.

The Beacon Programme has been designed to support Chairs and Vice Chairs of smaller charities (with an income under £1 million). Find out more and join for free. 

View upcoming online peer surgeries and book your place.