Don’t just take our word for it! Read what our supporters are saying about Association of Chairs events and resources:

About our new Chairs’ briefing

Very accessible digestible ways of learning about the Chair’s role and governance, plus great opportunity to meet and discuss with other Chairs and establish support network.
Jayne Adams, Chair, Walthamstow Hall

Essential actionable insights.
Michael Ambjorn, Vice Chair, International Association of Business Communicators

Invaluable to any new or existing Chair. I now feel much more secure about my role.
Colleen O’Flaherty-Hilder, Chair, International Federation of Aromatherapists

Tangible frameworks for and ways of tackling arising issues. Also meeting other Chairs is useful.
Tim Benson, Vice Chair, Royal Institute of Oil Painters

Superb. Absolutely essential part of new Chairs’ induction.
Jill Baines, Chair, HemiHelp

About being a member

Chairing is a tough job and I wanted to be the best Chair I could be. For me, that meant finding other Chairs and talking honestly and openly with them about the role and the AoC has helped me to do that.
Angela Style, Chair, Endometriosis UK

AoC events give me space to reflect, learn from others and develop as a Chair.
Marie Staunton, Chair, Equality and Diversity Forum

I joined AoC because I need a network; people from outside my day to day who can challenge the way I do things and give me things to think about.
Ryan Campbell, Chair, Mind

About our publications

Self-reflection is a key attribute of a Chair or Chief Executive. However much experience you have in your role, A Chair’s Compass will help you with the reflective learning process – short enough to be interesting and long enough to cover the essentials.
Pete Moyes, President, Royal Lifesaving Society UK

A Chair’s Compass is an excellent, easy to read, fast-to-assimilate guide for any aspiring or current not-for-profit Chair. It tells you what you need to know and signposts you to everything else. Best of all it encourages and liberates the reader to be the Chair they want to be.
Anonymous, A Chair’s Compass reader survey

A Chair’s Compass is a useful overview and tool to help navigate the sometimes murky and stormy waters of being a Chair.
Christopher Goodhart, Chairman, Campaign for Drawing

A Chair’s Compass is an excellent resource for new, young, or recent start-up charity Chairs and was brief, accessible and to the point. I emailed it to at least 3 new Chairs I work with but added notes/editions to personalise/customise it to enhance its value.
Dr Sanjee Perera-Child, Vice Chair, Liverpool Hope Student Union

I found A Question of Balance a very valuable resource. Its focus on the Chair’s view and position is unique, making it an extremely useful guide.The nine dimensions are well drawn.I plan to consult it on a regular basis.
Jamie Hartzell, Chair of Divine Chocolate, Zaytoun, Ethex and HubVentures

I would recommend A Question of Balance to Chairs and CEOs not just as a useful reference work, but as a structure within which one can productively reflect on one’s role and practice.
Margaret Coleman, Chair, Yorkshire Dance

The professionalism and good example of Chairs and Chief Executives is important to improving public confidence in charities so that charitable giving continues to be seen as money and time well spent. A Question of Balance is a significant contribution to better governance and serving the common good.
Mike Weaver, Chair, British Hedgehog Preservation Society

A Question of Balance is concise, insightful, challenging and helpful. Essential reading for all Chairs and CEOs.
Christopher Ward, Chair, Merthyr and the Valleys Mind

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