Beacon events

The Beacon Programme is planning to deliver a series of four workshops in 9 locations across England including: Leeds, Brighton, Birmingham, London, Taunton, Bournemouth, Manchester, Middlesbrough and Newcastle. Keep an eye out to see if we're delivering a workshop in your area.


Being an Effective Chair
This event is now fully booked. You can add your name to the waiting list here.
Friday 21 September 2018 1:30 pm - 5:15 pm Brighton
Brighthelm, North Road, Brighton, BN1 1YD

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 workshop is only open to those who have registered with the Beacon Programme. The Beacon Programme is aimed at Chairs and Vice Chairs of smaller charities in England with an annual income of under £1 million. If you have not registered for the programme, you can register here.




Being an Effective Chair
This event is now fully booked. You can add your name to the waiting list here.
Monday 24 September 2018 2:00 pm - 5:45 pm Birmingham
BVSC, 138 Digbeth, Birmingham, B5 6DR

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 workshop is only open to those who have registered with the Beacon Programme. The Beacon Programme is aimed at Chairs and Vice Chairs of smaller charities in England with an annual income of under £1 million. If you have not registered for the programme, you can register here.




Being an Effective Chair
This event is now fully booked. You can add your name to the waiting list here.
Wednesday 3 October 2018 2:00 pm - 5:45 pm London
Tilney London, 6 New Street Square, New Fetter Lane, London, EC4A 3BF

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 workshop is only open to those who have registered with the Beacon Programme. The Beacon Programme is aimed at Chairs and Vice Chairs of smaller charities in England with an annual income of under £1 million. If you have not registered for the programme, you can register here.




Being an Effective Chair
Thursday 11 October 2018 2:00 pm - 5:45 pm Taunton
Albemarle Centre, Albemarle Road, Taunton, TA1 1BA

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 workshop is only open to those who have registered with the Beacon Programme. The Beacon Programme is aimed at Chairs and Vice Chairs of smaller charities in England with an annual income of under £1 million. If you have not registered for the programme, you can register here.


Spaces are still available for this event (£20.00).

Being an Effective Chair
Tuesday 16 October 2018 9:30 am - 1:15 pm Middlesbrough
St Mary’s Centre, 82-90 Corporation Road, Middlesbrough, TS1 2RW

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 workshop is only open to those who have registered with the Beacon Programme. The Beacon Programme is aimed at Chairs and Vice Chairs of smaller charities in England with an annual income of under £1 million. If you have not registered for the programme, you can register here.


Spaces are still available for this event (£20.00).

Being an Effective Chair
This event is now fully booked. You can add your name to the waiting list here.
Wednesday 31 October 2018 9:30 am - 1:15 pm Bournemouth
Anglo-Continental, 29-35 Wimborne Road, Bournemouth, BH2 6NA

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 workshop is only open to those who have registered with the Beacon Programme. The Beacon Programme is aimed at Chairs and Vice Chairs of smaller charities in England with an annual income of under £1 million. If you have not registered for the programme, you can register here.




Being an Effective Chair
Thursday 8 November 2018 1:30 pm - 5:15 pm Manchester
Methodist Central Buildings, Central Hall, Oldham Street, Manchester, M1 1JQ

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 workshop is only open to those who have registered with the Beacon Programme. The Beacon Programme is aimed at Chairs and Vice Chairs of smaller charities in England with an annual income of under £1 million. If you have not registered for the programme, you can register here.


Spaces are still available for this event (£20.00).

Strengthening your Organisation
Wednesday 14 November 2018 9:30 am - 1:15 pm London
Tilney London, 6 New Street Square, New Fetter Lane, London, EC4A 3BF

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 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. The Beacon Programme is aimed at Chairs and Vice Chairs of smaller charities in England with an annual income of under £1 million. If you have not registered for the programme, you can register here.


Spaces are still available for this event (£20.00).

Strengthening your Organisation
Thursday 15 November 2018 2:00 pm - 5:45 pm Brighton
Brighthelm, North Road, Brighton, BN1 1YD

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 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. The Beacon Programme is aimed at Chairs and Vice Chairs of smaller charities in England with an annual income of under £1 million. If you have not registered for the programme, you can register here.


Spaces are still available for this event (£20.00).

Strengthening your Organisation
Tuesday 27 November 2018 2:00 pm - 5:45 pm Leeds
Voluntary Action Leeds, Stringer House, 34 Lupton Street, Hunslet, Leeds, LS10 2QW

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 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. The Beacon Programme is aimed at Chairs and Vice Chairs of smaller charities in England with an annual income of under £1 million. If you have not registered for the programme, you can register here.


Spaces are still available for this event (£20.00).

Being an Effective Chair
Thursday 29 November 2018 11:00 am - 3:00 pm Birmingham
BVSC, 138 Digbeth, Birmingham, B5 6DR

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 workshop is being run in partnership with the Association of Independent Museums. Some places are reserved for Chairs and Vice Chairs of heritage charities, who will have opportunity to work together and share insights with Chairs and Vice Chairs from the broader charity sector. When booking, please ensure that you choose the relevant ticket type.

This workshop is only open to those who have registered with the Beacon Programme. The Beacon Programme is aimed at Chairs and Vice Chairs of smaller charities in England with an annual income of under £1 million. If you have not registered for the programme, you can register here.


Spaces are still available for this event (£20.00).

Strengthening your Organisation
Tuesday 4 December 2018 2:00 pm - 5:45 pm Middlesbrough
St Mary’s Centre, 82-90 Corporation Road, Middlesbrough, TS1 2RW

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 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. The Beacon Programme is aimed at Chairs and Vice Chairs of smaller charities in England with an annual income of under £1 million. If you have not registered for the programme, you can register here.




Being an Effective Chair
Wednesday 5 December 2018 9:30 am - 1:15 pm Newcastle
Brunswick Methodist Church, Brunswick Place, Newcastle Upon Tyne, NE1 7BJ

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 workshop is only open to those who have registered with the Beacon Programme. The Beacon Programme is aimed at Chairs and Vice Chairs of smaller charities in England with an annual income of under £1 million. If you have not registered for the programme, you can register here.


Spaces are still available for this event (£20.00).