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Tuesday 27 November 2018. 2:00 pm - 5:45 pm Leeds

Feel like you’re chairing in difficult times? Looking for more support?

As Chair you need to ensure your charity focuses on the right things, uses it resources well and achieves its purpose despite changing circumstances. For smaller organisations this can be a challenge, with reliance on a small staff team and or volunteers and minimal funds to pay for external expertise.

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.

Feedback from participant:

‘Highly useful session …. Excellent accelerated learning opportunity’
Tim Neuman, Chair, Pandemonium Drummers


By the end of the workshop you will be able to:

  • Understand the role of the board in strategy development and managing resources in a smaller charity
  • identify key threats to your organisation and how to manage them
  • discover further sources of support to strengthen your organisation
  • gain insights and top tips from other Chairs of smaller organisations.


Registration from 2:00 pm to 2:15 pm. Refreshments will be provided.

Attendance at Beacon Programme workshops could count towards your continuing professional development. Let us know if you need evidence of attendance.

Book your place

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.

Please join the programme so you can make a booking for this event.

We offer a travel bursary to delegates from organisations with an income under £100k when booking at least a month ahead. These bursaries are given on a first come, first served, basis.


Tuesday 27 November 2018
2:00 pm - 5:45 pm Leeds
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