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Tuesday 24 September 2019. 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm



As Chair a key part of your role is to find good trustees, draw out the best in them, negotiate interpersonal tensions or conflicts, and get them working together as a team. And sometimes you need to move them on.

None of this is straightforward. And it is not made easier by the fact your trustees are typically volunteers with limited time, varied backgrounds and varying motivations for being a trustee. You too have limited time and energy, and you are not a miracle worker.

Our new Working with trustees series has some practical solutions for you. The series has three titles:


  1. Working one-to-one focuses on what you as Chair can do to build your one to one relationships with your board members
  2. Working as a team looks at the principles of teamwork and how to create a good team
  3. Working through difficult board relationships explores what you can do when there are difficulties among one or more trustees with tips on approaching difficult conversations.

Join us on 24 September for the launch of the full series and to get your own print copies. You can get a taster by downloading a summary of the first guide Working one-to-one.  A full copy of the first guide is already available to Association of Chairs members and people enrolled in our Beacon programme as a PDF download.


The launch includes a reception with drinks and canapes when you will also have the opportunity to network with your fellow Chairs. This will be the first event to welcome our new Chair, Danny Curtin and to thank our outgoing Chair and co-founder Ruth Lesirge who becomes Association of Chair’s honorary President.

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This event is free to AoC members and £40 for non-members who are Chairs or Vice Chairs of charities and non-profit organisations.

We are very grateful to CCLA for hosting the launch of our new series.

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EC4V, London (exact location confirmed on booking)

Tuesday 24 September 2019
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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