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We run a range of events for Chairs and Vice Chairs - including briefings, workshops, talks by guest speakers, panel discussions and our member only supper clubs. Our events provide an opportunity for you to learn more about the role of chairing, stay up to date with the latest practice and trends in the sector as well as giving you a chance to meet and network with other Chairs.


Developing an Effective Board Team- Live Webinar
Tuesday 21 January 2020 1:00 pm - 2:15 pm Webinar

This live webinar aims to provide you with practical guidance and tools to help you develop the board as a team and give you the confidence to deal with any conflict at an early stage.  This workshop has been developed with the complexities of chairing a smaller organisation in mind (with an annual income of under £1 million); such as working with a smaller number of trustees and individuals often having both operational and governance roles.  You will have the opportunity to share learning and sources of support with Chairs of other smaller organisations.

This webinars is only open to those who have registered with the Beacon Programme. If you are the Chair or Vice Chair of a smaller charity in England with an annual income of under £1 million, please join the programme and then book your place.




New Chairs' Briefing Session
Wednesday 22 January 2020 1:30 pm - 4:30 pm
EC4A, London (exact location confirmed on booking)

This workshop is aimed at Chairs who are new in post or about to take up the post. The focus is on the role in practice, for example looking at preparing and chairing board meetings, working with your CEO/lead officer, as well as building a collaborative and effective governing body.

The event is free to members who also have priority booking. Non members are welcome to attend at a cost of £40.


Spaces are still available for this event (£0.00 - £40.00).

Being an Effective Chair - Live Webinar
Monday 3 February 2020 1:00 pm - 2:15 pm Webinar

Haven’t had time to attend one of our workshops?  Would like a refresher?  This webinar covers the core content covered in the Beacon Programme’s ‘Being an Effective Chair’ workshop. The live webinar is an introduction to the role of Chair, providing those chairing smaller charities (with an annual income under £1 million) with top tips and tools to help them be more effective in their role.

This webinars is only open to those who have registered with the Beacon Programme. If you are the Chair or Vice Chair of a smaller charity in England with an annual income of under £1 million, please join the programme and then book your place.




Online Peer Surgery: The Role of the Vice Chair
Tuesday 4 February 2020 1:30 pm - 2:30 pm

Our NEW online peer surgeries are 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 to you.

This online surgery is only open to those who have registered with the Beacon Programme. If you are the Chair or Vice Chair of a smaller charity in England with an annual income of under £1 million, please join the programme and then book your place.




Strengthening your Organisation - Live Webinar
Wednesday 12 February 2020 1:00 pm - 2:15 pm
Webinar

This live webinar aims to provide you with the knowledge and tools to ensure your charity has the strategy, resources and processes to succeed. 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 webinar is only open to those who have registered with the Beacon Programme. If you are the Chair or Vice Chair of a smaller charity in England with an annual income of under £1 million, please join the programme and then book your place.




Being an Effective Chair
Thursday 13 February 2020 9:30 am - 1:15 pm
PE1 2EA, Peterborough (exact location confirmed on booking)

Join us in Peterborough for this first Beacon workshop which 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. If you are the Chair or Vice Chair of a smaller charity in England with an annual income of under £1 million, please join the programme and then book your place.


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

Chairing with Confidence - Live Webinar
Monday 24 February 2020 5:00 pm - 6:15 pm Webinar

We know that the role of Chair although rewarding can be challenging.  Yet, many Chairs tell us that they have little time to reflect on the nature of their role and how to be effective.  This webinar will provide you with an overview of the role of Chair as well as practical guidance and tools to support you to be an effective Chair.




Developing an Effective Board Team- Live Webinar
Thursday 27 February 2020 1:00 pm - 2:15 pm Webinar

This live webinar aims to provide you with practical guidance and tools to help you develop the board as a team and give you the confidence to deal with any conflict at an early stage.  This workshop has been developed with the complexities of chairing a smaller organisation in mind (with an annual income of under £1 million); such as working with a smaller number of trustees and individuals often having both operational and governance roles.  You will have the opportunity to share learning and sources of support with Chairs of other smaller organisations.

This webinars is only open to those who have registered with the Beacon Programme. If you are the Chair or Vice Chair of a smaller charity in England with an annual income of under £1 million, please join the programme and then book your place.




Being an Effective Chair - Live Webinar
Wednesday 4 March 2020 1:00 pm - 2:15 pm Webinar

Haven’t had time to attend one of our workshops?  Would like a refresher?  This webinar covers the core content covered in the Beacon Programme’s ‘Being an Effective Chair’ workshop. The live webinar is an introduction to the role of Chair, providing those chairing smaller charities (with an annual income under £1 million) with top tips and tools to help them be more effective in their role.

This webinars is only open to those who have registered with the Beacon Programme. If you are the Chair or Vice Chair of a smaller charity in England with an annual income of under £1 million, please join the programme and then book your place.




Developing an Effective Board Team
Thursday 12 March 2020 11:30 am - 3:30 pm
IP14 1DL, Stowmarket

Join us in Stowmarket for this Beacon workshop which aims to provide you with practical guidance and tools to help you develop the board as a team and give you the confidence to deal with any conflict at an early stage.  This workshop has been developed with the complexities of chairing a smaller organisation in mind (with an annual income of under £1 million); such as working with a smaller number of trustees and individuals often having both operational and governance roles.  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. If you are the Chair or Vice Chair of a smaller charity in England with an annual income of under £1 million, please join the programme and then book your place.


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

Haven’t had time to attend one of our workshops?  Would like a refresher?  This webinar covers the core content covered in the Beacon Programme’s ‘Managing Relationships and Board Dynamics’ workshop.

The webinar aims to provide you with practical guidance and tools to help you manage dynamics amongst your trustees and between your trustees and staff or volunteers. It has been developed with the complexities of chairing a smaller organisation in mind (with an annual income of under £1 million); such as the executive role often being in a part-time or voluntary capacity and individuals often having both operational and governance roles. You will have the opportunity to share learning with Chairs of other smaller organisations.

This webinars is only open to those who have registered with the Beacon Programme. If you are the Chair or Vice Chair of a smaller charity in England with an annual income of under £1 million, please join the programme and then book your place.




Being an Effective Chair and Building your Board Team
Wednesday 18 March 2020 9:30 am - 5:00 pm
Denham Room, Priory Street Centre, Priory Street, York YO1 6ET

The Beacon Programme supports Chairs and Vice Chairs of charities and non-profit organisations under £1 million. On 18 March we are combining two of our most popular workshops into one full-day workshop for Chairs and Vice Chairs in North Yorkshire. Please join us to develop your skills and share experiences of ‘Being An Effective Chair’ and ‘Developing An Effective Board Team’. A networking lunch is included.

This workshop is only open to those who have registered with the free Beacon Programme. If you are the Chair or Vice Chair of a smaller charity in England with an annual income of under £1 million, please join the programme and then book your place.


Spaces are still available for this event (£30.00).

Dynamic and Productive Meetings - Live Webinar
Monday 23 March 2020 5:00 pm - 6:15 pm Webinar

We’ve all had the experience of leaving a poorly run meeting with the feeling that it’s not been a valuable use of people’s time and energy.  Well planned and chaired meetings on the other hand can leave participants feeling inspired, energised and with the feeling of having accomplished something useful.  This webinar will give you the tools for dynamic and productive board meetings.




Developing an Effective Board Team- Live Webinar
Tuesday 31 March 2020 1:00 pm - 2:15 pm Webinar

This live webinar aims to provide you with practical guidance and tools to help you develop the board as a team and give you the confidence to deal with any conflict at an early stage.  This workshop has been developed with the complexities of chairing a smaller organisation in mind (with an annual income of under £1 million); such as working with a smaller number of trustees and individuals often having both operational and governance roles.  You will have the opportunity to share learning and sources of support with Chairs of other smaller organisations.

This webinars is only open to those who have registered with the Beacon Programme. If you are the Chair or Vice Chair of a smaller charity in England with an annual income of under £1 million, please join the programme and then book your place.




Appraising Your Chief Executive
Tuesday 28 April 2020 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
EC4M, London

Appraising your Chief Executive
Getting the best from your Chief Executive is a key responsibility for Chairs.
This event focuses on our guide Appraising your Chief Executive, part of our Chair’s Challenges series generously supported by Odgers Berndtson. It explores why appraising your CEO matters and how to make the appraisal process work well. It highlights what already exists that is relevant and useful; shares practical experience from Chairs and others, and offers ideas and suggestions for how you can manage this important challenge.




New Chairs' Briefing Session
Wednesday 6 May 2020 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
EC4A, London (exact location confirmed on booking)

This workshop is aimed at Chairs who are new in post or about to take up the post. The focus is on the role in practice, for example looking at preparing and chairing board meetings, working with your CEO/lead officer, as well as building a collaborative and effective governing body.

The event is free to members who also have priority booking. Non members are welcome to attend at a cost of £40.




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