To give you an idea of the range of events we hold we have listed our past events below. Members can obtain summaries of some of these events from the members’ area of the website.


Wiltshire charity Chairs' networking event
Tuesday 4 October 2016 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm Wiltshire

Chair to Chair is a round table event, in affiliation with the Association of Chairs. It is open to all local Chairs, Vice-Chairs, past chairs and aspiring chairs of voluntary and community organisations in and around the Wiltshire area, to share information, views, challenges and know-how.

A Welcome by Irene Kohler, organiser of this event, who chairs the board of Swan Advocacy, will be followed by a presentation by Tony Awdry, who is a partner of Awdry, Bailey and Douglas, solicitors in Devizes and Chippenham.

Risk management and how to keep your eye on the ball all of the time
 Discussion on general management of risk, resolving governance dilemmas, frustrations and challenges.

We will also discuss the future of Chair to Chair and how a local Chairs’ network and the AoC might provide support and guidance for Chairs.

Light refreshments on arrival between 5.30 and 6.00 pm. For those driving there is ½ hour free parking in Market Place: free from 6.00 onwards.


Bookings are now closed for this past event.

Reach – connecting charities with skilled volunteers
Wednesday 21 September 2016 11:00 am - 1:30 pm Leeds

Please note the date for this event is Wednesday 21 September 2016.

Charities and non-profits flourish when they have access to skilled and experienced people, and there are many talented individuals who want to give their support to a cause knowing it could make a difference, whether as Chair, trustee or on a short term project.

Reach has been connecting charities and non-profits with skilled volunteers for over 35 years and this charity’s goal is to radically increase both the scale and impact of this kind of volunteering throughout the UK.

Our main speaker is Janet Thorne, Chief Executive of REACH, who has recently launched an on demand platform, reachskills.org.uk that enables charities and volunteers to establish shared needs and skills effectively and which is bringing major benefits to our sector.

Also, Neil Morrick, a long term Reach volunteer, who initiated the Association of Chairs in Yorkshire and co-wrote Charity Chairs Checklist, will share his ideas on succession planning.

As usual, participation is encouraged and questions and discussion are welcomed. Name badges and attendee listings are provided to facilitate networking.

This event is being organised by our Yorkshire and Humber network. You are welcome to contribute any other topics for discussion in small groups led by Steering Group members at the end of the main meeting.

Registration and refreshments will be available from 10:30am and a light buffet will be served at 12:30pm.

Wrigleys solicitors have kindly sponsored this event.


Bookings are now closed for this past event.

A Quality Double Act : How to balance the roles of Chair and CEO
Tuesday 20 September 2016 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm Milton Keynes

This event is being organised by AoC member Alice Maynard CBE, a founding director of Association of Chairs and Sheila Thornton, Chair of Community Action:MK, in partnership with Grant Thornton.

This challenging event is an opportunity for Chairs and Vice-chairs of non-profit organisations to learn more of the work of the Association of Chairs, and the resources available to support Chairs and CEOs in developing and sustaining good governance, alongside day-to-day operation.

Priority will be given to Chairs and Vice Chairs from the Milton Keynes area. Chairs from further afield are welcome if space allows.

Light refreshments will be available.

PLEASE BOOK HERE

Please note we will share information related to your booking with the local organiser for them to use in connection with this event.

If you have queries about this event please contact Laura at Community Action:MK on 01908 661623

grant thornton


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We are delighted to be repeating our successful event with the Charity Commission, and once again welcoming Paula Sussex, Chief Executive of the Charity Commission, and her senior management colleagues to explore with Chairs and Vice Chairs what we can all learn from governance failures.

The session will be an opportunity for Chairs to gain insight into common causes or triggers for governance failure, meet and put questions to the Commission’s Directors, hear about the Commission’s role and its approach to regulation, and learn from one another.

We are pleased to also be joined by the following Charity Commission Directors:

Sarah Atkinson (Director of Policy and Communications)
Michelle Russell (Director of Investigations, Monitoring and Enforcement)
Kenneth Dibble (Director of Legal Services)
David Holdsworth (Chief Operating Officer & Registrar).

Paula Sussex and her colleagues will talk about the role and current approach of the Commission and current governance issues- drawing on the Commission’s case work. (If you haven’t seen it before, do take a look at Tackling Abuse and Mismanagement– the Commission’s annual report on its investigations).

From the Association of Chairs, Executive Director Ros Oakley will share key insights from our recent survey of Chairs.

There will  be time for questions, discussion and networking.

This event is open to all Chairs and Vice Chairs- though priority for places is given to our members.


Bookings are now closed for this past event.

PLEASE NOTE CHANGE OF VENUE TO THE INSTITUTE OF DIRECTORS.

The Institute of Directors 
116 Pall Mall
London
SW1Y 5ED

We’re delighted to welcome Paula Sussex, Chief Executive of the Charity Commission and her senior management colleagues to explore with Chairs and Vice Chairs what we can all learn from governance failures.

The session will be an opportunity for Chairs to gain insight into common causes or triggers for governance failure, meet and put questions to the Commission’s Directors, hear about the Commission’s role and its approach to regulation, and learn from one another.

We are pleased to also be joined by the following Charity Commission Directors:

Sarah Atkinson (Director of Policy and Communications)
Michelle Russell (Director of Investigations, Monitoring and Enforcement)
Kenneth Dibble (Director of Legal Services)
David Holdsworth (Chief Operating Officer & Registrar).

Paula Sussex and her colleagues will talk about the role and current approach of the Commission and current governance issues- drawing on the Commission’s case work. (If you haven’t seen it before, do take a look at Tackling Abuse and Mismanagement– the Commission’s annual report on its investigations).

From the Association of Chairs, Executive Director Ros Oakley will share key insights from our recent survey of Chairs.

There will  be time for questions, discussion and networking.

This event is open to all Chairs and Vice Chairs- though priority for places is given to our members. Please note we intend to repeat this event later in the year-probably in Birmingham.


Bookings are now closed for this past event.

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