Dimensions Council
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Do representative forums offer real involvement or lip service?

5 Jan 2016

Dimensions, the charity that supports people with learning disabilities, works hard to give a voice to all its service users, says Ann McCallum, co-chair of Dimensions council.

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Do representative forums offer real involvement or lip service?

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Board

A chair and a chief executive advise on the best course of action for dealing with a disgruntled board.

CEO report

Ros Oakley offers advice to a chair eager to improve the chief executive's report.

Alice Maynard

Former Scope chair, Alice Maynard, describes the charity's governance journey following a radical change in structure.

Bill Wakeham

Professor Sir William Wakeham, past vice president of the Royal Academy of Engineering, describes some of the changes to the organisation's governance.

Good advice, but there is an important point to add: merger is rarely a proper answer to impending insolvency.

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CEO salary

Two chairs advise on how to deal with the fallout of increasing media scrutiny over Lobbying Act guidelines and executive pay. 

Chair

Jill Makepeace-Warne recalls her time at a charity as it dealt with the death of its chief executive.

Trustees and members

Anne Moynihan looks at what happens when trustees and members disagree about the future direction of a charitable company.

Valerie Owen

Valerie Owen, OBE, chair of Swan Housing Association’s board, describes how seeing a governance problem as an opportunity for improvement led to a Swan that is really fit for the future.

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