Chairs of Committees 23.02.2017

23 February 2017 Training London

Ensure that your committee adds value to the governance process

This course is perfectly positioned for trustees who chair committees or those who aspire to the role.Through a combination of leading governance advice and interactive case studies you will leave with the knowledge and confidence to ensure your committee adds value to the governance of your charity.

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23 February 2017

  • 9.45AM - 10.00AM
    Registration and coffee
    Registration and coffee
  • 10.00AM - 10.15AM
    An opportunity to meet your peers
  • 10.15AM - 1.00PM
    Committee roles, planning of agendas and relationships between the CEO and staff
    Brief reminder of the fundamentals of governance and the role of trustees, chair and chief executive (CEO)

    Role of committee chair:
    • Characteristics of a good chair
    • Dos and don’ts
    • Requirements of the role
    The Committee
    • Fundamentals of committee effectiveness
    • Common reasons why committees don’t function effectively
    Planning of agendas and preparing for committee meetings
    • Planning the work of the committee
    • Committee papers
    • What needs to be done before and after each meeting
    • Minutes of committee meetings
    Meetings by telephone conference calls
    • What needs to be done differently when you are chairing
    Relationship with CEO and staff
    • Getting the right balance between support and challenge
  • 1.00PM - 2.00PM
  • 2.00PM - 4.00PM
    Case study, relationships and getting behaviours right in committee meetings
    Case study- delegates work in groups to find solutions

    Relationship with the board of trustees
    • Clarity of delegation from the board
    • Reporting back to the board (after each meeting and annually)
    • Reflecting on the committee’s effectiveness and ensuring the committee adds value to the governance process
    Getting behaviours right in committee meetings
    • Meeting etiquette for committee meetings


(prices exc VAT)

Governance & Leadership subscriber - £195

Standard rate - £235

Non-charity Governance & Leadership subscriber- £300

Non-charity delegate- £400

For group bookings email [email protected] or call 020 7819 1208


Caroline Thomas

Trustee And Hon. General Secretary

Casualties Union

I now feel more confident that my charity is functioning well and have taken dozens of tips and ideas away for doing even better

Joe Curran

Resources Director


An extremely useful course with excellent materials

Malcolm Maddox

Chief Executive

Newark Care

Very practical and helpful course, presented in a nice relaxed atmosphere. Helped to confirm existing knowledge and all my questions were answered



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