Chairs of Committees 4.10.2017

4 October 2017 Training London

Ensure that your committee adds value to the governance process

This event is now sold-out. To register for the waiting list please e-mail [email protected]

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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04 October 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
    Lunch and networking break
  • 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


  • Dorothy Dalton


    Dorothy Dalton is editor of Governance magazine and a governance expert. She was the first chief executive of Acevo, holding the position from 1992 to 2000. She also founded the Network of Women Chairs and co-founded Groundbreakers, a support group for female chief executives in the voluntary sector.

    She was a non-executive director of the Inland Revenue and has been a judge at the Charity Awards for several years.

    In a voluntary capacity Dalton has been a trustee of several charities including Marie Curie Cancer Care and regularly participates in fundraising expeditions for JoLt, the Journey of a Lifetime Trust which arranges overseas expeditions for disadvantaged or disabled young people.

Terms & Conditions

Substitution and cancellation policy: On receipt of your booking form, your place is confirmed. Delegate substitutions are allowed. Up to and including 14 days prior to the event, a refund (less a 15% administration fee), or one complimentary transfer to another training date can be issued. Once a transfer has been processed, refund for the original booking will not be issued. Refunds or transfers are not available less than 14 days before the event date. Confirmation of cancellations MUST be in writing and sent or faxed to Civil Society Media at 15 Prescott Place, London, SW4 6BS 020 7819 1200 (fax: 020 7819 1210).


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



(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


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