Designed for experienced trustees, secure in their knowledge of the governance processes and what being a trustee entails, 'Governance in practice' builds on the expertise gained from our stage 1 course 'Understanding governance and the trustee role,' focusing on practical solutions to the challenges you face. This one-day course covers a wide range of governance issues and aims to help you improve the overall effectiveness of your board.Download the brochure and booking form
14 September 2017
9.45AM - 10.00AMRegistration and coffeeRegistration and coffee
10.00AM - 10.15AMIntroductionsIntroductions
10.15AM - 11.15AMThe fundamentals of governanceBrief reminder of the fundamentals of governance and the roles of trustee, chair and chief executive (CEO)
- Refreshing the board – identifying new trustees
- What is your role in identifying potential trustees?
- What is good board practice?
11.15AM - 11.30AMTea and coffee
Tea and coffee
11.30AM - 12.15PMBoard behaviours and dealing with people problems
- Trustees can behave badly too
- Spotting the signs of a deteriorating relationship between the CEO and the board
- Closed/private meetings/sessions of the board
12.15PM - 1.00PMRisk identification
- Much of governance is about identifying and managing strategic risk without getting risk averse
- What role should you as trustee play in dealing strategically with risk?
1.00PM - 2.00PMLunchLunch
2.00PM - 3.15PMCase studyDelegates work in groups to advise a charity that has run into problems
3.15PM - 3.30PMTea and coffeeTea and coffee
3.30PM - 4.00PMDeveloping a learning organisation – why reviewing performance is important for every trustee and the board
- Reviewing the CEO’s performance
- Reviewing the chair’s performance
- Reviewing the effectiveness of the board
- Reviewing the effectiveness of each board committee
- Reviewing the performance of each trustee
Dorothy Dalton is a leading expert on governance. She has written several books on the subject. She was founding editor of Governance: essential information for effective trustees – a post she held from July 2005 to January 2016.
With a ‘first’ in mathematics, Dorothy, a former Headteacher, was chief executive of ACEVO, the association of chief executives of voluntary organisation from 1992 to 2000. From 2000 to 2003 she was a non-executive director of the Inland Revenue.
She is currently Chair of Governors of the Petchey Academy in Hackney. She has been a trustee of many charities including Marie Curie and has been chair of trustees of the Journey of a Lifetime Trust (JoLt) and chairman of governors of Orley Farm School Trust. She is a fellow of the Leadership Trust Foundation and of International Students House. She founded the Journey of a Lifetime Trust (JoLt), the Network of Women Chairs, and Groundbreakers: Voluntary sector women leaders.
With twenty years’ experience of working in the sector, Anne was head of NCVO’s governance and leadership team until 2011 when she launched her own consultancy service, Anne Moynihan Consulting.
She has worked extensively within Citizens Advice – from managing a CAB to being a member of the senior management team of the national organisation.
Anne is a member of the steering group for the sector’s Code of Good Governance, a member of the Charity Law Association and was a board member of Trustees Unlimited.
Lindsay Driscoll is a charity law and governance expert, currently working as a consultant at Bates Wells and Braithwaite. She was a Charity Commissioner and in 2009 was named as chair of the steering group for the Code of Good Governance and chair of the independent expert group drawing up guidance for the sector about expenses disclosure.
Driscoll graduated from Oxford University with Jurisprudence, and went on to qualify as a solicitor at a City of London firm. She has over 30 years of experience in charity law and governance, including acting as assistant registrar general and lecturer at the Post-Graduate school of Law in Kenya.
She spent eight years at the NCVO, latterly as head of the legal and governance department, and went on to become a partner at Sinclair Taylor and Martin, working internationally to provide technical assistance and training on NGO law.
She has been a member of the executive committee of the Charity Law Association and is currently on the board of Dance United, the International Center for Not-for-Profit Law, a community foundation and a small theatre company.
Every trustee should attend one of these courses if they are to do their job properly
Very practical and helpful course, presented in a nice relaxed atmosphere. Helped to confirm existing knowledge and all my questions were answered
Very good course, with a lot of sound practical advice and well presented
Governance & Leadership subscriber - £195
Standard rate - £235
Non-charity Governance & Leadership subscriber- £300
Non-charity delegate- £400
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