Digital Training for Good Governance - June 2021

24–25 June 2021

Understand which digital trends are critical for good governance, how to manage risk and what every charity board should be doing to delegate digital effectively.

We know how important it is for trustees and charity leaders to keep up-to-date with regulations and governance guidelines, particularly during challenging times. We are therefore delighted to announce that this training course will be taking place online.

Digital and the COVID-19 crisis is changing the way charities fundraise, deliver services and communicate, and creates new opportunities and challenges for trustees. Taking place over two mornings, this course is packed with insights to help you understand which digital trends are most critical for good governance, how to manage risk, and what every charity board should be doing to delegate digital effectively during the pandemic. Everything you learn will help your charity improve sustainability now and post pandemic.

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  • Zoe Amar


    Zoe Amar is widely regarded as one of the charity sector’s leading digital experts. She founded digital agency and social enterprise Zoe Amar Digital in 2013. Their clients have included NSPCC, Anglia Ruskin University and The School for Social Entrepreneurs.

    Zoe is Chair of The Charity Digital Code of Practice. Zoe and her team produce an annual barometer of how charities across the UK are using digital, The Charity Digital Skills Report. She also co-authored The Charity Commission’s digital guidance for trustees, ‘Making Digital Work’ and co-founded the Social CEO awards. 

    Zoe has ten years’ experience as a charity trustee. She currently sits on the board of Tech Trust. She also sits on the Board Audit and Risk Sub-Committee at the Samaritans as their digital expert. Previously, Zoe worked for 5 years as part of the leadership team at a national charity which advised non-profits about technology. She recently won an Inspiring Communicator award from Charitycomms.




Day 1
 Introductions and icebreaker - biggest digital decision your board  has faced during the crisis
 What does digital really mean and what does it encompass?
  • What happens if we don’t adapt? (key stats)
  • What is digital governance? Tips for effective virtual board meetings
  • Assess where your charity is at with digital (exercise)
 Where are charities at with digital? Key stats and trends
  • Case studies and discussion
  • Exercise - 5 minute quiz to check what you’ve learned!
  • Action plan: apply what you’ve learned today by creating a digital action plan for your board
  • Scene setting for workshop 2
  • Plenary and close
Day 2
 Resourcing and decision making
  • How to make the right decisions about investment
  • Finding digitally skilled trustees and executive staff
  • Where can charities get funding for digital transformation?
  • Other means of funding
  • Discussion and check in- what have you learned?
  • Add ideas to board action plan
 Managing digital risk
  • Case studies of where digital has gone wrong for charities and what board can learn from them
  • Topical examples
  • How to avoid pitfalls
  • Managing data, reputation, challenges, and how to anticipate risk
  • Discussion and check in- what have you learned?
  • Add ideas to board action plan
 Digital governance toolkit
  • Asking the right questions
  • How to tackle digital at board meetings
  • Delegation and reporting
  • Scenario planning
  • Policies
  • Cybersecurity
  • Discussion and exercises
  • Planning for the future and key trends
 Exercise: finishing your digital action plan for your board and group discussion
  • Sharing useful resources
  • Plenary and close


Governance & Leadership subscriber - £195
Standard rate - £235
Non-charity Governance & Leadership subscriber- £300
Corporate rate- £400
(prices exc VAT)

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

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. Only one complimentary transfer can be issued, no refund will be issued for a cancelled transfer.  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)