Understanding Governance Stage 2 - Governance in Practice

09–10 November 2022

Improve the overall effectiveness of your board.

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: The Trustee Role,' focusing on practical solutions to the challenges you face. This course covers a wide range of governance issues and aims to help you improve the overall effectiveness of your board.

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Speakers

  • Dorothy Dalton

    Dorothy Dalton is a leading expert on governance who has written several books on the subject. She was editor of Governance: essential information for effective trustees 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. She is currently chair of trustees at the Royal National Orthopaedic Hospital Charity. She has been a trustee of many charities including Marie Curie and has been chair of governors of the Petchey Academy in Hackney, chair of trustees of the Journey of a Lifetime Trust (JoLt) and chair of governors of Orley Farm School Trust. From 2000 to 2003 she was a non-executive director of the Inland Revenue. She was a fellow of the Leadership Trust Foundation and of International Students House. She is a life fellow of the RSA. She founded the Journey of a Lifetime Trust (JoLt), the Network of Women Chairs, and Groundbreakers: Voluntary sector women leaders. 

    Dorothy was awarded the Leonard Cheshire Lifetime Achievement Award for enabling disabled people. She was nominated for the 1995 UK Woman of Europe Award for her work in the Voluntary Sector and she is an Honorary Life Member of ACEVO.

    Dorothy has a passion for travel. During her spare time, from 1983 to 2010, Dorothy organised and led month-long challenging expeditions for disabled and disadvantaged teenagers to remote corners of the world. She continues to participates in other expeditions (many of which she organises herself)  including  crossing the Bayuda  Desert by camel, and canoeing, kayaking and white-water rafting the Zambezi between Zimbabwe and Zambia. 

    Publications written by Dorothy:
    •    Financial Governance: a gentle guide for the non-financial charity trustee
    •    Good Governance: a practical guide for trustees, chairs and CEOs 
    •    Recruiting a New Chief Executive: a guide for chairs and trustees
    •    The Board’s Responsibility for Appraising the Chief Executive
    •    Good Governance: The Chair’s Role
    •    Good Governance: The Chief Executive’s Role

    www.dorothydaltongovernance.com

Programme

PART A (Please note: We will start promptly so please join early to check all the IT is OK and you are connected.  All other times are approximate for guidance purposes only)
 
9:55am
Log in to ensure prompt start at 10am
10.00am
 
 
10.15am
Introductions
Brief reminder of the fundamentals of governance
 
Refreshing the board – identifying  new trustees
  • What is your role in identifying potential trustees?
  • What is good board practice?
  • Once elected/appointed, ensuring new trustees receive appropriate induction and support
11.00am
Break
11.10am
Re-join
Board 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
Lunch
12.45pm
Dealing with risk strategically and systematically
  • Much of governance is about identifying and managing strategic risk without getting risk averse
What role should you as trustee play in dealing strategically and systematically with risk
2pm  
End
 
PART B - You will be provided with a case study to read before joining
 
9.55am
Log in to ensure prompt start at 10am
10.00am
Case study
11.00am
Break
11.10am
Re-join
Developing 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.
  • Open session – a chance to raise any other trustee issues
12. 30pm
End

Testimonials

Liz Gould

Trustee

JWA

Every trustee should attend one of these courses if they are to do their job properly

Joe Curran

Resources Director

Interights

An extremely useful course with excellent materials

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

 

Prices

(prices exc VAT)

Governance & Leadership subscriber - £195
Standard charity rate - £235
Non-charity Governance & Leadership subscriber- £300
Non-charity delegate- £400

For group bookings email [email protected] 

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).