Emerging Chairs Programme - Manchester

Trustees, Governance

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The Emerging Chairs Programme is a tailor-made, one-day course that helps existing Trustees take the next step in their personal and professional development, developing the skills and knowledge needed to become Chair of a Charity Board.

“It really equipped me with all the necessary ammunition, I could be your mascot I can’t stop bragging about it! I say you’ve got to go to the Cause4 one, they’ve got experience, they have so much knowledge, it was really amazing. I came away thinking I’ve been well taught by Cause4”

Lenna Lou, Independent Consultant, Cohort 11 and Emerging Chairs

The Emerging Chairs Programme is created and delivered by social enterprise Cause4 in partnership with Close Brothers Asset Management and the Clothworkers’ Company. Places are allocated on a first come first served basis, so sign up today to develop your leadership skills and strengthen UK charities.

What you will learn

The course will cover five modules in one day on the following topics: 

  • Module 1: Leading a Board of Trustees
  • Module 2: Supporting the Senior Management Team
  • Module 3: Developing a Long-Term Business Plan and Strategy
  • Module 4: Fundraising and Marketing
  • Module 5: Challenges for Charity Chairs

Alongside these practical sessions there will also be time for Q&A and networking to offer guidance and support. 

What you require

The programme is suitable for those who aspire to become Chairs of a charity or for existing Chairs who wish to progress and develop within their role.  All participants must have experience as charity Trustees. 

Tickets cost £130 + VAT plus processing and banking fees and can be booked online via Eventbrite.

If you have any other questions, please email [email protected]



King Street Townhouse, 10 Booth Street, Manchester, North West, M2 4AW

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