The high performance board

Governance, Trustees

Overview

This practical course will help you to embed the principles set out in the Charity Governance Code, endorsed by the Charity Commission, in your organisation. It explores effective systems and processes but also the importance of adopting a certain set of behaviours that will drive good governance. The course also looks at will look at how to foster and support productive relationships between board members, staff and volunteers that align with and will achieve the organisation’s strategic aims.

Outcomes

By the end of the day you will have:

  • considered how achieve the right mix of skills and diversity on your board
  • identified key areas of good practice in board recruitment and review 
  • discussed how to deal with challenging board members and conflict 
  • examined how to engender team working on a board yet maintain individual independence of mind for effective decision making
  • considered how to develop and retain existing board members
  • examined the importance of succession planning
  • considered how to build an effective working relationship between the board and CEO/senior management team.
  • explore approaches to board appraisal and review
  • understood the role of the chair and vice chair in supporting effective governance

Where?

NCVO Conference Suite, Society Building, 8 All Saints Street, London, N1 9RL

Who should attend?

Trustees, chairs, senior staff and those with a role to play in the development of an effective board and good governance such as CEOs. This course has an emphasis on the practical application of the above elements.

For a more theoretical course see our Charity Trustees: Induction and refresher training.

“I came on this course at the end of January and I have to say it was excellent. A really good day and a really worthwhile investment. So I can thoroughly recommend it.” Lucie Dutton, Head of Governance, The Girls' Day School Trust.

Can't make this date?

The next course will run on the 19 October.

For information on upcoming courses, please email us.

Contact us

If you have any questions, please email the training team or phone on 020 7520 2587.

Not quite what you are looking for?

If you are a new trustee, or you would like a refresher in your overall roles and responsibilities, then look at our Charity Trustee: Induction and refresher course instead

If you need help with the finances, our one day course on Understanding the numbers may be of interest.

Would you like to run this training for your organisation?

We offer bespoke and in-house training on a range of topics, including governance and leadership, sustainable funding and strategy development. For more information please complete our online contact form.

Can't make this date?

The next course will run on the 11 October.

For information on upcoming courses: https://events.ncvo.org.uk/

Contact us

If you have any questions, please email [email protected] or phone on 020 7520 2587.

Would you like to run this training for your organisation?

We offer bespoke and in-house training on a range of topics, including governance and leadership, sustainable funding and strategy development. For more information please complete our online contact form.

Where

Venue

NCVO, 8 All Saints Street, London , Greater London, N1 9RL

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