Transform

Trustees, Governance

Start date

21/09/2021

End date

30/11/2021

Overview

Getting on Board is often contacted by charities who are struggling to find useful and capable trustees.  Through working closely with charities and listening to your challenges we've developed a suite of affordable services and programmes to help your charity regardless of where you are in your journey towards greater diversity and inclusion, or the size of your organisation. 

Transform is a powerful programme that can bring deep and dynamic change to charities, regardless of size, cause or geographic location.

Getting on Board believes board diversity means having a mix of people on a charity board who have the relevant skills, knowledge, lived and learned experience and background to do the job well and that the mix is representative of the community served and society as a whole. 

The Transform programme can empower your existing trustees to recruit diverse new board members and create an inclusive environment in which to serve. 

What does Transform involve?

  • All our training is delivered online.

  • An introductory webinar for up to 10 members of your board and senior executives outlines the programme and explains the board’s role in trustee diversity and inclusion.  

  • Your organisation joins a small cohort of other charities,  each represented by 1-2 participants, ideally with at least one trustee.

  • Five online, live masterclasses (2 hours each) for 1-2 trustees or senior staff members, take you through how to plan and run a successful open recruitment campaign.

  • You can access one-to-one support and coaching from Getting on Board throughout the recruitment process.

  • After the 5 core workshops, there is a final, optional session for participants to work through any sticking points they have encountered through the process

  • Our expert trainers offer an optional closed session for your board to help them understand their role in inclusive governance.

  • We offer optional induction training for your new trustees.

What you will learn

Getting on Board believes board diversity means having a mix of people on a charity board who have the relevant skills, knowledge, lived and learned experience and background to do the job well and that the mix is representative of the community served and society as a whole. 

 

Inclusion is creating the right environment in which they can thrive and enabling them to do the work they have been appointed to do. 

​We’re here to change the face of trusteeship and can help your organisation play a leading role.

What you require

To gain the benefits, you must have full board support. Their buy-in is essential. Your board should want to improve its diversity because it shares our belief that diverse voices will strengthen the organisation, not because it simply wants to appear to be diverse.

 

In addition to the time allowed for the masterclasses and introduction webinar, your charity will also need an additional three days of administration time.

Your board also needs to allow at least three further days for board discussions, processing applications, shortlisting, interviews, appointment and the induction of new trustees.

The board’s involvement in the latter stages of the process will be essential.