Essential Charity Governance

A one-day course for charity secretaries, governance professionals, trustees or stakeholders. 9am - 4.30pm. Central London.

Next course: 6 December 2018
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Overview

Working for a charity offers unique opportunities and rewards. But there can also be challenges. In particular the responsibility for good governance and compliance, which can feel overwhelming.

But it need not. Kirsty Semple is a Chartered Secretary who has worked with charities for more than ten years. Benefit from her expertise – and develop your own – with this essential course.

What you get

By the end of the day you will have:

  • A practical understanding of key governance frameworks and regulations
  • The ability to apply these to your charity or organisation
  • A detailed knowledge of the Charity Governance code
  • Down-to-earth advice on compliance and best practice
  • (including charity board effectiveness, appointments, risk management and accountability. See Full Programme for more.)
  • Tools to assess your current practices and suggest improvements

You will also receive:

  • A Delegate Pack containing notes and presentation slides
  • An ICSA Certificate to show you have attended the course
  • 6 months complimentary professional subscription of ICSA (see below)
  • 6 hours credit towards your Continuing Professional Development (CPD)

Your complimentary 6-month Professional Subscription

We support our attendees long after they complete the course. Your professional subscription includes a subscription to G+C Magazine, as well as access to briefings, discounts and our knowledge base.

Special Offer: Get 30% off your copy of Charity Law and Governance: A Practical Guide and How to Run a Charity, 2nd edition

Delegates to this course get the chance to buy the accompanying books at a 30% discount. For more info about our books, please visit the shop.

Programme

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9:00   Registration & tea/coffee

9:30   Charity governance: the background

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  • What is corporate governance?
  • Why does governance matter?
  • The history of corporate governance
  • Governance principles and approaches
  • Governance: Codes
  • Recent developments in charity governance
  • Proportionate governance
  • Behavioural governance

11:00   Tea/coffee

11:15   Governance structures and processes

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Governance structures

  • Boards
  • Governance structures
  • Principles of delegation
  • Committees

Governance processes

  • Appointment of board members
  • Board performance review
  • Induction; training; and skills
  • Control and risk management

12:45   Lunch

13:45   Meetings and board behaviour

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Meetings

  • Information and decision making
  • Making meetings effective

Board Behaviour

  • Board room behaviour
  • Resolving conflict

15:00 Tea/coffee

15:15   Integrity and accountability

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Integrity

  • Conflicts of interest
  • Probity

Accountability

  • The role of members
  • Reporting and communications with stakeholders
  • Transparency

16:15   Charity Governance Code

16:30 Close

Course leader

Kirsty Semple

Kirsty is a Chartered Secretary in Public Practice and director of Semple Associates Ltd, formed in 2001. Specialising in corporate governance and compliance, she has provided consultancy, training and support to the boards of a number of voluntary sector organisations for ten years.

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Booking

PRICE 

£550 + VAT (Delegate rate)
£490 + VAT (Charity rate)

Next course: 6 December 2018
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Location: Saffron House, 6-10 Kirby St, London, EC1N 8TS

ALTERNATIVE DATES

6 February 2019

Saffron House
6-10 Kirby St
London
EC1N 8TS

11 July 2019

Saffron House
6-10 Kirby St
London
EC1N 8TS

4 December 2019

Saffron House
6-10 Kirby St
London
EC1N 8TS

Call or Contact us with any questions you may have

   +44 (0)20 7580 4741

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   Saffron House, 6–10 Kirby Street, London, EC1N 8TS

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