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Essential Charity Governance

A one-day introduction to key principles and practice in governance for the charity sector

Duration: Full day        CPD: 6 hours

About

This essential charity governance course provides delegates with an understanding of key governance debates and principles as they apply to the charity sector, and offers practical advice on compliance and best practice.

It explores the key governance frameworks and regulation, putting the development of governance into context and examining in detail the Good Governance code for the voluntary and community sectors. Key areas covered in the course include board appointments, effectiveness, induction, and decision-making; governance structures; internal controls and risk management; the governance aspects of accountability to stakeholders; managing volunteers; and obtaining buy-in from trustees. 

Who is this course for?
Charity secretarial and compliance staff, trustees and others looking for an introduction to governance in the sector

Course highlights

  • Charity governance: the background
  • Board effectiveness
  • Conduct and probity
  • Control and risk management
  • Governance structures
  • Accountability

 What will you get out of it?

  • An understanding of the development of corporate governance in the UK and its application to the charity sector
  • The tools to examine your own organisation’s governance arrangements and consider how it might be improved
  • An opportunity to explore with your peers definitions of, and differences between, good governance practice and bad
  • Six months’ free affiliate membership of ICSA on attending this course. This gives you opportunities to extend your learning through regular briefings and the knowledge base, benefit from exclusive discounts on further training and publications and extend your network. Discover more.

To find out more, call 020 7612 7034 or contact us

Programme

09.00 Registration & tea/coffee
09.30 Charity governance: the background
What is corporate governance, and how does it apply to charities?
The history of corporate governance
Governance principles and approaches
Proportionate governance
Behavioural governance
Good Governance: a Code for the Voluntary and Community Sector
11.00 Tea/coffee
11.15 Governance framework
  • Governance structures
  • Principles of delegation
  • Governance and management
  • Boards and Committees
  • Alternatives models of governance
 12.00 Board effectiveness
  • Appointment of board members
  • Board performance review
  • Information and decision making
  • Making meetings effective
  • Alternatives models of governance
12.45 Lunch
13.45 Board Behaviour
  • Induction; training; and skills
  • Resolving conflict
  • Conflicts of interest
  • Probity
15.00 Tea/coffee
15.15

Control and risk management

  • Regulatory requirements
  • Internal controls and risk management
 

Accountability

  • Who are the stakeholders?
  • The role of members
  • Reporting and communications with stakeholders
  • Transparency
 

Next steps and governance reviews

  • Reviewing your charity’s governance
  • What is the right governance for your charity?
  • Getting trustees onside
16.30 Close

 

 

Trainer

Kirsty Semple

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.

More about Kirsty Semple

Course price

£490 + VAT (Charity sector)
£550 + VAT (Non-sector)

Course date

7 February 2018 Book now

Course location

  • Saffron House
    6-10 Kirby St
    London
    EC1N 8TS

Other dates

Course date

5 July 2018 Book now

Course location

  • Saffron House
    6-10 Kirby St
    London
    EC1N 8TS

Course date

6 December 2018 Book now

Course location

  • Saffron House
    6-10 Kirby St
    London
    EC1N 8TS

Free affiliateship

Get six months free affiliate membership of ICSA with this course and benefit from our knowledge, network and exclusive discounts.

Course price

£490 + VAT (Charity sector)
£550 + VAT (Non-sector)

Course date

7 February 2018 Book now

Other dates

Course location

  • Saffron House
    6-10 Kirby St
    London
    EC1N 8TS

Bespoke Training

We can deliver our training courses within your organisation, allowing you to tailor the content to meet your particular needs.
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