Now in its 12th year, Trustees’ Week is a chance for the sector to come together and mark the amazing achievements of the 700,000 volunteer trustees who run charities in England and Wales.
Governors are the largest group of volunteers in the country and Trustees Week is a great opportunity to share what you do and why you do it, with friends and colleagues.
NVCO has a free webinar series running throughout the week. More information and sign up can be accessed here. They also have great resources on their website:
Help and guidance
Browse eight different sections:
- What is governance?
- Making decisions as a board
- Responsibilities for boards
- Improving your work as a board
- Managing board relationships
- Carrying out a governance review
- Board basics
- Financial procedures manual
Getting on Board is running Festival of Trusteeship.
It’s a week-long online series of events, during Trustees Week, stuffed with exciting options for people who want to become trustees, trustees who want to keep learning and developing, and for charity leaders who want to understand best practice in trustee recruitment and diversity.
They have a whopping four sessions daily every day for five days, with a mix of webinars, clinics and panel discussions about the topics that matter to trusteeship today. Four different content strands will cover all aspects of trusteeship: Aspiring Trustees, Trustee Recruitment, Good Governance, Thought Leadership.
They’ve drawn the session themes from the recurring issues, challenges, news stories and conversations that have been explored in their recent work.
- Webinar with live Q&A: Is my board mediocre?
- Panel discussion: Smashing the cut glass ceiling: is being working class a barrier to trusteeship?
- Webinar with live Q&A: What is a trustee and how do I become one?
- Panel discussion: Life well lived: how does lived experience enrich a boardroom?
- Clinic: Get feedback on recruitment materials
- Webinar with live Q&A: Could I become a charity chair?
- Panel discussion: Building each other up: developing supportive board behaviours
- Panel discussion: Mistakes I’ve made as a trustee
- Panel discussion: Should trustees be paid?