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02 Aug 2018

Interactive governance workshop opportunity!

A must attend workshop for anyone involved in running a charity, voluntary or community group!

When: 27th September (10.00 - 4.30p.m - Lunch and refreshments provided)

An interactive Workshop which considers Governance in the Non-for-Profit Sector through reference to the New Charity Governance Code (smaller charities).

A digest of the provisions in the Code will brief delegates regarding the standards to which the Charities Commission expects charities to be overseen by their Boards and set out good practice for other organisations in the Sector, such as CICs.

Practical examples of the dilemmas that may be faced in compliance with the Code will be outlined and delegates will be asked to discuss challenges to be overcome in meeting the Code’s requirements which they foresee.

The foundations and purpose of good governance will be followed by consideration of the Seven Principles introduced by the Code, ie:

  • Organisational purpose

  • Leadership

  • Integrity

  • Decision-making, risk and control

  • Board effectiveness

  • Diversity

  • Openness and accountability.

Delegates will be invited to declare their own objectives from the Workshop and meeting these will be built into the session wherever practicable.

Who should attend?

This event is aimed at Trustees and Chief/Senior Officers of Charities (including CIOs) and also at Directors and Chief/Senior Officers of CICs and Companies Limited by Guarantee.

Workshop objectives: -

By the end of this session, attendees will be able to:

  • Understanding the principles of the Charity Governance Code.

  • Understand the standards set out in the Code

  • Undertake a review of their own charity’s compliance with the standards and create an improvement programme for presentation to a Board Meeting (or in a non-charity consider the relevance of each standard and establish a plan as appropriate).

Workshop facilitator

The session will be delivered by Dave Pinwell.

Dave Pinwell has been the CEO of Solihull’s VCS Infrastructure Support Services provider, Colebridge Trust, since 2007. During this time he has been providing advice services to the local VCS in Solihull and more widely across the West Midlands. These include the provision of governance and constitutional support to a broad range of organisations and delivery of a range of workshops.

Colebridge Trust is a registered charity and also a Community Development Trust active in local neighbourhood development work and supporting those furthest from the jobs market.

Dave moved into the community sector having retired from a career in the private sector, where he had enjoyed a long managerial career in IT and communications. Over three decades, he had frequent experience of training, facilitation and conference speaking in company and at regional and national events.

The cost of the workshop is £20 per delegate. Places limited to one person perorganisation in the first instance. Priority booking for organisations based in, and operating in, Hereford City.

Places limited and demand is expected to be high. To book your place contact Joy Harvey, Support Services Officer 01432 343932

The workshop is being run in partnership with Hereford City Council. We are grateful to Hereford City Council for part funding this development.





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