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Applications are now open for The Charity Board Leadership Programme.


Would you like to use your skills and knowledge to support a charity as a voluntary board member but don’t know where to start?


Do you want to ensure that when you join a charity board, you know how to work as a trustee to the best of your abilities?


The Charity Board Leadership Programme could be for you


This course is for aspiring trustees at all stages of their professional careers.


96% of trustees report that they have learned new skills through their trusteeship, 84% say that it made them happier and 22% said that they received a promotion as a direct result of their trusteeship.


Some of the candidates we support are looking to enhance their career progression by diversifying their skills and experience, others are wanting to use the pro bono route into a portfolio career, others are driven by a passionate belief in social change. All want to “give something back”.


Course objectives

By the end of the programme you will have:

•A better understanding of what it means to be an effective trustee;

•A clear idea of what kind of charity board position you are looking for (size and scope of charity, cause, location, your own development or profile);

•An understanding of how to find and research possible charities, including due diligence;

•A better idea of how to match your expertise with a charity’s challenges/needs;

•A cover letter suitable for trustee applications, and an understanding of how to “package” your skills and knowledge to be of interest to a charity;

•A redrafted CV, so that it is suitable for charity board applications;

•An idea of what to expect from a trustee interview and how to present your skills and experience effectively;

•An understanding of effective charity governance and constructive board behaviours, as well as informed reflections on how you personally can be an effective trustee.











Programme outline and dates


Session 1, The trustee landscape, your requirements and how to present your skills and experience

Thursday 26th September 2019, 5.30-8.30pm


Session 2, Researching trustee vacancies and how to conduct your due diligence

Thursday 3rd October 2019, 5.30-8.30pm


Session 3, Charity board applications and what to expect from interview

Thursday 10th October 2019, 5.30-8.30pm


Session 4, How to be an effective trustee

Tuesday 21st November 2019, 5.30-8.30pm


All sessions will take place in central London.


Course fees


£1,870 per person. Our candidates often have their course fees paid for by their employer from professional development budgets. Payment must be made in full before the start of the course.


10% discount for people working in HR or responsible business/CSR.


Applications can be made here and should take about 10 minutes. The deadline for applications is 9th September 2019. Please keep the above session dates free until you hear whether you have been successful in securing a place.


Download full information about the programme here.




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