Getting on Board
Board-level volunteering career specialists
Getting on Board is a charity that can help you, your employees and members of your professional networks become new leaders in your communities through board-level volunteering.
Board level volunteering has enormous benefits for individuals, their employers and for the boards of the charities, public bodies and schools that they join.
Trustees' week 2013
The 2013 Trustees' Week was held from Monday 4th November until Sunday 10th.
Getting on Board is proud to be a founder member of the Trustees' Week event which is organised by the Charities Commission.
Information on Trustees Week 2013 can be found at http://trusteesweek.blogspot.co.uk/If you are interested in running a seminar or holding an event and would like a speaker from Getting on Board please contact us.
Board Level Volunteering Seminar
Getting on Board recently ran an extremely successful seminar at the Institute of Directors, Pall Mall, London. Kindly hosted by the IoD, this oversubscribed event was attended by attendees from the world of business, government departments and the public sector.
Getting on Board would like to thank the speakers, who were made up of:
- Ian Dormer, Chairman, IoD
- Martin Jervis, Chair, Thames Hospice and Group Chief Operating Officer, Fundraising Initiatives Group (Getting on Board former candidate )
- Kate Fletcher, Trustee, The Living Foundation, Group Chair, Vistage International and Managing Director, Thrive Consulting (Getting on Board former candidate )
- Sally Connolly, Sign-posting Director, Getting on Board
- Sarah Hodgkinson, Chief Executive, Getting on Board
A very successful event, which has led to several more sign posting opportunities for the charity. For any organisation wishing to host a seminar, please contact Getting on Board on 01449 744166 email@example.com.
Individuals who become trustees may wish to consider Trustee Training and Development through the services of OnBoard run by Bates Wells Braithwaite, 2-6 Cannon Street, London EC4M 6YH. Contact: Philip Kirkpatrick, e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org and see www.on-board.org. OnBoard is a registered trademark owned by Bates Wells Braithwaite and the name and words 'Getting on Board' are used with the agreement of Bates Wells Braithwaite.
"Getting on Board is an excellent initiative, and the Institute of Directors fully supports its objectives. Board-level volunteering is a cost-effective way of developing leadership skills, especially of middle and senior managers, the directors of the future. Increasingly prospective employees want to work for employers that put something back into their communities, and companies that encourage board level volunteering are more likely to become 'employers of choice'. It is also a simple way for companies to meet their corporate responsibility goals."
Institute of Directors