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 dates for the 2013 Trustees' Week have been announced and it will be 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
12 November 2013 4-6pm
Institute of Directors, 116 Pall Mall, London SW1Y 5ED
Develop skills by volunteering as a trustee of a charity, a school governor or a board member of a public body.
Why should you attend this seminar?
To learn about the roles of trustees of charities, school governors and members of boards of public bodies and about why you should consider volunteering as a board member.
You will also learn about:-
- What governance is: the common demands like strategic thinking, monitoring, challenging and supporting, being accountable
- The responsibilities, time demands, liabilities
- What skills, attitudes and experience you need to be a good board member
- Why you are needed: shortages of highly skilled and highly motivated volunteers at this level
- What you get from it: personal satisfaction, training, new skills etc
- What to do next; How to go about becoming a board level volunteer
There will be opportunities for discussion about various relevant issues, for example:-
- What attracts you about being on a board?
- What concerns you?
- What might put you off?
If you wish to attend the seminar, please register now. Contact us at email@example.com or call 01449 744166
Individuals who become trustees may wish to consider Trustee Training and Development through the services of OnBoard run by Bates Wells and Braithwaite, 2-6 Cannon Street, London EC4M 6YH. Contact: Philip Kirkpatrick, e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org and see www.bateswells.co.uk/onboard.htm. 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