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.
National Business Awards recognise Corporate Citizenship
The National Business Awards has added the Corporate Citizenship Award to its list of accolades. “This Award recognises the positive impact business can have on the community - through employee-led initiatives, partnership, or pro bono work – and the commercial value this can deliver in terms of innovation, staff engagement, strong values and good leadership,” said Alex Evans, Programme Director of the National Business Awards.
Now entering their 12th year, the Awards celebrate business excellence through a year-round thought leadership programme supported by the Telegraph and Sky News - and connects the nations’ business leaders and influencers at annual ceremony in London. Any UK company can enter the National Business Awards, regardless of size or industry, with categories recognising excellence in innovation, customer focus, growth, and sustainable business.
Now open for entries until the 31st May, Getting on Board members can get a third off their entry fee when entering online by quoting CORP30.
The Institute of Directors host a Getting on Board seminar
The Institute of Directors kindly hosted a Getting on Board seminar on board level volunteering on 8th April 2013 at IoD’s Head Office, 116 Pall Mall. This was attended by representatives of various major companies and individuals, some of them members of IoD. In the autumn 2013, at IoD’s invitation, we shall be running another seminar at 116 Pall Mall and also a seminar in the East Midlands.
If you would be interested in attending either of these seminars, or would like to discuss how Getting on Board might work with you, your employer or your professional association, please contact us firstname.lastname@example.org 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: email@example.com 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