Turbocharging trustee diversity

The Transform programme helps charities to diversify their board through open recruitment and an inclusive board culture. 

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Why Transform?

Transform will teach your charity how to set up an open recruitment strategy.

By the end of the programme participating charities will have implemented a recruitment campaign to recruit trustees to their board. 

You’ll be investing time into this process and be committed to running a real-time trustee recruitment process, with the full support and guidance of Getting on Board’s team of governance and recruitment experts.

Transform covers
  • Working out who you need on your board

  • Auditing existing board skills, knowledge and experience

  • Working through where to find and inspire the trustees you need

  • Creating and placing inclusive adverts

  • Setting up successful shortlisting and interview format

  • Onboarding new trustees

  • Creating inclusive board cultures

Is Transform right for my charity?

Your charity should be committed to wanting to shift the composition of its board, even if it’s not sure why.

 

The charities we work with are often struggling to articulate why they might benefit from wider representation on their board and/or don’t know where to start in terms of the practicalities of recruiting a broader range of trustees. 

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What does Transform involve?

  • Your organisation joins a select cohort of charities.  

  • An introductory webinar for up to 10 trustees and senior executive team members outlines the programme and explains the board’s role in trustee diversity and inclusion.  

  • Five two-hour live masterclasses for 1-2 trustees and/or senior executive team members, guides you through how to assess your needs, prepare for, plan and run a successful open recruitment campaign.

  • Access to one-to-one support and coaching throughout the recruitment process.

  • Additional optional session to work through any sticking points participants have encountered through the process.

  • Optional closed session for your board to help them understand their role in inclusive governance.

  • We also offer optional induction training for your new trustees.

Board involvement

There should be at least informal board approval to recruit trustees openly, although it’s not uncommon for us to work with organisations where at least some of the trustees are sceptical. 

Your board should want to improve its diversity because it shares our belief that diverse voices will improve governance, strengthen the organisation and better enable the charity to deliver on its objectives, not because it simply wants to appear to be diverse.

The board’s involvement in the latter stages of the process will be essential. Board discussions, processing applications, shortlisting, interviews, appointment and the induction of new trustees are essential to the successful implementation of the programme. We recommend those delegated to manage recruitment allow at least three days for this.

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Dates and costs
 

Getting on Board runs three cohorts a year. Applications are currently open for Autumn 2022 and Spring 2023, see the dates and registration details below.

If your charity is a grant recipient of Lloyds Bank Foundation or Trust for London you can ask them to support your organisation through the Transform Programme. 

Transform Cohorts

Autumn 2022

Spring 2023

Summer 2023

Dates

Timings

5.30-7.30pm

18 October

1 November 

8 November

22 November 

29 November 

Timings

11.30am-1.30pm

23 February

2 March

16 March

6 April 

13 April

Timings

4-6pm

17 May

24 May

7 June

14 June

28 June

5 July

Deadline for registration

23 Sept 2022

 2 Feb 2023

26 April 2023

Costs

Just £1,559 will secure your organisation's place

We offer a 30% discount if your charity's income is under 100K. Please let us know via the registration form