Turbocharging trustee diversity
The Transform programme helps charities to diversify their board through open recruitment and an inclusive board culture.
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.
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. You will want to recruit trustees within the next 6 months.
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.
Transform Course Director Kathryn Sullivan explains what charities learn and how they benefit from the Transform programme in a pre-recorded 20 minute info webinar.
What Transform participants say
We’ve successfully appointed two new trustees and we have another potential trustee ready to appoint. They're bringing strong skills we were previously lacking particularly from a governance background'
What does Transform involve?
Your organisation joins a select cohort of charities.
An pre-recorded introductory webinar which you can share with your trustees and senior staff which outlines the programme and explains the board’s role in trustee diversity and inclusion.
Six two-hour live masterclasses for 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.
A discount on our inclusion training: a closed session for your board to help them understand their role in inclusive governance.
Still wondering if it's right for you? Book a 15 minute call with Getting on Board Chief Executive Penny Wilson to talk through your board's needs and how Transform can help.
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.
Dates and costs
Getting on Board runs three cohorts a year. Applications are currently open for Autumn 2023, Spring 2024 and Summer 2024. See the dates and registration details below.
4 June 12:30-14:00
9 October 16:30-18:00
7 January, 17:00-18:30
Deadline for registration
11 October 2023
7 February 2024
23 April 2024
Cost to each organisation is £1,750
We offer a 30% discount if your charity's income is under 100K. Please let us know via the registration form