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Chair's Network: Making a Lasting Difference


Tuesday, 5 March 2019 from 16:00 to 20:00 (GMT)

Chair's Network: Making a Lasting Difference

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Member of ACOSVO Chairs' Network 28 Feb 2019 £75.00 £0.00
Non-Member Ticket 28 Feb 2019 £105.00 £0.00

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ACOSVO Chair's Network

Making a Lasting Difference



5th March 2019, 16:00 - 20:00

Session led by Graeme Reekie, Director, Wren & Greyhound 


Organisational Sustainability is about more than just money - but the third sector has always had to operate within strict financial controls and high financial uncertainty.


This practical workshop sets out the wider context of sustainability, focusing on the role trustees can play in sustaining their organisations. It introduces a core set of principles and paradoxes, and the governance practices that help manage organisational responses to these.


We'll look at five core sustainability capabilities (involvement, innovation, improvement, income generation and impact measurement) and the board's role in supporting these. After participating, delegates will be able to identify, frame and take action on their sustainability challenges using a proven sustainability toolkit (


About the facilitator:

Graeme Reekie is a respected charity specialist with more than 25 years’ experience in the not-for-profit sector. As Director of ‘Wren and Greyhound’ he has been developing research, consultancy and practical approaches to sustainability since 2012. This led to the publication of a unique toolkit called ‘A Lasting Difference’ in 2016, which now has over 2500 copies in circulation.

 Kindly hosted by Lindsays 


We have a number of events for Chair's throughout 2019, and are offering a 20% discount when you book all 6 events:

Members of the Chairs' Network: £200

Non-Members: £280 


To book these events separately, click on the title links below.

 To book for the full series and receive a 20% discount, book here.


Board & Staff Communication

2nd April 2019, 08:00-10:00, Glasgow

Join us for breakfast as we explore the relationships between the Chair, the Board, the Chief Officer, and the organisation as a whole. Our speaker will explore these relationships, and identify good working practices that you can implement in your organisation. 


Chair & Chief Officer - A Force for Good

6th June 2019, 17:00 - 19:00, Edinburgh

The Chair / Chief Officer relationship is crucial for effective governance. When the relationship is strong they both add value. When the relationship is in trouble the organisation suffers. Join us at our summer drinks reception to explore how to balance these roles and bring out the best in each other.


Being an Effective Chair  

20th August 2019, 16:00 - 20:00, Glasgow 

Chairs can be open to the influence of personalities, and can be shaped by the context in which they operate. Relationships between Chairs, boards and their organisations can be fraught with paradoxes and dilemmas. This evening workshop will investigate leading research and best-practice examples of robust governance.

Trustee Recruitment 

8th October 2019, 08:00 - 10:00, Edinburgh 

This breakfast session will look at the importance of succession planning, a transparent trustee recruitment process, and a good induction programme. Join us for coffee and croissants as we discuss terms of office, board skills audits and how to write trustee role descriptions.


Scotland's Governance Code - One Year On

3rd December 2019, 17:00 - 19:00, Glasgow 

2018 saw the launch of Scotland’s Governance Code. Our winter drinks reception marks the one year anniversary of this code. Join us to hear how other organisations have applied the Code and made real change.




ACOSVO’s Chairs’ Network is a dedicated network designed to specifically support the needs of Chairs of Scottish voluntary organisations.  The Network offers peer support, good practice and experience-sharing in a confidential environment comprising of learning and networking events throughout the year.


For more information about ACOSVO's Network of Chairs, including how to join, click here.

Do you have questions about Chair's Network: Making a Lasting Difference? Contact ACOSVO

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Caledonian Exchange
19a Canning St
EH3 8HE Edinburgh
United Kingdom

Tuesday, 5 March 2019 from 16:00 to 20:00 (GMT)

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Our Vision is: 'Excellent Third Sector Leadership in Scotland'

Our Mission is to:

Shape the future of Scotland's third sector by providing every leader with opportunities to develop, influence and excel


If you are a third sector leader in Scotland click HERE to become a member of ACOSVO or to find out more

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