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Charity Law, Governance and Risk Management Workshop - 14.12.13

Muslim Council of Britain

Saturday, 14 December 2013 from 09:30 to 18:00 (GMT)

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Registration Type Sales End Price Fee Quantity
ICBI Training London 2013 - Affiliate Ended £35.00 £0.00
ICBI Training London 2013 - Non-affiliate Ended £95.00 £0.00

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Charity Law, Governance and Risk Management 
London, Saturday 14th December 201

Course Overview

In an increasingly regulated environment, and with greater expectations of charitable community institutions from multiple stakeholders, there is a need for mosques and community centres to pursue and maintain the highest standards in their operations and management, from an ethical and legal point of view.

This program has two important sessions, one on Charity Law (morning) and one on Risk Management (afternoon). Both will look at governance as part of the sessions.

Charity Law

 This session essentially looks at:

  • A broad insight and understanding of charity law
  • Legal forms of charity
  • Analysis of real case studies
  • Roles and responsibilities of trustees
  • Understanding the Charity Commission and its standards
  • Keeping checks and balances (Compliance)

Risk Management

This topic covers ‘Risk management’, including governance. As such the sessions will touch on:

  • An introduction to governance and risk
  • Risk identification
  • Risk analysis
  • Risk communication
  • Workshops and case study analysis



1-day / 9.30am to 6pm


Who is the course for?

This program is ideal for trustees, mosque management members and community-organisation leaders


Delivery Style

  • Power point presentations
  • Interactive Sessions
  • Group Work
  • Reflective learning


Delivery Partners & Trainer Profiles

We are grateful to the noted charity Lawyer Khaled Sofi of Johns & Saggar, and to Arif Zaman – a well known expert in governance and risk management, for offering their time on a pro-bono basis.

Khalid Sofi is Managing Partner of the firm John & Saggar. He specialises in charity, employment and public law. He has developed a particular expertise in the Muslim sector and is thus a point of reference for many Muslim organisations, both nationally and internationally.  He is also a member of the Charity Law Association and the Employment Lawyers Association.

He actively furthers his work in the community and focuses on human rights and equality issues. He is the current chair of the Muslim Council of Britain (MCB) Legal Affairs Committee and is a founding chairman of Muslim Agency for Development and Enterprise (MADE).


Arif Zaman is an advisor to the Commonwealth Business Council on Corporate Governance, South Asia and the Commonwealth Businesswomen Network. He is also Head of Emerging Markets at Mettle Consulting on governance and reputational risk, author of the bestselling briefing on Reputational Risk (Financial Times, 2004, published in Russian, 2008) and a visiting member of faculty, Henley Business School.

He was Secretary and Vice Chair of the MCB’s Business and Economics Committee and Associate Director, Mosaic, Prince of Wales Charities for its first two years. Previously Global Market and Industry Analyst at British Airways (1996-2005) he won several company awards including for his contribution to BA’s Business Principles and Sustainability Policy and industry awards for his work on logistics, trade and strategy.

Prior to this, he worked in HSBC’s Corporate Finance division following a sabbatical as Deputy President of his Students Union at the University of York.



The standard training fee has been significantly reduced due to the trainers waiving their fees. However there is an administrative fee to cover for logistics, food and materials:

EARLY BIRD OFFER: £75 (for non-affiliates) / £25 (for affiliates) if you register by 30th November 2013.

Otherwise, please enclose a cheque of £95 (for non-affiliates) / £35 (for affiliates), in the name of:
‘Muslim Council of Britain’ and posted to the address below.  

MCB affiliate representatives are requested to quote their organisation’s affiliation number when registering.
If an organization agrees to become an affiliate, the reduced rates for affiliates will apply, as indicated above.


How to register

  • Registration is on first come first serve basis. As places are limited, you are advised to register early and no later than 12th December 2013.
  • You may register and pay online at
  • Alternatively, complete the attached registration form and send it with the appropriate fee to the address below.


Key Contacts

If you would like to find out more information about ICBI please contact the following:

Nabeel Al-Azami (Project Head)                                                      Abdul Tahir (Project Coordinator)

e:                                                                  e:

t: 07717 413 770                                                                                t: 07787 445 082

About the MCB

The Muslim Council of Britain is the UK's largest Muslim umbrella body with over 500 affiliated national, regional and local organisations, mosques, charities and schools. it is an inclusive umbrella organisation that represents the interests of Muslims in Britain. 

It was founded in 1997, and is pledged to work for the common good of society as a whole. Over the years it has built its reputation on consultation, co-operation and co-ordination among Muslim institutions and concerned Muslims in Britain. It aims to enable the Muslim community to realise its full potentional by participating in and contributing to the wider society.

The Institutional Capacity Building Initiative (ICBI) is an important initiative towards achieving this aim.

For further information please contact:

The Muslim Council of Britain
PO Box 57330, London, E1 2WJ
Tel: 0845 26 26 786
Fax: 0207 247 7079

Do you have questions about Charity Law, Governance and Risk Management Workshop - 14.12.13? Contact Muslim Council of Britain

When & Where

London Muslim Centre
4th Floor Seminar Room
46 Whitechapel Road
E1 1JX London
United Kingdom

Saturday, 14 December 2013 from 09:30 to 18:00 (GMT)

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Muslim Council of Britain

The Muslim Council of Britain is a national representative Muslim umbrella body with over 500 affiliated national, regional and local organisations, mosques, charities and schools. The MCB is pledged to work for the common good of society as a whole; encouraging individual Muslims and Muslim organisations to play a full and participatory role in public life.

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