Based at Edinburgh Napier University, YPTrustees acts as a link between charitable organisations and students, helping to place students on charities’ Boards. As part of this, each year the University supports around 20 students to take part in the ‘Get on Board Programme’. This initiative involves 4 sessions where students learn about Governance concepts and practice and are encouraged to undertake a board level position with a local charity, voluntary sector organisation or public body relevant to their interest and professional ambitions.
The event will not only provide an opportunity to learn more about the benefits of encouraging more young professionals to join boards, but will also allow our students to connect with Third Sector leaders and mark the celebration of this year’s Get On Board participants.
Our programme for the evening is as follows:
18:35 ‘‘Equality and Diversity on Boards and the impact of Edinburgh Napier University: a
student perspective’ - Prof Robert Raeside, Director, Employment Research Institute
18:50 ‘The role of trustees and developing the next generation within Scotland’ - David Robb, Chief Executive, OSCR
19:10 Get On Board Presentation Ceremony - Sandra Cairncross, Assistance Principal Student Experience
19:20 Networking Event in main foyer
20:00 ‘The Next Generation: The Importance of Engaging with Future Leaders’ - Susan Wilson, Principal Officer, US Consulate
20:15 Panel discussion - Chaired by Lynne Cadenhead, Chair, Women’s Enterprise Scotland
20:45 Closing remarks - Lynne Cadenhead, Chair, Women’s Enterprise Scotland
20:55 Thank You & Close - Vasos Makris & Amra Mujkanovic