Good Governance Master Class - Liverpool
Wednesday, March 30, 2011 from 9:30 AM to 4:30 PM (BST)
Social Enterprise North West are running a series of Master Classes supported by the Office for Civil Society and the North West Development Agency. Places are limited, so please confirm attendance as soon as possible.
Following the success of a range of Master Classes, which ran during Jan-March 2010, Social Enterprise North West has been commissioned by the North West Development Agency and the Office of Civil Society to run another series of Classes.
These Master Classes represent a catalyst to create stronger social enterprises, which can capitalise on opportunities, increase organisational performance and increase profitability.
The target group for the Master Classes are Social Entrepreneurs, Social Enterprises and Business Link Social Enterprise Champions.
Lunch & refreshments will be provided throughout the day. Please specify if you have any special dietary requirements.
Class Trainer - Adrian Ashton
Adrian Ashton works in a freelance capacity supporting social (and other) enterprises and charities in a number of roles including advisory, training and consultancy on a national level.
Accredited to various national standards, he has a strong track record of working though and with a number of sector infrastructure bodies, both in terms of directly supporting individual local groups, and also as part of national programme teams in developing and piloting new support tools and models.
Such programmes have included developing and piloting an impact assessment tool-kit for Supporters' Trusts; supporting the development, piloting and wider update of an impact assessment tool-kit for Co-operatives; piloting Social Firms UK's balanced scorecard; and being part of the support team within the new economic foundation's 'prove and improve' programme. He has also explored the development of impact assessment tool-kits for Community Interest Companies with the CIC Association.
With regard to individual enterprises, he has directly engaged with a number of social enterprises to support them to begin to structure impact assessment and reporting practices and systems based on their current practices, existing management information and capacity.
He is also a member of the SROI Network, a graduate of the Social Audit Network's Social Accounting and Audit master-class programme, accredited in approaches to quality assessment, and openly reports on his impacts through a framework he designed for sole traders.
AIMS AND OBJECTIVES -
1) for social enterprises to understand and appreciate the importance of, and methods to manage, their governance
2) to introduce existing governance codes and standards and facilitate their uptake and usage
3) for participating social enterprises to begin to identify opportunities to strengthen their governance to both assure, and contribute to, their success
1) for social enterprises to be able to article what governance is, and why it is crucial to the success of a social enterprise
2) for social enterprises to identify and begin to adopt appropriate governance codes and standards
3) to identify issues and concerns amongst social enterprises in regard to governance and share these with the wider movement through Social Enterprise North West.
Activity for participants to undertake in preparation for Class - to identify what they understand by the term 'governance', as well as factors that exist within their own organisations that would suggest good and bad examples of governance in practice
The LCVS building is located at the far end of Dale Street, close to the Museum and the entrance to the Queensway Tunnel.
The building is a 5-10 minute walk from Lime Street Train Station, and parking can be found opposite and to the side of the building.
When & Where
Social Enterprise North West
Social Enterprise North West, SENW, has been established as a regional network and its directors include representatives of social enterprise networks from across the region. SENW achieves accountability to the sector through direct links to the accountable Social Enterprise networks like the Development Trust Association and Cooperatives North West.
We’re In Business for Good
- To raise the profile of social enterprise in the North West of England.
- To represent the interests of the North West of England’s social enterprise sector.
- To encourage mutual support, inter-trading, sharing of best practice, training and development opportunities between social enterprises.
- To work with local, regional, national transnational bodies to strengthen the social enterprise sector.