Governance Made Easy for Social Enterprise - 14th May 2018

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The Mill, The Mill, 7-11 Coppermill Lane Walthamstow E17 7HA

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This training is for staff, volunteers and board members of social enterprises based in, or providing most of their services to, the people of Waltham Forest.

Spend an invigorating half-day getting up-to-date with the roles and responsibilities of those in governance/ Board members.

Community Waltham Forest workshops are ideal for those new to trusteeship or those simply looking for a refresher. Using games, exercises, peer learning and lectures, we provide the key information and space to think about the key governance issues affecting your organisation.

You will explore roles and responsibilities, duties and liabilities, the Code of Good Governance and where to get quick support. By the end of the course, you will be able to update the rest of your board and carry out your duties with confidence.

Who should attend?

  • Board members of social enterprises

  • Those wishing to become Board members of social enterprises

  • Staff members who support Board members

Course content

  • What is a Board member

  • What is Governance

  • Who can be a Board member

  • Roles and Responsibilities

  • Duties of Board members

  • Liabilities and risk

  • Code of Good Governance

  • Further support

  • Outcomes

On completion of this Governance Made Easy for Social Enterprise workshop participants will be able to:

  • Identify and explain their role as Board members within the sector

  • Identify legal and best practice Board responsibilities

  • Describe the boundaries between staff and Board members, operational and strategic

  • Demonstrate an understanding of conflict of interest, conflict management and the difference between personal and organisational views

  • Demonstrate a greater confidence in their ability to be an effective Board member

Cost: FREE

Important Notes:
1. This workshop is for people involved in the voluntary and community sector (staff members, trustees or active volunteers). If you are not part of an organization, please get in touch with us prior to booking your place
2. There is a £25 fee payable for non-attendance unless 3 working days’ notice of cancellation has been given. If three of our training courses are missed without prior notice, you will not be able to participate in any sessions for the remainder of the annual training and events
3. Lunch is not provided for this course. Ideally, please bring a sandwich or something with you so that we can chat during this time.

Please see our Training Terms and Conditions before booking your place. We ask that a maximum of two people per organisation book to attend as we have limited places.

We offer bespoke training and consultancy for organisations wishing to undergo a tailor-made programme specific to their requirements. For more information please call us on 02038939790.

Training Provider
Community Waltham Forest, Development Team

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