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Maximising impact – the implications for governance

Social Business International

Wednesday, 29 March 2017 from 09:00 to 17:00 (BST)

Maximising impact – the implications for governance

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Ticket Type Sales End Price Fee VAT Quantity
E3M member (first attendee) Ended £150.00 £0.00 £30.00
E3M member (subsequent attendees) Ended £100.00 £0.00 £20.00
Non member (first attendee) Ended £250.00 £0.00 £50.00
Non member (subsequent attendees) Ended £200.00 £0.00 £40.00

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This E3M one-day seminar is designed for social enterprise CEOs, Chairs and other board members (non-executive directors).

Building on E3M’s previous work on Governance for Growth in 2014, the seminar will explore key issues for successful governance, particularly for social enterprises seeking to maximise their impact.

The programme will cover a range of important governance issues and practices that help successful social enterprises succeed, and it will draw out and share the learning and experience of all those taking part.

Employing a participative methodology, with attendees seated together at tables to reflect on case studies, work on exercises and maximise in-depth discussion. The content has been developed with the input of E3M members and partners, which makes it both relevant and full of insight.

Using peer-led case studies, and input from business and legal experts, this seminar aims to be both informative and practical in its content.


Welcome and introduction
The Get Informed Campaign (BSC)
Context: building on E3M’s previous work on governance
Introductions and brief initial conversation at tables

Maximising Impact
Case study
Table discussions, e.g.:

  • How happy are you with your impact?
  • What’s getting in the way of maximising impact?
  • To what extent do impact considerations drive your decision making?
  • Do we take enough risks?

Investment and risk
Case study
Table discussion. e.g.:

  • Do we invest enough? Should we invest more?
  • What stops us from investing for impact?
  • How ready are we to invest for impact?
  • How capable are we at assessing and managing risk?

Governance – what good looks like
Reflections on good governance/board practice, e.g. Clarity of purpose; Organisation (diversity, size, structure, development, succession, processes etc); Dynamics (relationships, behaviours).

Case study

Maximising impact – exploring the governance implications
Table and plenary discussions/exercises around:
Role and Purpose including, e.g.:

  • Consideration of capabilities, experience and contribution required from the board
  • Internal and external roles

Process and structure including, e.g.:

  • Committees? Advisory panels?
  • What’s on the agenda? What SHOULD be on the agenda?
  • How do we make decisions? Consensus?

Maximising impact – exploring the governance implications
Table and plenary discussions/exercises around:
The People Dynamic: relationships and behaviours inc.

  • Chair/CEO
  • Board/Exec (inc. ‘Wants and Offers’?)
  • Committees/advisory panels?

Board development inc.

  • Recruitment, assessment and succession
  • Governance through different phases of organisational development and growth.

Reflection and planning
Opportunity to reflect on key points from the day and identify actions, next steps, what we are going to do differently.

Wrap up.

 **A full programme will be available soon**



Where can I contact the organiser with any questions?

What is E3M?

E3M is an initiative that supports a group of leaders from the largest and most successful UK social enterprises that trade in public service markets. In addition to facilitating this mutually supportive peer group, E3M aims to help the wider social enterprise community by providing expertise and sharing knowledge about the key ingredients for successful social enterprise growth at our events and in our publications.

E3M was developed by Social Business International (SBI) in 2012 and has the support from a group of expert partners. Our core partners are Bates Wells Braithwaite and Numbers for Good, while this event's sponsor partners are Big Society Capital and Telos Partners.



Cancellation Policy

SBI will refund any cancellations in full if they are made more than seven days in advance of the seminar (up to and including 21 March 2016). Cancellations made within seven days of the event will not be refunded.

Do you have questions about Maximising impact – the implications for governance? Contact Social Business International

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Bates Wells Braithwaite LLP
10 Queen Street Place
EC4R 1BE London
United Kingdom

Wednesday, 29 March 2017 from 09:00 to 17:00 (BST)

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Social Business International

Social Business International (SBI) specialises in knowledge transfer and innovation in the field of social enterprise. Our mission is to share know-how and best practice about social enterprise across international boundaries.

SBI manages an initiative called E3M which brings together social enterprise leaders and expert partners working in public service delivery |

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