The Clare Foundation - Professional Update Series 2014 - Governance
Monday, 8 December 2014 from 14:00 to 16:30 (GMT)
San Francisco, California
London, United Kingdom
Governance – The Trustee Board, getting the balance right between meddling and being too distant
Monday 8th December 2 – 4.30pm in the Saunderton Suite at the Clare Charity Centre, Wycombe Rd, Bucks HP14 4BF
Charity governance leaders will discuss what good governance looks like and examine case studies to illustrate when the balance between the board and executive has worked and when it has struggled to work.
Creating the right relations between the board and the staff are essential. The board needs to strike a balance between meddling in matters best left to staff and being too distant to properly understand the organisation's affairs. The right balance is likely to be dynamic, changing over time, so it’s important to check regularly that there is a shared understanding of what the roles are and that relationships are working well.
For our seminar on 8 December, we are delighted to welcome, former Buckinghamshire High Sheriff and current Chair of Heart of Bucks, The Countess Howe.
Lady Howe is President of the Epilepsy Society, Trustee/Patron of numerous charities and, following a career in teaching, has become Governor of several schools.
Countess Howe will be joined in the presentation by Nigel Kippax who is Head of Consulting and Training at the NCVO.
Nigel has 20 years’ experience of consulting to commercial and voluntary sectors including work with the RNLI; the British Red Cross. He has a particular passion for helping charities deliver greater impact by becoming more effective and efficient in the work they do and believes strongly that leaders in voluntary and corporate organisations have a lot to learn from each other.
Prior to his consulting career Nigel worked in the petrochemical industry in the UK and Belgium. He has been a trustee of the Royal Blind Society, a judge on the Youth Philanthropy Initiative and has contributed to several books on leadership and management development.
Both have extensive experience of strategic level governance and will share their views and experiences of good and bad governance in the not for profit sector.
This event is suitable for senior charity staff and, in particular, will be of interest to individuals who are Trustees or Governors of their organisations.
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The Clare Foundation, a charity helping other charities become more effective and efficient. We take established commercial methods, business expertise and entrepreneurialism to the voluntary sector through training, mentoring, sharing best practice and networking at our "Charity Centre" in Buckinghamshire.