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Trustee and Board Development: Recruitment, Selection, Induction and Training


Tuesday, 13 September 2016 from 16:00 to 20:00 (BST)

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Good Governance Masterclass Series 2016

Governance Roles and Relationships: Expectations and Practice

Led by Jean Cuthbert, Volunteer Edinburgh

(Catering will be provided)


The past decade of ups and downs in the economy, changes in political landscape and the waxing and waning of Government priorities have highlighted the important role of the third sector in local communities across Scotland. The importance of good governance for third sector organisations to successfully fulfil that role cannot be underestimated. Board members who are new to the role and those who are seasoned continue to express their desire for on-going support to understand and carry out their governance responsibilities and to develop their capacity to make decisions and provide leadership in challenging times.


The outputs and benefits of the seminars will be:

  • Identification of available resources and good practice guides with discussion about how they apply in various Trustee roles
  • Discussion stimulated by participant experience in light of recent research
  • Encouraging greater awareness and debate about governance and its significance for the voluntary and community sectors in Scotland

Although the seminars are on a complementary theme, they can be taken as stand-alone events.


Governance 3: Trustee and Board Development: Recruitment, Selection, Induction and Training

13th September 16:00 - 20:00, Edinburgh

Finding people who are interested, available and able to serve in a governance function is not always straightforward. Many organisations will find Board development is at the bottom of the ‘to do’ list as front line work, strategic decisions and fundraising take priority at the top. Some organisations have people lining up to be involved while others struggle to fill vacancies. Organisations may benefit from outside the sector involvement but do not have the capacity to recruit or support people from outside their stakeholder group. How do organisations support effective Trustee contribution? How do governing bodies ensure their own development and effective performance – and, importantly, whose responsibility is Board development?


This workshop will help you understand what contributes to Board development and how to include it in an ongoing work plan. You will be introduced to ideas about Board development and be given practical activities and suggestions to employ with your Board. You will be encouraged and supported to implement governance development for your organisation.




Further Governance workshops (follow links to event page):

Governance 4: Virtuous vs Vicious Dynamics: Exploring what Helps and What Hinders Good Governance

8th November 16:00 - 20:00, Glasgow

These workshops are aimed at third sector Chief Officers, Chairs and Trustees. Please invite your organisation’s Trustees.


Do you have questions about Trustee and Board Development: Recruitment, Selection, Induction and Training? Contact ACOSVO

When & Where

Thorn House
5 Rose St
EH2 2PR Edinburgh
United Kingdom

Tuesday, 13 September 2016 from 16:00 to 20:00 (BST)

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Our Vision is: 'Excellent Third Sector Leadership in Scotland'

Our Mission is to:

Shape the future of Scotland's third sector by providing every leader with opportunities to develop, influence and excel


If you are a third sector leader in Scotland click HERE to become a member of ACOSVO or to find out more

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