Being the Best Trustee

A strong board is one of the hallmarks of an effective charity. But how do you get from good to great, or from ‘survival to success’? This workshop builds on trustee basics to help organisations move towards greater strategic impact.

The interactive session focuses on the role in practice, for example looking at preparing for board meetings, understanding governance, managing risk, and how to make the most of the skills in your trustee team. This event is designed to support your development beyond the basics of being on a board.

Practical tips will be offered that might be useful in your particular setting.

What will I learn?

Understanding your legal duty
How to manage risk
Making the most of board members’ talents
How to make board meetings fruitful rather than futile
How to make the split between management and governance work
Considered priorities for your own development and support
This will also be an opportunity to network with other trustees.


Shahida Iqbal, Director, Manar Associates Ltd

Shahida has extensive experience of supporting charities to work through governance issues.


This event is free to organisations in North Yorkshire with an income of up to £5k thanks to funding from North Yorkshire County Council.

Places for other organisations are £24 each (£20 +VAT).


For further information please call 01904 704177 or email

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Event Details
  • Days
  • Start Date
    September 15, 2020 1:00 pm
  • End Date
    September 15, 2020 4:00 pm
  • Location
  • Address
    Staincliffe Room. Craven District Council, 3 Belle Vue Square. Broughton Road, Skipton, BD23 1FJ