Being the Best Trustee

Event aims

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.

Who should attend

This workshop is designed for charity trustees.

What will you 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, has extensive experience of supporting charities to work through governance issues.

Questions about booking

Please book below. If you have any questions about booking or invoicing please contact or telephone 01904 704 177.


Attendees can receive refunds for cancellations up to 7 days before the event date

£0 - 24

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).

If you are a small organisation that would struggle to attend this training a small number of bursary places may be available, please contact or 01904 704 177 to discuss this further.

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