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 live, 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.

This training will be delivered over Zoom. Practical tips will be offered that can be applied to your particular setting.

Who should attend? 

This workshop is designed for all charity trustees – whether you’re new to the role of trustee or have years of experience.

Please note this training event is currently only available to organisations and groups based in North Yorkshire or delivering services within North Yorkshire.

What will you learn?

During this training session you will develop your understanding of:

  • 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 from across the region.


The training will be delivered by Shahida Iqbal, Director, Manar Associates Ltd . Shahida has extensive experience of supporting charities to work through governance issues.

How to book

Please scroll down to book your place. Closing date is Tuesday 9 March 2021 at 12pm.

If you have any questions about the training please contact  or telephone 01904 704 177.

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


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.


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

Please note that non-attendance on training you have booked on will require the full payment, this is also applies to bursary and funded places. This is to allow as many participants as possible access to our training. See our Terms and Conditions for more information.

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