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 contact Ali Bodley at Community First Yorkshire 01904 704177

Free to North Yorkshire organisations with an income of under £5k.
Event Details
  • Start Date
    January 22, 2020 10:00 am
  • End Date
    January 22, 2020 1:00 pm
  • Location
  • Address
    Selby Community Centre, Scott Road, Selby, YO8 4BL