Chairing With Success

The chairperson of a Voluntary, Community, Social Enterprise sector organisation is responsible for the smooth running of meetings, allowing all individuals to have their say, and for guiding the organisation’s work towards the aims set out by the governing document. The chair has a critical influence on a board’s style, composition, balance and performance.

Each chair has a different style and there is no single formula for success; the factor common to top chairs is the ability to adapt their approach to the circumstances and the people they find themselves working with.

Whether you are newly appointed, or looking to improve your performance with a fresh perspective, practical case-study led insight shared on the day will equip you with the essential knowledge and skill-set to fulfil your role successfully

This short workshop will provide an opportunity to review your role and update yourself on current good practice. It will cover the following:

  • Understanding the difference between strategic and operational role of a chair
  • Effective skills for the chairperson
  • Organising and facilitating meetings
  • Barriers to decision making

Trainer:  Shahida Iqbal, Director, Manar Associates Ltd. Shahida has extensive experience of supporting charities to work through governance issues.


How to get to the Wesley Centre.


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 07394 563302

Event Details
  • Start Date
    February 5, 2020 10:00 am
  • End Date
    February 5, 2020 1:00 pm
  • Location
  • Address
    Wesley Centre Harrogate, Oxford Street, Harrogate, North Yorkshire, HG1 1PP