Update Leadership: Beacon – Being an Effective Chair and Building your Board Team Webinars


In light of the Covid-19 situation, the Association of Chairs and Community First Yorkshire have decided not to hold the full day Beacon leadership workshop for Chairs in person. Instead the Beacon programme facilitator will run two live interactive webinars on 18 March, one in the morning and one in the afternoon that will cover the topics we planned to cover in the full day workshop.

The new timings will be:​
10:30 – 12:00 – Being an Effective Chair (interactive webinar)​
12:00 – 13:30 – Break for lunch​
13:30 – 15:00 – Building your Board Team (interactive webinar)​

We apologise for any inconvenience this may cause, but the safety of our participants is important to us, and we hope that the webinars will still enable you to have an enjoyable day of learning and development.

If you have any queries about the event, please email leadership@communityfirstyorkshire.org.uk or call 01904 704177.

Community First Yorkshire is teaming up with the Association of Chairs to offer an opportunity to access the national Beacon programme right here in North Yorkshire.

Are you a Chair or Vice Chair of a charity, non-profit or community organisation with an annual income of under £1 million?

Two of the most popular courses are being combined to provide two interactive webinars for voluntary and community organisation board leaders. Please join us to develop your skills, make new contacts and share your experiences.

‘Being an Effective Chair’ will help you to be able to:

  • Be clear about your role and legal responsibilities
  • Understand what can help you to be effective
  • Have practical tools to help you run effective meetings
  • Have gained insight and top tips from other Chairs of smaller organisations.

‘Developing an Effective Board Team’ will help you to be able to:

  • Enable your board to work well together
  • Manage conflict and support difficult conversations

Gain insights and top tips from other Chairs of smaller organisations

Book information 

Before booking you need to register with the free Beacon Programme. Please join the programme for free so you can make a booking for this event and access free resources.

These webinars are being run in partnership with the Association of Chairs Beacon programme. Please note that if you book this event your name, organisation and contact details will be shared with the Association of Chairs and Community First Yorkshire.

Please include any access needs or special requirements in the sections provided on the booking form.


If you have any questions about booking or invoicing please contact info@associationofchairs.org.uk or 020 7898 9728.

Don't forget you will need to register with the free Beacon Programme before booking
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