Beacon programme – Being an Effective Chair and Building Your Board Team


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 or call 01904 704177.

Are you keen to develop your leadership skills in 1:1 and team working with your trustee board and executive team?

Are you a Chair or Vice Chair of a charity, non-profit or community organisation?

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.

Two of the most popular courses are being combined to provide a full-day workshop for voluntary and community organisation board leaders. Please join us to develop your skills, make new contacts and share your experiences.

This workshop is for Chairs and Vice Chairs of voluntary and community organisations in North Yorkshire with an annual income of under £1 million.

Being an Effective Chair and Building your Board Team takes place on 18 March 2020, 9:30 am – 5:00 pm (registration from 9:15 am) at the Denham Room, Priory Street Centre, York YO1 6ET.

What will you take away?

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

Find out more about the venue and book your place here

It was extremely useful to be able to share ideas and experience and challenges with other Chairs – we made sure we laughed too!” Jo Marsh, Wysing Arts Centre

I feel so much more confident. Great to spend time reflecting on my chair and leadership skills and honestly self-reflect on areas of improvement.” Hannah Kentish, Timu Rafiki

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