Introduction to being a board member

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We are pleased to announce the next two dates for our popular Introduction to being a Board Member course. Perhaps you have new trustees who have recently joined your board, or you have taken on a trustee role for the first time yourself? This essential course for the new board member/trustee is taking place online, with each course run over 2 sessions a week apart.

Covering everything you need to get you launched on your board career – and still useful if you would like a refresher – over the 2 sessions the course will include:

  • Duties of charitable trustees/board members
  • The different roles and responsibilities of board members and staff
  • Meeting management and decision making
  • Advocacy and fundraising
  • Your role in strategic planning
  • Understanding the finances

There are currently two courses available:

May Course

Tuesday 24 May 10:00 – 13:00
Tuesday 31 May 10:00 – 13:00

September Course
Wednesday 7 September 16:00 – 19:00
Wednesday 14 September 16:00 – 19:00

”Broken down into manageable chunks, all areas covered, nice size group, plenty of opportunities to ask questions. The exercises were very helpful.”

”Highly recommend. Take time to read the material & around the subject and make the most of the opportunity. You’d be very fortunate to get on the course.”

Bespoke training sessions for your board

Would you like to discuss a bespoke governance training course dedicated to the specific needs of your board, to help you explore key issues and optimise the board’s performance? These sessions can be run online or in person.

Contact us if you think it’s time your board had a governance refresher. If your organisation is funded by Creative Scotland, you may also qualify for one of our limited number of fully subsidised sessions. Get in touch to find out more.

Other training sessions and events

Do not forget to check out all our other training courses and events – places are still available on the following:

Attracting Sponsorship for Regional & Rural Organisations on 26th April
This short session will explore a range of tools and tactics for small/medium organisations across Scotland to identify sponsorship opportunities and implement the most effective approaches to attract sponsorship.

Developing Creative Partnerships – level 2 on 27th & 28th April  **only 4 places remaining**
This two-session course provides a comprehensive training opportunity to deepen your knowledge of corporate fundraising from effective prospecting, aligning your pitch to delivering a partnership ready for renewal.

Please feel free to circulate this email to colleagues who may be interested in these topics, and to any other network groups.

If you have any questions about the programme or booking process, please do not hesitate to email us at events@aandbscotland.org.uk