Applications are now open for The Charity Board Leadership Programme.
Would you like to use your skills and knowledge to support a charity as a voluntary board member but don’t know where to start?
Do you want to ensure that when you join a charity board, you know how to work as a trustee to the best of your abilities?
The Charity Board Leadership Programme could be for you
This course is for aspiring trustees at all stages of their professional careers.
96% of trustees report that they have learned new skills through their trusteeship, 84% say that it made them happier and 22% said that they received a promotion as a direct result of their trusteeship.
Some of the candidates we support are looking to enhance their career progression by diversifying their skills and experience, others are wanting to use the pro bono route into a portfolio career, others are driven by a passionate belief in social change. All want to “give something back”.
By the end of the programme you will have:
•A better understanding of what it means to be an effective trustee;
•A clear idea of what kind of charity board position you are looking for (size and scope of charity, cause, location, your own development or profile);
•An understanding of how to find and research possible charities, including due diligence;
•A better idea of how to match your expertise with a charity’s challenges/needs;
•A cover letter suitable for trustee applications, and an understanding of how to “package” your skills and knowledge to be of interest to a charity;
•A redrafted CV, so that it is suitable for charity board applications;
•An idea of what to expect from a trustee interview and how to present your skills and experience effectively;
•An understanding of effective charity governance and constructive board behaviours, as well as informed reflections on how you personally can be an effective trustee.