Elevating your Governance: Applying the Charity Governance Code

Seven Principles make up the Charity Governance Code.

How are you applying the Charity Governance Code? Is your governance up to standard?

How ready are you to apply the new Charity Governance Code – the current  standard  of effective governance?   Will your governance stand up to unprecedented external scrutiny?  Seven Principles make up the Charity Governance Code.  Each principle sets out the rationale, key outcomes and recommended practice.  This course is ideal for all trustees who want a good understanding of their roles, duties and responsibilities.  All trustees need to understand the principles set out in the Charity Governance Code and how the Code applies to their current governance practices.  It is relevant to staff who need to know what trustees do and how they can best support and advise trustees to shape their governance effectively.

What you will gain by attending this course?

  • Gaining an awareness of the Principles of the Charity Governance Code.
  • Designing effective boards – Exploring how the tool can support continuous improvement towards the highest governance standards.
  • Succeeding in the board room – Revising and reflecting on a foundation of trustees’ basic legal and regulatory responsibilities.
  • Acknowledging how your processes and procedures are leading to the effectiveness of your
  • Developing your governance action plan – how does the Charity Governance Code fit with your governance practices? What needs to happen to support compliance with the Code?
  • Considering ways to ensure effective leadership today and in the future.

What will it cover?

  • The principles of the Charity Governance Code.
  • The principles, policies, procedures and processes needed to support good governance.
  • Models of Governance that can support adherence to the Code.
  • Succeeding in governance – The role of the chair is supporting good governance.
  • Connecting board, chief executive and staff through relationships that work.
  • Board and trustee competence that will be enhanced using the Code.
  • Using the Code to enhance team working and team dynamics.
  • Codes of Conduct for boards.
  • Enhancing the board – Approaching board assessments using the Code.
  • Designing your governance framework – tools and techniques to achieve high performing governance.
  • Exercises and discussions to discuss the rational and key outcomes of the principles and deciding how the recommended practice can be applied to your charities.
  • The value of trust and confidence.

What will be the key outcome from attending the course?

Participants will be able to develop an updated framework for their governance.  In addition they will be able to consider how the Charity Governance Code can be used to elevate their governance practices.  Staff will be in a strong position to support the board in adopting the Code and enhancing board competences. Knowing when to take charge, when to partner and when to stay out of the way.

Trainer: Tesse Akpeki

Training schedule

Half day course 10.00 - 13.0021 Mar 2018

Booking options

Band A

Band A

Voluntary and community organisations with a turnover of up to £500,000.
Band B

Band B

Voluntary and community organisations with a turnover of over £500,000.
Band C

Band C

Statutory and commercial organisations.

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