Being a Good Board Member

Wednesday, 29 April, 2020 - 18:00 to 20:30
Online course
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This course provides basic information and understanding for new trustees or those who want to refresh their understanding, of what a trustee is, their legal obligations and their role and responsibilities within an organisation.

What is this course about?
It does what it says on the tin! This course gives an overview of the roles and responsibilities of trustees and what it takes to do the role well.

What will you learn?

  1. Recognise your organisational structure
  2. The roles and responsibilities of board members
  3. Analyse the strategic role of the board versus the management role
  4. The principles of good governance
  5. How to recognise bad practice relating to boards and develop solutions

Who is the course for?

New and existing board members or trustees; anyone thinking about joining a board; those who work with boards and want a new perspective.

What else do you need to know?
The type of constitution your organisation has and its legal identity e.g. Ltd company, Trust, CIC.


You will need a laptop with a camera, microphone, and Wi-Fi. You will not require any additional software. You will be emailed an invitation with a link to join the online training prior to the course.

This course is now free of charge as Voscur are currently offering free courses to support the VCSE sector during this challenging time. 

Voscur has had to cancel face to face training events due to the ongoing public health situation with coronavirus (or COVID-19). This decision was taken in line with local and national health advice, and to safeguard the health of our attendees and staff. We are aware that many VCSE organisations in the city are focusing their efforts on providing and changing their services to respond to communities. For more information about coronavirus, click here. 

Quotes from previous participants:
"Good balance of information and interaction and achieved all the aims. Well delivered with great enthusiasm!”

“Very good session, hit all the relevant points”

"Excellent quality facilitation and knowledge, really good value for money and local venue was great".


Level: Basic

Voscur theme: Leading your organisation

How to book: 

Click here to book your place.

Voscur cancellation policy:
If you cancel your place on a training course you will need to give at least 2 weeks' notice. Less than 2 weeks' notice will result in the full cost of the course being invoiced.

Voscur reserves the right to withdraw a course at any time. In these circumstances, participants will be offered a full refund or an alternative course or date, if applicable.

Contact name: 
Rosa Watkin
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