Calling all Trustees

Posted in: Local and civic engagement

Are you a Trustee of a charity? A new event being offered by our colleagues at Bath Third Sector Group may help you get more from your role.

Trustees play a vital strategic, governance and even an operational role. Regardless of an organisation's size, for many Trustees finding your feet and your voice can take time. For many joining a Board provides an opportunity to use their talents, experience, and contacts to support a good cause of personal or of broader interest to them.

At the same time, being on a board provides an opportunity to grow new hard and soft skills, whilst widening your contacts and networks of influence. However, whilst there are many benefits to joining a Board, for many the experience of both being on and joining a new board can be a daunting one.

Having sat on Boards of all shapes and sizes, through this event 'BeOnBoard' facilitators will share their top tips on how to survive and thrive as an effective boardroom member. In Trustees We Trust is a two and a half hour workshop designed to help demystify the language, simplify the processes, and brings into focus how you can amplify both your voice and your Boardroom effectiveness.

This interactive workshop is a mix of provocations, breakout sessions, tools, and best practice tips on how to start and progress your journey towards becoming a more confident and productive Trustee.

• What it means to be a Trustee – 101 - The basics?

• What is my motivation and my unique offer?

• Bringing the best version of me to the Boardroom

• Demystifying the language of the Boardroom

• Articulating my value and voice

• Silencing the doubts?

• Handling difference and confrontation

• What local systems are in place to support me on my journey?

To sign up to this free event, please visit:

If you are a current University of Bath member of staff or student and are involved in a local charity as a trustee or a board member, do let us know about your role. There may be ways in which we can support you to do your voluntary work, or that the University can support the organisation you're involved with.

Posted in: Local and civic engagement


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