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Supporting Scotland's vibrant voluntary sector

Scottish Council for Voluntary Organisations

The Scottish Council for Voluntary Organisations is the membership organisation for Scotland's charities, voluntary organisations and social enterprises. Charity registered in Scotland SC003558. Registered office Mansfield Traquair Centre, 15 Mansfield Place, Edinburgh EH3 6BB.

Guide to good governance: board and staff relationships

10:00-13:15, 10 October 2024
Course length
1 Day
Helen Swatton
Governance and leadership HR, employment and jobs Running your organisation
Course overview

It is important for an organisation to regularly review its governance, and so by attending this practical course both Scottish voluntary sector trustees and staff will gain the confidence and skills to address any governance challenges they may face.

This three-part online series with freelance consultant Philippa Bonella will give learners practical tools and top tips to help improve their charity’s governance, as well provide a space to reflect and hear from peers.

This half-day course is designed to be studied as a stand-alone session or in conjunction with the other two courses in this three-part series - book all 3 courses, get 10% off the 3rd! (Please use voucher code GGG10 to get your 10% off)

Overall course aim

The aim of this course is to address the crucial issue of developing good board and staff relationships, offer practical tools and top tips, and a space to consider your charity's strengths and weaknesses. It is designed to provide a confidential space to hear from other learners about their organisation's governance challenges and gather ideas through examples and peer led conversations.

Course objectives

By the end of this course you will:

  • understand governance role of trustees in supporting staff to deliver and holding them accountable
  • learn how to manage the governance/management relationship and the different interests and needs of trustees and staff
Who is the course aimed at?

This course is aimed at trustees and senior staff.

Entry requirements

There are no formal entry requirements.

Homework required
Participants will be asked some preparatory questions on booking, which will help tailor the learning to suit the class.
Other Information

Course structure: 3-hours of learning with one 15-minute break. There will be a mix of presentation delivery, practical exercises and group discussions. Presentations and resource links will be shared after the training.

Attendance: You must attend the full online course in order to complete it and receive your certificate of achievement.

Previous delegate comments
  • "Well led session with safe environment which promoted plenty sharing amongst all attendees."
  • "Philippa gave lots of useful examples of scenarios, situations etc."
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This course can be delivered in-house. Find out more
£130 (member rate £90)

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