I offer a range of governance support including:
I train trustees (new and experienced), trustee boards, chairs of trustees, chief executives and others interested in governance.
Either open courses (https://www.civilsociety.co.uk/events/all-training-dates.html) or courses carefully tailored to the needs of a specific charity or a specific group of people. For further information click here
This can range from carrying out full, in-depth reviews to supporting charities carrying out their own reviews. Advice and recommendations are supported, where appropriate, with practical assistance such as providing relevant documentation (e.g. terms of reference for committees, role descriptions). All reviews are tailored to the needs of the charity.
Governance Health Checks
Shorter than a governance review, a governance health check will look at areas such as: reviewing current governing document (s), composition of the board and method of recruitment, how the board operates, board committee structure, processes underpinning good financial governance etc
Independent chair of a governance review committee
There are times, when a charity wants to carry out its own governance review but wants to ensure objectivity by having an external independent chair of their governance review committee.