The high performance board: using the code

A new Charity Governance Code was published in July 2017 which is endorsed by the Charity Commission. This practical course will help you to embed the principles set out in the Charity Governance Code in your organisation. It explores effective systems and processes but also the importance of behaviours as a driver of  good governance. The course will look at how to achieve a strategic focus and productive relationships between board members, staff and volunteers.

Date 22 September 2017
Time 09.30 - 16.30
Location NCVO Conference Suite, London

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This course draws on NCVO's cutting edge thinking, developed from our governance work with a range of charities over many years, to help you to create a high performing board.


By the end of the day you will have:

  • considered how achieve the right mix of skills and diversity on your board
  • identified key areas of good practice in board recruitment and review 
  • discussed how to deal with challenging board members and conflict 
  • examined how to engender team working on a board yet maintain individual independence of mind for effective decision making
  • considered how to develop and retain existing board members
  • examined the importance of succession planning
  • considered how to build an effective working relationship between the board and CEO/senior management team.
  • explore approaches to board appraisal and review
  • understood the role of the chair and vice chair in supporting effective governance


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Who should attend?

Trustees, chairs, senior staff and those with a role to play in the development of an effective board and good governance such as CEOs. This course has an emphasis on the practical application of the above elements.

For a more theoretical course see our Charity Trustees: Induction and refresher training.

“I came on this course at the end of January and I have to say it was excellent. A really good day and a really worthwhile investment. So I can thoroughly recommend it.” Lucie Dutton, Head of Governance, The Girls' Day School Trust.

Book a place

Our pricing structure is based on your organisation’s gross annual income. We also offer a 30% discount for NCVO members.

Contact us

If you have any questions, please This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or phone on 020 7520 2587.

Not quite what you are looking for?

If you are a new trustee, or you would like a refresher in your overall roles and responsibilities, then look at our Charity Trustee: Induction and refresher course instead

If you need help with the finances, our one day course on Understanding the numbers may be of interest.

Would you like to run this training for your organisation?

We offer bespoke and in-house training on a range of topics, including governance and leadership, sustainable funding and strategy development. For more information please complete our online contact form.

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